Spa weekend near DC
March 12, 2008 11:18 AM   Subscribe

I need suggestions for a spa weekend for three or four women in June -- preferably less than a 3 hour drive from Washington, DC...

Someone had recommended Coolfont in Berkeley Springs, WV but I understand them to be closed for renovations.
The three of us are not so much the spa treatment types but someplace relaxing with a nice selection of stores and/or outdoor walking possibilities would be welcome. These would be for my friend and myself, both thirty something, and her mother, sixty something.
posted by chickaboo to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last year my wife and I went to Nemacolin Resort outside of Pittsburg. It was about a 3.5 hour drive from DC if I remember correctly. The grounds were large and nice with some good hiking opportunities. Not much in the way of retail. The spa was outstanding. They have about 3 or 4 hotels on the property; I recommend staying at the newest of the hotels as the others were a little worn.
posted by hawkeye at 11:34 AM on March 12, 2008

You've described Berkley Springs, WV to a T. The state park offers massage and soaks in the mineral water. For fanciers spa treatments, take a peek here. The town has a variety of crafter/artisan shops and is very walkable. The region is chock full of hiking opportunities.
posted by wg at 11:39 AM on March 12, 2008

Consider The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA.
posted by ericb at 12:15 PM on March 12, 2008

The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The least populated county in Virginia... lots of beautiful, forested, rocky highlands... gorgeous.
posted by InstantSanitizer at 12:26 PM on March 12, 2008

Response by poster: Homestead is gorgeous but certainly not 3 hours from the city
posted by chickaboo at 12:47 PM on March 12, 2008

Poplar Springs
posted by buddha9090 at 12:57 PM on March 12, 2008

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