Glow Global

Four global spas that are taking a locavore approach.

the Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm

The Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

This spa opened this past summer, and new treatments are added seasonally. In November, buttermilk is on tap, figuring in facials—its highly acidic and astringent qualities make it great for treating age spots and freckles and tightening the skin—manicures, and pedicures. And Fall Is Harvest Time, a 150-minute treatment, includes a body massage using oil steeped with fresh ginger and an exfoliating facial with two masks: the first boasting pear and fig or pumpkin, the second a nourishing walnut-and-honey recipe. Courtesy of hotel.


Sumac Spa, Pikaia Lodge, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

Eco adventurers have a new reason to venture down to the Galápagos. Pikaia, a green, modern minimalist lair, sits smack in the middle of a giant-tortoise reserve. Guests can explore one of several volcanic craters, visit the nearby Charles Darwin Research Station, work up a sweat while mountain biking, go on snorkeling adventures, and, of course, get up close and personal with the ancient reptiles. End the day with a deep-tissue massage with tropical salves and oils. Courtesy of hotel.


Spa at Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, California

In the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley sits the cozy-chic Farmhouse Inn, whose new $4 million spa looks like a fabulous stable. The list of treatments reads like a farm-to-table menu, made with ingredients like spring-forest honey, alfalfa hay, and heirloom apple cider. Not to be missed: Catherine’s Favorite, a deep-tissue massage, a lavender-and-orange-infused hair mask, and an invigorating foot scrub. Fortunately, the walk back to your room is only about 50 paces. Courtesy of hotel.


Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France

This gem in southwestern France recently received a serious makeover that included a new indoor pool and a state of the art fitness center. Add in the fact that the sprawling vineyard resort now boasts a wine bar with bites by Michelin-star chef Nicolas Masse, and your bliss is almost complete. Be sure to carve out some time for the Polyphenol C 15 T, a treatment that targets wrinkles with the detoxing power of fresh grapes. Courtesy of hotel.