Canyon Ranch is about learning to change your lifestyle and that lesson is expensive.
Seriously, if your interest is in luxurious accommodations, banquet-type dining, entertainment, pampering and lots of new places to visit, consider taking a cruse or going to a vacation resort!! You will probably enjoy it more and it will cost considerably less than a visit to Canyon Ranch.
Canyon Ranch is NOT a fat farm nor is it a spa designed to pamper its guests and it is definitely not a resort.
The bulk of the day is spent in a combination of exercise, stretch, aerobic, weight and other indoor classes as well as walking, hiking and other outdoor activities. Yoga, meditation and similar classes are also offered. There is a wide choice of classes plus a world class gym with weight and aerobic equipment.
All activities have a strong teaching component. Emphasis is not only on the activity being done, but also on how to do it and why you are doing it. Instructors are excellent.
Meals are calorie controlled, beautifully prepared and healthy but also designed to teach nutrition. There are lectures on health and medical subjects every day. All of these activities are included in the price as is a very comfortable room and good service.
For additional fees, Canyon Ranch offers excellent massages and a wide variety of medical and health consults. In fairness, some of the free lectures seem designed to promote a fee consultation and some of the consultations are not worth their cost and we would use them sparingly.
However, if you have a medical condition that needs to be controlled through some combination of diet and exercise but under medical supervision, Canyon Ranch might be helpful.. Call Health Services to see what they can provide.
In our view, it is really not only what you do at Canyon Ranch, it is what you take home with you for the rest of your life. Many of the guests including ourselves are repeat customers returning for a tune up and to learn something new. Many have become reasonably fit as a result of their Canyon Ranch experience.
There is a “learning curve” for new Canyon Ranch visitors. . . . many different classes and activities to try and a lot to assimilate. So, we recommend that, for a first visit, consider a one week package that includes your choice of several services. To reduce cost, check for off-season rates and try the groups that offer packages. Make sure that the service charge (there is no tipping) as well as Lenox taxes are included in your quoted rate.
Canyon Ranch is one of those experiences that can change your life
We highly recommend it.but only for those who absolutely understand in advance what they are buying into.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A favorite of sophisticated spa-goers, Canyon Ranch is the undisputed world standard for healthy vacations, and a pioneering force in promoting wellness lifestyles. Our destination spas– in Tucson, Arizona, and Lenox, Massachusetts – are renowned for their casual luxury, inspiring natural settings, innovative spa cuisine and unparalleled medical resources. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Canyon Ranch In Lenox Hotel Lenox
- Canyon Hotel Lenox
- Canyon Spa Lenox
- Canyon Ranch Lenox
- Lenox Canyon Ranch Spa