Wellness Vacations in Asheville and Western NC

Wellness Vacations in Asheville and Western NC

Well before the age of modern medicine, Asheville and Western NC was a wellness destination, offering unique health benefits to its visitors. The region’s natural forests, clean mountain air, purified running waters, and natural hot springs were thought to be a cure-all for many ailments. 

Spa Grove Park Inn Asheville
The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville

Today, Asheville hotel spas and resorts continue the tradition, offering rejuvenating services where visitors can unplug from the daily grind and experience a revitalizing vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn (one of the top spas in the country) is like going to spa heaven! Soothing underwater music is played in the warm mineral pools with waterfalls and fiber optic lighting that creates a womb-like experience.  Shoji Spa & Lodge offers Japanese-style hot tub sessions with massage add ons, tea service, and lodging in a tranquil wood setting. Read more on the area's Natural Hot Mineral Springs. 

Skyterra Wellness
Skyterra Wellness Retreat at Lake Toxaway

Wellness retreats go a step further and focus on a wholesome practice of physical treatments, cuisine, art, and spirituality within the culture of the mountains. Many offer fitness and wellness packages with diet cleanses, meditation, yoga, and new forms of exercise. Not only do these wellness vacations allow you to explore and experience Asheville, but they save you the common headache of needing a vacation from your vacation. Read more about wellness retreats on our Unique Wellness Experiences guide. 

Best Wellness Vacations in Asheville

Mandala Springs Glamping Blue Ridge Parkway
Getaway from the city at this 30-acre eco-retreat surrounded by national forest just off the Blue Ridge Parkway less than 5 miles from Craggy Gardens.  Enjoy camping, glamping, tiny home rentals, trout stream, hiking, and more! They also have onsite yoga classes and bodywork treatments. This is a great basecamp for exploring fall color on... read more
Skyterra Wellness Resort, Asheville
Set aside life’s obligations to focus on your own health and wellbeing in a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains setting. Stay for a week or as long as you want. Stress management, fitness, spa and culinary experts help you relax and break old habits that no longer serve you. Whether its weight loss, yoga, hiking, or healthy, chef-prepared food... read more
Shoji Retreats
Discover tranquility at this spa retreat near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Shoji is an unpretentious and unique destination spa nestled on a mountainside 8 minutes from downtown Asheville. 4 units, $239-$389There are... read more
Zen Asheville
Escape the daily grind with this boutique lodging experience promoting rejuvenation and restoration. The serene setting has meditative spaces, gardens, five elegant rooms and a private spa for overnight guests only. Spa amenities include steam showers, massage therapies, body treatments and more. Combine this with a simple self check in and... read more
East Fork Farm Cottage
Stay at the Farm! Quaint and cozy cottages overlook a small family farm tucked away in a quiet sanctuary in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Experience the serenity of the farm on your private patio, while relaxing in the outdoor cedar soaking tub. $150/night, $960/week, hot tub, gas logs, private patio, WiFi, satellite TV,... read more
Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure
Nestled on the north shore of beautiful Lake Lure by the towering cliffs of Rumbling Bald Mountain, this 3,000+ acre resort has a private beach, two championship golf courses, spa, four restaurants, mountain biking, tennis, pickleball and all sorts of lake activities. From $155/night, a big variety of studio villas, 2 & 3 BR condos and... read more
Sharon Spring Cabin
Wellness Weekend, Sharon Spring Cabin
Get pampered during a two-night stay in a mountain cabin near Asheville. Includes a mini spa and outdoor hot tub, two massages, free private yoga class or a sauna treatment.
Rate: $480 + tax 
Asheville Wellness Tour
Asheville Wellness Tours
Specializing in crafting custom itineraries with a variety of experiences like yoga hikes, private group yoga, tarot readings, mobile massage, essential oil blending, downtown walking tour and more. Join one of their public experiences or let them hand craft an itinerary for your group.  
Namaste in Nature
Namaste in Nature Yoga Hikes
Connect with nature during a 3-hour guided yoga hike on weekends in March-November. Includes easy-moderate hike, yoga, meditation, yoga mats, and pictures. Enjoy forests, waterfalls, and mountain views including the Blue Ridge Parkway & Appalachian Trail. Beginners, men, women, couples, family, and groups welcome.
Love Shine Play Yoga Festival
Love Shine Play Yoga Festival
July 23, 2020 to July 26, 2020
(2020 EVENT CANCELED) Formally the Yoga Festival, this event features 40 presenters and 90+ offerings downtown, including yoga, music, outdoor activities, and health & wellness experts (fees). Mountain Air Market at Pack Square Park on Friday-Sunday is free with slackline park, music, art, body care, and organic food. 
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