With 2020 firmly in the rear view, it’s time to refresh and take a time out to reclaim your center both mentally and physically. If that perspective resonates, it’s no surprise that wellness-related travel is a top travel trend for 2021. Ready to rendezvous with serenity? Below we share where to fly private, to get your wellbeing in order.
Barnard, Vermont – Twin Farms hotel
Situated on 300 wooded acres in the under-the-radar Green Mountain State, the adults-only Twin Farms resort and spa was named ‘Hotel of the Year’ by Forbes Travel Guide. The secluded former 18th-century country estate of author Sinclair Lewis and his then new bride, boasts 10 freestanding cottages each luxuriously appointed with fireplaces and screened porches. Get your fill of the great outdoors with cross country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling, canoeing and hiking excursions, depending on the season. Plus, visit the healing Japanese furo (or bathhouse) to take a dip in a pool heated to 104 degrees.
Closest private jet airport: Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB)
Canyon Point, Utah – Amangiri
This self billed ‘sanctuary of wilderness and isolation’ has been a top celebrity-destination in recent years for good reason. Tucked into a remote valley in red rock country, award-winning Amangiri offers three and five-day Mesas, Movement & Mindfulness retreats, incorporating meditation, massage, movement classes and on/off property hikes. The 25,000 square-foot Aman Spa incorporates ancient Navajo traditions, drawing on the four elements of earth, wind, fire and water.
Closest private jet airport: Page Municipal Airport (PGA)
Morristown, Arizona – Castle Hot Springs
Luxury resort Castle Hot Springs, located amongst the Bradshaw Mountains just 50 miles north of Phoenix, was Arizona’s first wellness retreat (in 1896) and a favorite destination of celebrities of the era and America’s most prominent families, including the Astors, Vanderbilts and Rockefeller. The property reopened in late 2019— 50 years after it was shuttered by a fire, and promptly landed on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2020 ‘Hot List.’ The property’s healing and mineral-rich, cistern-fed hot springs cascade into three pools carved from rock and are the hottest (115 degrees) non-volcanic natural springs in the world. Stay in one of the 210-acre property’s luxuriously appointed freestanding bungalows or cottages (no televisions in guestrooms and Wi-Fi is limited).
Closest private jet airport: Wickenburg Municipal (E25)
Lanai, Hawaii – Sensei Lāna’i, a Four Seasons Resort
Located in one of the most remote places in the United States, the ultra all-inclusive wellness resort is a collaboration by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and world-leading physician and scientist Dr. David Agus. The premier Guided Sensei Experience matches guests with a wellbeing guide that develops a fully personalized plan focused on three core pillars of wellness: move, nourish and rest. Each self-discovery experience, which includes programs, treatments, workshops and private sessions, is tailored based on individual data. And, for those sincerely dedicated to their wellness journey, the resort is offering a 30-day extended stay.
Closest private jet airport: Lanai Airport (LNY)