The Spa at Norwich Inn
607 W. Thames St., Norwich, Conn.
Cost: $150-$550 weekdays, $225-$750 weekends.
Drive time: 4 hours, 30 minutes.
The scoop: Set on 42 bucolic acres in eastern Connecticut, this inn been hosting guests since 1929. Today, its peaceful ambiance and innovative seasonal treatments at the on-site day spa continue to make it the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway.
Amenities: Suites have one- or two-person Jacuzzi tubs. Ultra-private condominium villas feature fireplaces for extra coziness and kitchen units for heating up hot chocolate on a cold winter night. Suites and villas offer sleeper sofas or pull-down Murphy beds.
Don’t miss: Treat your winter-weary skin to a cranberry-and-blueberry facial, a body wrap, or a body polish. Complimentary activities include guided morning meditation, afternoon tea, wine tasting, live entertainment, and weekend transportation to and from nearby Foxwoods Resort Casino. Try the lobster Benedict or the crème anglaise French toast for brunch at the on-site Kensington’s Restaurant.