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Buttermilk Spa

There are plenty of spas you could visit in the city, but walking out into the muggy, crowded city streets after your massage is a bit of a relaxation buzz-kill. At the Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa, you can indulge yourself in a serene Hudson Valley atmosphere. Owned by Robert Pollock, founder of SoHo's Great Jones Spa, Buttermilk is dedicated to a green philosophy. They use only naturally crafted, organic products for all of their treatments, and the sauna and steam room are powered with solar and geothermal energy. A day pass to the spa is only $35 plus the cost of services, which include massages, facials, herbal therapy, yoga classes, and more. To make it a weekend trip, book one of the ten rooms at the spa's quaint Buttermilk Falls Inn. An old trading post overlooking the Hudson River, the inn offers just as much relaxation as the spa itself. (Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa; 220 North Road, Milton, NY; two hour drive from NYC)

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1 Comment

  1. natesmithny June 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Found your blog doing research for my own article on Storm King – it’s magical, right? Wasn’t so keen on Fire Island though… Anyway my wife and I want to check out some of the other destinations. Thanks for posting!