For those that would rather stay inside and avoid the winter weather outside, enjoy some time at one of Asheville’s lavish spas. Take a break from all the busyness of life, unwind and pamper yourself. There are many great spas to choose from, and many are only minutes away from Avalon Mountain Community.
Spas in Asheville offer services for women and men. There are various packages for couples. Prices range from inexpensive to pricy, depending on where you go and the services you want. You can find a variety of spa services to help you relax and escape the cold outside.
Let’s start with some low to moderate cost day spas in Asheville. These are perfect for a few hours or a day of indulging.
Must Visit Asheville Spas
L’eau de Vie Salon & Spa
L’eau de Vie is French for the water of life, and this spa will make you feel like a new person. It is located at 23 Hamilton Street and is open Monday through Saturday. They have salon and spa services for men and women, and prices range from $25 to $125. There are a variety of massages to choose from, such as Chakra, prenatal, Swedish, stone, and deep tissue with heat or cold. They offer a number of facials, like sensitive skin and skin resurfacing, to name a few. Other services include hair care, body wraps, hand and foot care, makeup, and hair removal. The spa also is an Aveda spa, which means organic, eco-conscious products are used and their methods stimulate and soothe the senses. To schedule an appointment or to get more information, call 828-258-9741 or go to leaudeviesalon.com. ($)
Wake Foot Sanctuary
Located at 1 Page Avenue, Suite 115, this place specializes in handmade foot soaks with essential oils, salts, and apothecary products. Spa services add-ons are also available, such as foot and leg massage, hand and arm massage, and head, neck, and shoulder massage. The quiet, relaxing environment lets you leave stress behind. Prices here range from $25 – $100, depending on what you would like to have done. It is open 7 days a week, and appointments are highly recommended. For appointments or more information, call 828-575-9799 or visit WakeSpa.com. ($)
This spa is located at 53 College St. It offers a variety of pampering services to melt away worries. You can choose from a classic relaxation massage, a river rock massage, or an aromatherapy message, just to name a few of the full body massages offered here. Body wraps, soaks, and facials are also available, as well as enhancements, such as scalp therapy, body exfoliations, hot stones, and more. Prices range from $50 – $150, depending on the services you choose. Call 828-255-4171 or go to SpaTheology.com to book an appointment or to get more information. ($$)
Sensibilities Day Spa
There are 2 locations for this spa: downtown Asheville, at 59 Haywood St. or in South Asheville, at 43 Town Square Boulevard. The staff uses organic, eco-friendly products. There are many different types of massage, such as deep tissue with heat, stone, couples, and more. Skin care, such as European facials and waxing are available. Natural nails manicures and pedicures are favorites here, too. For appointments or more information, call 828-687-8760 for South Asheville or 828-253-3222 for Downtown Asheville or go to www.sensibilities-spa.com. ($$)
Let’s move to the higher end spas in Asheville. The top two are listed below, and they offer more luxurious services. You are able to reserve overnight or weekend spa packages. Prices here average several hundred dollars.
Asheville’s Finest Spas
Spa at the Inn on Biltmore
This spa is exclusively for the Inn at Biltmore overnight guests and Biltmore Estate annual pass holders. The spa is known for its seasonally inspired services, such as Winter Wellness Treatments. Guests to the spa are pampered, as if they were guests of Edith Vanderbilt when Biltmore Estate was in its heyday! The goal is ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy full body massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, exfoliation treatments, body wraps, and much more! Enhancements, such as heated stones, scalp treatments, foot scrubs, etc., are available upon request, if you feel you need more indulgence once you spend some time in the spa. There are couples’ packages, so you can enjoy some quiet time with your significant other. The spa offers specialty treatments, like skin lifting micro current and LED therapy to reduce scarring and sun spots, too. The spa is open daily from 9am to 9pm, and you need reservations. To book reservations, call (828)225-6772 or visit Biltmore.com. ($$$)
The Omni Grove Park Inn Spa
Located at the historic Grove Park Inn, this celebrated spa is the pinnacle of pampering. The subterranean spa is 43, 000 square feet! It contains cavernous rocks and tunnels, as well as two therapeutic waterfall pools and a lap pool with underwater music. There are private men and women’s pools, relaxation lounges, saunas, and steam rooms. Relax in the fireside lounges with snacks, beverages, and a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Spa services include massages (Swedish, deep tissue, stone, and aromatherapy); wraps; facials; and hand and foot treatments. You can book a couple’s retreat massage package, which includes a hydrotherapy bath with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. The spa is open daily from 8am to 9pm, and you must have reservations. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-438-5800 or visit OmniHotels.com. ($$$)
If you need some cold weather relief or just some time to forget the world, visit one of Asheville’s fantastic spas. Anxieties, stress, and the winter blues will just melt away while you treat yourself to a little lavishness. You will feel rejuvenated and ready to face whatever the mountain winter may bring!