5 of America's Best Spas

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For example, a $175 Oconee Rain treatment uses a dry brush, warm water and hot and cold stones to sooth skin using traditional Creek medicine's reliance on the four "elements" of fire, water, air and earth.

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Fourth place: Four Seasons

Las Vegas

Basic massage: $155

This facility scored a 96.9% even though its 16 treatment rooms make it smaller than rival Las Vegas spas such as Caesars (CZR) Palace's 60-room Qua Baths.

"While the over-the-top excess of spas at some other Vegas casinos can be fun, in the end our readers appear to be more impressed by the personal reception and more intimate atmosphere of (the) Four Seasons," Newton says.

The spa's extensive services range from a $165 14-Karat Gold Sugar Scrub to a $175 Deep Cleansing Facial with rosemary and pineapple extracts and Hungarian moor mud.

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Third place: Sanderling Resort & Spa

Duck, N.C.

Basic massage: $110

Located on North Carolina's Outer Banks along the Atlantic Ocean, the Sanderling Resort & Spa scored 97.3% on Conde Nast's survey.

"This old-school resort stands out for offering excellent service -- including spa treatments -- in a location where one might not expect a five-star resort: the Outer Banks," Newton says.

The spa updates its offerings change monthly, with many treatments cueing off of the Sanderling's oceanfront location.

For instance, the $285 Serenity Ritual includes treatments with sea salt and sea mud. There's also a $160 Sea of Life Facial that uses sea shells and ocean sounds to help you relax.

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Second place: Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Avon, Colo.

Basic massage: $140

This site's Spa Anjali (Sanskrit for "divine offering") offers great services in the middle of Colorado's chic Vail ski area.

Newton says the 23,000-square-foot spa -- which scored 97.5% on Conde Nast's survey -- features treatments that "draw inspiration and ingredients from three different mountain ranges: The Alps, the Himalayas, and the Rockies."

Offerings range from a $270 Rocky Mountain Sport Massage to a $300 Himalayan Healing Body Ritual, an Ayurvedic treatment that includes a Himalayan foot bath and a Marma massage.

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First place: Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City, Utah

Basic massage: $110

This spa in the heart of Utah ski country garnered a nearly perfect score, with 98.8% of survey respondents rating it either "excellent" or "very good."

In fact, the Stein Eriksen Lodge scored 100% on two of three categories -- staff and available treatments.

"For a spa to end up at the very top of our lists requires excellence across the board," Newton says.

Located some 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in trendy Park City (home of the annual Sundance Film Festival), the Stein Eriksen Lodge's massive spa has almost everything.