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Retreat of the Week: The BodyHoliday

The BodyHoliday annual family travel retreat
The BodyHoliday annual family travel retreat

The BodyHoliday is best-known as a premiere all-inclusive resort focused on health and wellness and not for family travel. In fact, it’s an adults-only enclave with a dedication to outdoor activities and a fantastic spa. So, why is The BodyHoliday good for families? For part of the summer, the resort will welcome families with its annual Well Fit Families retreat, focused on, you guessed it, getting fit. Encouraging travelers to take a break from the typical all-inclusive vacation, the adults-only resort opens its doors to children age 12 and up between July 6 and August 31. The program, which is hosted this year by professional English rugby player Alex Goode, consists of active challenges, classes to build mental focus, and skill-building activities that are designed to encourage family bonding and friendly competition. Activities include basic first aid, CPR and lifeguard training, healthy cooking classes, a mother-daughter spa experience, father vs. son watersports competitions, abseiling adventures down waterfalls, family quiz nights, and concludes with a spirited family beach-athlon. Pricing from $482/person/night (all-inclusive rates include a daily spa treatment). www.thebodyholiday.com

Retreat of the Week: The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

Saddle up at Brush Creek Ranch. // (c) 2014 The Lodge at Brush Creek Ranch
Saddle up at Brush Creek Ranch. // (c) 2014 The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

Okay city slickers, it’s time to get your cowgirl (or boy) on. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch has an enticing deal that encourages guests to get out and ride. Its “Saddle Up and Ride” offer is available to book now through March 28th, and guests will receive a $500 per person travel credit to make getting to the Ranch, whether by plane, train or automobile, easier than ever. In addition to horseback riding, the resort is ideal for fly-fishing, hiking, zip lining, health and wellness and more. It’s family friendly and features some of the best dude ranch accommodation in the west.

The $500 per person travel credit is valid for seven-night, all-inclusive stays at Brush Creek Ranch, which include:

  • Refined accommodations in the Trailhead Lounge, Cabin Suites or Cabin Residences;
  • Unlimited on-Ranch activities including horseback riding, fly-fishing, shooting sports, trail adventures, challenge pursuits such as paintball and zipline, recreation programs and fitness and wellness;
  • Inspired dining experiences such as hearty feasts, outdoor picnics and elegant dinners, each presented in a unique venue. Included with the dining experience are all daily meals and beverages, including premium beers, spirits and open access to the wine cellar.

Offer is valid for a seven-night stay starting at $1,200 per unit, per night; non-commissionable; not valid with other offers or discounts. Excludes eight percent taxes and 10 percent ranch fee.

To book the “Saddle Up and Ride” offer, or any other Brush Creek Ranch luxury dude ranch vacation, call (307) 327-5284 or email guestservices@brushcreekranch.com.


Retreat of the Week: El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

El Monte Sagrado LIving Resort & Spa
El Monte Sagrado LIving Resort & Spa // (c) 2014 

I am starting a new section on L.A. Travel Mom this week. To inspire moms to get away, escape, and relax, I’m going to suggest a special retreat once a week. Inspired by my current work on a health and wellness publication, I came across this jewel in New Mexico — El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa. And Just in time, too. The resort is offering a health and wellness retreat in April.

The Health & Wellness Retreat at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa will take place on April 25-27, featuring Dr. Christine Horner. Dr. Horner is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in prevention and natural health, and is a sought-after expert for radio and television interviews, including appearances on Oprah and Dr. Oz.

The retreat, priced at $1,295 per person, incorporates a range of luxurious offerings designed to revitalize the mind, body and spirit, including three nights’ accomodation, two power breakfasts, a welcome reception, a welcome gift, two ayurvedic lunches, an interactive healthy cooking classes, two morning yoga sessions, a 60-minute massage, five seminars with Dr. Horner, a leader-led spiritual journey and more.

The El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa is part of the Kessler Collection and offers a secluded sanctuary in harmony with the Earth. Surrounded by mountains and the New Mexico desert, guests are inspired by the nurturing ambiance and mystique of the resort, with sunlit fish-filled streams, tropical flora and the sounds of calming waterfalls. From the accommodations inspired by Native American and global cultures to the Kessler family art collection from world-renowned and local artisans, El Monte Sagrado promotes wellness, relaxation and life enrichment. www.elmontesagrado.com