FIVE FALL FOLIAGE ESCAPES
What better time to visit one of these five properties surrounded by mountains and trees than the fall! The changing colors of the leaves, the open skies, and the nip in the air makes these destinations even more beautiful this time of year, so we put together our list of properties that should be at the top of your list. Delight your senses, invoke your happy memories, and boost your mood by spending time outdoors in nature this fall at any of these welcoming spas, resorts and gems!
The Lodge at Woodloch - Pennsylvania
This property is located deep in the forests of Pennsylvania and is the perfect locale to reset your mind by total immersion into the serenity of the woodland resort. Become one with nature on the hiking trails where you'll find hammocks in the perfect spots inviting you to relax along the way. Then nourish your body with a delicious farm-fresh meal at their cozy TREE Restaurant.
Focus your mind with a trip around the Lotus Labyrinth. Discover the forest more deeply with a nature bathing excursion and simply wash away the stress by soaking in the healing waters. Be sure to just breathe in the experience and indulge all of the senses – the smell of the fresh air, the crisp morning breeze on your skin, the taste of the straight-from-the-farm foods that nourish your body, the gorgeous views of the fall colors, and the soothing sound of the songbirds.
Twin Farms - Vermont
Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just love to find yourself a cozy spot with a hot tea with beautiful views, Twin Farms in the Vermont countryside has something for you. With over 300 acres to inspire you, you'll feel one with nature while you enjoy the falling leaves and brisk fall weather. Be sure to pack a picnic and take a scenic hike.
Once you’ve completed your excursion into the surroundings and filled your lungs with the crisp clean air, refresh and restore your body with an all natural visit to the spa. Using arnica-infused products, the Muscle Melt Massage is the perfect way to heal your muscles from any of the day’s seasonal activities.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa – New York
Fall has arrived! When you pull up to Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, located on Mirror Lake in New York, you will be blown away by the vibrant surroundings. This Olympic history-rich resort is a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and thus you can be certain that you will experience world-class customer service at this stunning and charming property. Enjoying these breath-taking views of the red, orange, and yellow hues in the 360° views of fall leaves is the perfect means to restoring the spirit.
Unwind from the bustle of life with a trip to the renowned & award winning Lake Placid Spa. The variety of relaxing treatments use amazing Phytomer marine-based products and some include the decadent and locally sourced Adirondack maple body scrub. Be sure to ask about the Salt Room and the Dry Float European Soft Pack treatment while you're there!
Old Edwards Inn - North Carolina
Be serenaded by the beautiful fall leaves as you take in panoramic views of the Nantahala National Forest from 4,118 feet up. At Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina, the breathtaking mountains and rivers exude healing energy that can truly be felt from head to toe. You will discover amultitude of activities —from hiking and walking under waterfalls to horseback riding and bird watching—that offer the ultimate connection to nature.
Visit The Spa at Old Edwards for a variety of all-natural treatments that are as nourishing to you as they are to the environment. Wash away the stress with a luxury bath ritual or re-energize your mind•body•spirit with the Sweet Mountain Metamorphosis treatment. Stop by one of the five onsite eateries to enjoy nourishment at its finest with the freshest garden-to-table cuisine.
Eupepsia - Virginia
Nestled in between the Appalachian Trail and the National Forest sits Eupepsia. Surrounded by 256 acres of perfection and beauty, this Fall getaway has so much to offer for someone seeking a rural experience. Guests receive a unique way to reconnect with nature through the landscape touched by Mother Nature herself. Also, the spa provides a variety of Ayurveda treatments, which will balance out your chakras and put you on your path towards becoming your best self.
Take a ride on horseback through the changing colors and falling leaves or spend time grounding yourself on one of the numerous hiking trails. This totally immersive experience will reset your mind•body•spirit – from the atmosphere to the freshest vegetarian / vegan meals sources straight from the property and other local markets.