Midwesterners are characteristically modest regarding boasting, but greatness is written all over the region. From Great Plains to Great Lakes and traversed by the Mississippi River, the American heartland has rich traditions of exploration and creation. Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and immigrants have all been drawn to its fertile lands and fabled forests. Today, people visit its thousands of lakeside vacation spots—great escapes from the pulse of city life. Discover the spas of the Midwest to experience a famously friendly welcome, the healing properties of fresh water and fresh air, and uniquely wholesome wellness.

Spa Walden, Spas of America

Spa Walden, Aurora, Ohio
At Spa Walden, one finds relaxation and tranquility combined in the heart of Ohio’s Western Reserve. Every element of the Spa Walden experience has been chosen from your arrival at the spa with your comfort and inspiration in mind. Enjoy a full-service facility with Vichy showers, personal steam rooms, private wet rooms, and a beauty salon. The resort includes yoga and meditation classes, a fitness center, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. The Walden Inn is an authentic Midwest luxury respite. Spa Walden, Walden Resort & Spa, 1119 Aurora Hudson Road, Aurora, Ohio 44202, USA 330.995.9772

Spa Shiki, Spas of America

Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
A health and wellness sanctuary awaits at Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons, a luxury resort on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. The facilities to enjoy along with your spa treatment or fitness class include a mineral whirlpool, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, steam room, Himalayan salt infrared sauna, and meditation lounges. Enjoy the full services, accommodations, and fine dining of The Lodge of Four Seasons. Spa Shiki offers a complete escape. Spa Shiki, Lodge of Four Seasons, 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049, USA 573.365.8108

Crystal Spa, Spas of America

Crystal Spa, Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville, Michigan
Crystal Mountain Resort in northern Michigan is a year-round mountain playground perfect for family vacations, couples’ getaways, or solo escapes. The Crystal Spa is an elegant oasis inspired by the surrounding natural beauty and the changing seasons. The 18,500-square-foot spa offers massage, skincare, and body treatments in a LEED-certified “green building.” Be sure to visit the Mosaic Garden and relax in the hot tub. Crystal Spa at Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, Michigan 49683, USA 231.378.2000

Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa, Lake, Healthy Living + Travel

Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa
Embark on a journey of blissful renewal at Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa. From soothing massages to invigorating facials and indulgent body scrubs, their thoughtfully curated menu ensures an escape from daily life’s demands. The Spa at Gervasi Vineyard features world-renowned Babor and Kerstin Florian products, known for their exceptional quality and nourishing properties, guaranteeing an extraordinary spa experience. Venture beyond The Spa and discover the allure of Gervasi Vineyard Resort, a sprawling 55-acre estate inspired by Tuscan Village charm. Marvel at the serene lake, elegant swans, and charming wooden footbridge as you explore scenic walking paths. Experience an authentic “Tuscan getaway,” complemented by exquisite wines, delectable cuisine, and captivating vistas. Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa, 1700 55th Street Northeast, Canton, OH 44721, USA, 330.433.2959