Looking forward to more than a New Year's Day hangover as 2015 dawns? Spas and resorts around the country have programs for those who want to start sweating and working out big time next year. Here are five California hotels and resorts that offer wellness programs for a healthy start in beautiful settings.
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite: Immerse yourself in ab workouts, yoga classes, guided hikes and farm-to-table cooking during a three-day Yosemite Wellness & Spa Retreat at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. The weekend runs Jan. 16 to 19; cost for the three nights is $1,119 for two or $889 for one. The lodge is inside the park on Highway 41 near Yosemite's southern entrance and about 75 miles from Yosemite Village. Info: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp; (888) 514-2167.
MacCallum House in Mendocino: This Victorian boutique hotel offers a Wellness Restreat that's good anytime. It features dinner for two at the in-house restaurant, lunch at the nearby Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Fort Bragg, two one-hour massages and a goodie basket with soaps, lotions and other items. Guests can choose a room in the main house, a cottage or a place in the barn, which has restored rooms with fireplaces and ocean views. The package requires a two-night stay and costs $350 in addition to the room rate. Info: MacCallum House, 45020 Albion St., Mendocino; (800) 609-0492.
Bacara Resort & Spa near Santa Barbara: The resort in partnership with Sky Ranch Fitness offers four- and six-day wellness retreats throughout the year. The focus is on individual fitness goals and features hikes and fitness training, healthy eating, spa treatments and wine tastings. All-inclusive four-day package costs $2,900 per person, double occupancy, or $3,800 for solo guests; six-day package costs $4,600 per person, double occupancy, or $5,600 for solo guests. Info: Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta; (855) 968-0100.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica: Guests who stay at the beachy resort during January will receive a free class at its Exhale Mind Body Spa. Class choices include yoga, barre, power yoga and boot camp offered all day. According to an online check, rooms start at $379 a night in January. Info: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (866) 540-4470.
The Ranch at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village: Boot camp with luxury is the weeklong drill at the well-known Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu. But now there's an R 4.0, a four-day program from Thursdays to Mondays for those short on time. There's still eight hours of hikes and workouts each day, and massages and healthy vegetarian fare too. The all-inclusive program costs $3,800 per person. Info: The Ranch R 4.0, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village; (888) 777-2177.