It’s no secret that craft beer enthusiasts love beer-inspired travel for their beercations. It’s a great experience to head to a new destination to discover local beers, tour breweries, and even seek out restaurants with beer-laden recipes. But a new activity gaining popularity to add to your docket is beer-inspired spa packages.
While it may seem like an unlikely duo, beer itself can act as a PH balancer for oily and dry skin, and yeast is actually beneficial for cleansing. Beer’s staple ingredients, such as hops, barley, and malt, lend themselves to scrubs for increased circulation and enhanced exfoliation. And of course, there’s no better way to unwind and relax than while sipping on a well-made beer.
Beer-themed spa services are just another way to celebrate beer, highlight local breweries, and to introduce reluctant travel partners to give beer a try. These hotels offer unique ways to incorporate beer into your next beercation. After all, what better way to end a busy day of visiting breweries or attending a beer fest than relaxing in a beer spa?
13 Beer Spa Hotels
The Edgewater | Madison, WI
The Edgewater gathered inspiration from two specific beers from Wisconsin’s most beloved breweries. The New Glarus Brewing Company Serendipity Massage is completely inspired by the tasty fruit beer Serendipity and uses a specialized Cranberry Seed and Apple essential oil.
The Door County Brewing Co. Silurian Stout Body Treatment starts with a Triple Shot Caramel Coffee Scrub featuring shea butter, sugar, and a kick of caffeine and Arabica bean extract, which is all reminiscent of the stout itself.
The historic boutique hotel is located right in downtown Madison, which is a stone’s throw to several breweries where you can grab some local Wisconsin brews.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/madison-35145/hotel/the-edgewater-65549"]
The Atlantic Resort & Spa | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Even though this luxurious hotel is on the beach, it doesn’t mean your selection for libations is limited to sweet frozen drinks. Spa Atlantic at The Atlantic Resort offers a Signature Beer Treatment for beer lovers. The service starts with an aromatic citrus beer body exfoliation, body wrap, and there’s also beer hair and scalp treatments available. For the wrap, it’s completely immersed in locally-brewed beer, and during the soak, guests enjoy beers brewed in Florida.[button text="View Resort" href="https://www.trivago.com/fort-lauderdale-34378/hotel/atlantic-hotel---spa-56923"] [related-article id="52001"]
Hotel Metamorphis | Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel Metamorphis is a historic hotel in the Old Town of Prague offering a beer spa with a traditional beer bath. Soak in beer (that’s been made with high-quality Czech hops) for 30-minutes with an option to extend it for a relaxing massage and resting on a heated bed. Best of all, you can sip as much unpasteurized Bernard beer as you’d like during your time in the spa.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/prag-42695/hotel/metamorphis-excellent-893771"]
Ritz-Carlton Denver | Denver, CO[collage images="https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/21130431/ritz-carlton-denver-spa.jpeg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/21130432/ritz-carlton-denver-restaurant.jpeg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/21130433/ritz-carlton-denver-room.jpeg" type="x3-collage"]
The Microbrew Ex’beer’ience at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Denver incorporates beers from nearby Great Divide Brewing Co. A full body exfoliation uses hops and malt sugar to leave your skin soft and hydrated. The treatment strives to use the beneficial beer extracts of live active yeasts and vitamins to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. The 75-minute service ends with a cold beer from one of Denver’s many fantastic breweries.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/denver-34332/hotel/the-ritz-carlton-denver-68093"] [related-article id="52604"]
Four Seasons Resort | Vail, CO[collage images="https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24073257/fourseasonsresortvail.jpg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24073259/four-seasons-resort-spa.jpg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24073258/four-seasons-resort-spa-vail.jpg" type="x3-collage"]
Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Resort
Ideal for a long day of skiing, snowboarding, or hiking in the scenic Rocky Mountains, try the Amber Ale Foot Soak at the Four Seasons Resort. It all starts with a warm foot bath in a fresh Amber Ale from nearby Crazy Mountain Brewing. Next, there’s a light exfoliation and a foot massage while enjoying a tasty Amber Ale. The yeast from the beer bath promotes a purifying and cleansing effect on the feet. Another option is the Brew and Renew Massage, which is a better, beer version of their hot stone massage. Instead of using stones, as you might expect, warmed beer cans take their place.
Guests enjoy a cold beer after the massage is complete. The hotel itself offers incredible mountain views and close proximity to outdoor adventure as well as dozens of restaurants and shopping.[button text="View Resort" href="https://www.trivago.com/vail-34351/skigebiet/vail-ski-resort-701561"]
The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa | Burlington, VT[collage images="https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24065718/the-essex-spa.jpg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24065717/the-essex.jpg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/25054956/the-essex-culinary-resort-and-spa.jpg" type="x3-collage"]
Photos courtesy of The Essex
The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa in Vermont has an array of services and a few beer-infused body treatments among them. During the Body Brew, choose a local brew that will be integrated into a house-made scrub, also created with honey malt and salt for optimal exfoliation. During the 50 or 80-minute session (guests’ choice), a honey oatmeal lotion is applied to leave the skin fully moisturized.[button text="View Resort" href="https://www.trivago.com/essex-89568/hotel/the-essex-vermonts-culinary-resort---spa-124556"]
Landhotel Moorhof | Franking, Austria
Near the Austrian city of Salzburg just outside the German border lies this off-the-beaten-path hotel, Landhotel Moorhof, featuring a classic European beer bath for guests. Beer and yeast are natural remedies in European medicine, and the spa boasts their soothing health benefits have been known for thousands of years. Guests can soak in the warm beer, which is inside wooden barrel-like tubs. This service is believed to detoxify and ward off many skin diseases and inflammatory circulation issues. Best of all, there is a built-in tap right above the bath so you can sip on some brews while you soak.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/franking-43385/hotel/landhotel-moorhof-36089"]
JW Marriott | Grand Rapids, MI[caption id="attachment_57255" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Grand Rapids[/caption]
It’s fitting that a city nicknamed Beer City USA would offer two beer-inspired spa services – the Brew Polish & Massage and a Brew Pedicure. Inspired by local beers from Founders Brewing Co. and Brewery Vivant, guests can enjoy 80 minutes of a body scrub and an aromatherapy massage.
Post-session, choose from any beer to completely unwind. The Brew Pedicure starts off with a warm beer footbath and then a hops and barley scrub to exfoliate, a cooling mask, and rejuvenating massage, all while enjoying a cold one.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/grand-rapids-34642/hotel/jw-marriott-grand-rapids-400356"] [related-article id="52093"]
Corinthia Hotel | Prague, Czech Republic[collage images="https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24070604/corinthia-spa-2.jpg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24070418/corinthia-spa.jpg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/24070603/corinthia-spa-3.jpg" type="x3-collage"]
Photos courtesy of the Corinthia Hotel
The five-star Corinthia Hotel offers an old, traditional spa service – the beer bath. A mug of Czech beer starts off the treatment followed by a 30-minute soak in beer warmed to 98 degrees. During your time at the spa, guests also enjoy as much beer as they’d like. At the end, you can choose two beer-infused items to take home, either beer-infused shampoo, shower gel, or soap.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/prag-42695/hotel/corinthia-hotel-prague-13926"]
The Lodge at Woodloch | Hawley, Pennsylvania[collage images="https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/21131616/the-lodge-at-woodloch-massage.jpeg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/21131617/the-lodge-at-woodloch-pool.jpeg,https://media-magazine.trivago.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/21131618/the-lodge-at-woodloch-massage-spa.jpeg" type="x3-collage"]
Relax with the renew and brew spa services at The Lodge at Woodloch, a spa resort surrounded by scenic nature. The two beer treatments are inspired by beers from the beloved Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware. A 75-minute body polish is inspired by Dogfish Head’s Biere de Provence, which is a body exfoliation with hops, barley, lavender, and marjoram with a beer afterward. The pedicure is inspired by the Namaste beer and infused barley, lemongrass, and hops for a foot and leg massage.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/hawley-587312/hotel/the-lodge-at-woodloch-360201"]
The Sebastian | Vail, CO
The Sebastian’s on-site spa, Bloom Spa, is a boutique spa offering a variety of services, including a beer-themed pedicure. Crazy Mountain Pedicure, named after a favorite local brewery, is the signature pedicure with a kick. The brewery’s pale ale is used in a warm foot bath instead of milk. While feet and legs are exfoliated and massaged, choose a local beer to drink. If you’d like, end with a polish color of your choice.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/vail-34351/hotel/the-sebastian---vail-388736"]
Hotel Suite Home | Prague, Czech Republic
Oak tubs at Hotel Suite Home are filled with the natural ingredients to make Czech Krušovice beer for guests to bathe in while enjoying unlimited amounts of the brew to drink. The Spa Beerland room also offers a hop sauna.
After the soak, relax on a bed of wheat straw, which promotes absorption of the vitamin B from the beer. Finally, snack on fresh, homemade beer bread while relaxing by the warm fireplace.[button text="View Hotel" href="https://www.trivago.com/prag-42695/hotel/hotel-suite-home-prague-80450"]
The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort | Shawnee, PA
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is truly a destination for beer lovers who want to take it easy, with not only beer spa services but an actual brewery on-site, ShawneeCraft Brewery. Scrubs and hair treatments are made with ShawneeCraft beer hops, herbs, fruits, and vegetables gathered seasonally from their own Shawnee Island Farm and other nearby sustainable farms. For the 50-minute ShawneeCraft wrap, guests are cocooned in an all-natural beer and mud wrap aimed to detoxify, moisturize, and nourish skin.[button text="View Resort" href="https://www.trivago.com/shawnee-on-delaware-362466/hotel/the-shawnee-inn-and-golf-resort-831571"]
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