When you think about spa destinations, Indiana isn’t usually the first location that comes to mind. However, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have been spreading the word about the relaxation gem found in southern Indiana at French Lick Resort. This marks the third consecutive year that The Spa at West Baden has been recognized on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas.
Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Spa Poll results were derived from our 2012 Readers’ Choice survey, whose questionnaire was available through a secure website. Tabulation of the survey’s 46,476 responses was done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Spas were rated excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor on three criteria: Spa Facilities, Spa Staff and Spa Treatments. Those criterion scores, representing the percentage of respondents who rated a spa excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the overall rating for the spa. A minimum number of responses was required for inclusion in these rankings. The full list of winners can be viewed on Condé Nast Traveler’s website.