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Stowe Mountain Lodge Introduces ‘Mountain Survival Package’ and Other New Experiences

December 23, 2014

Stowe, Vt. – Stowe Mountain Lodge, by Destination Hotels, is offering new and exciting outdoor adventures and revitalizing spa treatments for the 2014/2015 winter season. With people seeking more experiential and adventurous vacations for the entire family, Stowe Mountain Lodge has developed offerings that appeal to a wide variety of guests.

Here is a sample of new offerings for the 2014/2015 winter season.

The Mountain Survival Package:  This is an unforgettable experience and a chance to spend the day with a true mountain man and our resident Green Mountain expert. Mountain Survival includes:  a two-night stay in luxurious accommodations, your choice of an ice climbing/mountaineering expedition, a Rustic Furniture Making Class, or a backcountry skiing trip; an 80 minute deep tissue or hot-stone massage, a guided evening snowshoe tour and a $100 dining credit to experience our upscale restaurant, Solstice or Hourglass Lounge. Guests can seek out a true adventure with a touch of indulgence to go along.

For Mom: The Winter Goddess: Spend a day at the Spa and Wellness Center at Stowe Mountain Lodge to truly revive and rejuvenate. Winter Goddess includes:

-Hydrofacial Boost treatment

-Manicure & Pedicure


-Make-up Application

For the Young Couple: Ultimate Detox: The Stowe Mountain Lodge Spa and Wellness Center takes pride in guiding our guests to achieve their ultimate level in wellness and balance. The Ultimate Detox package is designed to leave you feeling refreshed, healthy, balanced and ready to seize the day, whether it’s on the slopes or sitting by the fire.  Ultimate Detox Package includes:

-80 minute Detox Facial

-50 minute Detox Body Wrap

-50 minute Ionic Detox Foot Ritual with a hand, scalp and foot treatment

-Healing Lodge Access for Detox Ritual

For the Kids: Art Aprés, Ages 3-18:  After a fun day on the ski hill or playing outside, kids can wind down with the art teachers from Stowe’s Helen Day Art Center, a non-profit organization that supports the arts in the community of Stowe, Vermont. Classes include: Paper Arts, Winter Birch Tree Painting, Fabric Arts, Wool Weaving, Snowboard/Ski Designing, Sticker/Logo Designing, Cartooning, Winter Watercolor and more.

For the Grandparents: Take a Day Off…from Skiing!  Package: When you ski hard on a winter vacation, especially a challenging mountain like Stowe Mountain Resort, sometimes you just need a day off. Enjoy the “Take a Day Off” package at The Spa and Wellness Center and spend the day stretching, moving, and relaxing. “Take a Day Off” includes:

-Guided snowshoe Tour and Stowega (our signature outdoor stretching and yoga class)

-Unlimited fitness classes

-Choice of 80-minute massage

For the Four Legged Family Members: Bring the dogs on a special and unique privately guided snowshoe tour for the entire family. Your dogs will get to run free, frolic in the snow and hike Smuggler’s Notch with other Vermont dogs and families. “We like to call it the ‘Vermont Dog Park’.”

Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe, a $400 million alpine village in planning and development stages for the past 16 years.  As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy world-class service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. Stowe Mountain Resort offers over 56,000 square feet of event space, as well as high-end boutiques, restaurants and limitless on-mountain recreational options.  The lodge offers farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar.  In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge’s Front Four Private Residence Club.  Rooms reservations, with special lodging offers and packages, are available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT, or by visiting For real estate inquiries, call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.

Destination Hotels is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 125 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow on Twitter: @Destination. Like on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

Stowe Mountain Resort is an internationally renowned four-season destination. With majestic Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Stowe is filled with activities for every season: golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, world-class dining, shopping, spas and more. Stowe’s historic village combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape creates the quintessential New England getaway. For more information visit: or call: 800-253-4754.


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Wanderlust Opens New Yoga Studio in Squaw Valley Resort

May 28, 2013

Wanderlust,  a yoga and music platform, announced it is opening a permanent facility in Lake Tahoe, California with the first yoga studio to hit the Squaw Valley Resort.

The new studio, Wanderlust Yoga Squaw Valley, is the third for Wanderlust and is an extension of the longstanding partnership between Wanderlust and Squaw Valley. Squaw was the original birthplace of the Wanderlust festival, which has now expanded to seven locations around the world. Wanderlust Yoga Squaw Valley will be the only full-time yoga studio in the valley, and is slated to open on Frist Street in the Village at Squaw Valley in late June 2013.

“Wanderlust’s core mission is to create community around yoga & mindful living,” said Wanderlust co-founder, Jeff Krasno. “The opportunity to do this on a 365-day basis in Wanderlust’s birthplace is beyond exciting. The integration of a first class yoga program with all of the outdoor activities and natural beauty of Squaw Valley will create a totally unique experience for local residents and guests.”

The studio plans to open six days a week with a variety of classes including Hatha, Vinyasa and Iyengar– ranging from beginner through high-level instructor training. Unique to Squaw, some classes will incorporate its extraordinary landscape, taking the practice outside on the mountain as well as classes that will start in the studio and wrap-up with a hike, bike ride, run, swim in Lake Tahoe or, come winter, skiing and riding on the mountain.

“The Wanderlust brand is truly among the preeminent brands in yoga with an ever growing presence well beyond yoga. We’re proud to be the origination of the now global Wanderlust Festival and this dedicated yoga studio space is a natural, exciting extension of our partnership with Wanderlust,” said Andy Wirth president and CEO of Squaw Valley. “We see this relationship coupled with our recent alliance with Ironman as one more progressive step towards Squaw Valley becoming the region’s epicenter of health, wellness athletic development and training.”

Squaw’s partnership with Wanderlust means the studio will be able to offer classes taught by some of the most recognized yoga instructors both regionally and nationally. Wanderlust and Squaw Valley will also be working together to host several two to three day retreats incorporating yoga, activities and accommodations.

In the style of the Wanderlust Festival’s vibrant fusion of yoga and music, Squaw’s new Wanderlust yoga studio will feature a full sound system to be used for some yoga sessions as well as for monthly live music in the studio. Wanderlust Yoga Squaw Valley will host its grand opening party during this summer’s Wanderlust Festival, coming to Squaw Valley July 18-21.

The Wanderlust Yoga Squaw Valley studio is the third of three Wanderlust yoga studios. The first opened in Austin in spring 2012, followed by a studio in Montreal in early 2013.

Wanderlust Festival, LLC is a producer of large-scale lifestyle festival events focusing on yoga, music and wellness. Its flagship festival, Wanderlust, was first launched in California in 2009 and has already become the largest multi-day yoga event in the world as well as a significant player in the larger US festival market. The company was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Velour Music Group, an artist management company and event producer based in New York City, C3 Presents and Starr Hill Presents, event producers responsible for the top music festival brands in the country, including Austin City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. For more information, visit Become a fan of Wanderlust at and follow Wanderlust on Twitter at

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts, six terrain park and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.

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New Life Hiking Spa, All-inclusive Destination Spa in Killington, Vermont Offers “Early Fall” Specials

August 21, 2012

New Life Hiking Spa, in the Green Mountains of Vermont, recognized as one of North America’s top destination spas, is currently offering all-inclusive nightly rates ranging from $196-$242 per night, until it closes for the 2012 season, September 28.

New Life Hiking Spa is frequently listed as one of the country’s most affordable destination spas by SpaFinder and Frommer’s Magazine. All-inclusive packages offer guided hiking along the Appalachian Trail each morning and healthy, fresh meals throughout the day. A variety of fitness classes, yoga, and cooking demos are offered each afternoon and one massage is included for each three night stay. Prices are always affordable at New Life Hiking Spa, but combined with the fact that foliage season is starting; the discounted prices are even more of a value.

Located in Killington, which is Vermont’s second highest peak at 4241’, signs of the famous New England foliage are beginning and increasing each day. Beautiful autumn hikes include beginner hikes that take guests along picturesque country settings, mountain streams, and working farms. Intermediate hikes lead guests along the diverse terrain of the famous Appalachian and Long Trails. Advanced hikes challenge guests further up some of the highest peaks in Vermont with breathtaking views and incredible opportunities to see autumn’s beautiful rainbow of foliage. New Life Hiking Spa offers hiking for all fitness levels and plenty of opportunities to take photographs.

About New Life Hiking Spa:

New Life Hiking Spa is a destination spa in Killington, Vermont, celebrating 35 summers in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Founded in 1978, by Jimmy LeSage, M.S., New Life is an award-winning weight loss and hiking spa vacation.

Since 2005, New Life has been selected as a top ten fitness vacation by MSNBC, and a top weight loss spa by Shape Magazine and Health Magazine. For the 19 weeks a year New Life Hiking Spa is open, approximately 600 guests from all over the world come to visit New Life in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

SpaFinders has selected New Life Hiking Spa as one of the 25 Pioneer Spas which have shaped the spa industry as we know it today. New Life is consistently picked as one of the top ten spas in the world by SpaFinders Readers Choice Awards for hiking, solo travel, weight loss, affordability and fitness classes. In addition, in 2011, Jimmy LeSage, M.S., was chosen as one of the world’s top ten best spa managers.

New Life Hiking Spa was chosen in Yankee Magazine as the 2012 Editor’s Choice for “Best Place to Rejuvenate” and has been listed as New England’s top spa by Spas of America for the past two years.

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Cranwell Resort in the Berkshires introduces flexible ‘Spa Stay Packages’

November 3, 2011

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club, in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, recently introduced new, more flexible “Spa Stay Packages” offering additional savings for spa guests. © 2011 Karen Rubin/

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club, in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, recently introduced new, more flexible “Spa Stay Packages” offering additional savings for spa guests.

In addition to 10% discounts on all spa treatments, the new packages include spa and dining credits, unlimited fitness classes, and special savings on room rates for overnight stays. Guests also have complimentary spa use including the glass-enclosed heated indoor pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and fitness center. A choice of over 50 spa treatments is available and there is a variety of fitness class offerings from yoga and aqua classes to spinning and Zumba®. Rates for a one-night Spa Getaway start at $239 per person, double, midweek. The Girlfriends Getaway, which includes chocolates and shopping discounts at nearby Premium Outlets, is offered at $299 per person, double, midweek. Rates are effective November 1, 2011 through May 13, 2012.

Cranwell is located just two and one-half hours from New York City and Boston in the historic New England village of Lenox, Massachusetts. This award winning resort features 96 distinctive guest rooms and suites, an 18-hole Championship golf course set on 380 hilltop acres, and is home to one of the largest resort Spas in the Northeast. With three restaurants and spacious banquet rooms, Cranwell also hosts numerous year-round conferences, weddings and social events.

Cranwell Resort received the Condé Nast Traveler: 2011 Readers’ Choice Award and is listed in Zagat’s “Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas”. Additional recognitions include SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award for one of “Best Spa Resorts for Golf” and the Wine Spectator Magazine Award for Excellence.

Cranwell is a partner with Stash Hotel Rewards®, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or expiration date restrictions. The resort is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ brand and is also a long time member of Historic Hotels of America, which preserves the authenticity of over 200 of America’s most prominent historic hotels and inns.

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club
55 Lee Road
Lenox, MA 01240
Toll free: 1-800-272-6935
Phone: 413-637-1364


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Landsdowne Resort Offers Unlimited Golf Package with Rates at 50% Discount

October 12, 2011

Lansdowne Resort adds the best golf deal of the fall to its golf and spa package menu, with this Re-Tee for Free through November, 2011. With 45-holes of championship golf available at Lansdowne Resort, this all-you-can play golf package allows you to play as much golf as you can during your stay, while saving 50%.

The Golf Club at Lansdowne Resort, managed by Troon Golf and known as the Mid-Atlantic’s premier golf destination, offers the region’s finest fairways and some of the best golf in Virginia. Test your handicap and discover the challenge of our two championship 18-hole courses and one 9-whole course, each designed by Robert Trent Jones II or Greg Norman. As proclaimed by The Shark, Greg Norman himself, the last four holes on the Norman Course is “one of the hardest miles in golf.”

This package allows you to play as much golf as you can during your stay; upon check-in, squeeze in 9-holes on our Sharkbite family friendly course and in the morning, add 18-holes on the Greg Norman or Robert Trent Jones course. Whatever your speed of play, this package allows as much golf as you can play in 24 hours. This package starts at $239/night and includes all the AAA, 4-star amenities of Lansdowne:  aquatic complex and fitness center, outdoor dining in addition to five restaurants, from pub dining to farm to table dining in On the Potomac, and for an additional fee, the use of Spa Minerale, our full service spa and image center. Package also includes golf cart and clubs, if requested.

Lansdowne Resort, a Four Diamond Award recipient, is the capital region’s premier, full-service resort. Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is set on more than 500 acres of secluded countryside. Lansdowne Resort features 296 guest rooms and 14 suites, a multi-pool aquatic complex, 45-holes of golf, a 45,000-square-foot conference center, six dining facilities and Spa Minérale, a full-service spa. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.  

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