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Awards & Reviews

Readers’ choice awards and kind words from reporters mean the world to us.

Awards

#5 Destination Spa in the World
— Readers’ Poll, Travel + Leisure Magazine, World’s Best Spas for 2014 

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Recipient 
— TripAdvisor.com, 2013, 2014

Voted Best Spa for Bridal Party in Wisconsin
— Readers’ Choice, Wisconsin Bride Magazine 2014 

Top 10 Destination Spa in the World
— Readers’ Poll, Travel + Leisure Magazine, World’s Best Spas for 2013

Top 10 Best for Girlfriend Getaways and Bachelorettes
— Readers’ Choice Awards, SpaFinder.com Wellness, 2013 

Top 10 Best for Accommodations
— Readers’ Choice Awards, SpaFinder.com Wellness, 2013  

Top 10 Best for Interior Design
— Readers’ Choice Awards, SpaFinder.com Wellness, 2013 

Top 10 Best Eco-Spa
— Readers’ Choice Awards, SpaFinder.com Wellness, 2013  

Top 10 Best for Romance
— Readers’ Choice Awards, SpaFinder.com Wellness, 2013

#5 Destination Spa in the World
— Readers’ Poll, Travel + Leisure Magazine, World’s Best Spas for 2012

Top Spas in North America, Ranked #23
— SpaFinder Wellness, Top 30 Spas in North America 2012

Top Resort Spas in America, Ranked #14
— Readers’ Poll, Condé Nast Traveler, Top Spas for 2012

Top Resort Spas in America, Ranked #32
— Readers’ Poll, Condé Nast Traveler, Top Spas for 2009

Number 3 Favorite Spa Escape in America
— ABC¹s “Good Morning America,” 2006

10 Most Romantic Spas in the World
— Readers’ Choice Award, SpaFinder Magazine, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

#1 choice in the Midwest for “Best Places to Be Snowed in for Romance” 
— Midwest Living Magazine

Top 10 Spas in the Midwest 
— Spa Magazine, 2010

Top 10 Spas for Environmental Practices
— Readers’ Choice Award, SpaFinder.com, 2009, 2011

10 Great Places to Recycle Yourself
— Northwest Airlines World Traveler Magazine

25 Top Spas in America
— Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2004

10 Most Affordable Spas in America
— Readers’ Choice Award, Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, 2005

Most Eco-Conscious Resort in America
— 1st Annual Healthy Travel Awards, SHAPE Magazine, 2006

4 Groundbreaking Spas
— CNN Headline News, 2004

10 Great Eco-friendly Spas in the World
— USA Today, 2005

#6 Best New Public Course of 2009, Wild Rock Golf Club
— Golf Digest

#5 Top 10 New Courses You Can Play in 2008, Wild Rock Golf Club
— Golf Magazine

#4 Best New Public Golf Course of 2008, Wild Rock Golf Club
— Links Magazine

Top 10 Spas in the World to Ride a Motorcycle To
— SpaFinder.com

Press Reviews

We found an oasis at Sundara Inn & Spa.
— The Wall Street Journal

The Midwest’s first destination spa, a civilized getaway in the hills.
— National Geographic Traveler

Sundara, the Sanskrit word for “beautiful,” has suites with fireplaces, an outdoor heated infinity pool, and organic cuisine.
— Condé Nast Traveler

Indulge in a completely luxurious, pampered situation without hurting Mother Nature.
— USA Today

At last, the Midwest has a spa worthy of a stopover.
— Travel + Leisure Magazine

A lovely new spa dedicated to wholesome living.
— Cosmopolitan Magazine

People in the Midwest don’t have to be left out of the destination spa movement.
— CNN Headline News

You don’t need to go to Bali for a ‘purifying bath ritual’.
— Newsweek Magazine

Sundara is an oasis of calm.
— Spa Magazine

This secluded retreat lures not only honeymooners and anniversary-ites, but also baby-mooners.
— Travel Channel

Silence is golden at Sundara.

— Better Homes & Gardens

Cambrian sand excavated during the building of the spa is used in the Sandstone Body Polish skin treatments.
— Food & Wine

The vision was based around wellness.
— The Associated Press

Luxurious accommodations are the heart of Sundara.
— Home & Away Magazine

Spa treats for every budget.
— Redbook

Part feng-shui retreat, part deep-in-the-heartland lodge.
— Lucky Magazine

Treat your dad to a day at the spa.
— MSNBC.com

Fresh-picked beauty: the customized Sundara Organic Facial.
— Shape Magazine

The real VIP treatment kicks in.
— Smart Money Magazine

My comfort seemed everyone’s top priority.
— The Boston Globe

An overnight stay alone is a spa experience.
— Midwest Living Magazine

One night isn’t long enough.
— Chicago Tribune

Rivals best spas in the country.
— Daily Herald Chicago

We recommend booking a few Ayurvedic-inspired treatments.
— Chicago Social Magazine

Relaxation, solitude, and special sand treatments await.
— Minnesota Monthly

 The villas take relaxation to a whole new level.
— Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

I’d definitely be back.
— Minneapolis Star Tribune

To say our suite was perfect is not an overstatement.
— Madison Magazine

People come here to reconnect.
— Wisconsin State Journal 

Everything is designed to foster a state of bliss.
— Milwaukee Magazine

A posh experience.
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Luxury suites, luxurious spa treatments.
— Milwaukee Business Journal

A spa even men can’t resist.
— Wisconsin Trails

Perfect to recharge and re-energize.
— Distinction Magazine, Elegant Living on Long Island

The very essence of serenity.
— Rochester Magazine

Soothing treatments and a heady dose of nature.
— Des Moines Register

The resorts emphasis on calm and quiet is welcomed in a sometimes chaotic world.
— Wisconsin Golfer Magazine

The real estate boom is extending to spas…Sundara is opening lifestyle villas.
— BusinessWeek Magazine

Forget golf. Real men do business in the spa.
— New York Times

Opulent spa attracting visitors from throughout the country.
— American Spa Magazine

Sundara worked its magic on me, instilling in me a sense of introspection and Zen-ness.
— Spa Management Journal