Relaxing Spa Retreats

Bob Grove from Drive Away Vacations shares his favorite picks for some of the best spa vacations around.

Homestead Resort

In 2001 the Homestead Resort converted the Historic Virginia house into the Homestead Spa. The spa set in a beautiful and tranquil setting is perfect for nurturing your mind and body. Relax as licensed therapists pamper you in one of the historic treatment rooms. Choose from a full menu of spa body treatments, including body wraps, sports massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. A private locker, robe, sandals, and towels are also provided for your privacy and convenience. Fully committed to your comfort, the services will leave you completely restored and renewed. The spa is designated as an Aveda Concept Spa featuring Aveda products and services. For more information call 800-327-7220 or visit

Sundance Resort

The Spa at Sundance – This Native American-inspired spa centers on the Sioux concept of Hocoka – a sacred environment where the restorative powers of nature are summoned for healing the body and restoring the spirit. The Spa at Sundance is a peaceful sanctuary, where ancient Native American traditions are blended with the healing power of human touch to bring the mind, body and spirit into perfect balance. Call 801-223-4270 to schedule an appointment.

Cedar Breaks Lodge

The Spa at Cedar Breaks Lodge located at Brian Head Resort in scenic southern Utah, offers a variety of services ranging from traditional bodywork, cutting edge hot stone therapies to luxurious spa treatments, aromatherapy baths, and facials. Whether you choose a traditional sports massage to ease sore muscles or a Pearl Skin Polish to enliven the senses and give you a super-healthy glow, the Spa’s goal is to enrich your Brian Head experience. Visit or call 435-677-4225. Book any 50 minute massage 24 hours in advance and receive a FREE aroma therapy bath. Call for details.

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa

Set in the heart of the spectacular Teton Valley, in eastern Idaho, Teton Springs Lodge & Spa is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and sparkling streams and lakes. The Spa menu includes an imaginative choice of massage therapies, body treatments facials and skin care but you can also choose from a variety of “signature” treatments such as the detoxifying or moisturizing custom mud treatment. Many of the unique treatments are inspired by the majesty of the glaciers, the beauty of our natural surrounding, and the pure, clean mountain air. Teton Spring Lodge & Spa is located an hour from Idaho Falls, ID and only 25 minutes from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For more information call 877-787-8757 or visit

For information about these spas and resorts or for suggestions on places to go, things to do, and sights to see within a half-day drive of the Wasatch Front call visit

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