4 Ways to Feel More Beautiful for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do something a little different, to go the extra mile, to put in a bit of effort — for your partner and for yourself. Remember when you first started dating: the excitement, the surprises? You would both spend time primping and prepping before a date to be sure you were looking good and feeling great! Recapture some of that magic by treating this February 14th like you did when you first got together…

Soften Up Your Skin

The winter cold and the march of time can wreak havoc on your skin. Reveal a more youthful glow with a moisturizing body treatment or a rejuvenating facial. Our Tone & Glow package, with the power of guava fruit and vitamin C, is an all-over solution that will leave your face and body feeling and looking years younger.

Give Your Lashes a Boost

Mascara isn’t your only option. The hottest trend in the eyelash industry — Lash Lift — gives you luscious, lifted lashes in the blink of an eye. Just one 20-minute professional treatment lifts your 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 (30 min. $75). We also offer a wide range of exciting color tints that are the perfect complement to the One Shot Lash Lift. In fact, most clients will get the best results by tinting immediately after lifting (45 min. $98). For even more drama there are eyelash extensions: our certified professionals can adhere individual, lightweight lashes to your existing lashes to create the look you desire, from natural to dramatic. It’s instant glamour, with no need for mascara for up to six weeks! (full set, $199)

Relax, Love

It’s hard to focus on romance if you’re tense and stressed. Treat yourself to a much-needed stress-reducing massage before a romantic evening out to get in the right mind and body set.  Our Signature Swedish (60 min. $95) is one or our most popular, but if you really need to unwind, try a Deep Swedish (60 min. $105) or even a Deep Tissue (60 min. $110).

Add a Splash of Color

Make a statement with a gorgeous manicure and/or pedicure — you can’t go wrong with a bold red this month. It’s a quick & simple way to feel even more beautiful. Review our extensive nail services to find the one right for you.

Call us at 845-876-7369 to book your pre-date appointments now before spaces fill up. If you schedule yours on Valentine’s Day Weekend (any time Friday the 14th through Sunday the 16th), we’ll treat you to a complimentary glass of champagne and a selection of decadent chocolates in our lovely spa decorated for the occasion in roses.

Little Luxuries for Valentine’s Day

Look no further than our luxury spa boutique for the perfect gifts for February 14th.

1. Patchology

The Patchology line of beauty products is based on truly effective delivery of great skincare ingredients — which do more, work faster, and offer better results. Whether your partner has only got 5 minutes or would prefer to slow down and have a little fun, Patchology products will not only fulfill their promise, but fit their life. They call it “beauty at the speed of you,” and it’s the inspiration for everything they do.

2. Eva & Lenny Jewelry

Lenny & Eva was founded with a single purpose: to inspire women. Their mission is to design beautiful, bold products that encourage women to be brave, live compassionately, and be the best version of themselves. Wearers can use the power of natural gemstones to set their intention for each day. This makes for a perfect gift-giving experience.

3. Woods & Meadow Products

We’re delighted to carry this local line of products, which provide a means for healing and everyday balance with therapeutic and nourishing oils. Ingredients are organic, raw and pure. Products are handcrafted in small batches to ensure the highest quality.

4. Books for Wellbeing

We have curated a collection of well-regarded books on wellbeing, including The Art of Calm, Meditations for Mom, Afoot & Lighthearted, The Little Book of Healthy Beauty, and more! They’re the perfect gift for helping increase happiness and peace.

5. Sugarfina Treats

Add a little sweetness to your Valentine’s Day with these fine candies. Sweet and sour treats in mouthwatering flavors of grapefruit, champagne and peach bellini will make your honey pucker up. Named “the perfect party favor” by Cosmopolitan magazine, these grown-up gummies are the finest treats in all of candy land, and make a great alternative to chocolates this February 14th.

6. Spa Comforts Aromatherapy Body Wrap

The Barefoot Dreams collection features a variety of soft and luxurious blankets and throws, which are featured in 5 star resorts around the world. They’re the perfect excuse to cuddle up and get cozy with your Valentine on a cold winter’s night.

7. Champagne Spa Pedicure

Your Valentine will sip champagne while they soak in a detoxifying salt bath. Then we’ll treat their feet to a hydrating masque, a foot-&-leg massage, a nourishing Eco-Fin paraffin wrap, shimmery lotion, and their pick of polish. A truly relaxing treat.

8. Clarisonic

Clarisonic is the #1 facial cleansing device recommended by U.S. dermatologists. Anyone who doesn’t have wants one (whether they realize it or not).  It’s the ultimate beauty indulgence that helps reveal healthy, younger-looking skin.

9. Jurlique Mists

A spritz or two of this lightweight facial mist immediately hydrates, softens, and helps protect skin from the cold. With no artificial fragrances or colors, Jurlique Mists are scented with natural extracts.

10. Haven Gift Certificate

You can’t go wrong with a Haven Gift Certificate, which your sweetheart can put toward any product or service their heart desires.  And should you run out of time and are in need of a last-minute gift, there’s nothing better or more convenient than a Haven Gift Certificate you can print out within minutes! Go to havenrhinebeck.com/gifts!

Remember, all of the above are available in our Spa Boutique in the run up to Valentine’s Day. Stop by and pick up something special for someone special.

Feel Beautiful This Valentine’s Day…

VALENTINE’S DAY is a wonderful opportunity to feel more beautiful.

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, a clarifying facial, a sparkling manicure — whatever gives you that extra glow.

Treat your loved one to a service that makes them feel pampered, cared for, and radiant.


Right now, when you purchase a Haven Online Gift Certificate worth $200 or more, we’ll treat your gift recipient to a complimentary glass of champagne — and we’ll send you an extra $20 Gift Card on us! Use code CHAMPAGNE at havenrhinebeck.com/gifts.

View our extensive offering of professional services to find your and your loved one’s favorites:  havenrhinebeck.com/spa-services

Book your services soon, as pre-Valentine’s Day spots fill up fast!  845-876-7369

And remember, you can get Haven Gift Certificates immediately, any time day or night, in the run up to Valentine’s Day here: havenrhinebeck.com/gifts


New Year’ Eve Party Prep at Haven

We’re open for the next week, including New Year’s Eve Day from 9am to 5pm, for all your New Year’s Eve Party needs:

Call us today for an appointment: (845) 876-7369

Don’t have time to squeeze in a service before New Year’s Eve? You can still get everything you need to look and feel your best for any end-of-year soirées in our Spa Boutique (open today AND tomorrow!):

  • Trilipiderm Body Lotion: After your bath, lock in moisture to keep skin looking and feeling radiant all evening with this exceptional lotion that’s gluten free, cruelty free, and dermatologist & pharmacist recommended.
  • Jane Iredale Makeup: Freshen up your makeup routine for the new year with multitasking mineral makeup that is high-performance, clean and cruelty-free—providing effective, targeted solutions for a healthy, radiant complexion, bright eyes, and kissable lips at midnight.
  • Jurlique Face Mist: Refreshing mists can be used as both a makeup setter (which means less reapplying later) as well as a skin refresher later on in the evening to keep your skin looking merry and bright.
  • Julie Vos Jewelry: Treat yourself to some “wearable luxury” with Julie Vos’s classically inspired pieces, guaranteed to glam up any outfit for a New Year’s night on the town.
  • Sugarfina Treats: Add a little sweetness to your New Year’s with these gourmet treats, which are just as lovely to look at as they are to taste. A box or two of Sugarfina makes a great hostess gift or a treat for guests along with some hot chocolate or a bottle of bubbly.

Stop by our Spa Boutique in Rhinebeck on the Monday (we’re open until 7:30pm) and Tuesday (we’re open from 9am until 5pm) before New Year’s Day to see how we can make your New Year’s Eve more beautiful.

Happy New Year from all of us at Haven!

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Stop by our Spa Boutique for your last-minute holiday and New Year’s party gift shopping — we have scented candles & diffusers, luxurious beauty products, essential oil rollerballs, stylish gloves, cozy hats, beautiful jewelry, Haven Gift Cards of course, and even adorably packaged holiday candies. We’re open Tuesday, New Year’s Eve day until 5pm — because you can gift big when you shop small (small local businesses, that is).

And if you can’t make it in to our boutique, our online store is open 24/7 for last minute gift certificates: havenrhinebeck.com/gifts

Happy New Year from Haven!

The 5 Best Skincare Products for Winter

Winter is here so we asked our talented senior esthetician, Melissa, her personal recommendations to address the cold weather:

Hydration is key to healthy skin. As the weather changes so does my skin! I switch to products that are heavier and contain ingredients that protect from the harsh outdoor elements and the drying heat of indoors. Here are my top 5 recommendations for cold weather products, all available in our Spa Boutique.

1. SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier Serum
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful natural humectant which helps regulate moisture levels in skin. Reduce fine lines and firmer skin with long lasting hydration!

2. Environ Vita Complex Super Moisturizer

Does your skin crave moisture constantly? The moisturizing emollients in the Vita Complex Super Moisturizer enhances the skin’s barrier function while providing additional moisture.

3. Environ Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules

These hydrating capsules are a true hero for winter! They deliver a concentrated burst of vitamin-enriched hydration for the skin.

4. Jurlique Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream

With a rich and buttery texture, this intensely nourishing moisturizer simply glides onto the skin to rejuvenate it overnight.

5. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Mist

A spritz or two of this lightweight facial mist immediately hydrates, softens, and helps protect it from the cold. With no artificial fragrances or colors, it’s scented with natural extracts of Rosa gallica, Lavender and Citrus Unshiu Peel.

Stay warm!
Haven’s Senior Esthetician

Dazzle Dry Holiday Nails

With New Year’s fast approaching, make sure your nails are as festive as your New Year’s Eve parties with a Dazzle Dry Signature Manicure.

Dazzle Dry was developed as a more natural alternative — one that would still provide healthy-looking nails with rich color that lasts for at least two weeks. The polish line is free from harmful chemicals, animal byproducts, and animal testing. It strengthen nails, protects against abrasion, dries in just five minutes, and delivers long-term results.

See for yourself what beauty without compromise looks like: call us today for an appointment and we’ll add a little more sparkle to your holidays.

Our Extended Holiday Hours

For your convenience (and pre-holiday stress-relief), we will be open on extra days and hours. Book your appointment now for a calming massage, a clarifying facial, or just a little beautifying maintenance before your busiest days! Don’t forget to stop by our Spa Boutique to pick up a lovely hostess gift for any of your holiday fêtes. Call us at 845-876-7369.


  • Tuesday, November 26th: 9am-8:30pm (two days before Thanksgiving)
  • Tuesday, December 17th: 10am-6pm (a week before Christmas Eve)
  • Tuesday, December 24th:  9am-3pm for services; 9am-5pm for Gift Certificates (Christmas Eve Day)
  • Tuesday, December 31st: 9am-5pm (New Year’s Eve Day)

5 Essential Steps to Prepare Your Skin for Fall

The beginning of fall marks the time of year when we reassess our beauty routines, focusing on skin repair and renewal to make sure our recently sun-kissed faces are still radiant come the colder months. Yes, we love summer but soaking up the sunshine and chlorine can wreak havoc on our skin. And as the warm weather wanes, the damage begins to show on our complexion, be it dryness, age spots, collagen loss, or increased lines and wrinkles. So here are five tips to keep your complexion smooth, bright and beautiful in the cooler days ahead.


Letting go of summer means letting go of the last remnants of our bronzed skin. This is a good time to get a professional facial to remove sun damaged pigmentation, uneven skin tone and discoloration caused by fading tans. Let’s not forget the layers of dead skin cells present on the epidermis from tanning that can clog pores and dull the overall appearance of your complexion. The most effective way to slough off the summer buildup of dead skin is with advanced treatments like microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, or pharmaceutical-grade TCA peels designed to leave skin looking refreshed and beautifully luminous. To maintain a healthy glow and continue to promote cell turnover, use an at-home cleanser brush daily with a moisturizing cleanser.


Just because our moments basking in the sunshine are numbered, doesn’t mean we should slack on sun protection. With dryer weather on the way, there is less moisture in the air for our skin to absorb, which is why switching sunscreens to accommodate the change of weather is important: move from sheer light formulas to sunscreens that contain moisturizing ingredients. And remember: be consistent with applying it!


As with our sunscreen, fall is when we say goodbye to our light moisturizers and reach for a richer, more luxurious formula to restore moisture that is lost due to dry air and colder temps. To keep dry skin at bay, add deeper, ultra-rich moisturizing products that are nourishing with humectants, such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid, to bind moisture to the skin. Occlusive emollients such as organic avocado oil form a physical seal or barrier on the outer layer of the skin to lock in the moisture. Be sure to apply moisturizer to skin that is moist, either by using a fragrant, hydrating face mist or directly after you wash your face or shower.


Adjusting a skincare routine to gracefully shift from summer to fall means understanding that as the weather grows cold, so does our need for thicker, richer cleansers. Your skin begins to produce less sebum in the colder months which leads to less grease on your face. During the summer months, chances are you’ve been using a cleanser that does away with that extra greasiness. Now, switching to a gentler, more moisturizing daily cleanser will help retain hydration. That might mean exchanging a foam cleanser for a creamy formula which nourishes the skin instead of cleansing away the moisture it needs.


Dry skin under the eye can suddenly become an issue as the moisture in the air disappears. When the pumpkin spice lattes come out, so do the fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around the eyes is especially fragile and fine so it needs special attention. Because the skin surrounding your eye is thinner — in fact the thinnest on your entire body, with moisture producing glands —  a moisturizing cream specially formulated for the eyes used daily both morning and night is necessary to take good care of it and can make a noticeable difference. A heavier formula for night and a lighter one for day are must-have tools in the transition from moist, hot and humid days to drier fall weather.

Apply gently with a delicate, patting touch using your ring finger while making sure not to pull too hard on the delicate skin. Be careful not to get too close to your eyes and avoid applying directly to the eyelid. Allow your eye cream a minute or two to be absorbed before applying another product or make-up on top of it. The Ancients believed the eyes were the windows to the soul, so make sure yours will appear brighter, firmer and smoother by using a high-quality eye cream designed to pamper the skin that is unique to the undereye area.

Stay Beautiful.

Voted Best Day Spa in the Hudson Valley!

We’re thrilled to be voted again as the people’s choice for Best Day Spa in the Hudson Valley. For 18 years, we’ve been honored to offer Hudson Valley residents and visitors a serene spa retreat where they can unwind, relieve stress, soothe tension, clarify skin, find new favorite accessories, get unique gifts, and feel beautiful all year long. We hope you’ll come relax with us again — or for the first time — soon.