Parents-Only Getaway: The Spa at Norwich Inn

As much as we love family travel at Ciao Bambino, we know that parents-only getaways are essential for sanity. After an action-packed summer with kids, it’s particularly nice to have an adult weekend away once everyone is back in school. This will be the first of a few posts with ideas for easy parents-only getaways. Laura lives in New York City — here is her post on one of her favorite weekend escapes from the city.

Because we live in New York City, a quiet weekend in the country makes a great retreat. Located in Connecticut just 2.5 hours outside of the city, The Spa at Norwich Inn in Southeastern Connecticut is the perfect place to escape it all. The property has everything tired parents need to feel energized again including yoga, tennis lessons, and a wonderful 25 meter pool. Golf is available at the nearby Lake of Isles Golf Course, where their academy is widely known for great instructors. The spa has dozens of treatments with phenomenal therapists on hand throughout the day and evening.

Guest rooms are spacious and have a country feel. The other thing I like about the Norwich is that it has a gourmet restaurant rather than bland spa food. We love relaxing on the outdoor deck for dinners. We just had our second trip to Norwich — irrespective of whether we choose to be active or relax at the spa, we always return home refreshed and rejuvenated.

Rates start at $US 175 and up.

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  • Thanks for reminding me about how much I love this spa. I went years ago with 3 girlfriends and had an amazing time, thanks to your article, I feel the need to go again. Maybe it’s just my husband, but spas are less relaxing with him along…thinking I’ll find a girlfriend.

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