Heaven on Earth at Whiteface Lodge and Spa

Totally chillaxed in the women's sanctuary

Totally chillaxed in the women’s sanctuary

I think I found heaven on earth. Not that I was even looking for it, but I’m pretty sure it’s in Lake Placid, New York, disguised as the day spa at Whiteface Lodge.

On my trip to Lake Placid earlier this year, I was treated to a morning of pampering and relaxation at Whiteface Lodge’s luxurious spa. I’d visited the resort the previous day for a tour of the property and was provided a glimpse of the spa. I already knew it was going to be enjoyable but I didn’t know that my time there the next morning would be absolutely blissful.

We checked in at spa reception and were escorted back into the women’s sanctuary – not a locker room but a SANCTUARY. We were given instructions to store our clothing and belongings, change into a pillowy soft white cotton bathrobe, have a seat and wait for our massage therapist to come for us. In those few minutes, I took notice of the available amenities in the women’s sanctuary: complimentary water, tea, and healthy granola snack mix; sofas and lounge chairs; free wifi; sauna; steam room; and spacious private showers. As excited as I was for my massage, I was seriously looking forward to relaxing in the sanctuary afterward.

My message therapist met me in the women’s sanctuary and spent some time asking about specific pains and problem areas. Before getting to work, I got to choose from an array of aromatherapy oils to use during my massage. The massage itself? Heavenly. It was the perfect mix of relaxing and therapeutic. I don’t like no wimpy massage, and my therapist used the right amount of pressure to make me feel like my muscles were really being worked out while I was completely relaxed. One of the best massages of my life.

Outdoor heated pool area

Outdoor heated pool area

Sadly, it seemed that this blissful massage ended way too quckly, but the relaxation didn’t stop there. We were offered access to the resort’s outdoor heated pool, indoor pool, and hot tub, but I declined. Instead, I took advantage of the solitude of the women’s sanctuary and treated myself to a long, hot shower that was not interrupted by my kids (like they are at home), using all of the complimentary amenities on hand (shampoo, soap, hair dryer, etc.). Then I got comfy on one of the oversize loungers, took advantage of the free wifi, and waited for the rest of the group to be finished with their treatments. Honestly, the entire morning was heavenly, and just what this mama needed. Working full-time, keeping up my travel blog (and traveling), and taking carre of my two children, I rarely have the opportunity to treat myself as I was at Whiteface Spa. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Whiteface Lodge and Spa. I can only hope that, one day very soon, I can once again visit the heaven on earth that you’ve created.

I was a guest of Whiteface Lodge and Spa for my morning of luxury and bliss, and of Lake Placid CVB. All words and opinions, as always, are my own.

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9 Responses to Heaven on Earth at Whiteface Lodge and Spa

  1. Erin at The World Wanderer April 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Ohhhh, this brought me right back to that magical winter day. Seriously, I’m glad winter is over, but I’d do it all over again for a dip in that hot tub and a massage in paradise.
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    • Francesca May 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      I’d do it all over again, too, and possibly try the pool… though the Women’s Sanctuary was quite enjoyable.

  2. Leah April 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    You know I’m all about a great spa experience, and this one seems wonderful. You deserve it, my friend. Probably at least once a week!
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    • Francesca May 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      Awww, you’re too kind. But can you tell that to my husband? 😉

  3. Lance | Trips By Lance April 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    I like the sound of that outdoor heated pool. I know what you’re talking about with those uninterrupted showers. I only have one child and I think he knows when that shower water runs it’s time to be crazy.
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    • Francesca May 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

      Seriously. The kids of the world must gather secretly and discuss this kind of thing!

  4. Lola DiMarco April 21, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    You do look totally chillaxed! Good thing you found heaven on earth, now I know where to find it! 😉 Sounds like a perfect morning!

    • Francesca May 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

      It sure was perfect, Lola!

  5. Pola (Jetting Around) May 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Gosh, I’d kill for that right now. NEED SPA TIME. I would have loved to chillaxed with you, my friend! Free Wi-Fi, heated outdoor pool, and those robes? Yeah.

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