Candles are nice; flowers are just lovely; and a good book is so very thoughtful. But what most mothers really want – and often desperately need – is to fully extricate themselves from the demands of everyday life. These three stateside getaways promise to hit the refresh button for mom, delivering maximum bliss with minimal effort.
Ninety minutes north of Manhattan, Wildflower Farms is a bucolic, yet luxurious resort nestled below the Shawangunk Mountains in the Hudson Valley. She can find her center again through forest bathing, restorative yoga or a dip in the indoor saltwater pool followed by a spa treatment. True to its name, the resort is also a working farm (guests are invited to gather eggs from hens and experience them in an omelet). Or better yet, she can let someone else do the gathering and simply have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, Clay, featuring hyperlocal fare.
This eight-suite hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is ideal for the mom who wants to channel the stealth wealth of the fictional Roy family from Succession. The modern-rustic interiors are the work of Los Angeles-based design firm Commune, furnished with pieces by John Pawson and Patricia Urquiola. Each suite features a private heated terrace, fully stocked chef’s kitchen and iPad with playlists to listen to in front of the wood-burning fireplace or while soaking in the Heath ceramics-tiled tub. With views of the Teton Mountains, on-site spa treatments and a plunge pool and sauna, there is not much reason to leave. Should she decide to venture outside, however, Caldera offers unique excursions such as a dusk wildlife safari followed by an expert-led stargazing session or a trip to Granite Hot Springs for a healing mineral bath.
The newly opened ULUM Moab is ideal for the mom who finds a hearty hike more restorative than a hot stone massage. The safari-inspired luxury resort in Utah is at the base of Arches National Park. Each guest suite is a deluxe tent, built to blend into the surrounding desert landscape. She can dip into the hot and cold plunge pools after a yoga class and snack on a s’more’s nightcap while stargazing. If she is feeling the need to explore red rock country, the concierge can arrange an off-site hike, bike tour, or white water rafting on the Colorado River.