A Day at Sundara + a Big Giveaway!

You know I love a great hotel and good skincare, so it was a total no-brainer for me to say yes when one of the top destination spas in the world, Sundara Inn & Spa, and skincare line HydroPeptide asked me to pay them a visit. Not only that, but they asked me to help them give away a spa getaway to one of my readers! Are you dying? More on that in a minute, but first, a little bit about my day at Sundara.

Sundara, which is Sanskrit for beautiful, describes the resort perfectly–hidden away among pine trees about an hour north of Madison, Wisconsin, it is truly a luxurious escape from it all. Who would’ve thought a spa that’s been rated a top 10 destination spa in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine and as the #3 favorite spa escape in America by ABC’s Good Morning America would be located here? The resort has just 26 rooms, which are large yet cozy, with features like fireplaces, spa bathrooms, and woodland views. Downstairs the spa and pool area provide a peaceful sanctuary where cell phones are off limits and relaxing is mandatory. On my visit, I was treated to an Advanced Resurfacing treatment and then spent the afternoon enjoying the Purifying Bath Ritual, lounging in the Tranquility Garden, and sipping smoothies by the infinity pool. TOTAL BLISS. It was perfect to experience solo, but would be even better for two–couples, girlfriends, even a babymoon. And it’s so accessible from Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and other parts of the Midwest. Apparently people travel here from all over the country, and I can see why.

My HydroPeptide facial was amazing–the best pampering my skin has ever received–and the team sent me home with a home-care regimen that I’ve been using and loving for the past few weeks. I love that their products are gentle but nourishing with a scientific blend of anti-aging ingredients. In particular the two-step peel–just $78–has been a champ at scrubbing away dullness and instantly illuminating my skin. And the ultra-rich moisturizer quenches my dry skin like no other. Good news: the HydroPeptide products aren’t exclusive to spas…you can get them online at NordstromSpa.com or directly from HydroPeptide.com.

So, now the fun part! To help you rejuvenate and relax, Sundara is offering Perpetually Chic readers the chance to win a getaway to Sundara Inn & Spa. Yep, that’s right–enjoy the same experience I did:

  • A one-night stay for two in an Exclusive suite with king featherbed, fireplace and spa bathroom
  • Unlimited access to the indoor bathhouse with Purifying Bath Ritual and Relaxation Lounge and the outdoor infinity pool
  • Spa breakfast buffet
  • $200 in spa credit to use toward the treatments of your choice
  • Basket of HydroPeptide skincare products to take home following your stay

Sounds pretty dreamy, yes? Entering is so easy. Just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below and get additional entries for liking Sundara and Perpetually Chic on Facebook and leaving a comment on this post. The giveaway will close next Wednesday, July 30. A winner will be selected randomly, notified by email and announced on this post on Friday, August 1. Who is ready for some R&R? Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Dru, the random winner of the Sundara Getaway–I know you’re going to enjoy Sundara Spa as much as I did! And thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win!

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  • Rachel

    A body treatment for sure! I’m expecting my first child next month so I know that it will be needed, along with ALL of the pampering! 🙂

  • Heather Disarro

    I mean, I’m relaxed just reading this post. I can’t imagine what the real place would do to me! I’m always a fan of massage, so that’s the way I’d go!

  • This is a lovely giveaway. From the looks of it, I doubt i would want to leave.
    I recently discovered your gorgeous blog, and was so excited to learn you are in Madison too!

  • Katie Evans

    I love Sundara – the Purifying Bath Ritual is amazing. I also love a regular ‘ol massage followed by a cocktail by the firepits by the pool. So relaxing!

  • Emily

    What an amazing giveaway! I would choose to get a facial or a massage. A night away at a spa is always a great way to recharge after a long work week!

  • Alison Zick Francis

    Sounds amazing! Your blog is so fun!

  • Ellie

    Love Sundara! So relaxing up there!


  • Trang Le

    Sundara spa sounds heavenly, which is exactly what I need right now. Hope I’ll win.

  • Erin

    I’ve been dying to go! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Emily

    How amazing! I would love to win. I would definitely get a nice facial.

  • Renee

    This would be fantastic – what a great pre-baby getaway. I would get a prenatal massage!

  • Beth

    What a treat for you! Sounds like a very relaxing weekend trip. I am loving your blog, especially the travel tips and stories. Beautiful pictures!

  • Meghan

    Sounds very exciting and relaxing a the same time.

  • Lena Barclay

    Your experience sounds amazing!! What an awesome company to work with!

  • Trisha

    I love Sundara. This is an awesome getaway giveaway!

  • Larissa

    What a great escape! And that purifying bath sounds divine!

  • Jane

    A massage sounds wonderful at the moment and I know my hard working mom would love one as well. This sounds like the perfect get away for us both and anyone else for that matter! Beautiful pictures!

  • Elyse G.

    A massage sounds incredible. It would be such a treat to relax. *fingers crossed*

  • Rebecca Vaughan-King

    I could totally use this. But I would give it to my husband who needs it more………………….

  • Ohhh, I soooo need a massage. I’ve been logging long hours at the computer AND getting back in an exercise groove. My body needs a treat! Plus the drawing falls on my birthday–would be the perfect gift! 😉

  • Haydensd

    Gosh, what an awesome giveaway! Any spa treatment would be the perfect relaxing gift.

  • Jaime Lopez

    A day away at the spa would be everything right now. The photos you shared are beautiful and your description just sounds so nice.

    – Jaime

  • Heidi Hueseman

    This looks amazing! I would get a prenatal massage and relax in one of those luxurious chairs by the pool. Hope I win!! – Heidi O.

  • Morgan

    I would love a get away!

  • MoStarshine

    This sounds perfect for a quick getaway for my husband and I!! Please and thank you!

  • Marissa

    Sundara sounds like such an amazing place, especially the bath ritual. Would be great to escape there for the night

  • Marissa

    I’ve heard great things about the facials there!

  • Ashley Dawson Johnson

    This is in Madison, Wisconsin!? Wow! The facial sounds dreamy!

  • Perpetually Chic, take me away!

  • Oh my goodness… I’m dying. As an Esthetician I give facials to clients all the time but it’s been forever since I’ve had a facial. Sundara sounds amazing and I would love to get a facial!

  • Stacey Heffernan

    massage please

  • Liz

    Oh man Lauren I need a massage!

  • BES

    What a great prize! Would love a trip to Sundara!

  • Sara Mueller

    Aah! I need this! The hubby is deployed and I’m juggling single parenthood!!! I need a relaxing weekend!

  • Katelyn Davis

    what a lovely gift to offer at such a beautiful resort! I would try the Emerald Isle massage ~ or the hand and feet combination.

  • Elizabeth Ansfield

    What an awesome and generous giveaway. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  • Kara

    I would definitely get a massage since I’m moving into my first house next week! This would be the perfect way to relax!

  • designwaitress

    What a fantastic giveaway! I would definitely get the Marma Massage. Thanks for doing this!

  • Dru Bell

    I have never been to a spa, so I would be thrilled! I would try a facial or body treatment. What an incredible giveaway, thank you!

  • Lauren Horsman

    I would definitely try a facial – the spa looks fabulous!

  • MadisonMayberry

    Oh my goodness, It’s close enough to our home in Minneapolis that it would be a great little get-away! I would love to get a facial. 🙂

  • kristi k

    Lauren, I love your recommendations… And a getaway to sundara would be the perfect way to wrap up summer before going back to work!

  • Here comes the SUN-DARA!

  • this would be amazing! i’m always up for a massage!

  • Allison Critchlow-Paisley

    I don’t live in WI, but it would be worth the trip!

  • Kristen

    Too fun! Massage, for sure.

  • Heather

    Amazing giveaway! I adore getting body wraps at spas, as well as hot stone massages. I’ve yet to try a facial!

  • Aimee Zucchetti

    This would be so amazing! I would get a body treatment for sure! Such a gorgeous resort!

  • Khala Snyder

    My family lives in WI so what a wonderful excuse to go and visit! Aww, relaxation 🙂

  • Bethany

    I just read the latest issue of Travel & Leisure and saw Sundara was ranked as one of the best and thought “I need to get there!” I’d love to get a massage!

  • Alison Lewis

    Sundara Inn and Spa looks like a great getaway for my first wedding anniversary in September! I was just searching for a destination earlier today!

  • Erin Bergmeister

    I know what I’ll be daydreaming about at the office today. This is the kind of vacation I need! Would definitely take my best friend to share the day with.

  • Jennifer

    I’d love a massage! What an amazing trip – so many wonderful amenities and close to home too!

  • Kristen

    Sounds like an amazing little get-a-away! Would love to take my mom there.

  • Jessica S.

    I would get a facial! I’ve never had one before and have heard they do wonders!

  • Cammie

    Sundara is absolutely lovely. It is such a treat – they get it just right.

  • kels

    Sounds amazing!!

  • Crystal Boyd

    Massages are always my favorite! What a beautiful place!

  • Sarah

    The one time I went to Sundara I was newly pregnant and couldn’t do the purifying bath ritual! I would love to go back and take advantage of everything it has to offer! Beautiful place.

  • Debra Doliner

    I would love to get a massage!

  • Katie M

    Sounds perfect for an end of the summer getaway!

  • Leslie Schneider

    Looks outstanding!

  • This place looks so relaxing!

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  • Jasanna

    I would totally get the body treatment!

  • Maggie

    Ummm is all three an option? A girl can dream…