Relaxing Getaways in Tahoe: Hotel Spa Treatments & Calming Therapeutics


When you're vacationing at Northstar Resort, enjoy day spa experiences, a private massage in your room, or a host of other ways to relax and unwind on-site.

Posted on November 24, 2023

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Slow down and take a break from your usual busy life while pampering yourself with a relaxing getaway to Tahoe. Northstar's cozy, self-contained village offers everything you need for a relaxation retreat in Tahoe, including a top hotel spa for spa treatments, massages and a host of on-site amenities and activities to feel refreshed and renewed. 

Head to Highlands Spa Lake Tahoe at Ritz-Carlton  

Rich wood reflects the ambiance of towering pines outside the Highlands Spa at the Ritz Carlton. Renew mind and body in this 17-treatment room spa hotel in Northstar. 

Enjoy Amenities for Spa Guests 

Relax beside a fireplace, in a eucalyptus steam room, or in a dry heat lodge. Spa guests have access to an outdoor heated lap pool with a view of the slopes, steam rooms, cold rain shower plunge, and hot tub. 

Select From a Full Menu of Treatments 

Treat yourself to a signature massage using stones from the lake, and revitalize your skin with a pumpkin and yam enzyme peel or a cranberry pomegranate arm scrub. The Journey Through The Forest massage makes for a great couple's experience — The selection includes aromatherapy, full body exfoliation, a private soaking tub, and full body massage.   

Order In-Room Therapeutics 

You don't have to visit Northstar’s Hotel Spa to enjoy some pampering. Receive the healing benefits of soothing treatments in the privacy of your accommodations with Healing Hands Massage, a mobile service. Don't worry about walking or driving back — just melt into the furniture in your room once your massage is done.  

Select Your Favorite Treatment Options 

Choose from a bevy of options, such as 1-hour or 90-minute duration, and either CBD oil blend or aromatherapy oil blend. Healing Hands delivers the style of massage that you prefer. 

The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage uses a combination of massage techniques, such as shiatsu, deep tissue, and Swedish — to deliver the exact treatment your body needs. The full body massage includes foot, head, and Reiki or chakra tuning.  

Got stubborn sore spots? The Knotty Pine removes stubborn knots, increases your range of motion, and releases tension. For a lighter touch, try the Bliss Massage, which uses stroking Swedish massage or a hot stone massage to melt away the tightness. You can also add 10-minute treatments that include cupping, shiatsu, and reflexology. 

Take a Sound Bath 

Let the vibrations of Solfeggio Frequency-tuned quartz & copper bowls resonate through your being during a guided meditation designed to balance chakras and awaken your healing energy. Close your eyes and relax. You'll also hear the sound of rain sticks, chimes, gongs, drums, and a keyboard during the 1-hour session with Healing Hands Massage practitioner Ron Heusser. 

You can have the experience privately or bond with your loved ones and friends. Sessions are available for couples or three-to-eight adults and are designed to get you on the same frequency.  

Practice Yoga via Livestream 

If you hate to leave the cozy fireplace and view from your room, opt to attend a Virtual Yoga class from Tahoe Yoga. Check the online schedule for one their many levels of virtual classes or choose to purchase from their pre-recorded sessions so you can follow along from wherever you wish. You can even continue your practice once you return home from your vacation. 

Maintain a Focus, or Mix It Up 

Each series of classes through Tahoe Yoga focuses on a different aspect of yoga practice, such as movement and flow, nervous system relaxation, or stable postures with extended holds.  

Relax at the Resort with Laid-back Activities 

There are more ways to unwind and relax at Northstar. Slower-paced activities with scenic views and embellishments to make your stay special abound throughout the resort.  

"Tost" to the Good Life 

For unique way to celebrate at Northstar join in on a unique tradition and enjoy a glass of bubbly (or apple cider) with friends and family at Lake Tahoe’s only ski-up, mountain view bubbly experience, starting at 1:30pm to partake in the 2:00pm tōst to the mountain. Glasses are first come, first serve. Known as "Tost," this experience is on the mountain and serves up expansive views and camaraderie with fellow skiers.  

Explore Apres in the Village 

After Tost, head down the hill to ice skate and sit around a bonfire to share stories and s'mores. Sway your body in time to the live music or explore Apres Alley, where restaurants and bars offer outdoor seating to enjoy happy hour specials.  

Relax with Tapas and Wine 

Although there's plenty of nightlife in Old Town Truckee, there are many ways to relax without ever leaving the resort. Savor locally-sourced tapas with a Mediterranean flair at Petra Wine Bar. The restaurant is open until 9 p.m. and has a cozy outdoor firepit. Bottles of wine are also available for takeout. 

Dine In with Flair 

If you choose to stay in, private chefs and food prep services can set you up with a fresh meal delivered to your door or prepared in your kitchen. You can even have a cooking class in your villa.  

Enjoy Peace of Mind 

World-class grooming and high safety standards at Northstar can help you relax, as you know your well-being is of prime importance. You can feel comfortable in cozy accommodations with amenities that make you feel at home.  

Get Cozy in Your Suite 

Stay at condominiums where you can settle back and enjoy the view. Many come with cozy fireplaces and on-site hot tubs where you can soothe your ski-weary legs. Barbecues, a full kitchen, and other amenities deliver comfort and a vacation you'll truly remember as refreshing.