Review: The Lodge At Woodloch Women’s Retreat


Last Christmas my husband gave me a gift certificate to The Lodge at Woodloch. It is listed as one of Forbes Top Ten Most Luxurious Spa’s and it happens to be only about 30 minutes from my house. I finally got to use this gift certificate this weekend and treated myself to a facial and massage.

Before I even get to the review of the treatments, The Lodge at Woodloch has a fabulous Women’s Retreat (and a separate one for men) that is also worthy of a write up. You get a locker to store your clothes, bags etc. which is really not a “locker” at all. It is a gorgeous wood mini storage closet, complete with shelves and a hook to store your things. It has an electronic keypad, where you determine the lock code for safe, secure access to your things. In between storage units are oversized leather ottoman’s. On the other side of the storage units is a room filled with plush comfy seats, leather chairs, an entire glass window wall that looks out to a lake and a roaring fireplace. There is a counter with fresh fruits, nuts and teas available.

There are two hallways that contain 5 private shower rooms each with stone flooring in the glass shower stalls and has Rosemary scented Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel and Lotion. A large vanity room joins both hallways and comes complete with hair dryers, curling irons, hair styling products and everything necessary to freshen up.

The Women’s Retreat also has a whirlpool in a frosted glass enclosed room. The frosted glass gives you small peaks of the outdoors with its fern stenciling. In a separate room in the same area of the whirlpool is a steam room, a sauna that boasts scents of lavender and an enclosed porch with a view of the lake. A pitcher of iced water and fresh slices of lemon await you on a table outside all of the rooms.

Further into the retreat is the Aqua Garden. It has a large indoor pool and a waterfall that cascades in to a multi-level whirlpool (one on an upper level and one below it). The Aqua Garden is surrounding by windows on 3 sides and just outside is the Horizon Whirlpool that is heated enough that it can be used in the winter.

The Women’s Retreat can be used by spa patrons for one hour before treatments and up to one hour after your treatments have completed. The Women’s Retreat alone is worth a visit to The Lodge at Woodloch.



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7 Responses to Review: The Lodge At Woodloch Women’s Retreat

  1. Elana

    In the voice of Napolean Dynamite…”Lucky!” Sounds great –Do you feel completely relaxed and ready to start a new week?

  2. nilla cookie

    Oh my! You lucky girl! It looks like such a dream. I’m getting more relaxed just looking at the photos!

    Must.. research.. SF.. spas..

  3. Carol B.

    Sounds heavenly! We just came back from a family vacation at Woodloch Pines (second year going there), and I was so tempted to schedule a treatment at the spa. Next time I’m going to make a point of it!

  4. CNYSPAGIRL

    I’ll be headed to Woodloch this month with my mom for a Mother’s Day getaway. We are only speding one night, but I’m really excited.

  5. Suzy

    Wowsa! A Tripadvisor.com “Top 10 Spas in the World”! I want to go! I want to go! So, you can only use the “facilities” for 1 hour before and after your treatment(s)? Hmmm. So? What treatment(s) did you do? Lucky.

  6. Shannon

    I had a Swedish massage and facial. It was heaven.

  7. Anna S.

    your husband must have known what you wanted for Xmas just from looking at your blog title

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