Hot and cold spas were so relaxing As well as steam spa and sauna. Did 5 cycles with a massage in between. I was so relaxed when I left. I slept like a baby that night.
I have had the pleasure of being able to continually return to Refuge when I am in the Monterey area. I always leave smelling of Eucalyptus and with a mind free of the quarries of everyday life. If you have the chance to go, it is highly recommended.
Had no idea about this place but found a leaflet in our hotel and decided to give it a try... it turned out to be one of the best experiences of our tour of California. Truly relaxing experience and myself and my wife came away feeling absolutely great. Gorgeous surrounding and one of the most peaceful environments I've been in
Needing a break from very busy professional schedules, My wife and I took the opportunity to experience Refuge. My deep tissue massage was excellent, and my wife was in bliss with her relaxation massage....This is a first class opportunity for physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. We will be back. Fred
Refuge is sanctuary of peace and relax!! I forgot about my work and daily nonsense when I was there! Wish could come more often
On a recent trip to Carmel with two friends, we decided to visit The Refuge. My friends and I enjoyed a very peaceful relaxing afternoon exploring the effects of the thermal cycle. I found the steam room to be quite hot, but loved the eucalyptus smell. Very cleansing. On the first cycle I found the cold pool a bit of... More
I came here alone while on vacation in the area. I had about 1 hour 45 minutes before my booked massage and was able to go through 4 cycles of their relaxation cycle, have a little time to enjoy the hot tub, and then had a massage. Since i was alone, the "silence" rule was easy for me to abide... More
This place is wonderful. I have never felt so relaxed and peaceful. The grounds are beautiful, staff very friendly and all facilities first class. I have never been one for plunging into cold water, but after the first cycle was completed I found myself looking forward to the challenge. I was also a bit worried about the strict enforcement of... More
I wait and take advantage of their monthly specials sent to me via email. I've been here alone and with friends and enjoyed it every time. If you do bring someone, be aware they are strict about maintaining a quiet environment. Chatting isn't helpful when people are trying to relax, anyway. Depending on how I feel, I stay out of... More
Do not turn a blind eye on this place. It is wonderful! My husband and I took our first trip to Monterey for our honeymoon. We made a last minute decision to get a massage together and the Refuge was on the first page of those magazines you get when you visit somewhere touristy. We called and they put us... More
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