As I gently dipped my toe into the hot tub, I could feel the stress drift away with the rising steam. My girlfriends were already in the water with their heads tilted back against the ledge, enjoying the quiet rumble of the bubble jets.
It had been one of those weeks. The in-laws were in town for far too long and my cup runneth over at work because Jane was out again. Desperate for a recharge, I texted my girlfriends Wednesday night to plan a last-minute spa getaway to Mirror Lake Inn & Spa.
By Friday night, we’re soaking in the resort’s massive hot tub. Timber wood logs line the walls, creating a cozy lodge-like sanctuary, and thick, steamy air swirls about the room, forcing us to slow our breathing and exhale all the stress away. After about 15 minutes, a spa attendant pokes her head in to see if I’m ready for my Adirondack Maple Sugar Body Scrub treatment followed by a deep tissue massage.
For those craving a weekend away to get pampered, decompress, and recharge, then a spa vacation should be on your radar. Luckily, there are quite a few impressive spa resorts throughout the state of New York, and we’ve rounded up our top six.