Asheville is best known for beer, food, Blue Ridge mountains, and outdoor adventures. But what about its spa and relaxation services? There are a plethora of spas in this little mountain town, but finding a spa to accommodate a group can be tricky. As always, we are here to help!
Here are our top Asheville Spa picks for Girls Getaway groups and Bachelorette Parties:
Hang, Relax and Chill
The Deets: Sauna House is a Nordic-style bath house filled with natural light, beautiful plants and clean designs. It is the perfect place to chill. Sauna House promotes the Hot, Cold, Relax method, meaning, you sauna for about 15 minutes, take a plunge in the cold pool, chill on the heated furniture and repeat. Feeling extra chill? Massage and foot soaks also available.
NEW! Reserve the full facility exclusively for your group during special hours Tues-Thurs! Enjoy 3hrs of private access for up to 15 people. Upgrade to add massage. You can even bring your own food and tasty beverages (no glass allowed)! Visit their website for details and inquire early. Reservations go fast!
Relax, we’ll come to you!
The Deets: Asheville Wellness Tours offers mobile massage treatments, which are perfect for large groups. Forget about the hassle of trying to find a spa that will fit a party of 15. We can send multiple therapists so your relaxation doesn’t have to take up a full day. Your therapist brings massage tables, linens, lotions, oil and music. All you have to do is relax!
Logistics: Minimum group size 4. For parties larger than 4, we’ll send a team of therapists to maximize your time. Locations further than 10 miles from downtown Asheville include an additional travel fee. Reserve Online!
A Peaceful, Rural Oasis
The Deets: This is hands down the best option for groups seeking a traditional spa day in the Asheville area! Only 30ish minutes from downtown, it’s well worth the drive to be surrounded by serene landscapes and sink into a day of relaxation together. There’s even an energy vortex in the middle of the spa plus large barn doors that open so you can invite the healing power of nature and fresh air into every experience. Craft your own mini-retreat with add-ons like private yoga classes, sound immersion, or a cacao ceremony and choose from a menu of enhancements to up-level your massage or wholistic treatment of choice.
From the Stable Spa: “Pamper yourself in the luxury of our eclectic, whimsical converted horse barn. Surrounded by sweeping pastures, distant mountains and the occasional crow of a rooster, The Stable Spa has a simple approach to bring “life on a ranch” into your spa retreat. From the moment you enter the Stable Spa you will experience a state of bliss and tranquility, as our goal is to center you in the stability of our serene space.” Sounds just right to me! You?
Unique and perfect for simple group relaxation
The Deets: 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: The Asheville Salt Cave also offers massage services and keep your eye out for their Hammam spa experience (coming soon!). Private cave sessions or Yoga in the Cave are available for groups.
A classic spa experience in downtown Asheville
The Deets: Think soft music, cozy robes, slippers, and an inviting lounge with snacks and beverages. If you’re looking for a spa day, Spa Theology will not disappoint. A wide array of services are offered including massages, facials, wellness foot soaks, and Asheville-inspired wellness services.
Logistics: Spa Theology books up quickly on the weekends. Large groups must arrange in advance.
Quaint Spa in a historic Asheville Home
The Deets: Illusions is a super sweet, simple, quaint spa in Asheville just outside of downtown. The staff is made up of loyal therapists who have worked at Illusions for years and offer massage, skin, and hair services. This is a great option for groups that are interested in a variety of services.
Logistics: Illusions has 5 treatment rooms and can accommodate up to 6 folks at a time pending therapist availability. For larger parties, you can rotate through while others hang out together downstairs (bring snacks and beverages or have us cater!) or take a stroll through downtown. Illusions stays very busy on the weekend so plan ahead to get an appointment.
How we can help: let us help with the logistics of building your day around massage. Add massages and services to your custom itinerary.
Posh and Luxurious
The Deets: The Spa at the Grove Park Inn is Asheville’s most luxurious spa. Think iced peppermint towels, contrast pools, eucalyptus steam room, outdoor hot tub, waterfall, indoor hot tubs, underwater music, essential oils inhalation room, sauna, relaxation rooms with tea & snacks, etc. It is incredible.
Logistics: It’s pricey but 100% worth it if you spend a full day in the facility. Note that they only accept treatment reservations for non-hotel guests Monday – Thursday and fill up quickly.
The Deets: Shoji is Asheville’s Japanese-inspired outdoor hot tub spa. The spa is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooks the Blue Ridge Parkway. Shojji has it all: breathtaking views, sauna, cold plunge, and luxury showers. They supply everything you need including robes and sandals. In addition to the private outdoor hot tubs, Shojji offers massage, spa packages and overnight lodging.
Logistics: Shoji is only about 10 miles from Downtown Asheville. Outdoor hot tubs fit 6.