Best of Boston

2006 Best Day Spa, Berkshires

Mepal Spa

If you’re the type who balks at micromanaged vacations, you’ll find nirvana at this secluded country sanctuary, where there’s nary an itinerary in sight. With its fitness studio, beauty salon, and soundproof treatment rooms, Mepal’s modern 6,000-square-foot spa stands in splendid contrast to the main turreted manor, which was built in 1907. A private Pilates class followed by a hot stone massage, manicure, and soak in the peaceful outdoor Jacuzzi will leave you so relaxed, you won’t even be able to think about sightseeing.

100 Stone Manor Dr., New Marlborough, 413-229-3498,