Dive Into a Water Infused Vacation at this 40-Room Hill Country Resort
Have you ever wondered why you suddenly feel so much more relaxed and content at a lake, beach, or pool? Research has shown that spending time near the water is essential to achieving elevated and sustained happiness. “Blue Mind,” a book by author and marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, outlined humans’ natural draw to water. In it, he highlights neuroscientific research supporting that being near, in, on, or underwater can make us happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what we do. It makes sense, right?
To prove this theory for yourself, book an escape at the destination resort and avoid wasting a minute getting into the spirit by arranging a private pick-up from the Luxe Water Taxi with multiple pick-up points along Lake Austin.
With "Blue Mind" as the guide, Lake Austin Spa Resort has created signature Ripple Effects programming designed to give guests a deeper understanding of the transformational properties of water. In the program, fitness and mind/body classes typically offered indoors have been relocated to the stunning shores of Lake Austin.
Activities abound for every kind of water warrior: from higher intensity watersports like wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing to more mindful practices like floating water meditation, paddleboard yoga, and nature bathing. Are you visiting with a group? Try the group giant SUP outings, floating lake lounge, group play by the water, or, for business travel, the Lakeside Team Building & Board Meetings. A wine-down more your speed? Try the Picnic, Paddle & Prosecco for Two, a sundown wine cruise, or Docktails Happy Hour on the dock.
Lake Austin Spa Resort is known for its cutting-edge approach to spa treatments at the LakeHouse Spa. There is a selection of services dedicated to Aquatic Specialties. In the Pool Barn, guests can try an enhanced massage experience in the warm water with the Advanced Aquatic Bodywork or improve flexibility and relieve stiffness with the AquaStreth Myofascial Release – a one-on-one assisted stretching session performed in the warm, shallow, and soothing water.
At the LakeHouse Spa, guests have 25,000 square feet to explore and over 100 spa treatments and services to choose from. Holistic and integrative wellness is incorporated into every treatment, while Eastern influences are evident in treatments like the Shirodhara meditative therapy and the From Sweden to Tibet and Back massage. Not to be missed are the three brand new facials from La Maison Valmont, including the global exclusive The Regal by Valmont, designed specifically for the wellness resort using cellulotherapy, HydraFacial, and more to achieve the ultimate in anti-aging results.
The healthy vibe is carried over into the food program aptly called The Nurturing Table. Chef Stéphane Beaucamp incorporates French techniques into mindful, wholesome menus using ingredients found locally and in the resort’s organic gardens. Guests have the opportunity to learn new skills and bring nourishing recipes home thanks to cooking demos from Chef Beaucamp and a rotating selection of visiting chefs.
Ready to experience wellness on the water? Explore the Offers & Packages page to learn more and book a visit to create a memorable Texas Hill Country getaway.
Photos and article contributed by Lake Austin Spa Resort.