Set along 42 acres of woodlands, the Spa at Norwich Inn has been a favorite destination for honeymoon/ spa connoisseurs for many years. Built in 1929, The Norwich Inn has undergone many changes since it first opened. With a name change in 2000, came a restructuring and expansion which doubled the size of the spa and included the redecoration of the property’s 101 guest rooms, including rooms in the main inn and in the adjacent villas.
Today, the cozy resort promises an intimate retreat with an elegant, world-class spa boasting beauty and body treatments designed to restore the mind, body and spirit.
Treatments are plentiful. Massage options range from typical Swedish, deep tissue and aromatherapy massages to specialty anti-cellulite detoxifying body wraps and the newly implemented coffee body polish which features a blend of ground coffee, Dead Sea salt and rosemary, mint and citrus oils.
Shirodhara, a classic Ayurdevic healing practice, is used to calm the central nervous system with a series of warm herbal oils, face and massage and warm tea. Native hot stone therapies, with hot basalt stones, aromatherapy oils and massage promise to balance the body’s chakras or energy centers.
For men, there are some really innovative packages such as the “Real Men Do Spa” package which includes the choice of a 50-minute Swedish massage or an energizing facial; the choice of a “Man Handler” manicure or pedicure; a haircut and style, lunch in Kensington’s restaurant and full use of the spa facility for the day, including sauna, steam room, whirlpool, relaxation room, fitness center and locker room.
Dining in Kensington’s Restaurant is an exceptional experience, thanks to Executive Chef Daniel Chong-Jimenez’ flavorful combination of French, Asian and Latino touches.
Spa guests arrive comfortably clad in terry cloth robes and slippers to feast on a selection of seasonal favorites. It’s the “normal” way to do it between treatments.
Be sure to try the crispy crab and Brie spring rolls, followed by the roasted apple and ginger root bisque for starters. Calories and nutritional information are listed with each entrée, so save some calories for the hot molten chocolate cake – only 469 calories with 11 grams of fat. You won’t regret it.