Austin spas are found all over the region, from luxury hotels that offer an Austin day spa for both guests and non-guests to wilderness resorts with professionally managed diet, yoga, and fitness regimes. You can fit in an Austin day spa treatment in between city tours, or you can choose a resort in wild and beautiful hill country for a complete retreat.
You will find some of the best spas in Austin Texas around the Highland Lakes that stretch from Downtown Austin to about 65 miles northwest of the city. These lakes are actually reservoirs created by dams along the Colorado River, which runs through the city. Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake are the two southernmost lakes, and are both urban lakes that are excellent for kayaking and sunset cruises under the famous Bat Bridge, where visitors can see the nightly spectacle of thousands of bats emerging to feed during the night.
Typical of luxury spas in Austin right in the city is the one found in the Four Seasons Austin set on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. It offers a full menu of massage services and beauty and relaxation treatments as well as steam rooms in a beautiful green setting overlooking the lake. It also provides Austin day spa services for non-guests that can be purchased as “Daycation” packages.
The Lake Austin Spa Resort is located about 30 minutes from Downtown Austin. This is one of the best spas in Austin Texas and is set on nineteen beautiful lakefront acres with lush landscaping and hiking and walking trails. There is gourmet dining with an emphasis on healthy cuisine, and professionally supervised spa treatments and fitness programs. This is one of the Austin spas that has a small lakeside marina and has kayaks available for water activities. The spa itself is set in a lake house with 25,000 square feet of space offering serene treatment rooms, outdoor treatment cabanas, secluded gardens, and a café offering lunches and refreshing beverages.
If you want to combine one of the best spas in Austin Texas with your golf vacations, then you might consider the Barton Creek Resort and Spa (pictured), located about fifteen miles northwest of the city. Here you have luxurious accommodations, several fine dining options, excellent shopping in chic boutiques, a state of the art fitness center, swimming pools, tennis, and an extensive full-service spa complex. If that’s not enough, this is home to four championship 18-hole golf course, one of which is among the best in the entire United States.
You’ll find more Austin spas a bit further north of Barton Creek and the Lake Austin Spa Resort around Lake Travis, one of the largest of the Highland Lakes and very popular for out recreation, including hiking, hunting, fishing, and boating. There are a number of hotels and resorts here, but a significant amount of the accommodations in this region are vacation rentals. You’ll also find a number of RV parks and camping areas. Because of this, you’ll find several day spas that are not part of hotels.