Vacationing at a top-notch resort is the perfect way to unwind and pamper yourself, and you don't necessary have to venture far from home to find one. Some of the world's best and most relaxing resorts can be found in the U.S. and Canada, from The Cloisters at Sea Island in Georgia to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Pak. Enjoy spa services, fine dining, and a range of outdoor recreational activities in some of the most beautiful parts of North America.
If you're planning a relaxing getaway, keep in mind these world-class hotels — all located in stunning coastal, country and mountainside locations — whether it's for one night or a full week. Here, below to view our top picks in the U.S. and Canada for a stress-relieving getaway.
What do you think is the most relaxing resort in the country? Share your thoughts in the comments. The following are 10 of the most relaxing resorts in the U.S. and Canada.
10. Sundance Resort, Provo, Utah
Whether you're heading to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival or to hit the slopes, find peace, quiet and affordable luxury at the Sundance Resort. Known for being more quiet and restful than most large Utah ski lodges, the resort features rustic mountain-style rooms, spa, dining, endless outdoor activities and cultural events like author readings and art exhibitions. One visitor raves: “Lots of privacy and beautiful scenery. This place is a MUST visit to get away and relax.” Rooms start at $159/night.
9. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona
Arizona's Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is truly that: A desert sanctuary for rest, relaxation and peace. Enjoy privacy in mountain and spa casitas, and enjoy gourmet dining by “Iron Chef” winner Beau MacMillan. Guests can unwind at the spa, meditation garden, watsu pool and infinity pool, or log walks around the secluded 53-acre grounds in Paradise Valley, located just outside Scottsdale. Rated the #1 resort in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards. Rooms available from $279/night.
亚利桑那在骆驼背山的避难所是真正的:一个休息、放松和和平的沙漠圣地。在山和温泉享受隐私，享受美食的“铁厨师”得主博麦克米伦。游客可以在spa、冥想花园、watsu泳池和无限泳池中放松，或者在位于斯科茨代尔郊外的天堂谷(Paradise Valley)的一处53英亩的僻静地方散步。通过Conde Nast Traveler读者选择奖评选美国第一的度假胜地。房间可以从279美元/晚。
8. The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia
This award-winning five-star hotel on Georgia's secluded Sea Island is a luxurious Southern oasis surrounded by beaches, golfing, and natural beauty. The Cloister Spa was rated five stars by Forbes and named one of the top 10 luxury spas in the world by Fodors.com, while the Georgian Room also receives rave reviews for fine dining. The resort's many outdoor activities include fishing, horseback riding, nature tours, boat tours, shooting, kayaking and archery classes. It has been rated one of the world's best hotels five years running by Travel Leisure. For true decadence and total privacy, enjoy a stay in one of the resort's ocean villas. Rooms start at $295/night in the off-season.
这个位于乔治亚岛的与世隔绝的海岛上的五星级酒店是一个奢华的南部绿洲，四周环绕着海滩、高尔夫和自然美景。The Cloister Spa was rated five stars by Forbes and named one of the top 10 luxury spas in the world by Fodors.com, while the Georgian Room also receives rave reviews for fine dining. 度假村的许多户外活动包括钓鱼、骑马、自然观光、游船、射击、皮划艇和射箭课程。它被评为世界上最好的酒店之一，五年的旅游休闲。对于真正的颓废和完全的隐私，享受在一个度假村的海洋别墅。在淡季，房间的起价为每晚295美元。
7. The Lodge at Pebble Beach, California
If you're planning a trip to San Francisco, head south down the Pacific Coast Highway for a weekend enjoying the beautiful beaches and small-town feel of Pebble Beach. A relaxing and luxurious stay at The Lodge at Pebble Beach offers visitors stellar service, ocean views, top-notch golf courses, Beach & Tennis Club, spa and fine dining. Ranked by US News one of the best hotels of 2013, and voted #1 out of 109 Monterey hotels. Garden-view rooms start at $715/night.
6. Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay, Lanai City, Hawaii
Ideally located on the edge of a red-lava cliff and bordering a marine preserve, the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay is one of Hawaii's most luxurious resorts, renowned for its seclusion and peacefulness. Visitors have called this five-star hotel “tranquil and inspiring,” “THE place to go to relax,” and “an absolutely superb spot to simply relax.” Make sure to enjoy the spa, whirlpools, private beach and luaus. Rooms start at $458/night.
5. Sonora Resort, Sonora Island, British Columbia
This luxury wilderness resort and eco-travel destination, located on a tranquil island off the British Columbia coast, is a haven of sustainable tourism. With luxurious rooms, the Island Current Spa, and miles of untouched forests and coastlines to explore, Sonora Resort offers a true getaway from a hectic urban lifestyle. Outdoor activities include fly fishing, bear watching, hiking, kayaking and helicopter tours. In 2011, the resort was voted the #1 Luxury Hotel in Canada by Trip Advisor's Travellers' Choice Awards. Single rooms start at $445/night, including all meals and amenities.
4. Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee
This country oasis, located in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, is a whole lot more than the name might suggest — Blackberry Farm is a five-star resort consistently ranked one of the best in the country. The resort has the feel of an intimate countryside bed and breakfast with the amenities of a top-notch luxury hotel, including a spa, private yoga classes, organic haute cuisine, carriage rides, and convertibles that guests can rent to explore the surrounding country roads. Deluxe rooms start at $895/night.
3. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
A cluster of cottages on the South Carolina coast between Charleston and Savannah, The Inn at Plametto Bluff has an old-world charm and luxury that has made it consistently one of the top-ranked resorts in the country. This luxurious Carolina Lowcountry resort features golf courses, a full-service spa, fine dining and private village houses in the waterside forest. Rated a rare five stars on TripAdvisor, one reviewer described the resort as “a quiet, relaxing setting with outstanding service and amenities.” Private cottages start at $595/night.
在查尔斯顿和萨凡纳之间的南卡罗来纳海岸的一群村舍，坐落在Plametto Bluff的小客栈有着古老的魅力和奢华，这使得它一直是全国顶级的度假胜地之一。这个豪华的Carolina Lowcountry度假村的特色是高尔夫球场、一个全方位服务的水疗中心、精致的餐厅和在水侧森林的私人别墅。在TripAdvisor上，一名评论者称该度假村为“一个安静、令人放松的环境，拥有出色的服务和便利设施”。私人别墅的起价为595美元/晚。
2. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta
With the incredible natural beauty of Banff National Park and an aqua-clear glacial lake as its backdrop, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a luxury resort with endless opportunities to enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of spending time in nature. In addition to being consistently ranked one of the top 10 in the country and one of the world's best hotels, the resort has earned the AAA Four Diamond Award.
Guests can enjoy winter sports, summer outdoor activities, a spa and health club, eight restaurants, and more. King rooms start at $458/night.
1. Auberge du Soleil, Napa, California
Enjoy a weekend of rest, relaxation and wine tasting in Northern California with a tranquil getaway at Napa's Auberge du Soleil Resort, nestled within rolling hills and miles of vineyards. Conde Nast Traveler readers ranked Auberge the #1 Hotel in Northern California last year, while Travel Leisure named the hotel the fifth-best in the country in 2010. Guests can enjoy the hotel's seclusion and luxury while unwinding at the spa and fitness center, pool and cabanas, private yoga pavilion, and restaurants serving Wine Country cuisine. Large rooms with private terrace start at $950/night.
享受一个周末的休息，放松和葡萄酒品尝在北加州，在纳帕的Auberge du Soleil度假胜地，坐落在起伏的丘陵和数英里的葡萄园中。去年，康泰纳仕旅游公司(Conde Nast Traveler)在加州北部的酒店排名第一，而旅游休闲酒店(Travel Leisure)则将这家酒店评为2010年全美排名第五的酒店。游客可以在温泉疗养中心、泳池和酒店、私人瑜伽馆和供应葡萄酒国菜的餐厅放松身心，享受酒店的幽静与奢华。带有私人露台的大房间起价950美元/夜。