Built in 1860 and currently owned and operated by Chris and Leon Frost, this elegant Victorian home provides honeymooning couples and wayward time-travelers an idyllic nineteenth-century country retreat. Modern luxuries let you indulge idiosyncratically with a 30-minute on-site massage (a $40 value) and a hand and feet paraffin wax treatment (a $30 value) from Christyl Touch Massage. Relax among amenities, including an enclosed-porch hot tub, and then treat all five senses during a bountiful candlelit breakfast served daily from 7 a.m.–9:30 a.m. with the ear-tickling tones of live piano music. With four elegant, rose-themed rooms bedecked with antiques, guests can enjoy authentic Victorian-era surroundings, free from authentically sullen Victorian-era ghosts.
Blue Salon & Spa’s aestheticians and team of master and associate stylists spruce up lethargic locks with flattering cuts and beautify appearances with an array of services. As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa, Blue Salon & Spa offers dazzling color retouches from associate designers starting at $45, with touch-ups from rainbow-harnessing master designers starting at $55. Slake your angry scalp with a Damage Remedy hair and scalp renewal ($45) or rid your main mane of greasy strands and dandruff drifters with a cleansing shampoo and blow-dry ($35+). Body-waxing services whip bewhiskered dermises into shape for the skin-baring months of summer. Expel back-fur and chest vests with waxes ($45+), and strut about confidently in a swimsuit with a bikini wax ($35+).
Hands On Wellness Massage’s licensed massage therapist utilizes her medical background and more than 1,000 hours of training as she alleviates aches and pains from weary muscles. An array of therapeutic techniques based on Swedish massage methods begin each appointment, soothing exterior muscles with broad, sweeping strokes and pats with the latest IKEA catalog. Pressure increases as muscles gradually relax, allowing the technician’s nimble fingers to hone in on lingering knots and stubborn pains lurking in necks, shoulders, backs, arms, legs, and auras. Deep-tissue massages target tendons and delicate connective fibers between the muscles, relaxing musculatures, releasing painkilling endorphins, and bolstering flexibility. Soft, tranquil music wafts over the private treatment room, where mauve walls surround a cozy massage table swathed in white linens embroidered with the initials of clients’ seventh-grade crushes.