You’ve been taking care of everyone else this winter and it’s not over yet. Getting through the holiday rush, shoveling out the car to get to work. Sledding or snow tubing with the kids. Not to mention, that winter cold and indoor heating can make your skin cracked and dry. Seasonal depression can sap the energy you need to do everyday things.
That is why making time to re-energize yourself is essential, not only to make it through the winter months, but also to enjoy them. Not to worry, help is here! The Hudson Valley is replete with opportunities to immerse yourself in floatation therapy, slow down and stretch with yoga, or spend some time away at a resort and spa.
buttermilk falls inn & spa Stay for a day, an evening, a weekend, or week-long retreat on this blissful 75-acre Hudson River Valley estate. At the 1764 Main House, luxurious lodging awaits with rooms, private cottages, and guest houses. The Buttermilk Day Spa offers a menu of special treatments: body scrubs and wraps, massage therapies, sauna, steam room, indoor pool, and spa lunch. Henry’s at the Farm Restaurant serves farm-to-table favorites. Indoor and outdoor reception sites with Hudson Valley vistas make this a restful location for a special occasion. Visit the organic kitchen garden, orchard, aviary, apiary, and livestock barns at the adjoining Millstone Farm. Be sure to check out Buttermilk’s spa special of the month and package getaways.
220 North Road, Milton
845-795-4050 | buttermilkfallsinn.com
emerson resort & spa
Allow the tranquility of the Catskills to release stress and tension. Experience the open spaces and mountain views from spacious accommodations in Emerson’s Contemporary Inn or Adirondack-style Lodge. Indulge in the deep relaxation of stone therapy and custom-designed restorative elements of massage treatments at Emerson’s spa. The menu includes signature treatments, couples massage therapies, and spa packages. Ask about their Elemis Biotec Skincare System for dynamic skincare results. Let Woodnotes Grille do the cooking to give you more time to shop in the Country Stores. Keep the positive energy flowing by taking advantage of nearby hiking and skiing trails.
5340 Route 28, Mt Tremper
845-688-2828 | emersonresort.com
mohonk mountain house
This Victorian castle resort sits lakeside, surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest along the Shawangunk Ridge of the Hudson Valley. Mohonk Mountain House is only 90 miles north of New York City—perfect for a midweek getaway or a long weekend. Relax in the outdoor heated mineral pool, indulge in the eucalyptus steam room and dry rock sauna, or just curl up with a good book on the veranda. More than 80 treatments are offered on the spa menu, all designed to relieve the stress of modern day living. Join the complimentary yoga and fitness classes. Quiet your soul with private sessions in meditation, forest bathing, and guided nature experiences with mindfulness programming.
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz
855-883-3798 | mohonk.com/spa
Conveniently located in the heart of Uptown Kingston is Flora Beauty, a wellness center dedicated to the art of restoring beauty, both inside and out. Specializing in plant-based beauty products that are handcrafted in Kingston, Flora offers facial products that revive the skin, perfume oils that revitalize the senses, and nail colors that leave the toxins behind. They also offer wellness services, including acupuncture to restore clarity and vitality, holistic facial massages to brighten your skin and relax your mind, massage therapy for all-over goodness, and a brow bar for a quick pick-me-up. Stop in and treat yourself to a little luxury, or sign up for a series of treatments to keep you going all winter long.
36 John Street, Kingston
845-514-2360 | florabeautyhudsonvalley.com
birch body care
A health spa that has it all—facials, massage therapy, reiki, and waxing—Birch Body Care in Uptown Kingston offers a wide range of services that are sure to ease your body and mind. Luxurious Swedish massage for full body restoration, deep tissue massage for knots and chronic pain, “heavenly hot stones” for detoxing, light touch massage, prenatal massage, couples massage … and more. You can even stop into Birch for a quick massage on your lunch break to loosen up those tight shoulders. Facial options are also abundant and can be combined, added onto, or quick if needed. A team of highly experienced specialists is at your dispsal … tell them what’s ailing you and they will fix it!
73 Crown Street, Kingston
845-331-7139 | birchkingston.com
windham mountain’s alpine spa
Experience a serene atmosphere located slope-side and just steps away from Windham Mountain Resort’s base lodge. Enjoy steam rooms, a sauna and showers, or retreat by the fire in the relaxation lounge. Choose from an array of massages, body treatments, and facial services, or head to the yoga studio and practice while overlooking the slopes. Unwind, escape, and re-energize in a soothing environment under the care of some of the industry’s best. Their master-level therapists provide individualized treatments using natural products and time-honored techniques, and their supportive, seasoned yoga instructors will guide you in physical practice that will leave you refreshed in mind, body, and spirit.
11 Resort Dr, Windham
518-310-2729 | windhammountain.com/spa
kaatskill mountain club spa
Unwind from the day’s mountain activities with an assortment of unique treatments that will melt away tension and rejuvenate the spirit. The Spa’s majestic Catskill Mountain ambiance is reflected in their luxurious treatments, which use only natural products custom made from the local flora and fauna of the surrounding area. Breathe crisp, fresh mountain air as you find relaxation, happiness and a sense of well-being in this most tranquil of settings. Treatments include massages, facial treatments, body treatments, and men’s treatments. The spa is open to the public, and specialty packages and gift certificates are available.
62 Liftside Drive, Hunter
518-263-5580 | huntermtn.com
stone wave yoga
Located on the Shawangunk Ridge, with a majestic view of the Hudson Valley, is Stone Wave Yoga, “a place of beauty, strength, and fluidity.” Focusing on the mind-body-spirit connection, Stone Wave promotes yoga to strengthen the body, help manage stress, and improves one’s self-image. With a “come as you are” approach, all are welcome here. Stone Wave consists of two yoga studios, an art studio, changing room, shower facilities, and full kitchen. Classes of various types of yoga and events are available for all levels, families, children, and private groups. The space is also available for retreats, private sessions, and special events. Sunflower Art Studios is next door, providing a broad scope of creative activity to residents of all ages.
2694 Route 44, Gardiner
845-419-5219 | stonewaveyoga.com
whole sky yoga
Whole Sky Yoga (WSY) has found a home in Stone Ridge, at the Marbletown Multi-Arts (MaMA) building. A team of 8 to 12 expert instructors offer 30-plus weekly classes (three to six classes per day) in a variety of yoga styles. Educational workshops, individual instruction, and special events make WSY especially welcoming to beginners and advanced members. Instructors are experienced in holistic health, ayurveyda, Thai massage, therapeutic body work, sound healing, meditation, and in-depth yoga skills. Founder/Director Sara Trapani teaches a blend of creative sequencing and safe alignment. She specializes in teaching vinyasa to all levels of practitioner.
3588 Main Street, Stone Ridge
845-706-3668 | wholeskyyoga.com
mountain float spa
The first floatation center of the Hudson Valley region, Mountain Float spa offers both floatation therapy and massage. Floatation therapy allows your body and mind total relaxation, the feeling of floating away from stress … and gravity. In your float cabin, noise does not reach you. With 800 pounds or more of Epsom salt to help you, gravity is no longer an issue. The water is kept at a soothing 93.5 degrees—this is skin-receptor neutral, which means you’ll lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Floatation therapy has been known to promote total calm and peaceful relaxation, eliminate fatigue and jet lag, improve sleep, alleviate stress, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, promote creativity, facilitate meditation, energize, rejuvenate, and revitalize a tired soul. Book a floatation therapy session and a massage for a “float sandwich” to experience the integration of relaxation and detoxification. Mountain Float Spa offers a year-round 15-percent discount to firefighters, police officers, and veterans. Check out their website for special holiday discounts and monthly surprises.
215 Main Street, New Paltz
845-256-9800 | mountainfloatspa.com
Having deep roots in the Hudson Valley and local community, Zephyr Float exists to provide a scientifically proven method of reducing the power of stress over the human body, alleviating chronic pain and bettering oneself through introspective learning. Floatation therapy provides the much sought-after “experience of nothing” in a world of information overload. Purchase Float Bundles to buy multiple floats for discounted rates, or purchase a six-month membership for one float per month . Share them with friends. Deep-tissue and therapeutic massages are also available—enjoy a post-float massage or a post-massage float for an ultimate escape from stress. As a continued thank you to our veterans and active military personnel, Zephyr Float offers one-hour float sessions for a discounted price of $35 every first Monday of the month. Simply sign up for a 60-minute float that day and come in with your military ID. Corporate accounts are available to treat your employees to an experience that nourishes the body and soul.
111 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston
845-853-2400 | zephyrfloat.com