North American spa and wellness consumers stayed close to home in 2021, seeking out ‘socially distanced’ fresh-air wellness experiences, according to Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021. The spa and wellness travel website cited outdoor wellness experiences such as country, mountain, desert, and soothing mineral spas as the most popular spa searches. City or urban spas only made up 10% of the spas on the list.

The most popular spa of the year is the Oneida Indian Nation’s Skʌ:nʌ́:, The Spa at Turning Stone. Skʌ:nʌ́: offers a completely unique experience that has redefined the spa experience in Upstate New York. Skʌ:nʌ́: was the first Native American inspired spa in the Northeast and pays homage to Oneida and American Indian culture through décor, ambiance, treatments, and gracious hospitality. Many of the services incorporate ingredients essential in the Oneida culture, including strawberries, sage, and white pine. This award-winning spa is the ultimate destination for tranquility and relaxation, with a variety of treatments for men and women ranging from massages, facials, full-body services, to salon amenities and manicures and pedicures. An essential part of the award-winning experience at Skʌ:nʌ́:, the spa team has decades of expertise and continuously receives high praise and accolades from guests.

The Top 100 Spas of 2021 list includes 84 spas from the United States, 13 spas from Canada, and three from Mexico. The most popular spa experience was Country with 18 spas in the Top 100, followed by Mineral Hot Springs with 12, Mountain with 11, City with 10, Beach and Casino with nine, Ocean with eight, Desert with seven, Lake with six, Health and Wine with four and, lastly, Fitness with two spas. A total of 38 states and provinces are represented in this year’s Top 100, and while New York held the No. 1 ranked spa, California had the most with 16 spas on the list.

Skana the Spa at Turning Stone Resort, Spas of America

“For the North American spa and wellness industry, 2021 was a good, but challenging year. Many resort and hotel spas reported strong revenue, despite having staffing challenges,” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. “Consumers have been affected by a partially opened economy and changing travel guidelines, which created uncertainty. In turn, they responded by supporting regional spa and wellness businesses, especially drive-to destinations. We expect a strong year for the industry, as pent-up demand will bring out consumers seeking spa and wellness experiences with a focus on health and fitness, leading to improved quality of life.”

“These unprecedented times have elevated the importance of self-care, and Skʌ:nʌ́: has provided a safe and tranquil place for our guests when they needed it most,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative, and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO. “While navigating evolving health and safety protocols, our talented spa team continued to provide an exceptional guest experience, which makes this recognition all that more meaningful.”

The annual Top 100 Spas award provides insight into consumers’ favorite spas of the year, based on unique page views and consumer choices on

Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021

  1. Skaná, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort, Verona, New York
  2. Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah
  3. Ste. Anne’s Spa, Grafton, Ontario
  4. The Greenbrier Spa, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
  5. Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Elora, Ontario
  6. The Spa at Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi
  7. The Spa at Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho
  8. The Spa at Wine & Roses, Lodi, California
  9. The Spa at The Wentworth, New Castle, New Hampshire
  10. Crystal Spa, Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville, Michigan
  11. Feathers Spa at the Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee
  12. Lake George Spa, Sagamore Resort & Spa, Bolton Landing, New York
  13. Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, Monterey, California
  14. Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri
  15. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, Blue Mountains, Ontario
  16. The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania
  17. Remède Spa, St. Regis Aspen, Aspen, Colorado
  18. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach, Florida
  19. Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, Rancho Mirage, California
  20. The St. Regis Mexico City Spa, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  21. Relâche Spa & Salon at Gaylord National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland
  22. The St. Regis Atlanta Spa, Atlanta, Georgia
  23. Aarna Spa, Pasea Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach, California
  24. Hippocrates Health Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida
  25. Boathouse Spa and Baths, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia
  26. Spa at Vanderbilt Grace, The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, Newport, Rhode Island
  27. Spa at the Shoals, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence, Alabama
  28. Relâche Spa, Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas
  29. Aspira Spa, The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
  30. Jasha Spa, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
  31. Elements Spa at Minerals Hotel, Crystal Springs Golf Resort, Vernon Township, New Jersey
  32. eforea Spa, Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, Sedona, Arizona
  33. G Spa & Salon Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut
  34. Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, British Columbia
  35. Exhale Spa Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  36. Spa Walden, Walden Inn & Spa, Aurora, Ohio
  37. Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville, British Columbia
  38. Spa at Ross Bridge, Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, Birmingham, Alabama
  39. Aji Spa, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler, Arizona
  40. Sole’renity Spa at the Artesian Hotel, Sulphur, Oklahoma
  41. The Spa at The Joule, Dallas, Texas
  42. The Spa at Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
  43. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, Arizona
  44. The Spa at White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  45. Spa at Grand National, Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, Opelika, Alabama
  46. Hashani Spa, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
  47. The Spa at The Omni Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia
  48. Mtn. Laurel Spa at Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia
  49. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah
  50. STRATA Integrated Wellness and Spa, Garden of The Gods Resort & Club, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  51. Bamford Wellness Spa, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, New York
  52. The Spa at The Peaks Resort, Telluride, Colorado
  53. Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Corona, California
  54. The Spa at Sweetgrass, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina
  55. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
  56. Spa Terra at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Napa, California
  57. Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California
  58. Immerse Spa, MGM Grand Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
  59. Miraj Hammam Spa, Shangri-La Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  60. Estancia Spa La Jolla, La Jolla, California
  61. Stillwater Spa, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Incline Village, Nevada
  62. 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  63. SeaHill Spa at The Cavalier, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  64. The Spa at French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick, Indiana
  65. Remède Spa at St. Regis Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, Florida
  66. The Spa at Westin Hills Golf Resort, Rancho Mirage, California
  67. Reflections Spa at Grand Cascades Lodge, Hamburg, New Jersey
  68. Pacific Mist Spa, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia
  69. Roosevelt Baths & Spa at Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, New York
  70. Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa, Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
  71. Turtle Cove Spa, Mountain Harbor Resort, Mt. Ida, Arkansas
  72. Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
  73. Ojo Sante Fe Spa Resort, Sante Fe, New Mexico
  74. Spa at the Battle House, Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, Mobile, Alabama
  75. The Spa at The Inn at Leola Village, Leola, Pennsylvania
  76. Drift Spa, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ucluelet, British Columbia
  77. SpaTerre Teton Mountain Lodge, Teton Village, Wyoming
  78. The Sanctuary Spa, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, Arizona
  79. Health Club & Spa at Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  80. SpaTerre, The Josie Hotel, Rossland, British Columbia
  81. The Spa at Omni Amelia Island, Amelia Island, Florida
  82. Soul Spa, The Westin Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi
  83. Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California
  84. Spa at Squaw Creek, Olympic Village, California
  85. Spa Palmera, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida
  86. The Spa at Sea Island, Sea Island, Georgia
  87. Hilton Head Health, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  88. Refuge, Carmel, California
  89. Trillium Spa at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, Pennsylvania
  90. Sage Spa, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California
  91. Spa Thompson Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
  92. Glacial Waters Spa at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, Minnesota
  93. The Ritz Carlton Spa at Bachelor Gulch, Avon, Colorado
  94. Qua Baths Spa at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
  95. Movara Fitness Resort, Ivins, Utah
  96. Castle Hot Springs Resort, Morristown, Arizona
  97. The Spa at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Valley Center, California
  98. Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  99. Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort Mineral Springs, Calistoga, California
  100. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, San Luis Obispo, California

Source: Google Analytics, January 1–December 31, 2021. Rankings are determined by unique page views of global spa and wellness travel consumers who visit Spas of America throughout the year. The Top 100 Spas of 2021 comprises the top 20% of all spa listings on