By Allison Davis
Sometimes it takes an intervention program to sever the smartphone tether. To help break the cycle and begin a digital detox, here are our favorite retreats that require forfeiting your little handheld addiction and making the conscious decision to purge.
Hotel Monaco, ChicagoOffer:
Have the front desk at Hotel Monaco
lock up your electronics so you can gain entry to the property’s only "tranquility suite," a calming beige and silvery blue-toned room replete with heating pads, bamboo linens, a Jacuzzi, and stunning views of the city. Bonus: The staff will remove the TV and phones ahead of your arrival for ultra relaxation mode.
$449 per night
Lifehouse Country Spa Resort, Essex, EnglandOffer:
Even though Lifehouse Country Spa
says their detox package is for "stressed executives," but anyone seeking a no-tech, country getaway can head to rural Essex. Drop your smartphones off at daycare—what they call the "BlackBerry Creche"—and enjoy two days of personal training, a 50 minute massage and body treatment, and three gourmet meals a day with gratuities included.
$695 per person for two nights.
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, British Columbia Offer:
The stunning Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
is working ranch that rewards those who step away from the screen with everything from an herbal oil massage to a horseback ride and guided meditative wilderness hike.
$650 per person for two nights.
The Quincy, Washington, DC
Offer: The "Be Unplugged" package at The Quincy
encourages guests to go old school—giving up their Kindle and other gadgets in exchange for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and journal to capture deep thoughts that may emerge.
Starts at $109 per night
Heading off soon on your detox getaway? Start planning your trip with one of our great destination guides:
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