MN Travel Guide: Where to Spa

Clare’s Well    
Franciscan sisters run this bucolic 40-acre farm in Annandale, which includes a garden, farm animals, and walking paths. The idea is to be silent, and to reflect, re-energize, and rejuvenate your spirit—regardless of religious beliefs. Book a massage or integrated energy therapy for an extra boost, and return home with a deeper well from which to draw. • 13537 NW 47th St., Annandale, fslf.org

Glacial Waters    
Just reading the service menu at Glacial Waters in the Grand View Lodge, laced with Aveda and Eminence ingredients, feels therapeutic: revitalizing hydrotherapy massage, Vichy shower cascade, Italian Mandarin bath soak, Hungarian mud and sour-cherry body wrap. Fortunately for those in a state of post-spa, blissed-out relaxation, the lodge’s rooms are mere steps away. • 23521 Nokomis Ave., Nisswa, grandviewlodge.com

Ivy Spa Club    
Ivy Spa Club in the posh downtown Minneapolis Hotel Ivy offers full-body treatments such as the Hawaiian Rainforest Escape with tropical scents, plus an 80-minute Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, for starters. Remember to bring workout gear (if that’s your thing) and your swimsuit to take advantage of the gym and sauna/whirlpool facilities, too. • 201 11th St. S., Minneapolis, ivyspaclub.com

Kohler Waters Spa    
Created in the early 1900s by the Kohler Company for family members and workers, the village still maintains a quaint, communal, and perfectly manicured feel. Exotic water treatments feature the company’s bath fixtures, sports massages, and a glass-encased rooftop deck for surveying the village below, champagne in hand. • 501 Highland Dr., Kohler, Wisconsin, destinationkohler.com

Sundara Spa    
Do good for both your body and the earth by booking a stay at Sundara Spa in Wisconsin Dells. Part of the Green Spa Network, Sundara makes some of its own products, derived from local Cambrian sandstone. The large menu of spa services is split into themes: for example, Organic, for the healing properties of nature; and the Chakra Series, for mind-and-bodycleansing. • 920 Canyon Rd., Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, sundaraspa.com

WatersMeet Spa and Wellness Center    
Carol Einwalter’s massages at WatersMeet Spa and Wellness Center at Lutsen Resort don’t miss a muscle: Einwalter kneads, digs, and stretches each into submission. Treatment options are plentiful, including prenatal massage; sports massage for those with chronic pain or injuries; and deep-tissue and hot-stone therapies (the stones are gathered straight off of Superior’s lakeshore). • 5700 Hwy. 61, Lutsen, watersmeetspa.com

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