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To Your Health
Paris, recommends planning extra time
at the spa for its hydrotherapy pool circuit. As well, the package offers a special
menu featuring a juice cleanse and
alkaline-based meals (think favoring
raw foods and beans over meats, sugars,
and processed grains). Guests staying in
The Yews - Chewton Glen's newest and
most spacious tree house, added to its
three existing aeries last October - also
enjoy a full-service kitchen and the option to hire a private chef. Doubles from
$400; Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast
daily and a $100 hotel credit. Treehouse
Suites from $1,185; The Yews from $3,970.
Five-day Treetox packages from $7,665
Winvian Farm | Morris, Connecticut
Travelers flock to Winvian Farm to experience its 18 whimsical cottages, ranging
from the Library (home to a book-lined,
wraparound mezzanine) to the nature
lover's choice: the 780-square-foot Treehouse, stilted 35 feet above the ground.
"This is no ordinary tree house," says Jack
Ezon, a Virtuoso travel agency executive from New York City. "It's a two-story
suite with a fireplace on each floor, fully
stocked minibar, steam shower, and
Jacuzzi." There are plenty of ways to stay
active at this 113-acre estate, from biking
to canoeing the Bantam River. However,
it's Winvian's commitment to using ultraseasonal ingredients that serves as the
most impressive health highlight. With
its three greenhouses and three acres of
organic gardens, guests needn't look far
to witness the seed-to-table circle at this
Relais & Châteaux property. "The food is
incredible," Ezon raves. "Winvian's chef
forages through the extensive gardens to
design a new menu each day." Doubles
from $695; Virtuoso travelers receive
breakfast daily and a $100 spa credit.
Treehouse cottage from $795.
Clockwise from top: The Yews' stylish design and spacious decks complement its
natural settings, and Winvian Farm's Treehouse cottage.
Other resorts branch out with tree-house offerings in the form of spa-going.
The Rainforest Spa at Saint Lucia's Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has
seven thatched treatment gazebos, along with an open-air relaxation pavil-
Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita |
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
ion suspended over running water. Additional uplifting experiences can be
While Japanese shinrin-yoku, or forest
bathing, has become a popular way to
sample nature's restorative powers, water
also boasts serious healing properties.
Studies show that exposure to ocean water and air, for instance, positively impacts
feet off the ground and connected by a catwalk, its three rooms incorporate
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found at Hidden Pond's new Tree Spa in Kennebunkport, Maine. Set eight
herbs picked from the resort's gardens. Likewise, the two tree-house treatment platforms at Spa Botánico, a five-acre oasis at Puerto Rico's Dorado
Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, feature hammock massages using oils imbued with locally grown nutmeg, lemongrass, and limes. Look for the resort
to reopen in October, following extensive post-hurricane renovations.