Your Your Guide to California Spa Resorts

Outdoor Massage at
Dana Point's Spa at Laguna Cliffs



Lake Tahoe's Squaw Creek

Your Humble Travel Guide's Book
on a totally different subject

'La La' Land
(Los Angeles, California)

Santa Barbara's Serene Spa


San Diego, California

Sausalito's Casa Madrona
Hotel and Spa

Yosemite's Tenaya Lodge Resort


California Spa Resort
By Brian Benjamin Carter, MSci, LAc

I'm a total enthusiast about how much there is to do in where I live, in California! So, I wanted to overwhelm you with a lot of quality web links and reviews.
Check them out below!

Hey dude, going to spa resorts is just the kind of thing we Californians do.

Alphabetical by City:

Dana Point, California - The Spa at Laguna Cliffs - huge spa, fitness center, vichy shower, 362 guest rooms, ocean views, balconies, high speed internet access, email specials from web site, weddings, meetings, coastal cuisine from 2 restaurants.

June Lake, California - Double Eagle Resort and Spa - Massages, baths, facials, gourmet restaurants, corporate retreats, banquets, plus seasonally: skiing, fly fishing classes, snowmobiling, ice skating, etc.

Laguna Beach, California - Montage Resort & Spa - 20,000 square foot indoor outdoor spa; 30 acres landscaped grounds; 262 rooms, each room has balcony and ocean view; classic wood and stone architecture, crown moldings, rich dark wood, copper gutters and a shingle-style roof; internet, TV, DVD; fitness, lap pool; car rental, 4 shops; babysitting referrals, kids' club; 3 restaurants and one bar/lounge; coves and tide pools.

Lake Tahoe, California - Resort at Squaw Creek has a golf, skiing, and a spa - Four diamond luxury in idyllic mountain setting; retreat; shopping promenade; 4 restaurants; meeting facilities; full service spa; health and fitness center; comprehensive children's program; ski-in, ski-out; golf, ice skating, heated pools, waterslide, hiking and biking trails.

Los Angeles, California - Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills - facials, massages, salt scrub, etc.; pool terrace and restaurant; poolside cabanas with TV, telephone, and fan

Palm Springs, California - Indian Wells Oasis of Spas - Championship golf and tennis, mountain views, quiet poolside sanctuary; 4 spas to choose from: complete menu of treatments, lush Spa Garden with cascading waterfall baths and private treatment cabanas, men's and women's lounges, state-of-the-art treatment rooms, Loran Loran Salon, plunge pools and a fitness center with aerobics area - all surrounded by a sparkling lake, mud bars, Vichy showers and Watsu pool, variety of spa treatments in the comfort of your own room, or poolside if you prefer..

Sausalito, California - Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa - 63 Rooms, Including Seven Suites; 32 original rooms in the Mansion and Hillside Casitas of Victorian style, 31 rooms in expansion with contemporary decor, Avanyu Spa with eight treatment rooms, 5,000 square feet of meeting space, catering and audio/visual services available upon request.

Santa Barbara, California - The Serene Spa at Four Seasons Resort - the height of pampering in a world of pure, personal comfort. Warm ocean breezes embrace you, and the perfume of the Rose Garden brings peace of mind. Immerse yourself in a full experience of the senses with signature massage and skin-care rituals, blending the bounty of the sea with botanicals from the gardens of Santa Barbara. Dining, pool, fitness, spa, golf, tennis, baby sitters, and no extra charge for kids under 18. Spa features private treatment rooms, whirlpool, saunas and steam rooms

San Diego, California - Spa Tiki - Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, across from the Convention Center, this bi-level day and health spa resort spans over 8,000 sq. ft. of the elegant Harbor Club. It has a private elevator, and complimentary valet parking. This unique San Diego day spa was specifically designed to meet the special needs of both local guests and convention visitors. Spa vacation packages, massage and spa treatments, a complete beauty salon, and a large retail section of specialty tropical items.

San Diego, California - SpaTerre at Paradise Point Resort - special treatments like shea butter, milk and honey, stone massage, that yoga; 462 rooms, 5 pools, tennis courts, putting, bicycle, volleyball; state of the art conference facilities, weddings, catering...

Santa Ynez, California - Santa Ynez Inn and Spa - Victorian grace and hospitality in the heart of Santa Barbara County wine country. The Santa Ynez Inn offers lavish suites with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and many amenities. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, evening desserts, and a full gourmet breakfast in the morning.

San Francisco, California - Spa Fusion and Health Club at the Hilton San Francisco - coffee scrub, almond scrub, hand repair for men, couples side by side massage and soak; huge spa, heated pool, serenity lounge, couples suite, cityscape roottop city view restaurant; health and wellness classes; meetings, etc.

North of San Francisco, California - Vichy Hot Springs Resort and Inn - only two hours north of San Francisco, offers only naturally warm and carbonated mineral baths in North America; bed & breakfast in rooms and cottages including champagne baths, hot soaking pool, olympic size swimming pool (in summer) and 700 acres for nature walking and hiking; full buffet breakfast included; other meals five minutes away in Ukiah. Come and experience a true carbonated mineral bath, massage, facial and a walk on the beautiful 700 acre ranch. You will feel a million miles from your cares, and "your heart will sing a new song".

Yosemite, California - Tenaya Lodge Resort with Spa Services - High Sierra Vistas, California Style - 244 rooms, world-class resort property, 35 acres bordering the Sierra National Forest, two miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge has earned the AAA Four-Diamond award every year since 1990. Each of the guestrooms has a mountain lodge feeling with bold-scale furniture and Native American patterns, colors and artwork. The guestrooms have dataport telephones, coffee makers, hair dryers, and movies on-demand. Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing and snowshoeing are a few sports made unforgettable by the wonders of Yosemite National Park and Tenaya Lodge's own 35 acre property. The Lodge's expert activities staff and Guest Experience Center can book you into a bonanza of activities. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a fitness center and spa services. Kids have their own pint-sized gold panning, fishing, biking, hiking, and special Camp Tenaya programs. The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is located 55 miles north of Fresno, three and a half hours from the greater San Francisco Bay area and four and a half hours from the Los Angeles area.

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