Massage, firewalking, fine dining; whether you’re looking to relax or to try something daring, the luxurious La Tourelle in upstate New York has a hotel package for you and your older children. If you’re not familiar with it, you can read more about why we love this spa resort in our review of La Tourelle, “Mom’s Vacation: Pamper Yourself with a Spa Weekend in the Finger Lakes.”
Packages here are all about added value; room rates vary with the date and type of accommodation, so the savings is in all the extra goodies you get. If you just want to save a little money, try the Mid-Week Value Pack, a package offering one night in a King Room, breakfast for two at the on-site restaurant Simply Red Bistro, and a 10% discount at the August Moon Spa.
Escape with some friends with the Girl’s Getaway for Four package. Spend one night in one of La Tourelle’s Double King Rooms, eat breakfast and enjoy $100 worth of spa credit each.
If you’re looking to enjoy some of the great wine from the Finger Lakes region, why not book the Double Your Weekend Fun package. Here, guests can stay Friday and Saturday nights in a Fireplace King Room with a jacuzzi tub, enjoy breakfast for two both mornings of their stay, take an afternoon wine tour, and unwind with a 50-minute couples massage.
Try Firewalking at La Tourelle
Or, if you and your friends are feeling more daring, book La Tourelle’s new Firewalk Weekend for Two and enjoy two nights in a King Room, breakfast each morning, $100 of spa credit, a complimentary foot massage or paraffin dip, a complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes sparkling wine, and, the pièce de résistance, a local firewalking experience for two.
Guests are transported to the professional facilities of a local firewalking coach where they begin their experience with a trust fall, learn to break a one-inch board with their bare hands, snap an arrow that’s pressed against their neck, and, finally, walk across a bed of hot coals. While the tasks sound harrowing, participants are guided and monitored by trained professionals. Even school-age guests are welcome and if, at any point, they become uncomfortable, stepping aside is always an option.
La Tourelle encourages everyone to enjoy the experience or watch the professionals do the rest. Whether you are actually walking across the coals or not, the event is sure to be a moving experience.
But you may want to plan a weekend that is really about mom, and you-time is very important. So go ahead, book the Personal Escape Package and enjoy $180 worth of spa credit and breakfast from the Simply Red Bistro. On Monday you can go back to being mom: But, for this weekend, allow yourself to become a guest. Bring a book, kick your feet up, and let yourself enjoy the elegance. Remember, everybody deserves some pampering.
For more information and reservations, visit La Tourelle Resort.
Photo courtesy of La Tourelle Resort.
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