As the New Year approaches, one resolution prevails: Its time to jump-start a wellness campaign and get fit! Here are three delightful, family-founded destinations where you can spa like a pro at a guilt-free price-tag.
Adler Thermae Spa & Wellness Resort
Adler Thermae sits atop a verdant hillside in picturesque olive grove and vineyard studded Tuscany just a five-minute walk from the medieval town of Bagno Vignoni. Located two hours north of Rome and an hour south of Siena, the Val dOrcia region is famous for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino, which are produced nearby. Starting on Sundays through March 2012, the Tuscan Nature package ($1,300 per person) features four-night superior accommodations (with views from a balcony or terrace), breakfast and dinner in a glass-roofed dining room, afternoon snack, unlimited access to the indoor/outdoor pools, a grotto, a heated Watsu pool, fitness facility, and the serene relaxation room, even mountain bikes. Included in the price are a facial, a wine wrap, a milk and honey body treatment, and two massages: an olive and a grape! www.adler-thermae.com
Spa Eastman, a 315-acre country village estate is a 90-minute drive east of Montreal, Canada. The spa facility, pool, and hammam are on the lower level of the tri-level lodge. The lounge, lecture rooms, and dining room are on the entry level and bedrooms are upstairs. On the complex, two new hot tubs face the pond and a path leads to cottage accommodations, a fitness pavilion, and 9 miles of walking/snow shoeing paths. (BYO cross country skis or ski at nearby Mount Orford.) The Relaxation à La Carte package (treatments are a la carte) starts at $545 per person and includes three meals daily, access to installations, and some bilingual fitness activities (lectures are in French). A holiday promotion adds a fourth consecutive night free to guests arriving December 24, 25, 30, or 31. www.spa-eastman.com
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