How To: Plan an Alternative Bachelorette Party

When you think of bachelorette parties does drinking, dancing and sash-wearing come to mind?  Do you, or your bestie want something even more unique than a traditional bachelorette?  We are here to help!

Here are our top suggestions for an Alternative Bachelorette Party:


For the Outdoorsy Bride

1. Get Outside

For your nature loving bride, take the crew outside!  Our favorite outdoor activity is Yoga on the Mountain Hike. It is the prefect way to unplug, unwind and connect with your girls.  Here at Asheville Wellness Tours, we offer a 2 mile round trip hike to a mountaintop with stunning views, plus an hour of yoga for all levels at the summit.  We bring the mats, you bring your spirit of adventure!

Logistics: $49/ person; daily departures available for private groups; approx 3hrs, minimum group size 6 (or flat fee for smaller groups)

2. Get Adventurous

Step outside your comfort zone and go for an adrenaline pumping adventure. In Asheville, we are blessed with the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, which lend themselves to all sorts of wild outdoor actives. Two of our favorites are zip-lining and whitewater rafting:

Zip-lining: What could be more exhilarating than flying through the mountain tops?! The side-by-side ziplines and fast speeds make this experience so unique. There is really no better way to experience the views of the Blue Ridge Mountain. Starting at $99.95/person, approximately 3 hrs.

White Water Rafting: Our favorite way to experience the Pisgah National Forest is on the whitewater rapids. The pros at French Broad Rafting will give you more than just a river trip. They share the history of the river, paddling techniques, and river safety. Have the time of your life, and make all sorts of memories with your gal pals. Starting at $53/person with trip options ranging from 3 – 6hrs.

Logistics:  Add whitewater rafting or ziplining to your custom girl’s getaway itinerary or Contact Us to request recommendations for our favorite local companies!

For the Foodie Bride

1. Food Tour

Asheville is known as a food mecca, boasting flavors from around the world, while staying true to its southern roots.  Stroll along as a local guide introduces you to Asheville’s finest restaurants, breweries, and more.  This tour is truly special. Enjoy beautiful downtown Asheville and learn history, stories and myths along the way.  You will leave with a smile and a full belly.

Logisitics: Food tours range from $69/person for a private, 2 hour afternoon tour (minimum 6) up to $125/person for a spectacular progressive dinner including a different course at every stop. We can even schedule a walking tour for brunch-lovers! Want to discuss your options? We’re here for you! Contact Us or call 828-407-0711 anytime.

2. Cooking Class

Stay in and create a perfect meal together.  Asheville Wellness Tours will send a chef to your vacation rental or can send you to the chef’s private home in the mountains!  Explore a variety of cooking techniques, local ingredients and exotic cuisines. You may even elect to visit local farmer’s markets with your private guide then create a masterpiece of a meal from the ingredients you gather there.  Learn about the history of the dish, cooking techniques and presentations.  Everyone will learn every single dish and will be provided with the recipes!

Logistics: Pricing starts at $75/person for private courses at the chef’s home. Add $20/person for a guided Farmer’s Market visit beforehand. Let us handle the details! Contact Us to discuss your options.

For the Eclectic Bride

1. Tarot Reading

Seeking a bit of clarity and direction on your journey?  Group tarot sessions are fun and allow for deeper connection within your group.  New to tarot?  Here is what to expect: Sessions will begin with a brief journaling exercise and a guided meditation.  Each participant chooses a single car whose meaning will be explained within the support of the group. The question the card is meant to address is, “What is it that I need to focus on at this moment to take the next step towards realizing my heart’s desire?”  From that first reading, it will be possible for individuals experiencing more intense challenges to go deeper into their query, as it seems appropriate to the group dynamic. A wonderfully bonding experience!

Logistics: $30/person, minimum group of 6. The reader can come to you at your vacation rental or meet you at our favorite local tea shop!

2. Essential Oils

Get your crew blending!  Sink into a private workshop that focuses on the art, science, and intuition of aromatherapy.  Enjoy an archetypal anointing ceremony (think tarot reading but with scent!) or create custom blends for intention setting, skin care, or room freshening scents. The aromatherapist is wonderfully intuitive and can work with you to craft your ideal experience. Our favorite part: attempting to guess each of your crew’s archetypes before the “big reveal”!

Logistics: $60 per person, minimum 4 

For the Super Chill Bride

1. Mobile Massage

Even more relaxation comin’ atcha. We’ll send a team of massage therapists to your vacation rental equipped with tables, linens, music, oils…everything you need to enjoy a moment purely for you. Unwind, relax. You deserve it! Our favorite: schedule massages in the late afternoon/early evening so folks can rotate through massage and still have time to get ready for a night out. Have more time? Combine massages with a private yoga session, group tarot reading, or oil blending workshop for a half day of pure relaxation.

Logistics: $60/person for 30min massages or $110/person for a full hour. Number of therapists depends on your group size

2. Yoga at the Rental

No need to leave the house, let us come to you. Enjoy a private group yoga session at your vacation rental or location of your choosing with an experienced local instructor. Choose between a gentle/beginners, slow flow, power vinyasa, alignment, restorative, or yin practice.

Logistics: $25 per person/ Minimum Group of 6

3. Asheville Salt Cave

The Asheville Salt Cave is loved by locals and tourists alike.  It is a nature-inspired salt cave in the heart of downtown Asheville, featuring an enriched microclimate, which allows the body and mind to gain relaxation, balance, & healing.  We often get asked, what do you do in the cave?  You do not have to do anything to receive the benefits.  Sit back, close your eyes, relax and breathe.

Logistics: Group and private cave sessions available as part of your custom group itinerary or as upgrades to your Urban Wellness Tour or Private Group Yoga class.

Want help sorting through the options? We’re here for you 7 days a week! Contact us for a complementary planning session then leave the details to us so you can focus on your time together.