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Spas of America Announces Top 30 Spa of 2008

Posted: January 16, 2009

Spas of America, a spa travel Web site, announced its annual ranking of the Top 30 Spas of 2008, based on consumer traffic on its site. Spas of America president Craig Oliver says, "This year's list is a unique cross-section of spa and wellness experiences from across North America, including resort, hotel and destination spas from the United States, Canada and Mexico." More than 650 spas are featured on the Spas of America Web site, and the Top 30 list represents the top 5%.

Topping the list for 2008 is the 100 Fountain Spa at the Pillar and Post set in charming Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The 100 Fountain Spa is located in the heart of Niagara's wine region, a year-round destination offering a wide range of cultural and recreational activities, only minutes from majestic Niagara Falls.

No. 2 is the Homestead, situated in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of Virginia. Built in 1892, the Homestead Spa is one of America's most historic luxury spas, still fed by the original hot springs that have attracted travelers since the 1700s.

Third place honors go to the Fitness Ridge Resort & Spa in Ivins, Utah. Set amidst the remarkable red rocks of southwestern Utah, Fitness Ridge is categorized as a destination spa, offering a one week-minimum, results-oriented health, fitness and weight loss program.

Spas of America's Top 30 Spas for 2008

  1. 100 Fountain Spa at the Pillar & Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  2. The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia
  3. Fitness Ridge Resort & Spa, Ivins, Utah
  4. Abhasa Spa, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
  5. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
  6. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York
  7. The Tides Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  8. Living Waters Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California
  9. Turtle Cove Spa, Mountain Harbor Resort, Mount Ida, Arkansas
  10. The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, Carefree, Arizona
  11. Aspira Spa, The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
  12. Willows Lodge & Spa, Woodinville, Washington
  13. Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, California
  14. Secret Garden Spa, Prince of Wales, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  15. Red Mountain Spa, St. George, Utah
  16. Anara Spa, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, Hawaii
  17. Crystal Springs Resort, Vernon, New Jersey
  18. Miraj Hammam Spa, Vancouver, British Columbia
  19. Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Pala, California
  20. Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Spa Resort, Parksville, British Columbia
  21. Spa Terra, Meritage Resort at Napa, Napa, California
  22. Chrysalis Inn & Spa, Bellingham, Washington
  23. Park Hyatt Toronto, Stillwater Spa, Toronto, Ontario
  24. Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California
  25. Ancient Cedars Spa, Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia
  26. The Heartland Spa, Gilman, Illinois
  27. Spa Avania, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona
  28. Health Spa Napa Valley, Inn at Southbridge, St. Helena, California
  29. Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  30. Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa, North Bonneville, Washington