Mendocino Wellness Retreats
*. As our hectic lives and high-stress jobs make it difficult to relax and rejuvenate, a wellness-focused vacation is a must-have. Wellness is easy to find in northern California’s Mendocino County. You can plan a relaxing vacation that includes spas, hot springs and quiet hotels.
Stay at the Mar Vista Farm Cottages, set in Anchor Bay on nine expansive acres laced with organic gardens. The farm offers retreats that include meditation, forest bathing and beachside yoga. There is also stargazing, campfires and Japanese soaking tubs. The retreat is located on scenic Highway 1 and includes eleven vintage cottages with fireplaces, farm animals, and a total of eleven cottages.
Also tucked along Highway 1 with sprawling ocean views, the Little River Inn’s new Wellness Package puts rejuvenation front and center with a two-night package including a 90-minute massage and seaweed body scrub for two, two-hour relaxation session for two with a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture and two tickets to the seaside Mendocino Botanical Gardens, for a meander by the sea.
Practicing the Danish mindset of Hygge, the contemporary Arts and Crafts-style Brewery Gulch Inn offers a two-night escape package built around coziness and wellbeing. The Inn’s stunning ocean views and organic food are the perfect backdrop for day trips into the Redwoods, horseback riding along the coast, and sea kayaking.
For the ultimate escape by the sea, the Stanford Inn by the Seasteps up with a great selection of health and wellness programs. These include daily yoga, medication and outdoor activities. You can also enjoy meals at the award-winning Ravens Restaurant, which is plant-based.
The 2,000-acre ranch at Inn at Newport Ranch is a must for wellness vacations. These retreats offer activities such as yoga, guided walks, meditations, Swedish Massage, and many other wellness activities. The nine guest suites include a hot tub perched high atop the water tower, for ultimate chill down. At California Landmark No. 980 – better known as the champagne mineral baths – off Highway 101 near Ukiah, soaking is relaxing.
Enjoy the water at Vichy Springs Resort and Spa, a 700-acre facility boasting America’s only warm and naturally carbonated Vichy mineral baths (and Olympic-size pool). Or, check out Orr Hot Springs,located next to Montgomery Woods State Park. This 27-acre bucolic escape has secluded mineral baths, with options of two communal tubs set between 104-107 degrees or stargazing tubs located atop of the bathhouse building. The enormous cold pool, a 15 by 60 ft., spring-fed plunge built into a rock sidewall set at a delightful 65-75 degrees, offers the ultimate chill down. You can also enjoy a dry sauna, constant-flow steam rooms, and massages. The springs has 23 guestroom cottages, plus yurts and cabins.
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