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.
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 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.