Best Spas in Virginia

Kingsmill Spa
Kingsmill Spa. Courtesy of Kingsmill Spa

Virginia is one of the original spa destinations in America, with hot springs that attracted the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Today the historic Virginia spa The Omni Homestead maintain its traditions while offering all the amenities of modern resort spas, including family-friendly spa policies.  Many other top-quality resort spas, urban hotel spas and intimate inn spas have opened in the state, and all of them welcome clients on a day spabasis.

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The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia

Omni Homestead
Omni Homestead
7696 Sam Snead Hwy, Hot Springs, VA 24445, USA
Phone +1 540-839-1766

Set in the scenic Allegheny Mountains, The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, is one of America's oldest and most famous spas. The stately red brick and white columned resort with 483 rooms and suites was founded in 1766, though it just had 18 rooms then. The complex now sprawls across 2,000 acres, and its year-round offerings include golf on the famed Cascades Course and Cascades Course, tennis, swimming, a two-acre water park, archery, fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding, falconry, snow-skiing, snow-tubing and ice-skating.  Whew. 

The lavish spa is a huge draw and includes a 1904 indoor pool fed by hot springs, an outdoor adults-only Spa Garden, and a modern Aqua Thermal Suite with European-style facilities. Thomas Jefferson bathed in the 98-degree hot springs here. Men still bathe in the 1761 structure  known as The Jefferson Pools, while women retire to a separate ladies building. 

Along with the usual complement of spa services for adults, there are a number of treatments for teens age 14-17 and a Family Spa Suite for children age 5-13, accompanied by parents.  

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Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia

Salamander Resort & Spa
Salamander Resort & Spa
500 N Pendleton St, Middleburg, VA 20117, USA
Phone +1 540-751-3160

Set on 340 acres nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains amid Virginia's famed horse and wine country, Salamander Resort & Spa is an opulent property designed as a country estate. All 168 rooms and suites include an outdoor patio or balcony. The beautiful 23,000 square-foot spa has 14 treatments rooms an a full complement of services. 

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The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial architecture, Williamsburg
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307 S England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA
Phone +1 757-220-7720

Williamsburg Lodge has a 20,000 foot, colonial-style spa, with brick floors and colonial prints. It uses five centuries of wellness as its inspiration, including colonial herbal treatments, European-style water cures and African rootworks. The Williamsburg Lodge is just a very short walk from Colonial Williamsburg, which brings to life America in the 1700s. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Ritz Carlton Tyson's Corner
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1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102, USA
Phone +1 703-506-4300

This is an urban hotel spa in the heart of the legendary shopping in Northern Virginia's Tyson Corners. Convenient to both major D.C. airports, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corners has 365 rooms, 30 suites and 3 luxury suites. The Ritz-Carlton is famous for its impeccable service, which you can expect at this small but elegant spa. 

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Wintergarden Spa at Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Spa at Wintergreen Resort
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Wintergreen Resort, VA 22967, USA

Set on 11,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort is a four-season, 300-room mountain retreat best known for its skiing and 45 holes of championship golf. The modern new 12,000 square-foot spa is set at the highest point of the resort, offering beautiful views of the mountains and valley below. The family-friendly spa includes treatments aimed at teenagers and pregnancy massage.

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The Martha Washington Inn & Spa

Martha Washington Inn & Spa
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150 W Main St A, Abingdon, VA 24210-2810, USA
Phone +1 276-628-3161

Originally built in 1832, red brick Martha Washington Inn & Spa is located in the historic district of Abingdon in the Blue Ridge Highlands. Its 51 rooms and 11 suites are individually decorated with handsome antiques. The spa has a beautiful new saltwater pool and sundeck, and offers spa treatments for children and teens.

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The Founders Inn and Spa

Founder's Inn
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5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA
Phone +1 757-424-5511

Centrally located to Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Williamsburg, The Founders Inn and Spas has 240 guest rooms and suites on 26 acres. Its $5 million, 10,000 square-foot Flowering Almond Spa is the only resort spa in the Southside Hampton Roads region, and just a short distance from one of the best beaches in the mid-Atlantic. The spa has six treatment rooms, including a room for couples massage.

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Poplar Springs, The Inn Spa

Poplar Springs
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5025 Casanova Rd, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA
Phone +1 540-788-3410

Just fifty miles from Washington D.C., this intimate, romantic getaway on 200 acres in the county has 22 individually furnished rooms. The spa is small but tasteful, with a full menu of services, a salon, and a nice outdoor pool and patio in warm weather. 

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Landsdowne Resort's Spa Minerale

Lansdowne Resort
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44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Phone +1 703-729-4036

This full-service resort with 305 rooms is eight miles from Washington Dulles International airport and 35 miles from Washington, DC., in scenic Hunt Country, Loudoun County. Spa Minerale is a new 12,000-square-foot spa with 13 treatment rooms, including a couples suite. 

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Kingsmill Resort & Spa

Kingsmill Resort
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1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5576, USA
Phone +1 800-832-5665

This family-friendly resort is a great base for exploring Colonial Williamsburg and theme park Busch Gardens. Its 425 one, two and three-bedroom suites are located in villas that are part of a gated residential community on 2,900 acres. Amenities include 63 holes of championship golf, a 15-court tennis center, a marina on the James River, and the Spa at Kingsmill. The resort is owned by beer giant Anheuser-Busch, so its signature massage uses hops, a beer ingredient, in the oil.

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