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The Umstead Spa

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Address: 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513-2131
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+1 919-447-4170

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Quarterly retreat

I go to this spa 4-5 times per year . It is certainly a wonderful place to spend the day. Sadly, they no longer serve meals in the spa, so you must change and go to the bar or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this spa 4-5 times per year . It is certainly a wonderful place to spend the day. Sadly, they no longer serve meals in the spa, so you must change and go to the bar or Heron's. We opt to have brunch beforehand. The treatments are lovely- I have had facials, massages, pedis and manis. It is... More 

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Durham, NC
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262 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Love my annual day after Christmas trip to the Umstead Spa! The collagen facial soothes my skin, and the ham man ritual relaxes my body! Love the spa water and snacks - chocolate and yogurt covered nuts and dried blueberries. Bring your swimsuit and indulge afterwards in the jacuzzi!

Thank CarsonsMommy
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I lived in this area for 5 years and never knew this was here! What a great spa. I have been to spas that didn't offer half the features of this one. I have to say, it was really well done. A friend and I were determined to visit the spa while I was in town. Now,... More 

Thank Rachel N
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Booked a massage for my mother and myself. The facility is wonderfully set up and a lot larger than expected. The room in which my massage was very nice (probably used for couples). My masseuse applied just the right amount of pressure and asked throughout the session if it was to my satisfaction. The waiting area was very comfortable. Unfortunately... More 

Thank qcgirl
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our 4 day stay was remarkable! The atmosphere is elegant yet relaxing. The rooms leave no detail out! The Spa is one of the most relaxing I have ever experienced. We will return very soon!

Thank conniehusband
Seaford, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Umstead Spa is a must if you are visiting the area and need to unwind. Had two amazing 80 minute aromatherapy massages. The massage room was tranquil, so relaxing and the light music soothing. The therapist was professional, courteous and friendly. By far the best massages I have ever had. Highly recommended

Thank clynns8913
Cary, North Carolina
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The spa is the best. Wonderful time to relax in the lounge after a treatment. The lounge upstairs overlooks the wooded area. The treatments are very well done. You can make yourself a cup of tea. They have a few other snacks. On the weekday you can use the pool and inside facilities.

Thank glo m
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This spa not only has the best staff but the relaxing, comfortable, un-pressured environment made it even better. I expected the day to whiz by but thankfully it didn't. Massage and nails all done to perfection. Again, the staff makes the place wonderful.

Thank Never_tan
Cary, North Carolina
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Upscale luxurious spa with all the amenities. Steam room, sauna, whirlpool, locker room and shower are first class. Fresh cucumber water and ice wash cloths near whirlpool is a sample of the extra touches that make this a true luxury spa in the area. Several relations rooms which plenty of comfortable seating and blankets for coziness. I feel so pampered... More 

Thank Teri R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Once you arrive at the spa, you never want to leave. It is tranquil, beautiful, and has the best staff available! The massages are amazing!

Thank RaleighGirl714

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