Last week, Sarah and I were given the opportunity to get away overnight with our good friend Kelly from The Centsible Life. We headed just about an hour north of our homes in Chester County to a place called Bear Creek Mountain Resort. I had never heard of this resort, but was eager to see what this destination was all about in Lehigh County.
When we arrived on Friday evening, we were at first struck by the beauty of the surrounding area, as well as the gorgeousness of the resort buildings nestled into the mountainside. The resort is impressive with ski lodge details in every aspect of their decor from large lobby fireplaces to wood carved chairs and warm, inviting paint colors. We were invited to stay in one of the loft suites at the resort, and it was clearly one of the nicest hotel spaces I've ever stayed in. It was so clean, cozy, comfy and very spacious!
That night we got to enjoy some of the dinner dishes at the The Grille and loved their vast menu and yummy food. I had a plate of Ribs (quite a diversion for me) that were DELICIOUS! Sarah and Kelly enjoyed their meals also and we were able to relax and unwind without having to cut up meals for our kids, referee our kids' fights, or navigate a kids menu.... so wonderful!
The next morning, we went down to the Spa at Bear Creek for some much-needed treatments! We were thrilled to be given a preview of the Spa Week services that Bear Creek will be offering starting Monday October 11th for JUST $50 each (read more below)!
Since I've recently been dealing with tension headaches that turn into migraines, I was especially looking forward to my massage appointment. I wanted all of that stress to be massaged right out of my neck and shoulders! I was not disappointed... I felt like a new woman walking out of that room.
I followed that up with a facial. I have to be honest here and tell you that I don't generally like getting facials. I know that they are necessary occasionally, but it's not something I enjoy. The facial at Bear Creek was fantastic, and I actually liked it and was so relaxed. They have these wonderful facial products that they use there and the scent is so light, but so relaxing that I just loved the experience. And, let's not forget to mention how great my skin looked and felt afterwards!
Bear Creek is on the MUST VISIT list. It is a perfect overnight or weekend destination with plenty of activities in both the winter and summer seasons. I can't believe this high-end resort is located so conveniently to the Philadelphia 'burbs and am already planning a return visit with my husband!
The Spa at Bear Creek is participating in Spa Week next week, and the Spa Week services that we previews there were superior. If you can't make it to Bear Creek, there are over 800 spas participating in this week-long event from October 11 - 17th and MANY in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Go to www.spaweek.com to find a location close to you that is offering several spa services for just $50! That's a value that you just can't beat! Book now!
For additional information, you can also find Spa Week on Facebook: www.facebook.com/spaweek and Spa Week on Twitter: www.twitter.com/spaweek
*Disclosure: I received complimentary overnight accommodations, 2 meals and spa treatments in order to facilitate this review.