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Weekend getaway: The 9 best luxury spas close to NYC

Rest and recharge at one of these luxurious desination spas, all just a quick drive or train trip from New York City.

SHOU SUGI BAN HOUSE; WATER MILL, NY

Shou Sugi Ban House Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House is a beautifully balanced Zen oasis in the middle of the Hamptons with 13 guest studios. The retreat has a Japanese-inspired focus on intuitive wellness and nature, and self-care options include everything from craniosacral therapy to body wraps, shamanic healing, yoga and laps in the salt pool. Meals developed by Michelin-starred chef Mads Refslund — who recently opened the rapturously reviewed Ilis restaurant in Greenpoint — are locally sourced and “plant-forward.” There are no TVs in the serene residences, just space for contemplation. Rooms from $595 (single occupancy); Shou Sugi Ban House


TROUTBECK; AMENIA, NY

Troutbeck Troutbeck

The former estate of poet-naturalist and farmer Myron B. Benton, Troutbeck has played host to Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The historic Tudor manor is set on 250 leafy acres in Dutchess County, with a pool, tennis courts and opportunities for fly fishing and nearby horseback riding. Last year, the hotel unveiled the Barns, an airy movement studio and spa offering fitness classes, yoga, meditation, Kinesoma, acupuncture and massage. Want to brush up on your Benton? Peruse his verse in a riverside hammock. Rooms from $240; Troutbeck


NEMACOLIN; FARMINGTON, PENN.

Nemacolin Nemacolin

If Nemacolin’s opulent chateau looks familiar, it’s because Season 25 of “The Bachelor” was filmed entirely at the Versailles-esque resort, located 90 minutes outside Pittsburgh. There’s much to do at the palatial property, from paintball, zip-lining, golf, Jeep off-roading and more, but the Holistic Healing Center and the Woodlands Spa and Salon are its crowning glories. Treat yourself like a queen with the latest modalities — float therapy, whole-body cryo, infrared sauna and red-light therapy — or energy-centering practices like acupuncture and ayurvedic massage. Rooms from $1,000; Nemacolin


GLENMERE MANSION; CHESTER, NY

Glenmere Mansion Kim Sargent

A Glenmere Mansion getaway is the Hudson Valley’s answer to a Tuscan villa idyll. The magnificent Italianate manor, set on 150 rolling acres overlooking Glenmere Lake, has richly decorated rooms, notably fine food, romantic gardens (the site of many proposals) and a pristine spa with a full menu and a Duet suite for two. Fans describe the massages (choose from six types) as “sublime.” The Carrara marble-lined hammam, featuring cleansing, purifying and traditional Turkish rituals, is not to be missed.Rooms from $750; Glenmere Mansion


THE RANCH HUDSON VALLEY; SLOATSBURG, NY

The Ranch Ellen McDermott

Iconic luxury health brand The Ranch is the new steward of the historic Table Rock Estate. The lakefront mansion built by J.P. Morgan to celebrate his daughter’s marriage to Alexander Hamilton’s great-grandson has been transformed into a gorgeously appointed retreat. Located one hour from New York City, the property offers four- or five-day fitness and wellness programs, fortified with organic, plant-based cuisine. Guests can enjoy deep-tissue massage, yoga, mountain hikes, strength-training classes, as well as indoor and outdoor pools, with extras like energy healing and IV therapy. To the manner born. Rooms from $3,275 per person (three-night all-inclusive program, double room); The Ranch Hudson Valley


MAYFLOWER INN & SPA; WASHINGTON, CONN.

Mayflower Inn & Spa Ben Rosser

As warm and inviting as an English country home, the Mayflower Inn & Spa is famed for its spectacular interiors by designer Celerie Kemble and its state-of-the-art outpost of The Well. With an integrated holistic approach and focus on both Eastern and Western healing practices, the 20,000-square-foot spa offers acupuncture and integrative energy work along with decadent facials, bodywork, massage and mindful movement. Try the mystical outdoor Forest Craniosacral treatment under a canopy of trees. Or for indoor botanical bliss, laze in the fern-fringed thermal pool. Rooms from $750; Mayflower Inn & Spa


MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE; NEW PALTZ, NY

Mohonk Mountain House Courtesy of Mohonk Mountain House

The impressive, 155-years-young, family-owned Mohonk Mountain House continues to innovate. Nestled on Shawangunk Ridge overlooking Lake Mohonk, the bucolic setting inspired the resort’s Wellness in the Wild activities: boating, biking, hiking on 85 miles of trails, and yoga under the stars. The award-winning spa offers more than 80 treatments and salon services, along with private mindfulness sessions with author and Oprah favorite Nina Smiley, Ph.D., held outdoors in the clifftop Lakeview Summerhouse when weather allows. That’s peak programming. Rooms from $1,245 for two adults (double occupancy, inclusive of meals and most activities); Mohonk Mountain House


THE LODGE AT WOODLOCH; HAWLEY, PENN.

The Lodge At Woodloch The Lodge At Woodloch

There’s something for everyone at this all-inclusive, top-rated Poconos resort in the scenic woodlands. The daily activity calendar is jam-packed with more than 35 classes for all interests: cooking demos, watercolor painting, chakra bead design and every imaginable type of indoor and outdoor exercise. The famous spa is equally comprehensive, featuring the latest tech and treatments from ayurvedic joint therapy to prenatal massage, not to mention an Insta-worthy soaking pool and heated Hydromassage WaterWalls, plus a new Snow Room, Tyrolean bucket shower and Himalayan salt sauna. Packages (inclusive of group classes and three meals per night), from $548 per person; The Lodge At Woodloch


WILDFLOWER FARMS; GARDINER, NY

Wildflower Farms/Thistle Spa Courtesy of the hotel and spa

Named for its lush meadows and working farm, Wildflower Farms resort makes the most of its idyllic Hudson Valley setting. Guests can partake in outdoor adventures like rock climbing, fly fishing, hiking and cycling, or unwind at the picturesque pools and hot tubs. The wood-lined Thistle Spa has a revolving menu that spotlights local ingredients and the seasons. Forest Immersion — a personalized walking journey involving conscious observation, inner contemplation and silent and guided meditations, followed by a Reiki healing session — is one of many pastoral pleasures. Rooms from $999; Wildflower Farms