I was surprised to find one of the largest spas in the Northeast at this 110-room hotel/townhouse complex in the popular mountain town of Stowe, Vt. Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, a 40-year-old, family-run enterprise, opened its 50,000-square-foot spa in 2003. Here you will find 30 treatment rooms offering an amazing 120 bodywork options, including the signature Maple Body Polish. The Aqua Solarium features a European-style mineral soaking pool, plus a hot tub with a hydrotherapeutic waterfall.

The Conference Center at Stoweflake, certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, has 19 meeting rooms with a total of 22,000 square feet, accommodating 400.

The Stowe Country Club championship course is right next door. For skiers, Stoweflake is 10 minutes from the largest ski mountain on the East Coast.