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3 Ways to Escape Election Madness with a Silent Retreat

With all of the election stress, wouldn’t it be great to get away from it all…and find some peace and quiet?


Rancho La Puerta

Where: Tecate, Mexico

The 3,000 acre Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico has plenty of space to breathe and relax and should allow you to clear your mind in no time. There are 32 acres of gardens, hiking trails, an extensive spa and fitness facility, as well as individual casitas for guests. While you’re there, sign up for the weekly Silent Dinner. Every Thursday evening, dinner is served in silence. Yes, you heard correctly. No conversations are allowed, only the sounds of inspirational music in the background.


Where: Sedona, Arizona

Sedona’s Red Rock country is known to embody a sort of mystical quality that immediately puts one at ease and inspires complete relaxation. It’s here that you’ll find the L’Auberge hotel, which is home to the L’Apothecary Spa. The spa offers a variety of treatments designed to help you completely disconnect from the real world including the Quiet Mind treatment, which encourages guests to “turn their minds off” during the completely silent massage. Simple breathing techniques are used to calm your mind, while massage therapists focus on acupressure points in your face. Geranium, Bird of Paradise, and Passion Flower essences are also incorporated to inspire you to “let go of distraction” and dissolve muscle tension.   

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Mayflower Grace

Where: Washington, Connecticut

Just two hours north of New York City, the exquisite country retreat known as the Mayflower Grace will immediately help you forget the stresses of everyday life. A member of the Relais & Châteaux association of hotels, this 58 acre property includes beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland, a heated outdoor pool, and a putting green. It’s also home to the Mayflower Grace Spa, which features a treatment known as Sound Healing therapy. This almost silent experience utilizes the ancient sound of singing bowls, breathing techniques, and meditation to encourage guests to let go of the craziness of life, and reconnect with oneself.  

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