We’ve long been fans of Castle Hill Inn, a luxe seaside escape in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island.
When we visited the property last summer, we were struck by its serene setting and resort feel. Now, the property has upped the ante once again, adding The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics, a partnership with the luxury Rhode Island based skincare brand.
In true Castle Hill style, the new spa doesn’t add a new building or change the look and feel of the historic inn’s mansion home. The spa is a renovation of two of the historic mansion’s ocean-view suites into sumptuous, serene treatment rooms.
Guests can now enjoy facials with hand-crafted skincare products made with organically grown herbs and flowers, massages with organic oils and lotions, or even pre- and post-treatment “Saltwater Soaks” with essential oil blends.
Care to indulge? The Inn will offer a Friday Night Respite & Renewal package, as well as a Wellness Escape weekend. The Friday “staycation” package for two begins with afternoon tea on Friday, a three-course dinner, and a seasonal spa treatment. Enjoy breakfast the next morning before check out.
If you’d prefer a more immersive escape, plan a visit the weekend of April 10th. Delve into the nutrient-rich world of farm-to-table cooking, with a demonstration led by the resort’s own Chef Karsten. Brenda Brock of Farmaesthetics, will also teach a class on ins and outs of a clean, green personal care regimen for enhancing beauty, balance and well-being. You’ll also enjoy a pampering spa treatment of your choice, gourmet breakfast daily and a morning yoga class on both Saturday and Sunday to start the day.