Want a little pampering along the northern California coast? Next time you’re planning a getaway north from San Francisco or south from Oregon or Washington State, head to the Inn at Newport Ranch, a luxury ranch along the Mendocino Coast where we stayed in May (be sure to read my write-up on the property).
They are home to the Fireside Spa which offers massage and facial services in a rustic luxury setting, right on the coast.
The Fireside Spa is located in the basement of the Redwood House, which is one of the many houses on the property, also home to three of their luxurious suites as well.
You enter the relaxation room through a grove of six redwood trees and before your treatment, you can sample hot tea or infused water while you sit by the glowing fire.
The seating area where you can relax over a magazine or cup of tea is simply divine.
The treatment rooms are also incredibly relaxing and if you wish, you can opt for an essential oil when getting a massage.
The spa operates by appointment only and there are plenty of body treatment options to choose from on the menu. Their oceanside escape combines a one hour massage with a 30 minute facial (pure bliss), while their Swedish massage is classic in every way and helps to improve oxygen to your blood stream while aiding in both circulation and flexibility.
I am a huge fan of warm/hot stone massages and they offer it here. While I went for a more classic massage in this case, their stone massages are very restorative.
If you haven’t had it done before, heated, polished stones are placed at key points on the body to promote deeper muscle relaxation, stimulate the circulatory system and improve your overall relaxation. The direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles and allows your therapist to gently access deeper muscle layers. Simply put, I LOVE hot stone massages!
You can also get a body scrub, such as a Sea Salt one for detoxifying and exfoliating action, a Sugar Body Scrub which uses hydrating sugar and aromatherapy to buff the skin to a soft glow or something they refer to as the Newport Ocean Renewal, where they exfoliate your body with botanical cleansers and cooling herbal toners. They also use a Goji berry yogurt mask during this treatment to renew your skin cells.
A variety of facials are available also incorporating Vitamin C, scrubs, clay masks or one of my favorites, the Purifying Pacific Cleanse, which uses both glycolic and salicylic acids to help reduce an overabundance of toxins, and remove dead skin cells. This combination always works well for me although I’d suggest getting advice on which option best suits your skin before you book.
If you stay at the Inn, the you will have access to your own hot tub in one of the suites or one that is shared among only three rooms in the main house (below). This glorious hot tub which overlooked the ocean, was only a stone’s throw from our room.
Below, a view of the main house at Inn at Newport Ranch from the spa building.
Other Articles Of Interest:
- 6 Ways to Get Your Nature Fix on the Mendocino Coast
- The Inn at Newport Ranch
- We Blog the World’s Spa Section
- We Blog the World’s Wellness Section