Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin

The Laurel Highlands' luxurious, holistic spa
Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin sits on a sprawling 2,200-acre resort in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Like everything else at the over-the-top property, the spa offers an exclusive and extensive menu of services and activities. As a thoughtfully appointed spa, it aims to help you relax, rejuvenate and achieve legitimate serenity with every encounter.

The three-story, 32,000-square-foot building is home to 40 treatment rooms, offering nearly 100 services, including massage, hydrotherapy and body rituals. There is also a 2,400-square-foot fitness center, a salon, extensive wet areas (including an indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool tubs) and a spa boutique.

Every moment in the sanctuary was thoroughly vetted by world-renowned designer Clodagh, whose goal was to bring the inside out and the outside in. The backdrop and the natural elements of the Laurel Highlands mountains were the inspiration for the muted interior colors, furniture, carpeting, wall coverings and art.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Woodlands Spa’s list of services is impressive — massages, facials, body work, scrubs, Eastern therapies and inspired signature treatments that blend services and cultures to achieve desired results.
  • Unwind with the Dream Catcher, a massage that blends Native American therapies with Hawaiian lomi lomi techniques. 
  • Fitness classes are taught daily at the gym on a special spring-loaded floor, and offerings include back and ab workouts, aerobics, Pilates and yoga.
  • The Ritual Facial begins with a relaxing back treatment, followed by a deep cleanse with an organic Sweet Cherry enzyme exfoliation. Then a 24-karat gold mask is applied to your face to firm and restore elasticity.
  • You can easily spend an entire day here, if you choose — get in a sweat session, a massage, lunch and then while the afternoon away at the pool.
Things to Know
  • Make sure to arrive early enough to enjoy the large facility and water features before your treatment.
  • We recommend making an appointment two weeks in advance to be sure you get some R&R during your Nemacolin stay.
  • If you’re feeling overwhelmed, the spa consultants can help you navigate the immense list of offerings — packed with nearly 100 massages, scrubs and other treatments.
  • You must be a guest at a Nemacolin hotel to get a treatment in the spa.
  • Guests must be 14 and older.
The Treatments
  • The Hot Stone Shirodhara combines a traditional hot stone massage with Ayurvedic oils streamed on the “third eye” (on your forehead) in hopes of calming your mind. Healing energy work is added to bring the body into balance.
  • For an experience customized to your needs, the Mystical Massage involves the therapist blending techniques and therapeutic bodywork specifically targeted for you.
  • Take your dessert at the spa with the Chocolate Indulgence Massage. First, you'll be rubbed with marshmallow shea butter, then you'll have an antioxidant-rich chocolate mask and a sweet cream exfoliation.
  • Bath rituals, detoxifying wraps, hydro-massage, reflexology, facial peals and round out the unique treatments available here.
The Facilities
  • There’s an indoor pool, a sauna, whirlpool baths and a Swiss shower to rotate through. 
  • If you’re looking to sweat, the gym should provide enough inspiration to do so. It includes Synergy 360 and Life Fitness equipment, elliptical cross-trainers and treadmills equipped with Cardio Theater, free weights and a squash court.
  • If you forgot your bathing suit or love the products used in your treatment, the boutique has everything from spa music to swimsuits to the spa’s signature bath and body products.
  • Enjoy the Third Floor Lounge, which offers bites and beverages. But you must reserve a seat ahead of time. We recommend doing so when booking your treatment. 
Getting There
1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, Pennsylvania 15437
Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin
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