by Jonathan Vatner | December 01, 2003

Tucked between mountains in Stowe, Vt., the Spa at Stoweflake is an oasis for sore skiers and hikers. After treatment, relax in the garden and labyrinth (pictured here). (800) 253-2232;

Opened in October, the super-luxurious Spa at La Costa (just north of San Diego) offers programs to indulge, invigorate or inspire. All treatments are prefaced by a complimentary body scrub. (800) 854-5000;

At the spa at Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, Calif., soak up broad views of the ocean through a wall of glass, then soak up the benefits of the sea with a thalasso therapeutic treatment. (949) 715-6000;