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14 Jan 2021

Countryside retreats triumph in Spas of America's top 100 US spas of 2020
BY Megan Whitby

A countryside spa experience was the most popular choice of wellness escape for consumers

A countryside spa experience was the most popular choice of wellness escape for consumers
photo: Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Elora, Ontario

While North Americans haven’t been able to travel as much as they would usually, it hasn’t stopped them from looking, according to Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2020.

The spa and wellness travel website cited country, mountain and mineral spas as the most popular spa searches, with the most popular destination for the second year in a row going to fitness-focused Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah.

The annual award provides insight into consumers’ favourite spas of the year, based on unique page views and consumer choices on Spas of America.

The top 2020 list includes 74 spas from the United States, 19 from Canada, three from Mexico, and one each from Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Although COVID-19 forced many North American spas to close, reduce staff and operate at a reduced capacity, we’re still seeing strong interest from consumers searching for relaxation, mental health, wellness and escape,” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver.

“I have no doubt North American spas will rise to meet this challenge in the year ahead.”

The most popular spa experience was countryside with 22 destinations, followed by the mountain(17), natural mineral hot springs (13), city (11), beach spas (10), casino (nine), ocean (seven), health resorts (six), desert (four) and wine (one).

Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2020
1. Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah
2. Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Elora, Ontario
3. Aspira Spa, The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
4. The Spa at Ross Bridge, Birmingham, Alabama
5. Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri
6.The Spa at The Wentworth, New Castle, New Hampshire
7. Crystal Spa, Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville, Michigan
8. Feathers Spa at The Peabody Hotel Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
9. Skaná, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort, Verona, New York
10. Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Spa Resort, Parksville, British Columbia
11. Spa at Grand National, Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, Opelika, Alabama
12. The Spa at the Joule, Dallas, Texas
13. Remède Spa, St. Regis, Mexico City, Mexico
14. The Spa at White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
15. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach, Florida
16. eforea Spa, Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock, Sedona, Arizona
17. The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania
18. The Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage, California
19. The Greenbrier Spa, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
20. Soul Spa, The Westin Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi
21. New Life Hiking Spa, Killington, Vermont
22. The Spa at Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi
23. Pala Spa, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Pala, California
24. Trillium Spa at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, Pennsylvania
25. The Spa at The Omni Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia
26. Aarna Spa, Pasea Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach, California
27. Miraj Hammam Toronto, Shangri-La Toronto, Ontario
28. Lake George Spa, Sagamore Resort & Spa, Bolton Landing, New York
29. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, Blue Mountains, Ontario
30. The Spa at The Shoals, Florence, Alabama
31. Roosevelt Baths & Spa at Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, New York
32. Springs Eternal Spa, Omni Bedford Springs, Bedford, Pennsylvania
33. The Spa at Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
34. Remède Spa, St. Regis, Atlanta, Georgia
35. Two Bunch Palms Resort, Desert Hot Springs, California
36. Remède Spa, St. Regis, Aspen, Colorado
37. Immerse Spa, MGM Grand Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
38. The Spa at The Peaks Resort, Telluride, Colorado
39. The Spa at Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho
40. Boathouse Spa and Baths, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia
41. The Millcroft Inn & Spa, Alton, Ontario
42. Amina Spa, Sahara Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
43. Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, British Columbia
44. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah
45.The Spa at French Lick, French Lick, Indiana
46. SpaTerre, The Josie Hotel, Rossland, British Columbia
47. Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
48. Spa Walden, Walden Inn & Spa, Walden, Ohio
49. Spa Eastman, Eastman, Quebec
50. Turtle Cove Spa, Mountain Harbor Resort, Mount Ida, Arkansas
51. The Spa at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta
52. Stillwater Spa, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Incline Village, Nevada
53. Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores, Colorado
54. Pacific Mist Spa, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia
55. The Sanctuary Spa, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, Arizona
56. Relache Spa Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas
57. Solace Spa & Salon, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana
58. Drift Spa, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ucluelet, British Columbia
59. The Spa at Old Edwards Inn, Highland, North Carolina
60. 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
61. Glacial Waters Spa at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, Minnesota
62. Exhale Spa Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
63. SpaTerre Teton Mountain Lodge, Teton Village, Wyoming
64. Ojo Santa Fe Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico
65. ESPA at Baha Mar, Nassau, The Bahamas
66. Jasha Spa, JW Marriott Las Cabos Beach Resort & Spa, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
67. Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs, Arkansas
68. The Spa at Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
69. Ste. Anne’s Spa, Grafton, Ontario
70. Bamford Haybarn Spa, 1 Hotel, Brooklyn, New York
71. The Spa at Wine & Roses, Lodi, California
72. The Spa at Camelback Inn, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
73. The Spa at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta
74. Spa La Vie at Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, Louisiana
75. The Spa at Sea Island, Sea Island, Georgia
76. Health Club & Spa at Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
77. eforea Spa Hilton Barbados Resort, Bridgetown, Barbados
78. The Spa at Spruce Peak, Stowe, Vermont
79. Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa, Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
80. Healing Waters Spa, Saratoga Resort and Spa, Saratoga, Wyoming
81. Sole'renity Spa at the Artesian Hotel, Sulphur, Oklahoma
82. Mtn. Laurel Spa at Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia
83. The Spa at Cliff House, Cape Neddick, Maine
84. Espiritu Spa, Costa Baja Resort, La Paz, Mexico
85. Spa Khakara, Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
86. The Spa at Saddlebrook, Chapel, Florida
87. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, San Luis Obispo, California
88. Miraj Hammam Spa, Vancouver, British Columbia
89. Jewel Grande Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica
90. Guerlain Spa at Hotel X Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
91. Woodlands Spa Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pennsylvania
92. Vanderbilt Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, Newport, Rhode Island
93. Tree Spa at Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport, Maine
94. Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa, Hot Springs, South Dakota
95. The Bridge House Spa at Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont
96. The Ritz Carlton Spa, Bachelor Gulch Spa, Avon, Colorado
97. Kohala Spa at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii
98. Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, New York
99. Ciel Spa at SLS Lux Brickell, Miami, Florida
100. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona

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