I visited the spa with a friend on a rainy Sunday. We did not stay at the resort as my friend is a local. The spa has a separate entrance, which is easy to find. Upon entry, there are a set of stairs and it's very quiet and still, which sets you in the mood for a relaxing time until you try to find the right door. I opened a door that I believe was for facials by mistake (glad no one was being served at the time!). After figuring out the right entrance, we were greeted well, our appointments were confirmed, we were provided robes and slippers, and information to prepare for our services.
The ladies changing area contained a restroom, lockers and changing bench, sauna/steam closet and showers. There were small touches that were quite important. The lockers allowed clients to choose their own codes. There was fresh ice and water available as well as scented soaps and lotions (their specialty brands).
When we emerged, a selection of people were lined along the walls, which made us feel a bit special. Sort of like "...all of you...for us...? How flattering." We identified ourselves and the massage therapists identified themselves and led us to our rooms. I received a Swedish massage, which was good. The lotion used was out of this world relaxing and smelled heavenly! I have had many massages over the years and the routine is the same, but the people at the La Tourelle spa were really nice and solicitous.
After the message, we went into one of two post-service relaxation rooms - one has a fireplace and the other a waterfall effect. I chose the fireplace room. The room was cozy on a rainy day. A selection of teas and hot water was available as were magazines. The contoured loungers were a nice touch with blankets at the end to cover your feet.
Overall, someone paid a lot of attention to details, which makes this a great option for spa services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for a getaway that offers deluxe accommodations; fabulous food; great wine; a destination spa and adventure experiences all nestled in the gorgeous New York Finger Lakes wine region, you've found it! La Tourelle's 54 deluxe rooms have dreamy pillow-top mattresses to ensure a restful night's sleep. You'll need that sleep if you plan on touring the wine trails; visiting the museums; taking a hike in any of five state parks, or participating in the numerous adventure excursions available in "gorges" Ithaca. After experiencing all that Finger Lakes wine country has to offer, you'll really appreciate getting pampered at August Moon Spa. We offer all the services you expect from a destination spa, plus we have two Tranquility Rooms where you can relax and enjoy cuisine from our "farm-to-table" menu at The Bistro. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Tourelle Hotel Ithaca
- La Tourelle Resort And Spa