Serendipity Must Have

The Winvian is known for its whimsical and luxurious cabins (starting at $799) and giving guests the feeling that they’ve really gotten away from it all in on 113 acres in the bucolic hills of Litchfield County. But the award-winning spa here is worthy of attention in and of itself: It’s a 5,000-square-foot space with reclaimed barn beams and arched windows, and offers expansive views of the surrounding meadows.

Book the ashiatsu massage (starting at $310), a deep tissue massage with a slower and more forceful application as it is applied with bare feet. More pressure means myofascial benefits that relax and stretch contracted muscles and skeletal adjustments that realign the body. The treatment is said to reduce chronic pain, improve flexibility and reduce stress by putting you in a deeper state of relaxation.