Last updated June 22, 2023
Wellness isn’t just for the wealthy. Here are our six favorite affordable wellness retreats in North America that won’t break the bank.
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With self-care becoming more accessible than ever, there’s still one aspect of health and wellness that can feel a bit out of reach for some—the restorative getaway.
Many seasoned travelers believe that a warm, relaxed vacation full of healthy and delicious food, feel-good exercise and leisurely hammock time is something that only the well-to-do one-percenters can afford.
At Vacayou, we know that restorative wellness getaways come in all shapes and sizes—and budgets. There are plenty of affordable wellness retreats where you can recharge your batteries without breaking the bank. Check out our six favorites below.
1. Holistika Hotel — Tulum, Mexico
This magical jungle retreat center is the ultimate getaway from the hustle-bustle of everyday life. The breathtaking architectural design of Holistika Hotel will make you feel as though you’re in another world.
You can enjoy yoga classes, delicious vegan/vegetarian meals and beautiful outdoor spaces. Holistika also offers Temazcal and spa treatments, and their daily class schedule is open to the public.
The primary objective of this serene space is to offer a safe haven for those seeking emotional and physical healing. Those who come to Holistika will find themselves in the midst of nature’s beauty, with all the benefits that being surrounded by greenery provides.
In addition to its expansive outdoor areas, yoga classes, daily activities, and lovely staff and teachers, Holistika is the ideal place to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with your inner self.
Whether you come alone or with a group, you are invited to take some time for yourself to relax and heal. This is a place where you can let go of all outside stressors and simply be. Breathe in. Let go. Connect.
Nightly prices at this affordable wellness retreat start as low as $55 for a shared bunk room and $175 a night for a private pool front villa.
2. Honor’s Haven Retreat — The Catskills, New York
Nestled away at the base of the Shawangunk Mountain Range, Honor’s Haven Retreat offers stunning views and plenty of activities to keep you occupied during your stay.
With three hiking trails, a 9-hole golf course, four tennis courts and an indoor pool, you’ll never run out of things to do. And when you’re ready to relax, head to the spa for a massage or facial. Don’t forget to try out the Finnish dry sauna and steam room!
Their Signature Retreats are designed to give wellness novices and enthusiasts a chance to dive deeper into specific areas of mind, body and spirit health. Most retreats are 3-day/2-night weekends and all meals are included.
Honor’s Haven offers a variety of meditations, classes, workshops and activities that focus on specific areas of wellness, so that you can choose what interests you most. Whether you’re looking to learn more about yoga, nutrition or stress management, these Signature Retreats offer something for everyone.
For a weekend retreat, double occupancy starts at $725 and single occupancy starts at $880. The all-inclusive retreats feature meals and a full schedule of meditations, classes, workshops and activities led by the wellness master.
Guest also have access to private hiking trails, the ECO Healing Park and use of sports facilities including indoor/outdoor pools, pedal boating on the lake and volleyball/basketball/tennis courts.
3. Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa — Bluff, Utah
You’ll be mesmerized by the stunning sandstone cliffs that are more than 100 million years old, as well as the ancient Puebloan dwellings. You can also explore nearby Wild Expeditions for world-class adventures in the San Juan River and Bears Ears National Monument.
If you’re dreaming of a place to get in a workout while enjoying stunning views, the wellness center at the Hozho Spa is the perfect spot. You can bask in the sun or relax in the shade. Pro tip: be sure to take a dip in the pool or soak in the spacious hot tub to take in the majestic surroundings.
The Hozho Spa offers a place of well-being and peace, featuring customized massages and native botanical products. So come on in and enjoy the view!
The King Room Pueblo at this affordable wellness retreat starts at $169 a night and includes one extra-large double bed, a balcony, landmark view, complimentary Wi-Fi, toiletries, air conditioning and a TV (with Netflix)!
4. Art Of Living Retreat Center — Boone, North Carolina
The Art of Living Retreat Center is set on 380+ acres of forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. The breathtaking scenery and peace of the surroundings ease the mind and inspire the soul.
Art of Living offers a wide range of activities and programs to rejuvenate the body and mind including meditation, Ayurveda wellness programs and events with thought leaders in the fields of self-discovery, yoga, nutrition, creativity and more.
Art of Living hosts a myriad of wellness escapes, R&R retreats and meditation retreats—all varying in price. Though one thing you can count on is the affordability of the programs. Their all-inclusive affordable wellness retreats start at $1411 for a two-night stay.
5. SoCal Wellness Retreats — San Diego, California
SoCal Wellness Retreats have the ability to change people’s lives for the better. It’s not just about making you feel good for a few days and then returning back to your life as normal. They want you to have long-lasting tools that will make you feel good after the retreat is over.
SoCal Wellness’ most popular program—the digital detox retreat, is the perfect escape for anyone who wants to learn more about meditation, yoga, mindfulness and self-care in a fun and safe environment.
The 4-day Digital Detox Retreat starts at $997 and includes daily yoga, guided meditation, Ayurvedic-inspired meals, wisdom sessions, access to continuing education courses after the retreat and FUN!
6. The Retreat Ranch — Austin, Texas
Retreat Ranch is a family-owned retreat center located in Texas Hill Country. They offer glamping accommodations as well as an outdoor covered pavilion, meditation labyrinth, dining hall and fully stocked kitchen. On-site amenities include a workshop barn, historic 1860 multipurpose house, outdoor entertaining area with fire pit, hot tub, wood burning sauna, two dipping pools/lounge area and more.
Affordable wellness retreats on offer include a Women’s Ranch Retreat, a Yoga and Horses Retreat and a Soulful Yoga Retreat. Most feature meals, daily yoga and meditation classes as well as a sacred sound bath experience and nightly bonfires.
The accommodations are truly unique and prices (for 3 nights/4 days—including all activities and listed meals) start at $615 for a shared bunk house, $759 per person for a standard shared yurt, $900 for a private vintage trailer and $1,139 for a container suite villa.
Affordable Wellness Retreats for Your Next Vacation
We know that the process of trying to find a health retreat can be overwhelming, especially when you consider the huge price tag they often come with. We hope that our article has helped you find some great affordable wellness retreats that won’t break your bank!
Spanning Utah, New York, Texas, North Carolina, California and Mexico, you’re sure to have an amazingly (affordable) time wherever you go!
*Note: prices quoted above are estimates and can change according to season and availability.
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