4 Wellness Destinations for a Mother’s Day Getaway with XOJET
This Mother’s Day, whether you’re celebrating your own mother, your spouse, or even yourself (pet moms count, too), there’s simply nothing that compares to the gift of an extraordinary experience—especially one that’s designed to renew the mind, body, and soul.
With XOJET, the journey is certain to be as seamless as the weekend itself, thanks to personalized travel planning, curated onboard amenities, and expedited travel time (especially aboard the Citation X, the fastest cross-continental business jet in the world). From peaceful spa retreats on the shores of Georgia to adventurous elegance in the Rocky Mountains, these exclusive XOJET partner destinations are ideal for a girls’ trip, a family getaway, or a reflective, quiet trip for one. Better yet, XOJET Preferred Access and Elite Access members receive exclusive perks at each destination courtesy of our global brand partners.
Canyon Ranch | Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA
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Home to two of the world’s premier luxury wellness resorts, Canyon Ranch Tucson and Canyon Ranch Lenox are ideal retreats for mothers seeking full immersion into a health-centered lifestyle. And whether the setting is the spectacular Sonoran Desert in Arizona or the rustic Berkshires in Massachusetts, what awaits is an in-depth, well-rounded reset.
“Canyon Ranch is the place to explore uncommon experiences that will transform you,” says Lisa Fisher, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Communications at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. “Integrative experts work with every guest to customize their stay and offer guidance toward specific goals, as well as tools and techniques that lead to lasting change.”
In addition to classic wellness programming ranging from yoga to hiking, Canyon Ranch is known for their more elevated offerings. “Mothers can feel stress and tension slip away with our rejuvenating Coconut Melt body treatment, develop intuition that creates healing with our Soul Journey offering, [and] enjoy cooking demos and take-home tips with our hands-on cooking classes,” says Fisher. Guests can also work with experts on skills for self-care, seek cosmic insight with a tarot card reading, promote healing with holistic treatments like acupuncture, and much more.
Recommended Airports: Tucson International Airport (TUS), Canyon Ranch Tucson; Pittsfield Municipal Airport (PSF), Canyon Ranch Lenox
Sea Island Resort | Sea Island, GA
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Set on a pristine stretch of Georgia coastline, Sea Island Resort’s signature southern hospitality infuses its wellness offerings with personal attention at every step. “We offer a vast array of spa services that feature natural ingredients and purposeful techniques, and a variety of fitness classes ranging from Pilates to circuit classes,” says Dana Reitz, Director of Spa and Fitness at Sea Island. “By combining those offerings, we create a personalized approach that targets every individual to ensure they are they are in the best space before they depart.”
This is especially true for a Mother’s Day getaway. “Because mothers typically focus on taking care of others, when a guest is with us, we want it to be all about her,” says Reitz. She suggests starting a wellness weekend with a walk in their labyrinth, a circular path that represents self-discovery and life’s journey, followed by a relaxing spa treatment or two (she recommends their tailored, 90-minute Pursuit of Happiness massage and their Bio Energy Lift facial).
“The next morning could bring a Conditioning for Wellness [class] in our Fitness Center… and some moms [also] find it rejuvenating to include cryotherapy in their time with us, which helps reduce pain and inflammation caused by exercise,” says Reitz. Cap off the weekend with a smoothie from the resort’s Fit Fuel Café—or a glass of wine overlooking the Black Banks River (after all, balance is key on a leisurely Southern getaway).
Recommended Airport: McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (SSI)
The Resort at Paws Up | Greenough, MT
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Inspired by the majestic Montana wilderness, Paws Up lets mom unwind amid the healing powers of nature. “[Here], you’ll find a getaway that offers limitless ways to surprise yourself and ignite your sense of adventure,” says John Romfo, Vice President of Marketing at Paws Up.
The resort offers an array of outdoor activities, including an adrenaline-fueled ropes course at their Sky Line Aerial Adventure Park, individual and guided hikes through more than 30 miles of marked trails, mountain biking, rappelling off the side of Lookout Rock, and even horse whispering with the resort’s adopted wild mustangs. “Our Horse Whispering workshops provide you with soul-stirring experiences that reward you with an understanding of yourself, as well as Mother Nature,” says Romfo.
Afterwards, mothers can unwind with a one-of-a-kind massage in a treatment tent at Spa Town at Paws Up. Spa Town also offers a fitness center and group yoga classes, as well as the Grizzlyman Fitness Trail, a one-mile course that features 12 fitness stations with equipment crafted from the surrounding timber, including challenges that incorporate climbing, balancing, swinging, and more.
The weekend concludes with an indulgent Mother’s Day brunch, featuring live music and a Bloody Mary bar. “Consider the refined cuisine a show of gratitude for all those brown-paper-bag lunches,” says Romfo.
Recommended Airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)
Mandarin Oriental | Multiple Locations
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For a refined urban escape, mothers can experience the wellness offerings at one of Mandarin Oriental’s luxurious properties worldwide. From Miami to London to Lake Como, Mandarin Oriental spas offer a holistic wellness approach with signature therapies inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to rejuvenating massages, facials, and other body treatments, spas also offer nutritional guidance, yoga classes, meditation, and beauty therapies.
Mandarin Oriental Boston is a particularly fitting getaway for dog moms. With their Classic Pup Program, pets will enjoy a plush sleeping pillow, a puppy place-setting, an in-room “Doggie Dining” menu, a special “doggie bag” (including artisan biscuits), and more. Their Pampered Pup Program also includes a private shopping consultation and fitting with Fish & Bone, plus a “S’Paw” treatment at dog salon Pawsh. It’s a lavish way to cater to mothers and pets alike.
Recommended Airport: Please discuss with your personal Aviation Advisor
Featured Photo: Courtesy of Canyon Ranch