We all need a bit of R&R from time to time, and what better way to kick back and unwind than a short break at a wellness retreat? Wellness holidays and spa breaks have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, as holidaymakers look for a more health-focused, restorative experience on their holiday. Yorkshire has some of the best options for a relaxing getaway, and here are just some examples.
The Grand Hotel, York
The Grand is a 5-star spa hotel ideally located in Central York, just a stone’s throw away from the station. The spa is housed in the hotel’s former vaults, creating a tranquil space to relax and unwind, right at the heart of the historic city.
With treatments such as massages, body wraps, manicures and pedicures on offer, The Grand is an excellent choice for anyone looking to combine a wellness retreat with some shopping and sightseeing. Why not round out the experience by treating yourself to first class train tickets?
Grantley Hall, Ripon
Situated in the Yorkshire Dales, Grantley Hall is a luxury hotel and wellness retreat as well as a wedding and events venue. Once a grand, private home, Grantley Hall has 47 decadent rooms and suites to choose from. Guests can enjoy a spa day at the Three Graces Spa. Packages include Dine & Unwind, a Twilight Spa experience and even a Cream Tea Spa Afternoon.
Chevin Country Park, Otley
For a wellness retreat with a difference, Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa is an alpine-inspired destination. The hotel is the UK’s largest log cabin and lies nestled amongst a 32-acre forest, beside a picturesque lake in the Yorkshire Dales.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Chevin Country Park offers cycling and walking routes right from the front door. Or if you’re looking for a more relaxed pace, you can take advantage of their pool, thermal suite and spa, which offers facials, body scrubs and deep tissue massages.
The Tree Relaxation Retreat, Pickering
In the midst of the North York Moors National Park, you can find The Tree Relaxation Retreat. Offering a whole host of stays and experiences, from mindfulness weekends to yoga training and from detox packages to silent retreats, The Tree has plenty to offer visitors.
A former post office and grocery shop, The Tree was named as one of the top twenty worldwide retreats by The Times. Facilities include a relaxation studio, hot and cold tub, and sauna. There are a range of treatments on offer too, such as aromatherapy and Swedish massage.