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Address: 27300 Rancho San Carlos Road, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831-620-7360
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Description: Refuge is the first American facility dedicated to Hydro-thermal therapy...
Refuge is the first American facility dedicated to Hydro-thermal therapy and offers the ultimate in relaxation that is one of a kind! Truly the best 3 hours in Carmel! Through heating up in our Co-ed Sauna and Steam bath, cooling down in our cold pools and relaxation in indoor relaxation rooms or outdoor areas with fireplaces - you will be relaxed! Massages are available as well!
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Relaxing, refreshing, rejuvenating!

This is the second time I've been to Refuge and both times it has not failed to impress me. Both times the masseuses were excellent (I like firm massages and both provided great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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san francisco, ca
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san francisco, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I've been to Refuge and both times it has not failed to impress me. Both times the masseuses were excellent (I like firm massages and both provided great relief for me). The cost of using the facility is not expensive and if you get a massage, they provide towels, a robe and locks for locker... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The experience would of been 10 stars,but there was too much chatter going on. Actually was very dissatisfied because of lack of respect for silence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Heaven on earth is how I can explain my experience in this indelicate setting. The bliss that was followed priceess! My massage was by Robin who had his work cut out for him , is body awareness and experience left me feeling that my needs of my ailments were taken care of complexity relaxed! this date night with my husband... More 

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Marina
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36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I had a very busy weekend with company at our house for Valentine's Day weekend, so we booked massages on the evening of Monday, February 16th (President's Day). When I called to book the lady identified herself as the owner and was very professional over the phone. She took the info she needed and gave me the... More 

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CARMEL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Who knew? Refuge great in the rain. No time around the fires but lots of time in the hot jacuzzi and inside on the zero gravity lounges. Also less patrons so had the place nearly to ourselves.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

First time there. Can't wait to go back. Beautiful idelic setting.Steam room Finish sauna. Pools: hot, warm, cool, and cold. Multiple fire pits. Zero-gravity chairs. Get hot. Cool off. Relax. Repeat as desired. All done in silence. Stay hydrated with the provided filtered water. No electronics. No kids. A wonderful way to spend 3-4 hours to relax the body, mind... More 

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Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I have been to Refuge a number of times, both together and with his parents. Each time has been consistently great. This is a wonderful adult-only spa for couples, friends or solo. Allow a few hours to enjoy a few circuits through the various thermal pools, cold plunge pools, steam room, sauna and zero gravity chairs. In... More 

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Seattle, WA
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's definitely worth going here for a few hours of pampering. It's a gorgeous place were you can relax outdoors in the thermal pools, steam rooms, and saunas. It's a better deal to have a massage as you get access to the amenities (otherwise, it's $40+ just to get in). The massage was pretty good. Bring a book to sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I had massages and then experienced the circuit of hot tubs, cold plunges, relaxation rooms and fire pits. We loved the idea and the place was very nice and in a beautiful area in Carmel Valley. They have a silence policy that I think could be loosened slightly to allow low voices in part of the outside... More 

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Berkeley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love this place and wish I lived close by. It's a small, quiet and focused spa where you spend time doing a "circuit" from the steam room to pools of various temperatures. If you're having a massage (which I highly recommend) they recommend getting there an hour early and doing three circuits. I am a highly stressed person with... More 

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