The top budget health spas offer a lot of the features of more expensive health spas. They're all-inclusive, with meals, exercise classes, and sometimes lectures. The big difference is that everything tends to be on a more modest scale at budget health spas—accommodations, the room, the facilities, and the spa itself
Prices at the budget health spas on this list start at $1200 per person per week for women who bunk four-to-a-room at Tennessee Fitness Spa in Waynesboro, Tennessee. It's more typical for rates to be $200-$300 a night at budget health spas (remember, all meals and activities are included). Spa treatments are included in some packages at these budget health spas, or you can buy them a la carte. Spa treatment prices tend to be less expensive than at luxury spas because the facilities are more modest.
Red Mountain Spa in St. George, Utah: This is not only a great budget health spa but one of the best health spas in the country, period. The least expensive rooms are modest, but the staff and activities and food are top-notch. You don't feel like you're settling.
Spa Eastman in Montreal, Canada: Forty-four rooms are spread over seven pavilions. It has many packages, including a three-night "naturopathic package" that includes a naturopathic consultation, hot stone massage, and body treatments.
Copperhood Spa, Shandaken, New York: Set right on The Esopus river in the Northern Catskills, near Woodstock, this well-kept inn offers lots of outdoor activities and classes.
Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, Jesmond, Clinton, British Columbia, Canada: If you like horseback riding, this is the spa for you. This is a working ranch where you can help collect eggs or go get a Thai treatment.
Spruce Hills Resort & Spa, 108 Mile Ranch, British Columbia: Situated in the middle of 20,000 acres of ranchland, this spa specializes in weight loss, hiking, and horseback riding.
Tennessee Fitness Spa, Waynesboro, Tennessee: Located 95 miles from Nashville, in the lush woods of Tennessee, this is as low as it goes if you bunk four to a room. Everyone gets a fitness evaluation and goes on a 1200-1400 calorie diet. Chalet-style accommodations are simple. Closed December to early March.
Deerfield Spa in the Pocono Mountains in Stroudsburg. Pennsylvania: This small, homey spa on 12 acres in the Pocono Mountains has a weight loss focus. It accommodates just 33 guests at a time. Overnight accommodations are closed November through early April, but a day spa is open year-round.