Despite any time of year, there’s nothing that takes away the stresses of life like a relaxing treatment at a spa.
If there is one thing worth saving for, or a gift that will surely get a positive response, it is the concept of being spoiled by the total spa experience. Yes, a significant other can draw you a bath, pour you a glass of champagne or give you a back rub — and that is romantic, unselfish and sweet. But, when you experience such wonderful things done to you by experts at an acclaimed spa, that is when the movie star treatment truly makes one feel spoiled.
The spa experience is separated into two divisions — the day spa and the destination spa. While many destination spas offer daytime experiences as well, many also provide the total package of hotel rooms and fine dining.
Here in the High Country, we are blessed with multiple spas that will cater to your every need.
One facility in the High Country is the Westglow Resort and Spa, located at 224 Westglow Circle in Blowing Rock. Sitting on 42 mountaintop acres and offering up six luxury lodging properties, it is all centered on the Greek Revival Mansion that is on the Register of Historic Places.
Westglow Resort and Spa offers various packages that include Vichy Rain Therapy, facials, skin renewal treatments, mountain body detox mud sessions, grapefruit salt scrubs and head-to-toe body oil rubs. The Metamorphosis package, for instance, offers up, “A cocoon-to-butterfly transformation of mind, body and soul.”
There is a wide variety of massages to choose from, including the basic body massage, the deep tissue massage, the aromatherapy massage, the couples massage or the Grandfather Stone therapy massage.
The Chetola Resort in downtown Blowing Rock also contains a spa on the grounds. Offering up massage therapies, facials, nail treatments, cosmetic applications and more in five treatment rooms, the spa also features a relaxation room, a nail treatment area, a hair salon, the Swan Bar with its complementary teas, coffees and in-house granola. Prosecco and spa lunches are also available.
The Spa at Crestwood is a part of the Inn at Crestwood located at 3236 Shulls Mill Road near Boone. A facility that also features a hotel, a fine dining restaurant and a space for weddings; it sits on top of a mountain ridge near the Blue Ridge Parkway that is known for its sunsets.
The Spa at Crestwood features a pool set up for vigorous exercise along with packages that include deluxe facials, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage, craniosacral massage, lymphatic drainage massage, stress relieving massage, reflexology massage and hot stone massage.
Further outside of Boone and higher up in elevation is the Spa at Eseeola. Located at 34 Dogwood Street in Linville, on the southern slope of Grandfather Mountain in Avery County, the facility features Swedish massage, integrative massage, therapeutic massage, deep …….