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Enjoy a Pampered Escape at a Spa Bed and Breakfast

May 6, 2008
Relax as the scent of lavender fills the air and your tired muscles are gently massaged and rejuvenated. But don't just book an hour at your local spa, plan a well-earned getaway where you can spend days pampering yourself. These bed and breakfasts and country inns offer an assortment of enticing spa services.

Completing our spa odyssey from west to east, the Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, N.Y. is a renovated 1680 home and 70-acre estate on the banks of the Hudson River. Outside, the grounds have retained their historic charm with exquisite gardens, flowering terraces, and wildflower fields; there are even swans! Indoors, guests can enjoy their own whirlpool tub or curl up in front of their fireplaces.

In the spa, this B&B offers Swedish, Shiatsu, and Hot Stone massages; among others. In the Hot Stone treatment, hot river stones are used to bring relief to tense muscles and sore joints. The Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa also offers facials, and back skin treatments, and has a geothermally heated, solar powered salt water mineral pool!

Located close to Dallas, The Sanford House Inn & Spa is comprised of a rambling elegant mansion and four cottages, all decorated in majestic yet understated elegance. Besides offering a superb menu and wine tasting in its private dining room, Sanford House Inn offers a breadth of spa amenities. These include a range of massages, body polishing, and Botanical; Sanford House's botox-like wrinkle treatment uses no needle, and generates no pain! Add facials, makeup, waxings, hand and foot treatments, and even a hair salon, and Sanford House truly is an all-in-one spa/country inn escape.

Combine the romance and hospitality of a romantic inn with the unforgettable beauty of Alaska and the result is Pearson's Pond Bed and Breakfast and Adventure Spa. This spectacular Juneau, Alaska retreat wins award after award for its romantic ambiance, amenities and hospitality. Guest rooms include a fireplace and several also have a Jacuzzi tub. There are several hot tubs on the property, surrounded by woods and offering views of nearby Mendenhall Glacier. The Adventure Spa offers outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and fishing. Guests can book a massage or aromatherapy treatments or work out in the fitness center.

If it's romance and relaxation you seek, The Cheshire Cat Inn & Spa in picturesque Santa Barbara, is an ideal getaway spot. The inn includes guest rooms in two Queen Anne Victorian homes, as well as private cottages and the Coach House. Guest quarters feature whimsical names such as the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit or the Queen of Hearts room. Cottages and some guest rooms include fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. The inn's spa offers a variety of massages, from full-body Swedish treatments to the innkeepers signature Cheshire Cat massage, which includes aromatherapy oils and is guaranteed to leave you relaxed and refreshed.

Named for famed lawyer and politician, Daniel Webster, the Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa in Sandwich, Mass., offers the best of historic ambiance and relaxation. The 300-year-old inn features individually decorated guest rooms and suites, many with four-poster beds, fireplaces or whirlpool tubs. The inn's spa has a full range of services, from massages and manicures to body treatments and facials. There are several spa packages, including The Cranberry Cosmo which includes a back, neck and shoulder massage, cranberry manicure and a cosmopolitan cocktail.
About the Author
Jane Leisteiner is an expert on B&Bs and enjoys travel writing. To learn further on Texas bed and breakfasts or New York bed and breakfasts or other regions, go to the American Historic Inns website.
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