Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
Between the scent of calming oils, the warm towels folded around your limbs and the practiced kneading of tight muscles, you’ll soon start to understand why it’s called “spa country”. A visit to Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa begins with a cup of herbal tea in a room that housed the original 1895 mineral spa. You can indulge in a massage, try a steamer that looks like a cocoon, take a dip in the salt-therapy pool or opt for the private pure-mineral-water baths. The bathhouse taps into an underground natural spring, with waters high in iron, calcium and magnesium. There’s an outdoor hammam [Turkish bath] coming soon, and the unisex bathrooms have been awarded for their mixed-gender approach – a conscious act of support for anyone who is excluded by traditional binary definitions of gender.