Need a little TLC this winter? New York’s Hudson Valley provides the perfect backdrop for a cozy winter wellness getaway north of New York City. Visitors can expect resorts with crackling fireplaces, wellness centers and spas primed for snow-day pampering and winter adventures galore in the region’s picture-postcard setting. From its early mountain houses to more recent resort towns, the Hudson Valley has long served as a relaxing and restorative destination. Today, local spas continue that legacy, offering day-long treatments as well as more extensive, vacation-friendly packages. If you’re craving a winter facial or rejuvenating massage, check out these delightfully indulgent beauty and wellness experiences.
The Inn and Spa at Beacon, Beacon, New York
Described by Vogue Magazine as a “dream getaway for New Yorkers,” the Inn and Spa at Beacon is an enjoyable winter escape just a short train or car ride from Manhattan. Experience Beacon’s historic architecture, mountain views, Hudson River trails, vibrant shops and galleries, and of course, its charming day spa housed in a storybook red brick townhouse on Main Street. The 12-room Inn and Spa offers a full spa menu from intimate treatments that range from men’s and women’s facials and deep tissue massages to specialized treatments like a pre-natal massage for expectant mothers. 845-205-2900; www.innspabeacon.com.
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, New York
Set on 75 scenic acres overlooking the Hudson River in the Ulster County town of Milton, this 18-room sanctuary consists of Henry’s farm-to-table restaurant; guest cottages and houses; an organic garden; an animal sanctuary; and a modern spa. All units come with working gas or wood-burning fireplaces, and several have their own Jacuzzis. Guests can borrow snowshoes to explore the estate then warm up with complimentary afternoon tea. Be sure to say hello to the alpacas that roam the property! 845-795-4050; www.buttermilkfallsinn.com.
Copperhood Retreat & Spa, Shandaken, New York
Winter is an ideal time to get away to the Catskill Mountains, and if there’s snow along the way, visitors can enjoy a truly scenic drive. Settled onto a private 40-acre island in the Catskills, a two-hour drive from New York City, the Copperhood Retreat & Spa has provided nature-inspired transformative wellness vacations for over three decades. The stylish and therapeutic winter retreat features a full-service spa with six treatment rooms for therapies, an indoor pool and yoga. Don’t forget your winter gear — there is also hiking, snow shoeing and skiing nearby. 845-688-2460; www.copperhood.com.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Rhinebeck, New York
Located on the banks of the majestic Hudson River, Rhinebeck is a charming historic village in Dutchess County, New York, complete with breathtaking views of the Catskill and Berkshire mountains, gourmet restaurants, boutiques, galleries and the newly opened Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck. Based on the Mirbeau philosophy of balancing life with wellness and indulgence, the world-class hotel, spa and bistro is reminiscent of an old-world chic Parisian hotel. Located right in the heart of Rhinebeck, just minutes from the Rhinecliff-Kingston Train Station and a short drive from New York City, Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck is the perfect antidote for the winter blues. Rest and restore within the 12,000-square-foot spa featuring a European-style resting area, aqua terrace with thermal pool, eucalyptus-infused steam room, Himalayan salt saunas and the latest in fitness. 877-647-2328. www.rhinebeck.mirbeau.com.
Haven Spa, Rhinebeck, New York
Housed in a charming farmhouse, award-winning Haven Spa specializes in a wide range of services from skincare, massage therapy and body treatments to microneedling, LED light therapy, aromatherapy and more. The day spa offers a variety of packages, including bookings for parties of five or more. 845-876-7369; www.havenrhinebeck.com.
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York
Enjoy a scenic weekend winter getaway in the Hudson Valley at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, just 90 minutes from New York City. The majestic Victorian castle resort, perched high above a lake, is nestled on the Shawangunk Ridge and surrounded by 40,000 acres of winter wonderland and miles of hiking trails through pristine forests. Rates at the Mohonk Mountain House are all-inclusive, with three meals daily and plenty of on-site activities, including ice-skating, snow tubing and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on groomed trails. For those who prefer to stay indoors, Mohonk is home to an award-winning spa and restaurant. Warm up with daily afternoon tea in front of one of the resort’s many fireplaces or book one of the winter revival treatments offered in the 30,000-square-foot spa equipped with an indoor heated pool, steam rooms, yoga studio, solarium with stone fireplace and menu of winter mindfulness programming. 855-883-3798; www.mohonk.com.