After eleven years of being in the top ten, Blowing Rock’s luxury Westglow Resort & Spa was rated the absolutely best destination spa in the United States by readers of Travel + Leisure. Properties are scored on the quality of their accommodations, amenities, food, and service. The magazine attributed Westglow’s high score first to its remote mountain setting. Other plusses were the character of its accommodations, in a Greek Revival mansion, two luxury homes, and a rustic lodge divided into suites. Readers further liked the state-of-the-art Life Enrichment Center, where life coaches support guests in anything from aquatic therapies, to hiking and tennis, to yoga and less-familiar activities with exotic names. Spa offerings include traditional massages, herbal facials and body wraps, and salon services for hair, nails, and makeup. Lastly, the gourmet food at Rowland’s Restaurant was described as offering “indulgent” and “spa” menu items. Travel + Leisure is a monthly travel magazine with 4.8 million readers. It is in the same league as Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic Traveler.