Unforgettable Spa Day Experiences to Give Your Mom This Mother’s Day

There's no better gift than a day of relaxation and pampering, other than getting there in your dream car. Our favorite spas and the cars they're best paired with.

Woman In Lotus Position Doing A Chakra Vibration Therapy At The Woodloch Lodge
Enjoy vibrational sound meditation. Credit: Woodloch Lodge

And the dream cars that make the experience perfect.

While flowers and heart-shaped chocolates are nice gestures, why not WOW your mom this Mother’s Day with an unforgettable spa day? You might be wondering where to go or what to do, so we’ve created a fabulous list of resorts nationwide providing spa day experiences moms will remember for years to come.

We want both city dwellers and suburban moms to have an escape from the rat (or rug rat) race, so these locations are within driving distance from major cities across the country. From luxurious pampering to stunning locations, we’ve searched the country to find spas that offer everything your mom could want – and more!

Drive Up in Your Dream Car

How about visiting each location in a dream car? We’ve got suggestions that compliment your stay at each location.

The Mercedes-Benz Amg Sl63 And I Got Along Fabulously. Photo Courtesy Of Annika Carter

The Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 and I got along fabulously. Photo courtesy of Annika Carter

Surround Yourself with lush green forests and pastures in the Northeast

Cottage In Green Garden At Twin Farms Resort And Spa

Just one of the unique cottages at Twin Farms. Credit: Twin Farms

1. Twin Farms

You’ll find the all-inclusive Twin Farms Spa and Resort only three hours from Boston and five from New York. At Twin Farms, they personalize every detail so your visit is exactly as you wish. Stay amid eclectic, museum-quality art in one of 20 individually designed cottages and suites. Enjoy heavenly meals in their dining room, or private dinners à deux in your room, or even go on an intimate picnic deep in the forest. The resort’s motto: “Your home away from home.”

3 People Doing Yoga Outside Surrounded By Trees

Get your zen on with an outdoor yoga session surrounded trees. Credit: Twin Farms

What we love about this spa: 

  • Each cottage is unique in style and amenities. There’s truly something for everyone.
  • Borrow a luxurious Volvo XC90 SUV and a sporty V90 Cross Country during your stay.
  • Hike on their private mountain, complete with a chef-created picnic.
  • The Himalayan Sea Salt Stone Massage is a must for your spa day.

Dream Car: The 2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid SUV Has Me Saying Yes!

One of the best-ranking automotive brands when it comes to safety. It also ranks as one of the best family cars of 2022 in Parents Magazine’s 3-row ECO SUV category.

Gray Volvo Suv In Parking Lot

This hotel gives you a dreamy Volvo upon request. Credit: Kymri Wilt

2. The Lodge at Woodloch 

Located just two hours from New York City, The Lodge at Woodloch is a luxury spa resort nestled in the serene Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. This award-winning resort’s overnight stays are all-inclusive and offer a range of spa day treatments, gourmet meals, outdoor activities, and wellness programs to rejuvenate and refresh. The Lodge’s Mother’s Day package includes a $200 spa credit, a rose petal turndown service, and a special Mother’s Day brunch.

The Woodloch Lodge Lit Up At Night

Such a beautiful setting. Credit: Woodloch Lodge

There is a day spa option if you don’t want to stay overnight, including using an eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, Hydromassage WaterWalls, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, and indoor pool. Looking for a family vacation? Just two Miles away is the sister resort, The Lodge at Woodloch, which provides an ideal atmosphere for families and groups alike to re-connect and rebuild lasting relationships.

Woman In Lotus Position Doing A Chakra Vibration Therapy At The Woodloch Lodge

Enjoy vibrational sound meditation. Credit: Woodloch Lodge

What we love about this spa: 

  • 35 classes daily to explore your passions
  • Walking the Lotus Labyrinth to set your intention for the day
  • Float therapy: A hydrotherapy experience offering immediate healing qualities
  • Open up your 7 Chakras with a guided healing sound meditation

Dream Car: Can You Drive a Convertible All Year Long? The Audi S5 Cabriolet Says Yes!

You see her whizzing by in traffic. Her car’s top is down with her scarf flowing in the breeze, and you think, “My next car needs to be a convertible.”

Green Audi S5 Cabriolet Convertible With Top Down.

Drive up in style with this Audi S5 Cabriolet convertible. Credit: Scotty Reiss

Get Inspired by Native American Culture in the Southwest

3. Aji Spa at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Named after the sacred Aji Mountain on the Gila River Indian Community, Aji Spa & Salon offers a one-of-a-kind authentic Native American spa experience only 25 minutes outside of Phoenix. From body peels and wraps to chakra alignments, Aji has something for those looking to relax and rejuvenate. As one of three Forbes Five Star Spas in Arizona, Aji brings together contemporary spa treatments with the sacred doctrines of the Pima and Maricopa tribes. A spa day here does not require an overnight stay. 

Large Windows Overlooking The Grounds Of The Aji Spa At The Sheraton Grand At Wild Horse Pass

Overlooking the grounds of the Large windows overlooking the grounds of the Aji Spa and Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Credit: Sheraton Grand

What we love about this spa: 

  • CHIPICH Indigenous Signature Body Scrub
  • HO’ISHP Sacred Prickly Pear Body Treatment
  • Pampering hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas and lounges
  • Horseback via the on-site KOLI Equestrian Center followed by a 50-minute massage at the spa
Treatment Room At The Aji Spa At The Sheraton Grand At Wild Horse Pass

Native American inspired treatment rooms at the Aji Spa Credit: Aji Spa

Dream Car Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce: The Luxury of Athleticism

Ah, the luxury of an athletic car: effortless driving, beauty from every angle, it makes you look good, too. That’s the mission behind the newest edition of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the sporty Veloce.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce

Evenings can get chilly in the desert. Recline your seats and look at the stars through the panoramic sunroof. Credit: Scotty Reiss

4. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Austin

You won’t feel like you’re situated inside the city lines at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. It’s a quiet retreat tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and other Hotel happenings. With three treatment rooms and additional luxury facilities, guests can expect a private and full wellness experience. Before treatments begin, you will be welcomed into pristine locker rooms featuring private showers and eucalyptus-infused steam rooms.

Woman Getting A Sensory Treatment And Massage

Enjoy a sensory experience with this specialty massage. Credit: Four Seasons Hotel Austin

After getting settled into the beloved Four Seasons robes, you can then make your way to the Relaxation Lounge which is home to the captivating Himalayan Pink Salt Wall. In addition to providing soft illumination, Himalayan salt crystals are said to produce negative ions that cancel out the positive ions associated with increased stress, insomnia, and allergies. And the cherry on top: MOTHER’S DAY SPA PACKAGE (Monday, May 8- Sunday, May 14) ($300/guest) 

What we love about this spa: 

  • The Spa’s signature head-to-toe experience
  • Himalayan Salt Wall
  • Eucalyptus Steam Rooms
  • Margaritas by the salt water pool

Dream Car The Kia EV6 GT Won the Title of 2023 World Performance Car, and We Can See Why!

The Kia EV6 GT is undeniably sexy. Like the regular EV6, sleek, sharp lines point forwards and angular features hint at speed and performance.

Red Kia The Kia Ev6 Gt

You’ll turn heads when you drive up in this sleek and sexy Kia EV6 GT Credit: Liv Leigh

Experience the calm, comfort, and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest

Known as the Evergreen state for its abundant evergreen forests, Washington is the perfect location for a hotel and spa that celebrates nature. Best known for its beautiful coastline, green interior, rainy weather, and spectacular mountains. Don’t worry about the rain, because the rainbows here are breathtaking.

5. Salish Lodge and Spa

Salish Lodge Overlooking Snoqualmie Fall In Washington State

Salish Lodge overlooking Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State. Credit: Salish Lodge

Only 30 minutes from Seattle, the Salish Lodge & Spa provides the perfect escape from the everyday, with soothing services, refined accommodations, and a magnificent backdrop on Snoqualmie Falls. Admire the mesmerizing display of power and peacefulness at this 268-foot waterfall — one of Washington State’s most popular attractions. My husband and I loved staying here for our 10th anniversary. Truly one of my favorite places in the country. You can hike down to the waterfall for an even closer look.

Treatment Room With Massage Tables Next To A Fireplace At The Spa At The Salish Lodge

I don’t think I’d want to leave after a fireside treatment here. Credit: Salish Lodge

At The Spa at Salish Lodge offers a variety of treatments using Pacific Northwest ingredients, including massage and body therapies, all aided by our expert practitioners. It’s no wonder The Spa at Salish Lodge has won numerous awards and honors, including Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 50 Hotel Spas in the United States.” On the last Wednesday of every try one of the Botox & Bubbles events! Just $10 per unit. Take advantage of complimentary shared access to our luxurious Soaking Pools, skincare samples, and of course, bubbles! Plus, enjoy $40 off spa treatments!

What we love about this spa: 

  • Melt away tension with the CannaBLISS CBD infused body massage
  • Enjoy a massage rooms by the fire
  • Eat at The Dining Room with outstanding views of Snoqualmie Falls and the Snoqualmie River

Dream Car The Kia Telluride Is Luxe, Loaded, and Affordable

The Kia Telluride is reminiscent of a Land Rover without the price tag. Paired with the slick trim and leather seats, this car just might fool bystanders into thinking you spent over $100K for your car.

Gray Kia Telluride Parked On The Street

The Kia Telluride provides both luxury and muscle for going off road though a Northwest Forest. Credit: Jill Robbins

Head to Southern California to wine, dine and rejuvenate

Southern California is famed for its sunny weather and dramatic Pacific coastline. Major cities include Los Angeles and San Diego. We’ve added two fantastic resorts and spas within driving distance to both cities. You can’t go wrong with choices by the beach or the wineries. Your Mother is sure to love any spa day in this area.

South Coast Winery Resort And Spa Building With Vinyards In The Foreground

Stroll through the vineyards after a relaxing day at the spa. Credit: South Cost Winery

6. Grapeseed Spa at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa

GrapeSeed Spa includes a heated outdoor saltwater pool, set to an inviting 84-degrees throughout the year, a wide range of treatment rooms and two tranquility lounges. Snuggle up and relax on an oversized chaise lounge on the Spa’s spacious veranda overlooking wine country after your day of rejuvenation. Relax poolside with the sun overhead while sipping our signature wines.

For only $75, book a spa day pass, which includes, full access to Spa amenities such as: Locker, robe, sandals, showers, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, fitness room and outdoor saltwater pool & whirlpool.

Two Lounge Chairs In A Cabana Overlooking The Pool.

Spend your spa day poolside at the resort. Credit: Grapeseed Spa

What we love about this spa: 

  • Fun seasonal specials like the Fresh Fruitfoliant Facial and Gree Tea Mint Massage
  • Citrus Glow Body Polish – aromatic citrus experience will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and hydrate
  • Spa packages starting at $375 for a variety of services to enjoy a full day of bliss

Dream Car BMW X5 45e: Electric Car Fun Without Compromising the Sporty Luxury of BMW

We love the BMW X5 for all its promise: A luxuriously appointed, sporty and stylish SUV with all the things we love about BMW: it drives with precision, accommodates every comfort and delivers cutting-edge technology, even if you have to pay a little extra for it.

Woman Leaning Against Bmw X5 45E

This small SUV is sporty luxury. Credit: Scotty Reiss

7. The Lodge at Terry Pines

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is the perfect destination for a Mother’s Day getaway you’re sure to remember. Overlooking the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, the accommodations at The Lodge are nothing short of incredible. Enjoy Award-winning cuisine at the A.R Velentien. They are hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch to spoil mom with an exquisite three-course dining experience. $175 per adult.

Outdoor View Of The Terry Pines Resort Overlooking The Pool

Watch the sunset overlooking the pool from the resort. Credit: Torrey Pines Resort

On a quiet perch in view of coastal cliffs that tower above the Pacific Ocean, The Spa at Torrey Pines is a destination defined by relaxation and revitalization. Experience the serenity of the spa with an array of massages, facials, body wraps, and nail care treatments – there’s something for every mom! And for the mom’s looking to get outdoors on their vacation, spend the day putting like a pro on the Torrey Pines Golf Course and take in the sweeping views of La Jolla. Get your spa gift card here.

Woman On Massage Table With Rose Pedals And Honey

A Spring special treatment: Sweet Rose & Honey Scrub. Credit: The Lodge Torrey Pines

What we love about a spa day here:

  • The rose and honey scrub and massage
  • An affordable and luxurious mani/pedi with coconut and citrus
  • Body masks promoting natural detoxification and hydration
  • The coastal aroma soak and massage – A relaxing soak of Dead Sea salts and organic essential oils
The American Club Resort In Kohler Wisconsin

The historic American Club and expansive lawns. Credit: Kohler Destinations

The Best of the Midwest

In 2020, Condé Nast Traveler published a list of some of the best spa getaways from Chicago. I love this quote, “We love a good journey, but sometimes it really is about the destination—especially when that arrival point comes with spa treatments, world-class meals, and over-the-top service.” This is their number one choice, and I can see why.

8. The American Club

Feel transported to yesteryear at the The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. Just a little over 2 hours from Chicago, this location boasts a thriving 5 Star 5 Diamond resort hotel on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Kohler Waters Spa

This spectacular spa is three-levels, stretching across the ground level, basement, and rooftop of the Carriage House of The American Club. The signature treatments emphasize using water. As the only five-star spa in the state of Wisconsin, Kohler Waters Spa offers world-class well-being experiences. Imagine a hydrotherapy message where you receive a body scrub under the “rain” of enormous Kohler shower heads for nearly an hour. Pure bliss!

Hydrotherapy Massage

This hydrotherapy treatment is a must! Credit: Kohler Destinations

What we love about this spa:

  • The Hydrotherapy Circuit – spend 2-3 minutes in each: shower, whirlpool, cool plunge pool and steam room.
  • The Kohler Waters Cafe – Healthy dining options compliment any spa day
  • The “OHM” Organic Facial – Fall into your deepest state of calm with this restorative and luxurious facial.

Note: The spa can get crowded, so the hotel restricts access to overnight guests on the weekends. Treatments can book up months in advance regardless of the day of the week so Plan ahead.

Dream Car: 2022 Lincoln Navigator Review: This Big Boy Will Wow You

Last, let’s head to Atlanta to spoil Mom at a Spa Getaway

It’s time for you ladies in Atlanta to break free of the city and spoil yourselves rotten. North Georgia is one of the most interesting regions of the U.S. with a variety of charming towns that offer everything from antique markets to hiking trails; from historic homes to science museums. There is something for everyone here.

The Cottages On The Grounds Of The Barnsley Resort

Sign me up for a stay in one of these lovely cottages on the resort grounds. Credit: Barnsley Resort and Spa

9. Barnsley Resort and Spa

Situated just over an hour outside Atlanta, you’ll find the Barnsley Resort and Spa in Adairsville, Georgia. My friends in the south LOVE their high heels. Well, kick them off and step onto grounds steeped in history like a good book. It’s time to relax and sip some tea while you “spill the tea”

The Spa at Barnsley Resort is a European-style spa ranked by Condé Nast as #14 of the Top 100 USA Resort Spas. Inspired by the resort’s natural surroundings, expert therapists pair nature’s healing remedies with the latest techniques for massage, body treatments, facials and beauty services.

Fluffy Robes, Sauna And Facial Treatments

Fluffy robes, sauna and facial treatments are just a few of the spa offerings. Credit: Barnsley Resort and Spa

Overnight guests of Barnsley Resort enjoy full spa privileges, including access to whirlpools, steam room and sauna. Day guests of the spa may enjoy spa facilities one hour before or after their treatment.

What we love about this spa:

  • The Vitamin Glow Enzyme Wrap – for your body, not your lunch.
  • Try the Reflexology Experience to remove energy blockages to help promote tranquility
  • Take a relaxing stroll with a Forest Bathing Journaling Walk

Dream Car The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 SUV Feels Like Sunday Brunch on a Sunny Patio

Inspired yet? Happy Mother’s Day!

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