Bask at the Ranch: 4 Wilderness Retreats with Spas You'll Swoon Over

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Bask at the Ranch: 4 Wilderness Retreats with Spas You'll Swoon Over

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Cowboy retreats from California to Costa Rica are trading leather for lavender, with spa experiences inspired by their wilderness locales. Here are four of our favorite places to unplug and indulge in some ranch-inspired pampering.

Cowboy retreats from California to Costa Rica are trading leather for lavender, with spa experiences inspired by their wilderness locales. Here are four of our favorite places to unplug and indulge in some ranch-inspired pampering.

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Alisal Ranch

At this 15,000-acre ranch near Santa Barbara, California, guests can go horseback riding, enjoy campfire flapjack breakfasts, and taste Solvang wines. The six spa treatment rooms feature river rock fireplaces and Pendleton blankets. Signature Rubdown: The Chumash Indian-derived Nojoqui body wrap uses a peppermint-scented clay mask, followed by a massage. Rooms from $375, alisal.com

At this 15,000-acre ranch near Santa Barbara, California, guests can go horseback riding, enjoy campfire flapjack breakfasts, and taste Solvang wines. The six spa treatment rooms feature river rock fireplaces and Pendleton blankets. Signature Rubdown: The Chumash Indian-derived Nojoqui body wrap uses a peppermint-scented clay mask, followed by a massage. Rooms from $375, alisal.com

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Estancia Vik

Marlboro country meets San Tropez at this Spanish Colonial retreat in secluded José Ignacio, Uruguay. Guests can ride horses gaucho-style, sample parrillero (BBQ), and play polo. The spa features murals by artist José Trujillo. Signature Rubdown: Massages (including deep tissue and sports) use potions made with yerba mate and wine from the owners' Chilean vineyard. Rooms from $319, estanciavik.com

Marlboro country meets San Tropez at this Spanish Colonial retreat in secluded José Ignacio, Uruguay. Guests can ride horses gaucho-style, sample parrillero (BBQ), and play polo. The spa features murals by artist José Trujillo. Signature Rubdown: Massages (including deep tissue and sports) use potions made with yerba mate and wine from the owners' Chilean vineyard. Rooms from $319, estanciavik.com

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Brush Creek Spa

At this esteemed Wyoming lodge, cattle roam the 13,000-acre plain while visitors fly fish, hunt, and hike or bike across 50 miles of wooded trails. Signature Rubdown: The Spirit of Brush Creek includes dry-brush exfoliation, head-to-toe painting with Ylang Ylang and sandalwood, and a body wrap. Treatments can be arranged in teepees or yurts. Rooms from $775, brushcreekranch.com

At this esteemed Wyoming lodge, cattle roam the 13,000-acre plain while visitors fly fish, hunt, and hike or bike across 50 miles of wooded trails. Signature Rubdown: The Spirit of Brush Creek includes dry-brush exfoliation, head-to-toe painting with Ylang Ylang and sandalwood, and a body wrap. Treatments can be arranged in teepees or yurts. Rooms from $775, brushcreekranch.com

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Hacienda Santa Ines

Situated at 5,000 feet in Costa Rica's Tres Rios Mountain range, this 980-acre private estate features 11 guest rooms, a 16-stall horse stable, and lush gardens. Signature Rubdown: A four-hand massage targets specific muscle groups-upper thighs, glutes, calves-that take a beating on horseback. Villas from $12,000, including meals, drinks, and treatments; haciendasantaines.com

Situated at 5,000 feet in Costa Rica's Tres Rios Mountain range, this 980-acre private estate features 11 guest rooms, a 16-stall horse stable, and lush gardens. Signature Rubdown: A four-hand massage targets specific muscle groups-upper thighs, glutes, calves-that take a beating on horseback. Villas from $12,000, including meals, drinks, and treatments; haciendasantaines.com

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