Take a break from the daily grind with a getaway specifically designed to relieve stress and renew your mind. Whether you want to get away by yourself or with your special someone, visit one of the best places to renew and refresh your body, mind and spirit.
Click through to see how you can recharge at these affordable retreats.
The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, N.M.
As winter ski season winds down and spring break crowds head back to school, a ski resort makes an ideal rejuvenating vacation. Although the slopes at Taos Ski Valley are projected to close April 9, you can enjoy lower rates, fewer crowds and first-class spa amenities at The Blake.
Check into a room starting at $162 nightly, and cozy up to a gas fireplace while looking at the snow-capped-mountain views. Visit the spa and treat yourself to luxuries such as a Lava Flow Hot Stone Massage, Adobe Clay Wrap or Native Herbal Hydration Wrap.
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Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon
Shed your cares — and your clothing, if you like — when you soak in one of the best hot springs in the country: Breitenbush Hot Springs. The retreat and conference center serves up organic vegetarian fare for health in an environment free from alcohol, recreational drugs, cellphones and the internet.
Wander ancient forest trails, work your way mindfully along a stone labyrinth and enjoy massages, yoga, meditation or reading a good book. At the end of the day, retire to the historic lodge, and enjoy the view from a spacious deck. Rates start at $113 per person, per night.
Caveland Hostel, Greece
Make your escape to the picturesque island of Santorini when you book a rejuvenating vacation at Caveland Hostel. Set in an 18th-century winery, the complex of cave houses and classic Santorinian architecture rolls out stunning views.
Take a yoga class on the terrace overlooking the sea, wander gardens filled with fragrant blossoms of orange, lemon, pomegranate, vanilla and pistachio trees. A private room with double bed and ensuite bathroom starts at just $60.
Cenote Encantado Tent Lodges, Mexico
Sign up for rejuvenating adventure with a stay at Cenote Encantado in Tulum, Mexico. Set in a lush jungle flanking the Caribbean sea, the resort renews your body and spirit with long walks along the beach or fellowship with other travelers in the communal kitchen.
The eco retreat has tent lodges for one to three people with composting toilets, limited electricity and shorter WiFi hours to minimize ecological impact. Rates start at $23 nightly per person.
Eco Venao, Panama
Eco Venao is a jungle-by-the sea getaway that rolls out lush scenery, a sandy shoreline and plenty to do on both land and water. Snorkel, surf or just wiggle your toes in the sand and listen to the waves. Saddle up and head out to explore 75 acres of land reforested with more than 25,000 trees.
The eco-friendly escape has private accommodations starting as low as $30 nightly. But inexpensive doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of luxuries. Visit the full-service spa, participate in yoga classes on a palm-covered deck on the beach or treat your taste buds to fresh Panamanian fare at the Restaurante Los Sombreros.
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Want to see a volcano in person? Get back to nature with an off-the-grid getaway at Inanitah on the volcanic Isla de Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. Explore nearby petroglyphs and ancient idols, connect with nature or learn a new skill such as making cacao into fresh chocolate.
Participate in yoga, massage, Tantra and meditation class or private sessions, or check out natural building techniques such as stone-floor building, timber framing and compost-heated hot water systems. Visitor rates start at $24 nightly with a seven-night minimum, but Inanitah also offers monthly rates and volunteer vacations.
Jakes Hotel Villa & Spa, Jamaica
Start your day with a sunrise yoga class looking out over the Caribbean Sea. Rejuvenate your body even more in the open-air treatment rooms of the Driftwood Spa, where you can breathe the sea breeze while enjoying a full menu of rubs, scrubs and massages.
Accommodations with a view of the ocean start at $90, giving you walk-to access to the numerous Treasure Beaches flanking a sparkling turquoise sea and the charming fishing village for which they are named.
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Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming
Avoid the heavy tourist season by booking a relaxing getaway at the historic Mammoth Hot Spring Hotel as it reopens for the warm-weather season at the end of April.
Watch elk grazing on the lawn of the hotel or hike the 5.2-mile Beaver Ponds Trail leading past ponds and through stands of aspen and Douglas fir trees. Relish the park’s transitional season with a crowd-free stroll on boardwalks rising above the namesake hydrothermal features.
Check into one of the hotel’s Frontier Cabins for $157 per night.
New Camaldoli Hermitage, California
Live like a hermit when you take a personal retreat at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, Calif. The hermitage sprawls across 899 acres on coastal mountains overlooking the ocean.
Stay in a single-occupancy room that has a private garden with an ocean view. The nightly rate of $135 includes a buffet vegetarian meal in the noontime hour that you pick up and return to eat in your room or garden. The rate also includes soup, salad and snacks.
The sounds of the sea breeze through the pines provide a rejuvenating backdrop to the peaceful and contemplative atmosphere of the hermitage, which is open to people of all faiths.
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, Costa Rica
Connect to nature when you stay in a “tentalow” at the Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, which is tucked into the mountains overlooking San José, Costa Rica. The hybrid accommodations run just $148 per night, per person, with electricity and the same comfy beds you’ll find at more expensive rooms at the spa. But pull back the canvas walls and you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush gardens.
Combine your stay with yoga sessions, massages, guided hikes through a coffee plantation and eco-adventure tours such as ziplining in the canopy of the lush forest. Also available: a whitewater rafting adventure on the Pacuare River.
Samahita Retreat, Thailand
Learn breath, body and mind rejuvenating techniques you can take back with you at the Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand. Stay in an eco-friendly building for as little as $166 nightly that embraces natural lighting, solar power, rainwater harvesting and cross-ventilation for a comfortable back-to-nature ambiance.
Rejuvenate with YogaCoreCycle activities throughout the day that include yoga, meditation, cycling and core classes, all at the beach. The Sattva cuisine serves up light, easily digested fare featuring natural ingredients such as coconut milk, yogurt and homemade muesli, bread, jams and juices.
Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado
Tucked in stunning Colorado scenery high in the Rocky Mountains, the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes is home to one of the most significant sacred Buddhist architectural examples in North America, the 108-foot Great Stupa of Dharmakaya.
Hike 8 miles of trail delving into the center’s 600 acres of forested rolling hills or relax with yoga, meditation or therapeutic massage. Tuck into a private monk room at day’s end for $167 per night including meals, or get social with a shared room or dorm for as little as $109.
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas
Enjoy views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea from your private balcony starting at $136 per night when you stay at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Sleep to the sound of the waves and wake early for morning meditation and chanting. Embrace the yogic lifestyle throughout the day as yoga technique classes intersperse with free time for snorkeling, workshops, healing modalities or just reading in the garden. Savor two lacto-vegetarian meals daily.
Southern Dharma, North Carolina
Attend a teacher-led retreat at the Southern Dharma Retreat Center, which is tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The 25 retreats scheduled from March through the new year all operate in “noble silence” to create a peaceful atmosphere for reflection.
Enjoy vegan cuisine, meditation, movement and energy activities and informative lectures. Retreat costs average less than $100 per night per person, but there’s also limited opportunities to volunteer in exchange for room and board.
Tensing Pen, Jamaica
Get away to a garden cabin secluded among tropical foliage at Tensing Pen in Negril, Jamaica. The boutique hotel sits on limestone cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea and features hand-built accommodations with traditional thatched roofs and hand-built construction made from local stone and wood.
Check into a garden cabin for $160 per night. Enjoy all the modern conveniences, such as WiFi and air conditioning. Visit the massage hut on the north side of the property for some bodywork, arrange for salon treatments in your cottage, or take in yoga classes in the open air Seasong Hut.
All rates are based on stays during the first week of April with a weekday stay. All rates are subject to change.