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Best Spas in the World to Visit, 2024, Elle Magazine

“With more than 181,000 spas worldwide, selecting the best spot for a little rest and relaxation can be daunting. Here, ELLE editors did the leg work, scouring the globe for the best spas worldwide, finding places where the spa becomes the main event. Keep reading for the 32 best spas and services, according to ELLE editors.”

2023 Best Destination Spa by Women's Health Magazine

Women’s Health Magazine chose Lake Austin Spa Resort as their 2023 pick for the most transformative, restorative Destination Spa in the world! WH Senior Commerce Editor Neha Tandon shared, “I left feeling completely renewed—physically from the fresh food, facial, and walks along the lake, and spiritually from the seminar, quiet time in nature, and tranquil environment.”

USA Today Readers Vote Lake Austin Spa Resort #3 in US!

USA Today editors chose their list of top 20, and readers then voted Lake Austin Spa Resort as the #3 US spa resort destination for lavish treatment as a time-tested way to rejuvenate one’s mind and body.

A woman receives a relaxing facial treatment at the Lake Austin Resort Spa.

The 9 Best Spa Treatments In America To Enjoy With Your Sweetheart

Fodor’s Travel

“…some of the best couples’ spa rituals you can try in the United States.”

CMT Hot 20 Countdown

CMT Breakthrough Female Nominee Kylie Morgan visits Lake Austin Spa Resort before the 2023 CMT Awards in Austin! Come along for the ride!

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10 Top Spas & Wellness Centers in the South


The Lake Austin Spa Resort has been voted among the top spas in the country for more than 10 years, and this past year was voted by the readers of Condé Nast to be one of America’s top three spas, so clearly they are doing it right.

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Relax. Reset. Renew.

Texas Monthly

“There is nowhere you’ll feel more spoiled, more rejuvenated, or more mindfully blissful than at Lake Austin Spa Resort.”

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Southern Lake Escapes

Garden & Gun

“In between head-to-toe treatments and organic meals, you can hike nearby trails, practice yoga on the dock, or take a water bike for a spin.”

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25 Luxe Spa Resorts Within Driving Distance

Ella Décor

“Five-star luxury is a road trip away.”

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Austin’s Best Wellness Resort is a Luxurious Boot Camp

New York Post

“Relaxation is a must at this idyllic wellness center, set on 19 densely forested acres at the lake’s shore.”

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Top 10 Day Spas Across the Country

Travel Channel

“One day is all you need to take a mini vacation, relax and recharge at these top spots.”

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10 Amazing Spa Resorts and Wellness Getaways Around the World

Houston Chronicle

“Edged by a verdant nature reserve on the banks of the Lake Austin, this easy-to-reach retreat has a casual sophistication with a design-minded lakehouse vibe.”

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18 Best Hotels in Austin

Conde Nast Traveler

“Set on a picturesque hillside of its namesake lake, this all-inclusive destination spa attracts relaxation-seekers from all over.”

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The South’s 10 Best Resorts

Southern Living

“Southerners take life at a slower, more relaxed pace than most – so it’s no wonder that we absolutely love to spend time at elegant resorts.”

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15 of the Best Getaways for a Girls Weekend

RedBook Magazine

“One of the best destinations for a girls trip is only a 30-minute drive from the city’s downtown area.”

A man and woman each receive relaxing facial treatments at the Lake Austin Resort Spa.



“Spa vacations seem to be the trend nowadays, and the Lake Austin Spa Resort is the crème de la crème of them all.”

Culinary Demo | Foods of Love | Guest Chef Beth Pav

12 Destination Spas to Visit in the US to Recharge and Relax


“The Lake Austin Spa Resort offers a variety of fitness, cooking, and relaxation programs — all set against the stunning natural landscape of Texas Hill Country.”

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The Top 10 Domestic Destination Spas

Travel + Leisure

“Lake Austin Spa, a, 40-room retreat in the Texas Hill Country, also prioritizes fitness: think boxing, Bosu balance training, and tai chi.”

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The 50 Best Spa and Wellness Retreats Across the U.S.


“If you’re a gal who likes options, this southern spa is for you.”

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8 All-Inclusive Resorts with Life-Changing Spas


“Choose an all-inclusive package with a spa credit at Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas Hill Country and the only worry you’ll have all week will be choosing which of the 100-plus treatments to experience first.”

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How to Experience the Magical Art of Forest Bathing

Fodor’s Travel

“Be present. Be mindful. Be three dimensional.”

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10 Top All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA

U.S. News and World Travel

“Go all-in for these luxe resorts flush with amenities.”

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Rejuvenate While Traveling at These 10 Luxe Destination Spas


“It may be only about a half-hour outside of downtown Austin, but the Lake Austin Spa Resort feels like a world unto itself.”

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The 20 Best Destination Spas

Town & Country

“If you’re hoping to shed a few inches- or simply kickstart a healthier lifestyle- here’s where to go.”

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Best Wellness Retreats of 2019


“Lake Austin in Texas Hill Country will have you at howdy: A water taxi equipped with twin mood-setters—bubbly and binocs—will meet you in downtown Austin.”

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The 10 Most Beautiful Lakeside Hotels in the World

Architectural Digest

“Everything at this resort was designed around nature. Situated on 21 miles of shore, Lake Austin Spa Resort was constructed to marry the elements of the Texas Hill Country with the details of a European dressmaker.”

The Best Lakefront Escapes in the U.S.

Travel + Leisure

“Upon arrival, those in need of some R&R emerge to a Nirvana-inducing resort and wellness spa with just forty guest rooms and carefully landscaped to evoke a sense of calm through nature.”

Top 30 Destination Spa Resorts in the United States: Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

Conde Nast Traveler


Top 20 Destination Spa Resorts in the United States: Readers’ Choice Awards 2020

Conde Nast Traveler


A Scrub Massage Treatment at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Best All-Inclusive Resort (2021)

USA Today’s 10Best
Steak and Cake | Tips and Tricks for Making Your Favorite Foods “Healthish” with Guest Chef Elizabeth Karmel

16 Luxurious Spa Getaways That We Can’t Wait to Experience in a Post-Pandemic World


“Widely considered the top-rated wellness resort in the U.S. (and one of the best in the world), the newly renovated Lake Austin Spa Resort brings integrative health solutions and world-renowned spa treatments to the heart of Texas.”

The Top 15 Domestic Spas

Travel + Leisure



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Lake Austin Spa or Miraval Austin: Which Texas Wellness Resort is Best for You?


“If you are someone who feels the most at peace when close to the water and/or can feel your heart skip a beat when a property’s interior design knocks it out of the park, then head to Lake Austin Spa.”

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It’s not too late to make Labor Day reservations at these US resorts

The Points Guy

“Taking the whole ‘Where should we eat? factor out of the busy holiday weekend makes it easy to enjoy the hotel’s pretty setting on Lake Austin, which is actually part of the Colorado River.”

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20 Top Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts

U.S. News & World Report

“Set on a serene lake surrounded by lush forests, Lake Austin Spa Resort is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.”

11 Things To Love About This Texas Spa And Wellness Retreat


“Lake Austin Spa Resort has only 40 rooms, which makes it intimate, yet big enough for people to roam. It never feels congested or crowded, but there are enough people to interact with. It’s really the perfect size.”

Steak and Cake | Tips and Tricks for Making Your Favorite Foods “Healthish” with Guest Chef Elizabeth Karmel

20 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States

Reader’s Digest

“Foodies will love the chef-led cooking classes and tours of the organic gardens.”

The 30 Best Places for Your Next Girls’ Trip, Both Inside and Outside the U.S.

Oprah Daily

“Recover the next day by booking services at Lake Austin Spa Resort – they can even provide water taxi service to their gorgeous Hill Country grounds.”

Five Must-Visit Austin Resorts

D Magazine

“It is the type of destination you can visit for a weekend or a month.”

A Babymoon Boom – The Best Trips and Maternity Spa Treatments to Book Now

PaperCity Magazine

“But the real draw for babymooners is the ‘Mom-To-Be Organic Facial’: a deeply-restorative, hydrating and calming treatment designed for moms-to-be to improve sensitive, hormone-reactive skin.”

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