Make it a New Year, New You by Joining these Health and Wellness Retreats

Wednesday 02nd, January 2019 / 11:34 Written by
Make it a New Year, New You by Joining these Health and Wellness Retreats
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Make it a New Year, New You at Hillside Boutique Hotel’s Health and Wellness Retreats

Whether you or someone you love wants to jump start those New Year’s resolutions, or simply unwind from the stress of the season, a Hillside Health and Wellness retreat at the Hillside Boutique Hotel is just the ticket! Taking place Jan 18-21, and Jan 25-27, these all-inclusive packages have been carefully curated to immerse guests in a weekend of experiences designed to recharge the mind, body, and soul. Take advantage of all the activities during your two-night stay or purchase a Saturday pass for a single day of wellness.

Make it a New Year

Perched atop 13 acres of hilltop that overlooks the historic town of Castroville and the Medina River valley, the intimate 38-room Hillside Boutique Hotel offers an idyllic setting for guests who want to get off the grid and get into a healthier and more relaxing way of life. Located just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio, it’s a hidden oasis that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

Relax. Recharge. Rejuvenate

Each Hillside Health and Wellness retreat has been thoughtfully created with an array of healthy, chef-prepared meals and fitness classes led by some of the best in the industry. From Zumba to yoga, circuit classes to hiking trails, there is something for everyone regardless of experience or fitness level. Guests will learn the art of meditation from an iRest Yoga Nidra expert, discover creative approaches to eating healthy with a Culinary Nutritionist, and get tips for alleviating stress and becoming more mindful from a Certified Health Coach. In between, they can take advantage of discounted spa treatments, relax in luxurious and well-appointed room accommodations, and stroll the picturesque grounds.

Make it a New Year

“We’ve created an escape from the daily grind that allows guests to reconnect with themselves, with nature, and with each other,” describes Pete Markwardt, co-owner of Hillside Boutique Hotel. “It’s about taking time to do something that’s just for you.”

Hillside Health and Wellness Retreats

– Jan 18-21 & 25-27 –

Each retreat includes a variety of optional classes for guests to attend,

led by some of the industry’s best.

Carlos Gomez, Yoga Instructor, Black Swan Yoga

Brian Howard, Yoga Instructor and Certified iRest Yoga

Nidra Meditation Expert

Charlotte Samuel, Culinary Nutritionist, H-E-B

Shannon Hernandez, Certified Wellness Coach

Lorena Luna, Zumba Instructor, YMCA

Bonny Osterhage, Co-founder, BodyArchitecture

Personal Training and Fitness

Wesley Salazar, Co-founder BodyArchitecture

Personal Training and Fitness

Select HILLSIDE WELLNESS RETREAT when booking online

or call (830) 538-3200.

Rooms With A View

Part of what makes these retreats unique is the property itself. Often referred to by guests as  “the best kept secret in Texas,” the family owned Hillside Boutique Hotel has been lovingly and meticulously renovated to combine modern amenities with artisan touches.

Guests will kick off the weekend with a “Healthy Happy Hour,” in the 800 square foot Barrel Room. Here they can sink into deep leather chairs and couches as they sip on juice shots and nibble on an assortment of light bites. The room itself is a throwback to old Castroville with photos from the town’s early days lining the walls, and shelving made from reclaimed wood from the original property.

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From there, a mouthwatering meal awaits in the Texas Bistro. This light, airy space affords diners breathtaking Hill Country views from almost every angle. Rustic, European style oversized chandeliers made in Turkey offer ambient lighting that enhances the modern aesthetic.

Finally, guests can retire to rooms ranging from a 375 square foot Classic King to a 425 square foot Classic Queen, Deluxe King or Superior King styles. For those who want a little more pampering, the Premier Suite is 620 square feet of luxury with two bedrooms and little “extras” including robes and slippers. Finally, there’s the home away from home feel of the more than 1,100 square foot Luxury Suite with floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and a large private balcony overlooking the Medina River Valley.

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Just Say Spaaaaaah

While the hotel may be the best-kept secret in Texas, celebrities seem to be in the know, many of whom take advantage of the luxurious spa treatments. Retreat guests are treated like celebrities too, with a discount on all spa services at the Hillside Boutique Hotel’s destination spa during their stay. Four treatment rooms are available for customized facials, massages, body treatments, and nail services. There’s even a soothing raindrop shower to enhance the experiences.

Make it a New Year

All the products have been carefully selected by co-owner Jana Winkler, formerly of the Mecca Gym and Spa in Austin, and include brands like the fragrant, unisex Malin + Goetz bath and body products, and the Texas based Rhonda Allison skincare.

“Rhonda has been doing facials for more than 30 years and is famous for her peels,” says Winkler.  “There is something in the line for everyone.”

Weather permitting, the hilltop swimming pool and private cabanas are perfect for relaxing after a hike or fitness class and unwinding amid the natural beauty of the Hill Country while taking in the panoramic views.

“We want guests to be able to take advantage of everything we have to offer,” says Markwardt. “We want them to leave these retreats feeling rejuvenated and ready to live their best lives.”

About Hillside Boutique Hotel

Hillside Boutique Hotel is located on a 13-acre hillside in Castroville, Texas. Renovated in 2018 by local owners, the 38-room hotel boasts a Hill Country modern design with custom artisan touches and panoramic views. Just 17 miles from SeaWorld and 26 miles from downtown San Antonio, Hillside Boutique Hotel offers visitors a relaxing retreat conveniently close to area attractions. Amenities include a full-service spa with an array of customized services, a hillside swimming pool with panoramic views and poolside cabanas, and the outdoor Arbor – home to the Hillside Concert Series, Yoga on the Hill and more.  Guests can enjoy a modern twist on comfort food with indoor and outdoor dining at the 2,600 square-foot Texas Bistro, or relax and enjoy drinks and appetizers in the rustic Barrel Room. Hillside Boutique Hotel offers 4,500 square-feet of indoor event space with additional acreage outdoors. A perfect wedding venue, the hotel offers a two-bedroom, two-bath suite with outdoor living and dining areas. With luxury amenities, artisan decor, and event spaces for up to 200, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure. Visit hillsidetexas.com or call (830) 538-3200 for more information.

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