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Asheville is best known for its 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 large group can be tricky. As always, we are here to help.
The Deets: Bada Bastu is a Nordic-style bath house filled with natural light, beautiful plants and clean designs. It is the perfect place to chill. Bada Bastu follows the traditional 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.
Logistics: Bada Bastu is a great option for large groups. They are walk-in only during regular business hours but private parties can be accommodated with a minimum of 12 at select times.
How we can help: though this spa is typically “first-come-first-serve”, we can reserve your group’s space ahead of time for entry on Mon | Tues | Thurs | Fri at 10am or Sat | Sun at 8am. Want it all to yourselves? Rent the entire space from 8-11pm on Fri | Sat | Sun evenings. Add on chair massage, bring your own tasty beverages (no glass containers!), and relax the night away. A unique way to kick off a bachelorette weekend…or a great opportunity to detox afterwards! Contact Us for details.
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!
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 body scrubs. Private cave sessions or Yoga in the Cave are available for groups.
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.
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.
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 also pricey but worth it if you spend the full day. They only accept treatment reservations for non-hotel guests Monday - Thursday.
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.
The Deets: Asheville School of Massage & Yoga is the top Massage school in town. On select weekends the Massage Students offer $35, 1 hour massages. The school is located in the heart of West Asheville, surrounded by amazing cafes and restaurants.
Logistics: Sessions are based on the schools schedule. Be sure to book in advance online.
Have a favorite spa that we missed mentioning here? Let us know! Hope this list helps as you plan your perfect girl’s getaway. Need support? Please consider us a resource throughout the planning process! We’re here for you.