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Congratulations on making it through the sheer chaos that was 2020!
Surviving a pandemic, dealing with injustices, and just the toll of every day life is going to cause a little bit of stress in your life, if it hasn’t already.
One thing that I think we may all have in common is that we probably didn’t do the best job of taking care of our mental and physical health over the last year.
Maybe it was just me?
Now that the city is starting to open up a little more, I’m being more intentional about taking care of myself. And I’d like to invite you to join me. Read this post about why I decided to start taking self-care staycations.
Now that I’ve convinced you that this is something you need to do too, read on for some unique opportunities to take your own break away from it all for a little while.
Take Your Self-care Staycation to the Nearest Spa
Maybe it’s just me, but a great day of relaxation includes getting a massage and pampering. While these locations don’t offer services onsite, you’re not that far from winding down and getting a spa treatment.
All-In-One Staycation Options
The Peabody Memphis
A long-standing staple of Memphis culture, The Peabody Hotel is located in Downtown Memphis. Located at the corner of Third St and Union Ave, this hotel has been renovated with modern needs in mind. One of the amenities they boast is perfect for a self-care staycation: Feathers Spa. A massage, facial, or mani/pedi are just the tip of the iceberg; there are so many different options for you to pamper yourself. Bring in room service and a room cozy enough for one…you’re well on your way to a stay that’s all about what you need to take care of you!
Their coziest room is a Traditional Queen and books for about $179/night. Learn more here; this price does not include room service or spa treatments. If you’d like to prebook with breakfast or cocktail options, check out the packages that they offer.
As COVID restrictions are being loosened, it won’t be too long before the Rooftop Parties are back in full-swing. Happening during the warmer months of the year, keep this weekly event in mind if you want peace and quiet. The parties happen every Thursday, weather permitting.
Big Cypress Lodge
I’ll be the first to admit that this hotel, located within Ducks Unlimited, is not a place I would think of as an option for a self-care staycation. The store/entertainment complex boasts crowds, bowling alleys, and both gun and arrow shooting ranges; the latter two are incredible stress relievers.
The hidden retreat they have on the upper levels – away from the chaos of their patrons – is the Big Cypress Lodge. With their Interior Queen and King rooms starting at $210/night, (Exterior rooms start at $190/night) you can settle in to all of the space you need for yourself. To wind down and relax, there is a deep spa tub in each bathroom. BYO(wine, candles, bath bomb) is my suggestion. There is also the Day Spa by Gould’s where you can book a massage, facial, or mani/pedi.
As a reminder, once you check in, everything that you would need for your self-care staycation is within reach. There are bars and restaurants onsite and plenty of activities to do, if you so choose. If total seclusion is the goal, sit back and enjoy the TV or peaceful views of the Mississippi River, right from your room. Learn more and book your stay here.
How to Save a Few Dollars on Your Self-care Staycation
If you’re like me, I sometimes have some champagne dreams on a sparkling cider budget…
Don’t let a tight budget stop you from taking care of yourself. Self-care is so important. Almost all of the hotels that are shared in this article come with a price tag under $150. There are also 3rd party booking sites that will help you to find better deal on the room than what might be found on the site.
One option that I use is Rakuten. Have you heard of them? They are a rebate site that, when shopping through them, will give you cash back on your purchases. Log into your account and search for the hotel you’d like to book. If it is available, click the link to shop and you will receive cash back after your stay is complete! It’s free to sign up for the service.