Kerry Kraus
It’s always nice to be selected or voted as “the best” or “one of the best.” But as everyone knows, space at the top is narrow and selective. That’s why when chosen as one or both, it’s quite an honor and an Arkansas property has received that acclaim.

Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor Resort in Mount Ida has been named the #1 spa in the south and #9 in the country by Spas of America, a global online media company focused on healthy living and travel. 

When contacted, owner Debi Barnes said, ” “We are very honored to be listed as #9 in the Top 30 resort spas in the Americas by Spas of America!   We know there are many excellent spas to choose from, but  I think it shows that spa goers are looking for new places to go to have a unique spa experience that isn’t your typical resort spa.  We aren’t big and glamorous, but do we pride ourselves on attention to detail and providing the best service possible.  The fact that we are in Arkansas on a beautiful pristine lake in the Ouachita National Forest  doesn’t hurt either!”  

When commenting on the award, Spas of America President Craig Oliver said, “The Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor continues to one of the most popular spas in the country for spa travelers seeking a unique experience, a well-earned reputation and value.  The Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor draws a strong Midwest and South audience from Tennessee, Ohio, Texas and Kentucky as well as the traditionally large markets of New York and California.”

Oliver continued “The Turtle Cove Spa, as well as many of the spas making our list for 2008 are long-time established properties, with a solid track record of providing extraordinary spa and wellness experiences to spa travelers around the world. For 2009 we expect this trend to continue. Even

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