Large, freshwater Lake Tahoe is in the picturesque Sierra Nevada mountains, where striking alpine retreats can be found. There is no better place to practice self-care so take your pick from heated outdoor pools and unique treatment options like gemstone massages or floatation tanks at the best spa hotels in Lake Tahoe.
The Hyatt Resort can be experienced year-round. In summer, lounge on the private beach or hike the trailheads. In winter, hit the slopes. Slip into the heated outdoor pool, even when it’s snowing, with guests able to enter from inside the resort. The calming spa embraces the four elements, harnessing the power of nature to promote wellness. After a relaxing massage or facial, drift away in the flotation therapy tank, or laze next to the fire in the relaxation area, cuddled up in a cozy robe.
The Spa at Edgewood is the only spa in Lake Tahoe to offer a unique holistic massage, using locally sourced gemstones such as smoky quartz, to highlight the connection between body and earth. The swanky but tranquil spa will indulge your every whim and leave you feeling refreshed with their organic and hand-crafted products. The large windows in the stylish lodge enhance the feeling of being surrounded by nature. Rooms come with gas fireplaces, Frette robes, and terraces or balconies.
Located on a private lakeshore beach with a fire pit, BBQs, beach volleyball, a hot tub, and a pool, this property is a mix of condos and a hotel. Rooms are warm and rustic with pine furnishings, gas fireplaces, and picturesque lake and mountain views. After an energetic day on the slopes, make sure to take in a treatment at Elements Spa. Perhaps a sports massage for those tired muscles or a skin boost facial along with a revitalizing hydrating wrap.
The lumberjack-chic rooms at the Landing Resort are lush with heated floors, stone gas fireplaces, garden or lake views, pillow-top beds, and even heated toilet seats. Make sure to spend time in the relaxing spa with its heated treatment tables, relaxation lounge, steam shower rooms, and a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi. De-stress with a scalp, neck, and shoulders massage, or re-capture that youthful glow with an Elevation anti-aging facial. Dine on fresh, locally sourced ingredients at Jimmy’s Restaurant while taking in the lake views.
Conveniently located within the Heavenly Village and next to the outdoor Ice Rink, the Grand Residences spa hotel, in South Lake Tahoe, will welcome you in with their homey and comfortable lodgings. Upgraded rooms offer fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Soak in the heated outdoor pool or hot tub surrounded by the soothing views of the mountain. Take a load off in the calming Serenity Spa with soothing aromatherapy treatments, massages, dry sauna and steam rooms, and facials with posh Dermalogica products.
Spoil yourself at the Spa at Squaw Creek with one of their signature treatments, such as the high altitude massage, with hot towels to open up the lungs, or the nourishing CBD facial with a toning Gua Sha facial massage. There’s even a golf recovery massage or gentleman’s facial. The fitness center offers a full range of facilities and rich guest rooms offer views over the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountains through large windows.
The swanky Ritz-Carlton is found mid-mountain, but still within easy access of downtown Truckee for shopping and dining. The hotel is very family-friendly, with a splendid Ritz Kids program. Adults will appreciate the enticing alpine spa with its range of therapies using local ingredients, 17 treatment rooms, relaxation areas, dry-heat lodge, and eucalyptus steam room. The fitness center offers interesting paid classes such as mountainside yoga or sun circuit on the outdoor fitness circuit.
The Village at Squaw Valley is based just steps away from the slopes, with a selection of quality accommodation options. All lodgings here have their own balcony and guests get their own ski and sport equipment lockers. If you don’t fancy heading up the mountain, however, you can relax in one of the eight outdoor hot tubs, or work up a sweat in the fitness center.
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