Step into a soothing, sensory, and refined world of wellness in the High Country of North Carolina.
The "wellness lifestyle" really resonates with today's active travelers. Lucky for you, the Boone Area is one of those rarefied spots where truly world-class destination spas offer indulgent, refreshing relaxation.
Take it from Travel & Leisure. The magazine's 2013 "World's Best Awards" rank Westglow Resort & Spa an impressive fourth among "Top Destination Spas."
Best of all, 2014 is the time to chill out in the High Country-new spas add to the long list of options! The Boone Area is perfect for active outdoor pursuits-but if that's not your cup of herbal tea-no worries! It's easy to pamper yourself, your partner, or close friends in the High Country. The Boone Area is increasingly ranked among the nation's top places to hit the reset button on stress.
The High Country's destination spas-The Eseeola Spa, Westglow, The Spa at Crestwood, and the Spa at Chetola-are the choice for sophisticated, luxurious settings with soothing services for the body.
Entering its first summer season, The Eseeola Spa is a new, sophisticated spa experience at the Boone Area's legendary Eseeola Lodge, Linville's 120-plus year-old, classic bark-sided summer destination. Between four-star cuisine from chef Patrick Maisonhaute and golf at the High Country's only Donald Ross-designed championship golf course, you'll want to make time for this new spa's long list of spa and salon offerings. The spa also has a full health club fitness facility, pool, and Activity Center.
The Eseeola Spa; 828-737-9500, 34 Dogwood Street, Linville, NC 28646. Gift certificates available.
Closest Great Hike-Tanawha Trail on Rough Ridge
The Blue Ridge Parkway on Grandfather Mountain
A Relais & Chateaux property, Westglow's accommodations and its fine dining and spa cuisine venue Rowland's Restaurant are centered in the historic Greek Revival mansion of artist Elliott Daingerfield (1859-1932), "one of the most recognized Southern American painters." The resort displays a collection of his works.
Westglow features an extensive menu of spa and salon services for overnight guests and visitors. Fitness and wellness packages offer assessments and options from personal training to lessons in Pilates and tennis. Organized outdoor activities include luxury camping and guided hikes. SpaFinder's Readers' Choice awards 2010 named Westglow "Best for Hiking" (as well as "Best Boutique Hotel," "Best for Cuisine,"and "Best for Romance").
Artist Daingerfield's post-Impressionist paintings "contain a mystic sense of the American landscape"-understandable with the sunset-silhouetted summit of Grandfather Mountain glowing in the west.
Westglow Resort & Spa; 800-562-0807/ 828-295-4463, 224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Day passes/ gift certificates available.
Closest Great Hike-Daniel Boone Scout Trail
Grandfather Mountain State Park
The Inn at Crestwood's Spa at Crestwood shares a glowing sunset view of Grandfather Mountain similar to that of Westglow. The resort's enticing "Sunset Dinner Drinks" sign invites guests to vista-packed fine dining at The Table at Crestwood restaurant. The Spa at Crestwood features five different facials, eleven styles of massage, a variety of packages and a beautiful indoor pool and cardio-fitness center.
The Spa at Crestwood; 877-836-5046/ 828-963-6646, 3236 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone, NC 28607. Day passes/ gift certificates available.
Closest Great Hike-Price Lake Trail,
Blue Ridge Parkway
Chetola Resort's dedicated spa facility debuted in 2009. The Spa at Chetola offers a relaxing, refined Mission-style setting for massage, cosmetic treatments, and salon services. Wellness programs include cooking classes, personal training, and a variety of exercise programs including fitness and Yoga hikes on adjacent Blue Ridge Parkway paths at Moses Cone Park. There's also an on-site fitness center, indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, dry sauna, and tennis courts. The spa features a juice bar.
In 2012, the resort christened Timberlake's Restaurant, a classic, lakeshore dining spot featuring a menu inspired by the 's culinary favorites of world-renowned North Carolina artist and designer Bob Timberlake (not to mention Timberlake's artwork and decor).
The Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock; 800-243-8652/ 828-295-5500, North Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Day passes/ gift certificates available.
Closest Great Hike-Bass Lake Trail,
Blue Ridge Parkway
You don't have to stay at a spa to enjoy spa services after an active day or a long work week. Destination spas welcome day users-and dedicated High Country day spas are a favorite with visitors and locals alike.
7th Heaven Day Spa; 828-963-2355, 4457 NC Highway 105 S, Boone, NC 28607.
Heavenly Touch Massage; 828-264-4335, 246-D Wilson Dr., Boone, NC 28607.
Heavenly Touch Massage provides upscale day spa services including massage, facials, body treatments and waxing at affordable pricing. Memberships and Packages available.
Lavender Fields Skin Care Salon; 828-265-1029, 820 State Farm Rd, Boone, NC 28607.
The Riverside Spa; 828-963-7800, 9649 NC Highway 105 S, Banner Elk, NC 28604. By the Watauga River in Foscoe.
Natural Healing Day Spa; 828-898-8400, 2960 Tynecastle Hwy., Banner Elk, NC 28604.
Serenity Day Spa; 828-898-3550, 72 Arnett Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604.