Is life getting a little crazy and you’re looking to escape? Get away from it all with one of these incredible Minnesota hotels. Each has a luxurious spa where you can erase all your cares with indulgent treatments. Best of all, you don’t have to travel far to experience heavenly bliss, as all are right here in our fine state.
Chase On The Lake
502 Cleveland Blvd.
Walker, MN 56484
Unwind at this waterside retreat in one of Chase on the Lake’s beautiful suites or condos adorned in early 1900s arts and crafts period furnishings. Be sure to request a room overlooking Leech Lake and once unpacked, head down to The 502 for drinks on the patio or a delicious dinner amongst live music. For more relaxation, slip into The Copper Door for a luxurious spa treatment. The spa uses Aveda products for services like the Chase Signature Chakra Massage and the Caribbean Body Wrap. Or bring your kids in too for a Wee Little Pedi.
Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis oozes hip sophistication and Travel + Leisure magazine agreed, naming it one of the 500 ‘Best Hotels in the World.’ Guests who stay here will enjoy the massive athletic club and convenient location to the arts and entertainment of downtown Minneapolis. But for those looking for tranquility, an elegant spa is also on site. The LifeSpa and Salon offers a wide range of services, including the 3.5-hour Revamp Package, which will pamper you with a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure.
Bluefin Bay On Lake Superior
7192 W. Highway 61
Tofte, MN 55615
For the peaceful surroundings of Lake Superior, head up to the little town of Tofte and stay at Bluefin Bay. You’ll find a wide array of accommodations here, including lakeside guest rooms with a jacuzzi or three-bedroom town homes. To renew your body and soul, experience the Bluefin Bay Wellness Center or the Waves of Superior Spa. Choose between targeted services such as a 60-minute pregnancy massage, the gentleman’s facial or a side-by-side couple’s massage.
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
Grand View Lodge is a popular resort along Gull Lake because of its many lodging options for families and large groups. But single travelers and couples should not shy away, especially if looking for a relaxing getaway. The unique spa services at the Glacial Waters Spa will rejuvenate and refresh you. Options include the Pumpkin Latte Manicure, the Golfer’s Massage, the Hungarian Herbal Mud Wrap and the Glacial Rain Hydrotherapy Treatment.
21398 575th Ave.
Litchfield, MN 55355
While Birdwing Spa isn’t known for its extravagant lodging, it is known for energizing treatments and activities to promote health and wellness for the last 25 years. This quiet retreat on 35 acres in remote Litchfield provides indulgent spa services like nail treatments, massages, facials and body wraps. Fitness classes are offered as well, including yoga, belly dancing, tai chi and water aerobics. Birdwing Spa also has intensive four-week stays in its Journey to Wellness Program where long-term health and lifestyle changes are the focus.
Cortney Mohnk is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. She is also a public relations and event planning professional. Her most important job is mother to her young daughter, who is her partner-in-crime when checking out the family entertainment scene in the Twin Cities. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.