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

Rumbling Bald on 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… read more

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 rental homes up to 4 bedrooms. Explore the lake by…

Skyterra Wellness Retreat, Pisgah Forest

Set aside life’s obligations to focus on your health and well-being in a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains setting. Stay for a week or as long as you want. Stress management, fitness, spa, and… read more

Set aside life’s obligations to focus on your health and well-being 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 it’s weight loss, yoga, hiking, or healthy, chef-prepared food that interests you, Skyterra will guide you toward…

East Fork Farm & Cottages, Marshall

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… read more

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, A/C, washer/dryer, stocked kitchen and outdoor grill, complimentary…

Shoji Spa & Lodge, Asheville

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, $… read more

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-$389

There are four distinctive, rustic lodging options at on the edge of Pisgah National Forest.  Japanese-style salt hydrotherapy tubs and on-site Spa and Amenities.  

With two…

WellSpring Wellness Center, Asheville

Conveniently located near downtown Asheville, this all-inclusive wellness campus offers acupuncture, massage, metaphysics, naturopathy, psychotherapy, reiki, T'ai Chi, yoga, spiritual advising,… read more

Conveniently located near downtown Asheville, this all-inclusive wellness campus offers acupuncture, massage, metaphysics, naturopathy, psychotherapy, reiki, T'ai Chi, yoga, spiritual advising, and homeopath services all in one place.

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Love Shine Play Yoga Festival

Jul 20, 2023 - Jul 23, 2023

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 … read more

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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