Celebrating 20 Years!

Happy Haven Anniversary Year! For 20 years, we’ve been honored to help you achieve an overall sense of true well-being. This is your Haven, a tranquil retreat away from the stresses of modern day life, your sanctuary, to relax, to recharge, and to refocus on taking better care of yourself. We hope, while you’re here, you’ll go beyond beauty to a place you can come home to again and again. Because everyone needs a Haven.

Your 6-Tip SPF Refresher

At this point in the summer, you’ve probably gotten a pretty good base tan, the novelty of the pool or beach may be wearing off a bit, and you may already be counting the days until school starts again. By mid-summer, it’s tempting to become a little lax about your SPF application. But don’t do it! Now is the time to be more vigilant than ever. So here’s a little SPF refresher to keep you motivated and keep your skin beautiful.

1. Apply sunscreen correctly, and reapply religiously, every day.  According to the skin cancer experts at one of our favorite brands — SkinCeuticals — studies have shown that more than half of sunscreen users do NOT apply the dermatologist-recommended amount  to properly protect skin from sun damage. In order to stay adequately protected, it is important that all exposed areas of skin are covered by a generous layer of sunscreen. As a general rule of thumb, a nickel-sized amount should be applied to the face and a shot glass amount should be applied to the body. It is also important to remember that no matter how much sunscreen you apply, it should be reapplied every 2 hours, especially when spending an extended amount of time outdoors. Reapply more frequently if swimming or sweating. See the Skinceuticals video below for more on application technique.

2. Invest in quality sunscreen. We’re proud to carry the very best in sunscreen protection in our boutique.   Born from decades of skin cancer research, Skinceuticals’ high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin — choose from SkinCeuticals Light Moisture UV Defense, Sheer Physical UV Defense, and Sport UV Defense — all SPF 50. MD Solar Science’s 40 SPF Mineral Sunblock Stick has a non-whitening formula which glides on easily and flawlessly to deliver powerful mineral protection that is perfect for on-the-go application — it’s non-irritating, oil-free, water resistant up to 80 minutes, and gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. Finally, Super Goop offers feel-good formulas with clean ingredients that provide super-powered sun protection in a variety of products, including protective lip balm.

3. Make sure your makeup has sunscreen in it. For example, MD Solar Science’s 30 SPF Mineral Tinted Creme has a universally flattering tint and a silky-smooth texture  with lightweight matte finish that makes this formula a perfect primer for makeup. And don’t forget your lips! Super Goop’s Mint or Acai Fusion Lip Balm with Shea Butter goes on silky smooth, keeping your lips hydrated in the heat and beautifully protected from the sun.

4. Add Vitamin C. It’s a great corrector of Sun Damage. You can enjoy services like our Antioxidant Vitamin C Facial all season long safely, in order to help restore the look of radiance and improve the signs of sun damage. The powerful antioxidants in such a treatment help to re-establish the look of clarity, giving the skin a brighter, firmer, more youthful appearance. And add Vitamin C daily — for example, with Environ’s Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream — to help prevent the destruction of collagen and elastin, and the formation of pigmentation due to sun exposure.

5. Cover up. Beach umbrellas, stylish cover-ups, and wide-brimmed hats are your best accessories in the last month of summer (which goes well into September). We still have some gorgeous options in our spa boutique!

6. Limit time in the sun. Between 10am and 2pm are when the sun’s rays are most intense, and thus the most damaging. Try to schedule your time in direct sun — whether for walks, playing or just relaxing — outside of this window. Whatever time of day you’re out in the sun, try not to stay out in it for too long. Long breaks in shade are imperative.

Enjoy the rest of summer!

Bask in the Sun with Confidence

The recent solar eclipse got us thinking about the sun, and your need to protect yourself from its damaging rays. The days are getting longer, the sun is getting stronger, and summer is almost here! So stop by our Spa Boutique for the highest quality sunscreens — because your skin deserves the best:

MD SOLAR SCIENCES harnesses the power of minerals, with either their Mineral Moisture Defense for the Body in SPF 50 or their convenient Mineral Sunscreen Stick in SPF 40.

SKINCEUTICALS’ Physical Fusion UV Defense in SPF 50 is tinted to give you flawless coverage. Their Sport U Defense, also SPF 50, is “marathon runner tested” for active use.

SUPERGOOP!’s Play SPF 30 Lip Balms come with either a hint of Acai or Mint for maximum protection and kissability.

Our Spa Boutique is open during spa hours:
• Monday: 8:30AM to 7:30PM
• Wednesday: 8:30AM to 7:30PM
• Thursday: 8:30AM to 7:30PM
• Friday: 8:30AM to 7:30PM
• Saturday: 8AM to 7:30PM
• Sunday: 10AM to 5PM

Shop local AND protect your skin: two great things in one trip to 6464 Montgomery Street on Rte 9 in Rhinebeck, NY, *BEFORE* you start soaking up those rays this summer!

Unveil Your Most Beautiful Skin with a Dermaplaning Facial

Is your skin looking dull or dry lately? Do you have peach fuzz you’d like removed? Want to improve the efficacy of your facial treatments? Do you long for baby-soft skin again? Then our Dermaplaning Facial is perfect for you!

Dermaplaning is a super-effective exfoliating treatment in which our trained aestheticians use a surgical scalpel to gently and safely scrape the surface of your skin using light, feathering strokes. Benefits include:

  • Removal of fine vellus hairs which don’t respond well to laser hair removal treatments — and not to worry: this type of hair does not grow back any thicker or faster!
  • More even skin tone
  • Improvement of mild acne scarring
  • Reduced look of fine lines
  • Increased efficacy and penetration of follow-up facial products
  • Super soft skin

The process takes only 15 or 20 minutes, and is followed up by our popular SkinCeuticals facial — which will work even better because of the improved penetration effects of the dermaplaning. There is no downtime and this facial can be done as often as every two weeks. So why not give new life to your skin and try this popular new trend in skincare!

60 min. $195

90 min. $240

Give Mom the Gift of Self-Care: 5 of Our Most Rewarding Spa Services

One study showed that moms work, on average, close to 100 hours per week (98 to be exact) — that’s the equivalent of two full-time jobs! That kind of intense schedule of often hidden labor can take a toll on one’s physical and mental wellbeing. Time away, dedicated to self-care, is not only nice, it’s necessary. 

But many mothers find it difficult to ask for the break they need. Which is why Mother’s Day (May 9th this year) is the perfect opportunity to gift Mom a respite from the day-to-day. A Haven Gift Certificate says she deserves the chance to be kind to herself and take time out. It puts the self-care in her hands, allowing her to choose the service or services she enjoys most, at a day and time that best suits her schedule. You just have to make sure she actually carves out time to use it! 

If she’s not used to taking time for herself, you can recommend some of our most popular rejuvenating services — the ones where moms leave Haven feeling restored and ready to take on the world again: 

1. HAVEN SIGNATURE MASSAGE — The wellness benefits of massage have been well-proven: they reduce stress, relieve tension, relax tired muscles, and reduce fatigue. Massages were made for moms! Our classic customized full-body Swedish massage will make her a true believer in the power of healing touch.

2. ORGANIC SKIN SPECIFIC FACIAL — Sometimes all it takes is a good deep cleansing to be ready to face the world again with renewed energy. Our classic, natural, customized facial uses the most luxurious, almost all-organic products. After a thorough skin analysis, intensive cleansing with the Clarisonic brush, extractions, a customized mask, and a personalized skin cream, mom will emerge glowing with new confidence. 

3. SEA SALT SCRUB — This is THE quintessential scrub. Sea salt and essential oils exfoliate the body from head to toe, removing dry, itchy skin and increasing overall circulation. Followed by a moisturizing cream treatment, mom will leave feeling brand new. 
4. HAVEN SEASONAL LUXE PEDICURE — The staying power of professional pedicures make them the perfect treat for a busy mom, an indulgence she can enjoy for weeks. There’s the mineral-bath soak, the revitalizing scrub, the moisturizing masque, the Eco-Fin treatment wrap, and the beautiful polish, but nothing beats the foot and calf rub for moms who are constantly running to and fro. 

5 ONE SHOT LASH LIFT + LASH TINT — What a gift to get bright, beautiful lashes that don’t require daily maintenance! Just one 20-minute professional treatment will lift her own lashes from the root, creating the illusion of dramatic length that is retained — even after a shower or swimming — for up to 12 weeks. And with the color tint of her choice, she’ll get even better results to help her feel even more beautiful. 

When you gift Mom a Haven Gift Certificate on Mother’s Day, you’re giving her something to look forward to, the chance to take a well-deserved break. And between now and Mother’s Day, if you purchase a Haven Online Gift Certificate for her worth $250 or more, we’ll give you an extra $25 Gift Card for FREE, to add to her overall sense of wellbeing. Use code APPRECIATION at havenrhinebeck.com/gifts

This year, be sure to take extra special care of the moms who take such good care of you and yours. Happy Mother’s Day! 

Top 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Skin

A new season is upon us! As we say goodbye to winter and welcome the sunshine of spring, it’s time to talk about prepping our skin for the change in weather. Just as your home demands a springtime scrub down, your skin also benefits from a serious spring-cleaning. To look your very best this season, it’s important to make adjustments to your skin care, especially if you live in a climate where the difference in temperature and humidity are significant. Retire those heavy face creams and let us usher you into a new beauty routine that embraces the vernal equinox.

1. Say Goodbye to Winter Skin

At Haven, we believe deeply in the power of exfoliation! In fact, exfoliation is key in springtime skin rejuvenation. After a long winter, you will want to strip off the flakes and dryness caused by cold, damaging air. Spring is a great time for exfoliating treatments, as skin tends to be less sensitive as humidity rises. Adding a light scrub or exfoliating peel will gently yet effectively brighten the appearance of your skin and help remove the buildup of dead skin cells from winter. Your skin will breathe a sigh of relief and thank you with a dewy, glowing complexion!

2. Add Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not just for winter. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C help to promote collagen, giving your skin a more youthful appearance. But that’s not all! Some studies have shown that vitamin C may also help to prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)–induced photo damage. Vitamin C helps to remove hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone, to reveal brighter, youthful new skin. According to our senior esthetician, Lydia Ronkese, one of the best serums is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, which contains 15% pure vitamin C. “It’s vitamins for the skin and packs quite a punch while brightening the complexion. I feel it just polishes the skin,” Lydia affirms, “so you look radiant and glowy.”

3. Go Lighter

The transition from winter to spring can be rough on your skin. In the cold, dry months our skin gets parched and requires a layered approach of serums, face oils, and heavy moisturizer. In the spring as the humidity rises, our skin’s natural oil production increases and as a result, our skin tends to stay more hydrated. This means switching from a heavy moisturizer to a lighter lotion appropriate for warmer weather.

4. Daily SPF Is a Must

With shorter days and little sunlight in winter, we forget to pay attention to sunscreen. With more sunshine in spring comes more responsibility. As we salute the sun, don’t forget to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB light throughout the day. After all, applying sunscreen in spring is also good practice for summer!

5. Spring Clean Your Skin with a Professional Facial

We’ve established that winter-dulled and fatigued skin needs a major refresh! We also know facials are ah-mazing. A professional facial is not just designed to help you relax; they are wonderful for the mind and soul, perfect for any self-care ritual. As Lydia expertly reminds us, springtime is the best time for a professional facial to effectively “slough off those layers of dead skin cells” that simply can’t be done at home with scrubs. An esthetician will safely strip away your winter damage, leaving you radiant and glowing for the new season. The same goes for deep cleansing, hydrating, detoxifying and thoroughly cleaning out the pores, using ingredients only estheticians are certified to use.

At Haven, our facials are customized treatments for the skin. As we gear up for spring, we recommend our ENVIRON VITAMIN C FACIAL. This brightening, firming, and glowing anti-aging facial is ideal for post-winter skin. We infuse a Vitamin C Peel with a 10% lactic acid peel using the advanced Environ Micro-Current System. This facial has long-lasting results with an immediate brightening glow result and no down time. By the end of this luxurious facial, not only will your skin will be gloriously set for spring, but you’ll have been transported to a place of calm and serenity!

Feel Beautiful.

Haven’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

SHOP LOCAL! Find unique, hand-picked gifts in our Spa Boutique, whether in-spa or online at havenrhinebeck.com/boutique. And when you spend $150 or more online, you get for $20 OFF!!! Just use code HOLIDAY.

FOR THE GADGET GEEK: From luxury light-therapy face masks, to miraculously effective pore cleansers, to elegant jade rollers.
FOR THE SNUGGLER: Everything from warmable body wraps, to the softest snuggly socks, to mood-setting holiday candles.
FOR THE BATH LOVER: Everything from locally-made bath bombs, to charcoal body brushes, to after-bath all-over body lotions. 
FOR THE AROMATHERAPY AFICIONADO: Everything from bergamot essential oils, to blue cypress scented candles, to balsam & cedar diffusers.
FOR THE BEAUTY BUFF: Everything from cherry polishing lip scrub, to dramatic mascara duos, to illuminating eye gel kits.
FOR THE SNOW BUNNY: Everything from hand & foot winter therapy, to hydrating face masks, to snow-scented candles.

We can ship to you or arrange a safe porch pick-up. Use code HOLIDAY on online purchases $150 or more and you’ll get $20 OFF! Pass by the big box stores and consider your friendly neighborhood spa for our hand-selected gifts of comfort and joy. Visit: havenrhinebeck.com/boutique

Happy Holidays from Haven! Shop local, gift well, save more.

Wonderful Winter Products

Best In Snow Kit

In just ten minutes our softening foot mask and insulating hand mask will erase any winter weather damage and give you the winter warm up you deserve!Best In Snow Kit quantity. $20.00

Blue Cypress & Snow Reed Diffuser

The aroma of a snow-covered mountain retreat in winter is created by combining crisp blue cypress, juniper berry, and hints of smoked vanilla bean.  Expertly crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils, this Reed Diffuser releases an exquisite scent slowly and evenly into the air for approximately 90 days, delivering continuous fragrance, uninterrupted. The intensity and reach of the fragrance can be customized based on the number of reeds used.  Housed in a glass vessel etched with elegant, frosted stripes and includes 8 all-natural rattan reed sticks. $48.00

Winter White Luxe Mercury Candle

The mercury glass candle features a unique sandblasted finish and comes packaged in an illustrated keepsake box, perfect for gift giving. Aromatic evergreen and frosted cypress are dusted with white peppercorn, spicy-cool cardamom and a sparkling citrus nuance. $25.00

Winter White Glass Mercury Tree Candle

This shiny Christmas tree is versatilely designed – lift the top to reveal both a festively fragranced candle and a tree-shaped decor piece for your holiday home. Burn Time 32 hours. $30.00

Hydrate Sheet Mask

This is the ultimate thirst quencher for your face. Whether it’s the dead of winter or height of summer, the elements don’t always play well with our skin. This mask will treat your skin to a much-needed surge of maximum moisture, while delivering essential ingredients of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 to improve elasticity and smooth your skin. Ideal for: Dry skin types or any time skin is fatigued and dehydrated. $9.00

The Top 12 Rules of Skin Care

We asked our experienced aestheticians for the absolute essential rules everyone should follow when it comes to skin care. Learn and benefit from their wisdom! All products mentioned below are available in our Spa Boutique.

  1. Wash your face at least once a day with a gentle cleanser & luke warm water. Too hot or too cold water temperatures can aggravate the skin and cause unwanted redness. Bar soap interferes with your skin’s ability to produce natural oils to keep the skin hydrated naturally. So stick with a cleanser that is creamy or milky and use it with luke warm water — this will keep skin calm while still removing dirt and makeup. We recommend SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser.
  2. If you wash your face only once, do it at night! The skin heals at night, so treat it to a makeup free face that can breath.
  3. Never over-exfoliate. Too much exfoliation can strip the skin’s natural barriers and over sensitize, leading to fragile, irritated skin.
  4. Don’t forget to tone!  Toning restores your skin’s ph and also takes away any remaining dirt and oil that can clog pores and lead to blackheads and breakouts. This is an important step that is often overlooked.
  5. Feed your skin with serums! In addition to a quality moisturizer, a serum rich in potent antioxidants can pdenetrate deeper into the skin than a lotion and deliver a higher concentration of active ingredients. SkinCeuticals has a great line of highly effective serums.
  6. Moisturize your face. This is a must for any skin type, including oily skin. When a moisturizer isn’t used on oily skin the oil glands overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oil. Well hydrated skin is key to fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. Don’t stop at the chin! The skin on the neck and decolletage area need some TLC as well. Continue the steps right down to the breast bone. Trust us, it’s well worth the extra effort.
  8. In fact, moisturize your whole body. By doing this, you will strengthen your skin’s barrier along with keeping bacteria and viruses out of the body. Applying right after the shower locks in the moisture best. Try Envrion A, C & E Body Oil, or Envrion Derma Lac Lotion.
  9. Avoid products with alcohol. Especially toners, so check the labels, because alcohol can really irritate the skin.
  10. Incorporate vitamins into your skin care regimen. Vitamin A and C are top free-radical fighters and anti-aging ingredients found in skin care products today. These vitamins protect your skin from pollutants and slow the aging process down while benefiting the appearance with a brighter, tighter more youthful looking skin. We like Environ’s AVST Line.
  11. Use sunscreen everyday, all year round.  And remember to re-apply when exposed for longer periods of time. The sun is one of the biggest contributors to premature aging of the skin. One of our favorites is MD Solar Science Tinted Mineral Cream.
  12. Drink even more water. Double your water intake and in about 6 weeks you’ll see it reflected in your skin.

An Update of Haven’s Safety Measures

Front Porch of Haven Spa

We continue to work tirelessly and go above and beyond current guidelines recommended by state health authorities to create a safe, relaxing experience for you. After all, now more than ever, managing stress and seeking a trusted, safe and nurturing environment is vital to our overall well-being. Below is a quick summary of our updated safety commitments to clients and staff alike, followed by a more detailed outline of specific changes to our facility and our new protocols. We look forward to seeing you soon!


The global spa and beauty family, which includes Haven Spa, have embraced the following seven standards of confidence as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic:  

1. Keeping the wellbeing of our staff & guests as our top priority.

2. Offering personal protective equipment as required by law to protect staff & guests.

3. Mindful & visible hand-washing (both staff & guests).

4. Practicing physical distancing in non-treatment spaces.

5. Staying home when ill (both staff & guests).

6. Verbal & visual greetings without touch.

7. Visible & transparent promotion of sanitation & hygiene efforts.

Continue reading below for more specific details on our COVID-19 precautions and protocols. 


Installation of Nu-Calgon Bi-polar Ionization Air Filtration System: We’ve installed this system on all three floors of our spa to possibly help reduce exposure to the corona virus. Click here to learn more.  

Professional Deep Cleaning: Prior to re-opening, we have had a professional service disinfect the facility from top to bottom. 

Daily Cleanings with Clean Republic Disinfectant: We are proud to use this non-toxic, effective, nature-derived brand of cleaners that are effective against COVID without harsh chemicals or toxic fumes. We continually clean surfaces throughout the day, especially in service rooms between each client visit.

New Plexiglass Barriers Installed: In our reception area and nail boutique you’ll notice the addition of plexiglass barriers to help better protect our clients and staff.

Removal of Superfluous Items from Our Space: We have removed extra fabric, magazines and other miscellaneous items throughout space to reduce opportunities for contact transmission.

Clear Signage: We have posted clear reminders of our guidelines throughout the spa. We kindly ask that you respect and follow our new guidelines for your own safety as well as the safety of other clients’ and our staff. 


Wellness Screenings: Prior to your arrival for a service, we ask that you fill out our Online Screening Form here. If you arrive without having filled it out, we will ask you to fill out a hard-copy before entering our spa. 

Front Porch Check-in: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and text us at 845-876-7369 so we can have someone ready to greet you. We will text you when it’s time to check-in on the front porch. It may take a moment, so please dress accordingly.

Temperature Screenings: Upon arrival, we will take everyone’s — both clients’ and staff’s — temperature with touchless thermometers outside of our main facility. 

Face Masks: Staff and clients are required by law to wear masks and other protective equipment in order to protect staff and guest. We ask that you bring and wear an effective mask that covers your mouth and nose. If not, one will be provided for you. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Appropriate PPE will be worn by all employees based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence with state and local regulations and guidance.

Please Limit the Belongings You Bring Inside: Please enter with only your keys and/or phone. While personal beverages are not allowed inside, hot tea and water are served on our front porch.  

Social Distancing: We have limited seating and reduced our maximum occupancy to help staff and clients practice physical distancing in non-treatment spaces. Guests are advised to stand at least six feet away from others in a group. Employees will be reminded to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from guests and other employees whenever possible.

Payment: While we are accepting cash and credit card transactions, treatments and gratuity can be paid for via touchless transactions if preferred.

Hand Sanitizing: Hand-sanitizing dispensers will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas for easy access.

Services Offered: We are offering all our original services, per New York State’s guidance.

COVID-19 Training: All employees have been trained on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with even more comprehensive training for our team members who have more frequent guest contact.


Thank you for being a part of our Haven family and allowing us to provide you with the best spa treatments and services. We value your continued trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back to Haven. Call us to book an appointment!