When we think of the Adirondacks we often think of all the awesome outdoor activities. So, this week, we decided to focus on the more lesser-known or underrated activities that are available.
Living in the Lake Placid Region I feel like I'm pretty well-rounded: I make my way outside to enjoy nature at minimum a few days a week; I can shop on Main Street or grab dinner at one of our many restaurants whenever the mood strikes; I take in as many of the free music and cultural events as my schedule allows. I am always on the go.
And that, my friends, is exactly what brought this week's idea to fruition: I am always on the go. Always. I have a full time job. I am a mom to a very active 6-year-old. I'm not the type to sit and watch the world go by - I want to be in the action. So, what if... what IF... I actually did sit. And relax? What if I made some ME time?
Yup, as quickly as that it's decided. Not only will I choose to block out 2 hours for myself, I will take it one step further and book a massage! Now that is exactly what this lady needs.
For this venture I chose to visit the Whiteface Lodge Resort and Spa. This season they have several specials available (as well as an upcoming Ladies Night), and in keeping with the spirit of our underrated theme, I chose underdog Apple Cider over the popular Pumpkin Spice for my Masque and Massage.
From start to finish, I asked myself over and over why I didn't do this more often. Check out some of the highlights of my day and then book your escape from reality... you deserve it!
Apple Cider... Pumpkin Spice... It doesn't really matter the scent, it's all about the experience!
Arriving at the Spa, I am immediately starting to relax. I follow the signs down a winding staircase to the lower level of the Resort.
I'm a sucker for comfy robes, and fun new products. The Ladies Sanctuary draws me in from the get-go. Every little detail is perfectly thought out!
What the... what!? Heated towels? Right. On... Yeah, all the little details are perfect. While I tried to take a pic of the awesome shower, I couldn't get a good angle - there were too many heads spouting water from too many different directions. But the towels - did I mention the towels!?
Yeah, it was fun. Judge me :)
Ah, another day... another fabulous day in the ADKs. Do I look relaxed? I feel relaxed!
Check out these lesser-known, waiting-to-be-discovered, ADK activities: