Just six miles from downtown Asheville and Biltmore is the only Japanese-style bath house and spa on the east coast. Shoji Spa is nestled in the Pisgah National Forest and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Soak in your own private outdoor hot tub and enjoy a variety of massage and spa services. Take an invigorating cold plunge and unwind in the cedar sauna. It's an idyllic spot for getting away from it all with some well-deserved, therapeutic pampering. Doesn't that sound romantic? It's also popular for girlfriend's getaways.
When you arrive, receive a Japanese robe (called a Yukata), sandals and towels. Begin with an aromatherapy shower with exotic bath soaps and lotions. Your spa pass (from $45/person per hour) includes the Japanese cedar sauna, warm blankets and cold plunge. The five private outdoor hot tubs are beneath the canopy of the national forest. Soak and soothe your spirits with the ancient art of hydrotherapy. Bathing or hot tub hydrotherapy has proven effective for centuries. The therapeutic value of thermal water bathing has been used in medical treatments for hundreds if not thousands of years all over the world.
Also, take advantage of their impressive staff of 20+ massage therapists at your service for a wide variety of spa treatments after a soak. They will create a custom experience to fit your likes and needs. And they have several couples packages, with seasonal specials. You can even get an outdoor massage on the woodland deck. Make reservations in advance: click here to visit their Web site.
After you soak and massage, why not just stay the night? Shoji Spa & Lodge has a trio of vacation lodging options. The Loft has soaring cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace and a great reading area with windows looking into the forest. The Studio is a unique space with a spacious downstairs living area and queen size bed tucked away upstairs in the loft. The Lodge is the largest option and sleeps up to six. It features hardwood floors, a massive stone fireplace open to the master bedroom and living room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen and a large private deck. A private spa pass is included!
Monday, 10 AM-10 PM
Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 AM-8 PM
Thursday-Saturday, 10 AM-10 PM
Sunday 11 AM-8 PM
Shoji Spa & Lodge Reservations
Be sure to make reservations in well in advance, especially if you want to visit on a weekend. Click here to visit their Web site.
Rate: $225 Single /$425 Couple