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After reading Mari's post on Ste Anne's Spa in Canada, I'm starting this thread in hopes lots of us will check in with reviews of some spas we've been to and what we liked about them.

I'm voting for The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The Spa is small, but elegant. Definitely worth the trip for the Shiatsu Massage by Jennifer! She has you lie face down in a cozy darkened room scented with herbs and with New Age-y music playing and candles burning. Pretty standard spa stuff until she grabs the bars mounted on the ceiling of the room and supports herself while she presses on your back, shoulders, hips, arms and legs with her feet!! OMG and she has big powerful feet too! She is a Vivaldi with her feet and you will leave floating on a cloud! After suffering with an SI problem for weeks, I was fixed in an hour. She really works the kinks out.

The rooms in the hotel are plush and comfy, and the 4 restaurants are top notch, ranging from pub food to gourmet elegant. A nice place for a family reunion since there's something for everyone: golf, swimming, shopping, spas, on site gym, fine dining, horse-drawn carriage rides with Hans at Christmastime, and exploring the grounds for wildlife.



 

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I took DH away for a mini-vacation to a resort in Indiana called French Lick/West Baden. We each had a 75 min spa treatment - he had a Hot Stone Massage and i had a Hot Stone Pedicure.

Well, the resort had recently had a multi-million dollar facelift and was lovely, especially in the rainy spring weather they've had. The spas could have used a little more imaginative treatment....they were just the usual spa thing: running water fountains, fake fireplaces, New Agey music (All Enya All the time!) and not much to look at while getting a treatment. Why can't someone come up with a nice environment like a sunroom to be in with plants to look at, sky to see, fresh air? Lots of windows!

The treatments weren't all that special, but the prices were. I was expecting more. But it was just a standard pedi and then later she rubbed HOT oily stones on my legs and between my toes. Not too great.

Oh well, sometimes you just have to get away from it all, and that much was wonderful. There were some interesting things along the 5 hour drive: elk farms (for the meat), buffalo farms (ditto), black angus farms, llamas, baby goats and lambs. Expensive designer livestock.

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Thanks, but no it wasn't a bummer at all. Anytime we can get out of the Hood is good! It was nice to spend time talking and laughing together, which we don't do often enough, so it was fine! Just not worth the high prices they charged...



 
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