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Indulge in Asheville's Unique Spa Spots

Asheville Spa Experiences

Asheville Spa ExperiencesWhen you’re ready to indulge in a spa day, Asheville has plenty of traditional options – and a range of delightfully unique ones. Here are a few one-of-a-kind ways to unplug, relax and recharge your body and your mind.

Salt caves

Salt therapy, or halotherapy, involves breathing salty air to treat a range of respiratory conditions as well as other ailments, and to maintain holistic health. Simulating the environment of Himalayan salt caves, special salt spas feature tons of crystal salt rock in a meditative setting of dim lighting, soothing background music, and comfortable chairs. Asheville is home to two salt cave spas – Asheville Salt Cave   and The Salt Spa of Asheville & Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary  – offering a variety of experiences, including public and private salt-therapy sessions, couples massage, sound therapy, and even kid-friendly salt-therapy sessions.

Sauna treatments

The Sauna House, located in Asheville’s South Slope, features a range of spa services centered on the mental and physical benefits of hot/cold/relax therapy. Visitors can experience a two-hour bathhouse session, which includes use of an aspen wood sauna, dry cedar sauna, cold showers, cold plunge, heated benches, and a relaxing lounge space. Massage packages, as well infrared sauna sessions, are also available.

Flotation therapy

Still Point Wellness, a spa near downtown Asheville, specializes in sensory deprivation via saltwater flotation atop 1,000 pounds of healing Epsom salt, helping visitors achieve total relaxation. Other services include specialized massage, cranial sacral therapy, and somatic experiencing. Visitors can enjoy a single session, or buy a monthly membership plan.

Outdoor soaks

Enjoying a healing, relaxing soak is the ultimate spa therapy, but adding an outdoor element takes the experience to another level. Two popular spots in Western North Carolina for outdoor tub soaks are Shoji Spa & Retreat in East Asheville, and Hot Springs Resort & Spa in Hot Springs. Shoji offers traditional Japanese bathing and soaking in private outdoor salt tubs, as well as spa-style showers, massage, group forest bathing, and treetop sauna, all tucked away in a restful mountain setting. Hot Springs Resort & Spa features jetted outdoor tubs of natural, hot mineral water. The tubs, of varying sizes and views, are nestled along the banks of the Spring Creek and the French Broad River.

Foot spa experiences

Wake Foot Sanctuary, in downtown Asheville, offers a range of 45-minute foot soaks handmade with essential oils, nourishing clays, and revitalizing salts. Massage add-ons are also available.

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Zirconia, N.C., Shines With Blue Ridge Beauty and Outdoor Adventure

Zirconia NC

Zirconia NCNamed for the valuable deposits of zircon in the area, Zirconia, N.C., is known for its striking Blue Ridge beauty as well as its proximity to cultural attractions. Living in the community of Zirconia – half an hour south of Asheville via I-26 – means you can spend a day enjoying a range of outdoor adventures, then take in dinner and entertainment in one of the many quaint neighboring towns.

Natural experiences abound around Zirconia

An unincorporated community in Henderson County, Zirconia sits near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Both Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest are a short drive away, offering day trips overflowing with waterfalls, hiking paths and mountain biking trails – you can even take a horseback trail ride. The area also boasts renowned destinations like Sliding Rock and the Cradle of Forestry. Zirconia offers easy access to the Green River Game Lands, a rugged tract of more than 10,000 acres where seasonal hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed.

If you’re looking for a home in Zirconia, you’ll find a range of styles and settings. Properties with everything from mountain streams to long-range views to easy-care lots are available throughout the community. 

Nearby mountain towns to explore

There are a number of idyllic towns close to Zirconia that are perfect for an afternoon of exploring. Nearby Flat Rock is home to a variety of shops and galleries, featuring everything from folk art to vintage wares and antiques to locally made clothing. The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock allows visitors to explore the residence of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer, as well as its goat farm, pastures, gardens and hiking trails. The nonprofit Flat Rock Playhouse is famed for its professional productions of musicals, dramas and comedies.

Saluda, also just a few minutes’ drive from Zirconia, draws scores of visitors to its picturesque Main Street, set against a stunning mountain backdrop. Saluda boasts a number of established restaurants as well as interesting shops and galleries. Most of the buildings that line Saluda’s downtown are part of the National Register of Historic Places. The area is also a premier destination for road cycling. 

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198 Alpine Ridge Drive in South Asheville Offers Convenience and Mountain Views

198 Alpine Ridge Drive Asheville

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198 Alpine Ridge Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

1,385 Square Feet

MLS #3765271 

Explore 198 Alpine Ridge Drive, Asheville

Low-maintenance living awaits! Like-new, end-unit townhome in a super convenient south Asheville location. Welcoming living room with gas-log fireplace and laminate wood flooring. Open [...]

155 Lexington Avenue: A Paragon of Downtown Asheville Living

155 Lexington Avenue Asheville

155 Lexington Avenue AshevilleINFO 155 South Lexington Avenue, #305B,

Asheville, NC 28801

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

1,163 Square Feet

MLS #3757895

 

FEATURES • Downtown Asheville condo, steps from the heart of the culinary and music scene • Desirable third-floor unit with west-facing balcony in Lexington Station — not directly above the ground-floor retail spaces, and not as subject to the heat as the fourth-floor units • Enjoy Asheville’s galleries, museums, popular South Slope breweries, and events all within an easy walk or bike ride • Secure entry opens to lobby and elevator access • Condo offers privacy and quiet — first right-side unit off lobby doors to the left hall; no condo unit on one side • Beautiful, light-filled condo offers a split-bedroom floor plan, eat-in kitchen, large windows, crown molding, and hardwood floors throughout • Entry flows to kitchen and living area • Spacious and bright, the living room Asheville NC 155 Lexington Avenuehas room for ample seating and a small dining nook • Glass door in living room opens to balcony • Updated kitchen has breakfast bar, granite counters, recessed lighting, glass tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances  • Private primary suite features a large walk-in closet and elegant bathroom with double-sink vanity, walk-in shower, and soaking tub • Second bedroom is spacious, with large windows and closets • Full guest bathroom has granite-top vanity and tub/shower • Convenient laundry closet with washer/dryer and room for storage • Start your morning with coffee — or end your evening with a cocktail — on the covered balcony • Balcony faces scenic, tree-lined Church Street (one-way traffic only) and has a pretty view of a rare downtown green space • Secure underground parking with elevator access to third floor

 

155 Lexington Avenue Downtown AshevilleUPDATES • Entire condo professionally painted (walls, ceilings, trim) with Benjamin Moore paint • Kitchen cabinets professionally refinished and painted; new kitchen faucet • Installed Pottery Barn curtain rods/rings in living room and both bedrooms; four-panel IKEA linen drapes at all three triple-hung windows in living room and both bedrooms • New pulls on all cabinetry in the kitchen and both bathrooms • New HVAC system installed by White and Williams 2016 • New deck railing installed 5/21 • New garbage disposal installed 6/21 • Subway backsplash tile professionally installed in kitchen • Upgrades in both bathrooms include new mirrors and new lights over them; new towel racks; and new toilets — all professionally installed • Primary bathroom also has the following professional upgrades: new glass shower surround; new shower head; electric wallmount towel warmer; wall storage cabinet above toilet • Guest bathroom has new shower rod • All plumbing throughout condo was professionally cleaned in August 2016 by Nesbit Plumbing • New recessed lights over breakfast bar; new ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms, all with integrated lights and operated by light switch and/or fan remotes • Wood floors throughout have been professionally buffed and revarnished

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315 Fairfax Avenue Offers the Quintessential West Asheville Experience

315 Fairfax Avenue

Overview of 315 Fairfax Avenue

315 Fairfax Ave Asheville, NC 28806

Main Level: 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

975 SF Apartment: 1 Bedroom + Bonus Room, 1 Bathroom

915 SF 0.16 Acre MLS # 3751238

"I think it’s a great opportunity for someone who wants to “house hack” or someone to do a very simple/easy renovation on the upstairs kitchen to charge more [...]

From Small Towns to Big Cities, Perfect Day Trip Destinations From Asheville

Marshall NC

Asheville has plenty of activities to keep you entertained, but it’s also perfectly situated a short drive from myriad day trip destinations. Whether it’s small towns brimming with historic buildings, restaurants and specialty shops, or larger cities boasting varied entertainment options and amenities, there’s lots to take in from your [...]

Stock the Shelves for Summer Drive Provides Relief to Asheville Families

Stock the Shelves Asheville

What is Stock the Shelves for Summer?

Stock the Shelves for Summer is a community food drive and fundraiser May 22-31 to provide food and essential supplies for local families in need before summer arrives. 

The drive is a partnership between area residents and six local business sponsors, including Mosaic Realty. We need your help to make this event a huge [...]