Wellness in the Southwest

The Southwest has so much magic and natural beauty. It's not like any other place in the USA, and we think it deserves your attention! We picked out five wellness resorts that have something beautiful, inspirational and inspiring to offer. So plan a trip to one of these getaways in the Southwest region for a special kind of magic and healing that makes the Southwest so uniquely enchanting.

California | ALISAL RANCH

This luxury dude ranch just 30-minute drive from Santa Barbara is a legendary hideaway set in the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. Alisal Ranch features every exceptional comfort with its inspirational 10,500 acres surrounding it. This is a place where nature truly encompasses you and gently nudges you to a stay of adventure and exploration. Unwind and renew.


Amangiri blends into untouched red-rock country with over 900 acres of the vast and majestic Colorado Plateau. One could call this the original Wild West, with its desert landscape of canyons, mesas, ridges and gorges. The modernist Suites of Amangiri and the tented Pavilions of Camp Sarika offer an inspiring welcome to one of the world’s most dramatic secluded settings, a sight to behold. To dine at Amangiri and Camp Sarika is to take a journey through the culinary heritage of the Navajo and the American Southwest. Extending over 25,000 square feet of the desert, the Aman Spa looks out over the tranquillity of America’s Canyon Country. As well as the renewing, luxurious Aman Spa Signature therapies and journeys, Amangiri’s expert therapists offer treatments shaped by the healing traditions of the Navajo, drawing on the elements of earth, wind, fire and water.


Taylor River Lodge, like all of their off-the-grid hideouts, is intimate in size and located in a remote and remarkable corner of the world. This Southwest property’s location in the secluded Colorado canyon makes it an ideal spot to unplug and recharge and feel like you're a million miles away. The lodge can be accessed via commercial or private flights into nearby Gunnison and is within driving distance from many of the surrounding states. The property is the perfect setting for a small, private gathering of family and friends. too. An added bonus is that guests never have to leave the lodge unless they choose to do so, but why would you want to?


Restore your mind and body at this unique and unforgettable 33,000 sq. ft. spa oasis through the art of massage, the science of revitalizing facials, and other refreshing therapies infused with ingredients from the desert environment. This brings the nature into the spa, letting you fully submerge yourself in what makes this environment so special, and so healing.


A natural oasis situated by four Rio Grande tributaries, the 156,000-acre Ladder property is home to rich biodiversity.  Surrounded by sweeping landscapes, Ladder effortlessly pulls you into the present moment. Meanwhile, petroglyphs, pottery shards, and adobe ruins invite exploration into the mysteries of the past.


Situated on 317 secluded acres bordering Santa Fe National Forest and just minutes from downtown Santa Fe, Bishop's Lodge is a soulful retreat steeped in heritage and history.  Settled more than 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, this iconic Santa Fe landmark has undergone a sensitive restoration to preserve its distinctive Southwestern heritage for the next generation. Explore the town's vibrant culture of discovery and expression through a variety of nature-driven adventures, visual arts, ancient healing arts, culinary journeys and memorable celebrations. Also, a fabulous trout stream to have an exceptional experience of catching your own fish!

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