Travel Insight: CanyonRanch SpaClub to Debut at The Homestead Resort

September 28, 2012 Leigh Powell Hines

Exciting news for spa lovers. The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, and Canyon Ranch of Tucson, Arizona, have announced a partnership to create a new spa and fitness experience in the Allegheny Mountains of southwest Virginia. Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will combine the finest attributes of the birthplace of southern hospitality and the pioneer of the wellness lifestyle. Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will be the company’s first venture in the Mid-Atlantic region and the first SpaClub to introduce family spa services when it debuts in spring 2013.

When I was at The Homestead last month, I knew big things were to come, but not this big.  Wow! This sounds amazing, and will be a big boost to the Homestead’s overall spa experience.  The family component will incorporate spa treatments for children, aged four and older.  I see a pedicure in my daughter’s future.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will be an expansive, state-of-the-art facility for guests to experience a touch of Canyon Ranch. A signature feature will be Aquavana®, an exclusive European-inspired aquathermal oasis with experiential rains, herbal laconium, a chill room and crystal steam room focused on the ancient concept of “healing by water” as practiced for centuries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. There will also be heated loungers on the men’s and women’s side.  Fed by mineral spring waters drawn from the surrounding mountains, the Aquavana experience aligns harmoniously with The Homestead’s historic healing tradition of “taking the waters” which we featured earlier on Skimbaco.

That same harmony will also be experienced at the Jefferson Springs spa garden at The Homestead, opening this fall as the first feature of the new Canyon Ranch SpaClub. A year-round sanctuary for adults only, Jefferson Springs features indigenous hot springs, therapeutic geothermal mineral bath, river reflexology bed, co-ed Finnish sauna, spring-fed whirlpool, and private poolside cabanas. The refuge is accessed via walking paths warmed with radiant heat.

The new CanyonRanch SpaClub will also have the Canyon Ranch Cafe,  a full-service restaurant, will offer guests indulgently healthy cuisine, exquisitely prepared, that’s good for body and soul.

All of this just gives me another reason to want to go back to Virginia!

For an in-depth look at my stay at The Homestead, visit my “Pack Your Bags” segment on the Hines-Sight Blog

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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