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Mother's Day spa getaways

Tracy E. Hopkins is an accomplished writer, blogger and editor living in New York City. She has expertise covering travel, fashion, health and entertainment.

Treat Mom to a fabulous getaway

Spa getaways aren't just for girlfriends or couples anymore. They're the perfect way to spend quality time with the most important lady in your life: Mom. For a last-minute Mother's Day getaway, here are two affordable East Coast spa resorts to consider:



Spa getaways for the country mom

Take Mom on a well-deserved weekend getaway or day trip to the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs about an hour outside of New York City in Hardyston, New Jersey. The Adirondack-style, 250-room resort (rates start at $269 per night) is home to the new day spa, Reflections. The elegant, red-and-crystal-accented spa is a complementary contrast to the rustic looking lodge and is highlighted by an 8,000-quartz-crystal ceiling, Thai yoga massage suite and one-of-a-kind treatments like the Chardonnay Vinotherapy Massage (50 minutes, $100) incorporating wine from the lodge's award-winning, 60,000-plus-bottle wine cellar.

Give Mom a taste of the glamorous life with Reflections' indulgent Red Carpet Facial (100 minutes, $210). The facial takes several steps to ensure that Mom leaves feeling rejuvenated, including the use of a "liquid gold" protein enzyme to stimulate and dramatically improve the skin's appearance; a stimulating cinnamon enzyme peel that increases lymphatic drainage while deep-cleansing each pore; and two soy protein masks layered over the peel for a detoxifying and tightening effect. While the masks dry, a luxurious anti-aging massage cream is smoothed over the hands and arms. Reflections also offers prenatal specific treatments for Moms-to-be.

Relaxing options abound for the rest of your spa lady weekend at the lush Grand Cascades Lodge. Go for a decadent brunch at the Crystal Tavern, with its picturesque views of the sprawling resort. Then hit the green. Exclusively during Mother's Day Week (May 10 to 15), Moms golf for free at Crystal Springs.






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