Digital Detox Retreats

Mandarin Oriental, New York
Digital Wellness Escape Spa Package

Sometimes a weekend away from technology isn’t possible for work or otherwise, which is why Mandarin Oriental New York City offers a targeted Digital Wellness Escape aimed at reducing technology-based stress. The treatment begins with a 20-minute soak in Shungite, a natural carbon that essentially flushes out the bad mojo in your body from extensive exposure to technology. From there, guests relax through a range of mindfulness activities and tips to alleviate smartphone dependency created by experts from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Don’t forget a massage, which targets specific areas under stress from computer and smartphone use, like the neck, shoulders, hands and face. With 50- and 80-minute options, this treatment can fit into even the busiest workaholic’s schedule.

Lake Placid Lodge 
Check In To Check Out Package

Imagine a tech-free weekend ripped straight from the pages of Walden? The four-night getaway invites you to hand over your smartphone in exchange for the keys to a cozy cabin on the shores of Lake Placid. Revel in a weekend occupied by boating, hiking and rock climbing in lieu of answering phone calls and push notifications. Chef-curated meals with wine pairings weren’t exactly what Henry David Thoreau had in mind for simple living, but Lake Placid Lodge can help you get in that self-reliant spirit by cooking up fish you catch during an afternoon on “Earth’s eye.”

Renaissance Pittsburgh 
Digital Detox Package

If venturing into the city (or even upstate) isn’t enough to disconnect, the Renaissance Pittsburgh offers an unexpected digital detox destination. Surrender laptops, phones and other devices for an evening in a deluxe king river-view room entertained by literary classics, board games and playing cards. The experience also includes complimentary breakfast for two and vouchers for kayaking, biking or relaxing at the spa with a massage. Still wishing you could Insta the weekend away? Capture your device-free adventures in Steel City by renting a polaroid camera.

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