The Miraval Group has launched Miraval Austin, the brand’s first wellness resort outside of Arizona. The new property, set on 220 acres of protected land overlooks Lake Travis, will combine some of its signature offerings from the Arizona property with more local programs and spa treatments.
The new property will feature 117 guestrooms, suites and villas complete with a focus on sleep—including blackout shades, sleep-enhancing amenities, and Miraval’s signature cell phone sleeping bag—the 21,000 sq. ft. Life in Balance Spa featuring 30 treatment rooms, saunas, and a spa pool; and health and wellness programing including yoga, meditation (think Crystal Meditation), culinary classes, self-care workshops, art therapy, beekeeping, nutrition workshops, and more. For those up for something a little more demanding, the Miraval Austin’s challenge course features activities such as slackening, archery and hatchet throwing.
At the Life in Balance Spa guests can choose from a range of treatments including the Pranayama-dina experience that combines the power of breath work with a floating massage, or the Wild Harvest Herbal Healer where guests pick herbs from the farm to use in their massage. The spa also partnered with Laurel, to create a petal pecan mask inspired by the on-property farm, as well as the Spiritual Warrior Facial that utilizes the energies of plants and gemstones to bring guests on a spiritual facial journey.
The property also features the 10-acre Cypress Creek Organic Farm and Ranch, which is home to the Miraval Equine Experience, this on-property farm offers guests fresh, local produce and culinary programing, and the onsite Hilltop Crossings Kitchen serves up healthy Southern-Inspired dishes with locally sourced ingredients. In addition, the Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen features a demonstration kitchen whee guests can take participate in healthy cooking classes and workshops such as Plant-Based cooking, Conquering the Blade, Restoring Bone Broth, and Wheat-Free Baking. There are also the onsite Discovery Pool Cafe and The Nest, offering coffee and smoothies during the day and mindful craft cocktails and light bites in the evenings.
Rates start at $549 pp, per night. For more information, visit miravalresorts.com. For more on wellness, check out “5 Wellness Travel Trends for 2019.”