An escape to the breathtaking peaks, rivers and forests of the Smoky Mountains can offer a relaxing respite from the busyness of everyday life. When you’re ready to take that relaxation a step further, treat yourself to a massage or soak at one of these favorite local spas.
The mountains of Western North Carolina have long been a popular destination for those seeking health and rejuvenation. At the turn of the twentieth century, the cool mountain air was believed to be the ideal treatment for any number of respiratory ailments, and visitors flocked to resort towns to enjoy the Blue Ridge breezes.
Native Cherokee people and early Appalachian settlers relied on the healing properties of medicinal herbs and mineral hot springs, and those traditions of wellness weave themselves into today’s spa offerings.
Book a soak in an outdoor hot tub to soothe legs sore from strenuous hikes, choose a couple’s massage for a romantic treat for two, or pamper yourself in luxury with a facial or body wrap.
Whether you choose to indulge for a few hours or plan a whole day of deep relaxation, these Smoky Mountain spas offer many ways to take your mountain escape to the next level.