Stay in one of the USA’s 4 most relaxing spas

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For those keen to unwind, staying in one of these four spa accommodations in the USA promises to revitalise both mind and body – from jacuzzis surrounded by swaying eucalyptus trees to an indulgent stay in a French château.

Salish Lodge & Spa, Washington

This Washington spa was the Great Northern Hotel in David Lynch's TV drama, Twin Peaks

This Washington spa was the Great Northern Hotel in David Lynch's TV drama, Twin Peaks

Having served as the exterior of the Great Northern Hotel in David Lynch’s seminal TV drama, Twin Peaks, this spa lodge has cult status. But it’s not just enticing for fans of the show; its location just above Snoqualmie Falls is extraordinary, amid the woods of the Cascade mountain range and with the sound of the waterfall pummelling the canyon below. The hotel is also widely known for its highly rated spa, featuring saunas, steam rooms, yoga, massages and therapeutic pools. After a day’s pampering, dine at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant or return to your suite to sink into an armchair by the fireplace.

Château Elan Winery & Resort, Georgia

Pamper yourself at the spa before a wine tasting at this whimsical château

Pamper yourself at the spa before a wine tasting at this whimsical château

Surrounded by curved, vineyard-covered hills, a lake, forest and manicured grounds, this winery and resort feels every bit the opulent French château. There are three golf courses, six world-class, on-site restaurants (do try the Versailles dining room) and a luxurious spa with a range of wellness treatments, a nail salon and even some wine-based products boasting antioxidant properties. Partake in a wine tasting or a guided tour of the winery and vineyards, before having a glass of its impeccable wine at golden hour, when the vines glow amber in the fading sunshine.

Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa, Connecticut

This 58-acre rural escape is surrounded by nature reserve

This 58-acre rural escape is surrounded by nature reserve

Only two hours from New York City in the pretty town of Washington, Connecticut, Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa is an upscale, 58-acre rural escape. Bordered by woodland and – beyond that – 3,000 acres of nature reserve, the grounds possess . a tranquility that washes over you the moment you arrive. Wake up with sunshine peeking through the Toile de Jouy curtains of your mahogany four poster bed before a locally-sourced breakfast in the light-filled dining room. Past the immaculate front lawn you’ll find sculpted formal gardens for a quiet stroll, an outdoor pool (in addition to an indoor pool) and a 20,000-square-foot spa. Exuding stillness and calm, the spa offers massages, yoga, custom treatment therapy and hammam treatments like vigorous exfoliation using gingergrass and bamboo.

Rustic Inn Creekside Resort at Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Enjoy outdoor jacuzzis and steam rooms amid eucalyptus forest in Wyoming

Enjoy outdoor jacuzzis and steam rooms amid eucalyptus forest in Wyoming

Emerging from the eucalyptus steam room into the fresh forest air at this rural retreat is the last word in relaxation. Unwind further by taking a dip in the outdoor jacuzzi or in the freestanding bathtub of your private cabin, both of which offer views out over the treetops. From a rocking chair on the porch of your standalone wooden cabin, you can spot ducks, deer and swans pottering around the property’s 14 acres of greenery, which is split down the middle by a meandering creek. There’s a boardwalk nature trail, heated outdoor pool and spa treatments, skiing nearby and teepees and fire pits for roasting marshmallows in the evenings.

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