5 Hotels That Take Spa Time as Seriously as You Should Take Mother’s Day

Remember that time mom stayed home and made you chicken noodle soup when you had a scratchy throat and headache? That time she woke up at the crack of dawn to get you to your practice? Or remember the time she birthed you? Ok, fair enough, you probably don’t remember that one. But it did happen. And it wasn’t easy. Thank you, mom. Thank you.

I’m sure you have something planned for the mamas in your life (May 8th for you slackers), but if not, we’ve got you covered.

Here, 5 Stash Partner Hotels that take spa time as seriously as you should take Mother’s Day.

Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport, ME


If rustic cottages, fresh air, and green surroundings are mom’s cup of tea, the Tree Spa at Hidden Pond is the perfect match. Tucked in with beautiful white birches and beach groves, the three treetop spa rooms – 8 feet above the ground and connected by a catwalk – set the scene for ultimate relaxation. Guests can choose from a selection of massages, facials and body treatments. Some even incorporate ingredients picked fresh from the hotel’s garden.

The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, VT

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Being a Vermonter, I have heard from the horse’s mouth (my mother being the horse in this instance, sorry to call you a horse, mom, but you can understand, and that’s why I love you) about heavenly experiences at the Essex Resort & Spa. Besides deep tissue, warm stone, and shiatsu messages, guests also receive salon services, facial treatments, and can take advantage of the hotel’s fitness center. Wrap up the blissful day with a steam or sauna and a fresh meal at the high-end Junction Restaurant.

Hotel Julien Dubuque, Dubuque, IA


Overlooking the Mississippi and recently reopened after a $32 million renovation, the historic Hotel Julien Dubuque has the location, amenities, and professional services of an unforgettable stay. On the lower level of the hotel, the boutique Potosa Spa is designed to ease the traveler’s – errr, your mother’s – mind. Shaped by Native American culture and the Medicine Wheel, the spa draws inspiration from the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

The Lodge at Woodloch, A Destination Spa, Hawley, PA


At the heart of The Lodge at Woodloch lies the Spa, a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether honing in your senses in the Whisper Lounge, enjoying the Aqua Garden’s HydroMassage waterwalls, or swimming in the pool with floor to ceiling windows that look out to the natural rhapsody that surrounds the building, guests can’t help but let their stressors drift gently away.  A stay includes use of all the spa facilities, three healthful gourmet meals a day, access to inspirational speakers, classes, adventure excursions, and more – at no extra charge.

Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, Sedona, AZ


Soak in the red rock and beauty of the desert in spring bloom at the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. Described as a sensory refuge where the healing power of touch combines with the pure scents of flower oils and vibrant earth elements, guests are encouraged to take a step out of time, center, and re-become. After the transformation, head onto the rooftop observation deck and watch the night sky come alive – the star gazing is spectacular.


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