Canyon Ranch Lenox
Storied Celeb Spa
What it is
A legendary spa and health retreat in the Berkshires set around an 1897 estate.
What it isn't
Crowded. You’ll feel, at times, like you have the place to yourself, thanks to the hush-hush atmosphere. Also: no kids.
What we think
A stay at Canyon Ranch Lenox can be whatever you'd like it to be: a time to vanquish stress, train for a marathon, refocus on wellness, or simply reconnect with what really matters. This, the second outpost of the Tucson-based brand, is truly a reprieve from 21st-century madness, with a focus on unplugging so you can plug in to the truly good life. You’ll meet with their staff of expert MDs to address any concerns, then spend your week—or more—doing whatever you like to meet your goals, whether that’s decamping to the 100,000-square-foot spa for a pilates class or oxygen facial, or noshing on 130-calorie smoked salmon mousse on spicy whole wheat buttermilk crackers with juniper pickled red onions. (Tastes sinful, but isn’t, at 130 calories—and yes, the menu lists calorie counts).
You're here because
You’ve been seizing the day a little too hard lately, and your body is starting to show it. Here, you can seize the day without choking on the overly caloric bone. Bonus: they source most of their foods locally, including Highland Farms dairy and Taft Farms produce.
After breakfast, you walked the spa’s outdoor labyrinth, meditating on all you’re grateful for. But you forgot to mention Canyon Ranch itself, an oversight you rectified after the day’s life-changing spa treatment—a hot stone massage that left you as peaceful and contented as the Berkshires’ rushing creeks.
The charming town of Lenox, Massachusetts, home to writer and society icon Edith Wharton’s manse, The Mount, and Ventfort Hall Mansion, where The Cider House Rules was filmed.