Many hotels and resorts in Western Washington feature full-service spa services. A spa getaway provides escape from the hectic pace of everyday life, allowing peace to flow from the stimulation of the five senses. Renewal comes in the form of a gentle massage, the sound of trickling water, the aroma of essential oils, the taste of wholesome food, and the serene beauty of Pacific Northwest forests and waters. Here are my recommendations for spa getaways in Western Washington.
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
The Chrysalis Spa provides a sensual escape from everyday life. The menu of treatments has everything from massages and facials, to body treatments and pedicures. Like the Chrysalis Inn, the Spa is decorated to soothe with natural materials, glass art, and running water. The Chrysalis Inn's rooms are individually decorated to create an atmosphere of cozy elegance. Room amenities include window seats, gas fireplaces, and water views. The Inn's facilities include an expansive living room, outdoor seating areas, and a dining room overlooking the water. The shops and galleries of historic Fairhaven are a short walk away.
T Spa at Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip Resort has all the ingredients for a refreshing getaway - luxurious guest rooms, wonderful dining opportunities, and T Spa, their fabulous full-service spa. The atmosphere at T Spa evokes the feeling of Northwest waters and forests, creating a setting for pure relaxation. The decor incorporates sinuous tree limbs, smooth river rock, woodland moss, and other natural elements. Inside the locker room you'll find a cedar sauna, a steam room, and rainfall showers. Savor your state of bliss and relaxation in T Spa's single-sex relaxation rooms, where you'll find comfy chairs, a fireplace, light snacks, and hot and cold beverages. The spa shop offers a wide selection of bath and beauty products.
The Spa at Semiahmoo
Semiahmoo is a spa and golf resort located on a Puget Sound spit in Blaine, Washington. The spa menu includes a long list of European spa treatments, with everything from hot stone massages to seaweed body treatments to a candlelight hydro-bath. The spa's relaxation room is serene and cozy, with comfortable chairs and a warming fire. As a Semiahmoo Resort guest, you'll enjoy fine and casual dining, water views, and a fully-equipped fitness center. Recreation equipment such as beach toys or croquet sets can be checked out at the fitness center. Semiahmoo is also home to two of the top three golf courses in Washington.
Located on Hood Canal, Alderbook Resort & Spa has recently undergone extensive renovations. The resort's elegant Northwest-style facilities and grounds set the mood for a truly relaxing retreat. Alderbrook's full-service spa offers a variety of selections geared for couples or men, along with the usual massages, facials, and body treatments.
The Rosario Resort on Orcas Island is located on the grounds of a turn-of-the-century mansion. This resort offers guests an array of pampering services and amenities. After a late breakfast and a walk on the beach, enjoy aerobics, yoga, or an herbal wrap. Follow a day of island biking with a massage and sauna. Isolated from the cares of everyday life, you'll leave Rosario Resort relaxed and rejuvenated. NOTE: the spa at Rosario is currently closed while the resort is being redeveloped.
Skamania Lodge is perched on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge among 175 wooded acres. While there you can enjoy golf, fine and casual dining, and access to the Gorge's famous recreation. Skamamia Lodge's Waterleaf Spa provides a full menu of pampering treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and glowing.
The Annapurna Center for Self Healing, located in Port Townsend, is one of the state's only true destination spas. Annapurna's multi-day programs emphasize stress reduction and detoxification of both the body and spirit. Guests at this six-room Victorian inn receive individualized treatments, ranging from yoga and reflexology to steam baths and facials. The spa's cuisine is strictly vegan, with many of the wholesome ingredients grown in their own gardens.