It’s not often that you can venture just 15 miles from the city and find yourself at a calming, nature-centered retreat — but Wellspring Manor & Spa isn’t typical. Once you get to the 5,000-square-foot estate in Upper Marlboro, you can take a deep breath, let go of your worries, and enjoy yourself. The seven-acre wooded area has everything you need for the perfect weekend of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Follow this itinerary for the most delightful, serene, and charming weekend you’ve ever had:




The Wellspring Manor & Spa offers a range of suites that include cozy fireplaces, elegant sitting rooms, spa-style tubs and showers, and lush bedding. You’ll get monogrammed robes, slippers, and toiletries along with your room, bringing you the Zen you need to truly fall into your weekend.




Start your days off with a multi-course breakfast made with ingredients sourced from local suppliers and served by the manor’s expert chefs. Enjoy either a plated meal or an assisted buffet starting at 10 a.m.




Book the spa treatments that will make you feel your best — and mix and match from the extensive menu to build your most renewing experience. From deep-tissue massages to signature facials to sugar-mint foot scrubs, Wellspring has the services that fit your needs.




Walk Wellspring’s landscaped grounds to get in touch with nature during your trip. Follow the well-maintained paths, take in beautiful views through all seasons, and find a few moments of quiet on the benches throughout the forested area.




Not many spas have a curator-in-residence, but Wellspring is unlike other spas. Barry Blackman provides visitors with a curated experience from over 35 local, national, and international artists of color. Overnight guests have access all day, while outside guests can make appointments.




While there are plenty of nearby restaurants to enjoy, you can get the most out of your Wellspring experience by booking a romantic, delicious dinner either in your suite or on the grounds. Wellspring’s expert chefs specialize in African American, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisine.




Join local jazz artists in the Coltrane Room for Wellspring’s Winter Concert Series. Featuring musicians Kevin Howard, Steven B., Marcus Mitchell, and Brian Lenair, this intimate experience is reserved for overnight guests and will take you back in time to an old-fashioned speak-easy.



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