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Thank her with a Mother’s Day getaway

Still looking for the perfect way to pamper Mom this Mother’s Day? Consider a relaxing day or weekend getaway to the Finger Lakes. In addition to a wide variety of dining options and breathtaking scenery, luxurious spas are the ideal destination for busy moms to unwind.

August Moon Spa at La Tourelle Resort located in eclectic Ithaca, blends traditional Eastern therapies with Western knowledge. Many of the spa products also use local organic and local ingredients, including top-grade maple and wine from local wineries.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, located in charming Skaneateles, has built a reputation on its French ambiance and gardens, luxurious spa, and award-winning dining. Mirbeau is perfect for couples, and was voted the “Best Spa for Romance” by SpaFinder, Inc, the global spa resource. For mothers traveling with children, Waterfalls Spa at Hope Lake Lodge is an option that can accommodate the whole family. While Mom relaxes at the luxurious resort spa, the kids can play in the 41,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark.

Isabella Spa at Belhurst Castle  will treat your mother like the royalty she is. Just opened in spring 2010, this full-service spa overlooks beautiful Seneca Lake. Another newly-opened spa is Life Path Spa at Bristol Harbour.  Life Path Spa offers traditional spa services as well as fitness programs (think yoga overlooking scenic Canandaigua Lake), healthy yet decadent meals, and guided hiking tours.

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