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Escape the mundane, surrender to nature, and unwind atop North Carolina’s stunning and serene Blue Ridge Mountains. The relaxing and peaceful sanctuary that is our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa awaits you with natural and holistic health and wellness experiences that deliver you to pure bliss. Whether you want to de-stress alone, or reconnect and rejuvenate with a family member, friend, or group, our spa getaways are designed to soothe the body, mind, and spirit so that every guest emerges vitalized and refreshed.

“Best Ayurveda Program”

“2016 Winner: Best Hidden Gem, Best for Yoga, Best for Mind, Body, Spirit”

“A 380-acre sanctuary… a balancing act of rest and activities”

“5 Wellness Retreats You Should Escape to ASAP”

“2016 Reader’s Choice Winner: Best Health & Wellness”

As a guest of our nationally-acclaimed Shankara Ayurveda spa, the personalized care and attention you receive is unparalleled.

Your body will be nourished daily with whole-foods meals, your mind calmed by the profound serenity and wisdom of nature, your spirit renewed with uplifting guided meditation and yoga classes, and your whole being refreshed and revitalized with nurturing spa treatments and amenities.

Whether you’re coming from near or far, a visit with us will transport you to a world away.

Our getaway packages include

  • 2-night stay in a welcoming and peaceful Retreat Room/Hotel Room
  • 1 revitalizing Ayurvedic massage or spa treatment per person (up to $130 value)

  • Additional R&R workshops such as mindful painting and Ayurvedic cooking to awaken creativity and stimulate the senses
  • Access to campus activities like our labyrinth, nature trails, bonfires, daily kirtan, and more
  • Daily delicious and healthy meals that promote whole-body health and balance
  • Guided meditation and yoga classes to connect you with your innermost spirit
  • Spa amenities such as our fitness room, sauna, etc.
  • Free Wi-Fi

(Additional classes, spa enhancements, and services are available for additional fees.)

Couples Getaway

Researchers from multiple universities have discovered that vacationing as a couple boosts happiness, increases relationship satisfaction, reduces heart disease in men, and improves mental health for women.

Our majestic atmosphere sets the tone for optimal relaxation and romance. Whether you’re rekindling a spark or deepening your connection with the one you love, there are no interruptions or obligations to stop you. Bask in the intoxicating beauty of our landscapes, enjoy our experiential amenities that strengthen your relationship, and share the indulgence of couples spa treatments that relax and rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul.

Starts at $795;
based on double occupancy. (Not available in 2020)
  • Add additional night (two-person) Starts at $235
  • (Prices include a service charge of 18% for spa staff; taxes not included.)
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"Perfect place for peace and renewal."
—Susan J.
"We greatly enjoyed our stay. The setting is incomparably beautiful and all the staff were wonderful. Thank​ you!"
—Kim H.
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"An excellent weekend. The staff was so welcoming and nurturing, it was if they were our friends. A climate of calmness and goodness."
—HM
"Love the center, loved the amazing people, effective + well executed treatments and the great care that we were all held with. Thank you!"
—Kassie B.
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Girlfriends Getaway

Gather your best girls and break away from the hustle and bustle for a weekend of catching up AND winding down!

Studies have shown that girlfriend time not only improves mood but also produces stress-reducing hormones. So celebrate your sisterhood while getting pampered at the spa, de-stressing in a yoga or meditation class, exploring our invigorating nature trails, relaxing in the sauna, or kicking back and connecting over tea on our picturesque lookout deck. Opportunities are endless for you to be as active or as low-key as you desire while nourishing your friendship and your whole being.

Starts at $795;
based on double occupancy.
(For groups of 5 or more, call us to book.) (Not available in 2020)
  • Add an additional guest—starts at $278; add additional night, $235.
  • (Prices include a service charge of 18% for spa staff; taxes not included.)
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Mother & Daughter Getaway

Create new memories and reflect on years past while nurturing your connection with one of the most important people in your life. Harvard Medical School says that mother-daughter trips help relieve stress, improve immune responses, decrease the chances of heart disease, and even help you live longer. Our Mother & Daughter Getaway is designed to bring balance and harmony to you individually and your relationship as a whole. Stimulate the senses and spark creativity with a fun and inspiring cooking or painting class, quiet the mind and relax the body with a guided meditation class and soothing mother-daughter spa treatment, or do it all and have ample reasons to smile and reminisce for years to come.

Starts at $795;
based on double occupancy. (Not available in 2020)
  • Add additional night (two-person) Starts @ $235
  • (Prices include a service charge of 18% for spa staff; taxes not included.)
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"Such a peaceful setting and a very well run center. Very well-organized."
—Susan K.
"Beautiful, friendly atmosphere! Food was yummy! Great place to relax in peace and quiet."
—Pamela H.
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"Had a truly wonderful and restorative stay. The food was very delicious and wholesome. Thank you!"
—Leah
"Everything—the food, yoga, and meditation—was really great. The spa treatments were very relaxing."
—Deborah H.
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Restore

Press pause on life’s demands and slip away to tranquil mountain views, pampering spa treatments, and invigorating amenities that promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal from the inside-out. Worries will lift as you set foot onto our campus, tensions will fade as you unwind in the sauna, and stress will simply melt away as you are pampered and soothed with Ayurvedic spa experiences derived from ancient science and healing practices. From arrival to departure, your body, mind, and spirit will be nurtured back to a deep sense of peace and well-being that carries you throughout your days.

Starts at $495;
based on single occupancy. (Not available in 2020)
  • Add an additional guest, $365;
    Add additional night (one person), $185. Add additional night (2nd person), $235.
  • (Prices include a service charge of 18% for spa staff; taxes not included.)
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Restart

Enjoy deep rest and rejuvenation with three Ayurveda spa treatments (up to $130 each) that support relaxation, clearing and restoration on the physical, mental, and emotional levels. This purifying experience immerses you in an ancient time-tested Ayurveda cleansing process known for bringing your personal health back into balance and rhythm with nature. Paired with a designated Ayurveda expert that will offer key insights on your body and mind, your Restart Getaway will be specially formulated to address your specific wellness needs so that you emerge feeling lighter, energized, and more healthy overall!

Starts at $890;
based on single occupancy. (Not available in 2020)
  •  Add additional person—starts at $695.
    Add additional night (1 person)—starts at $137.
    Add additional night (2nd person)—starts at $185.
  • (Prices include a service charge of 18% for spa staff; taxes not included.)
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"Amazing place to stay with gourmet organic vegetarian food to recharge, rejuvenate and relax with yoga, meditation."
—Sujatha N.
"One of the best experiences I have had in a long time. Weekend of pure tranquility!"
—Kristi S.
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"Very interesting, informative, rewarding. Great location. Delicious food. Absolutely loved the pottery experience."
—Stephanie L.
"I was able to achieve the piece of mind I came here for. The retreat center, food, yoga, and pottery were all very therapeutic and enjoyable."
—Arvin
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Weekend of Creativity

Let the breathtaking beauty of our campus inspire you–artistically! Studies have proven that creative activities produce feel-good hormones in the body that improve memory and emotional well-being, reduce physical pain, and relieve symptoms relative to depression and anxiety. So if you need some added fun while decompressing and replenishing away from your day-to-day, or you just want to get your hands dirty while channeling your inner Picasso, our therapeutic pottery and clay building experience will satisfy your need for “me time” in all the best ways as you create your very own masterpiece. No experience is required.

Starts at $845;
based on single occupancy. (Not available in 2020)
  • Add additional guest—starts at $297.
    Add additional night—starts at $235.
  • (Prices include a service charge of 18% for spa staff; taxes not included.)
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Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Shankara Ayurveda Spa is a premier destination for holistic wellness. Rated one of the best by many nationwide publications, including InStyle, USA Today, The Washington Post, Organic Spa, SpaFinder, we combine ancient Ayurveda with contemporary wellness to bring you the care you deserve.

As a getaway guest, our experts will show you Ayurveda’s proven power to bring the mind, body, and soul into an open, blissful, and restored state. Our spa amenities—including our fitness room, sauna, and lounge—are designed to relax, refresh, recharge, and enhance your overall well-being.

Whether you’re a seasoned Ayurveda therapy practitioner or just curious about alternative therapies and approaches to well-being, if your soul is calling for detoxification, relaxation, rejuvenation—or all of the above—the indulgence and care you will experience at Shankara Ayurveda Spa will be something you talk about for years to come.

Food for Mind, Body, and Soul

Drawing on influences from the local harvest in Boone to Bombay and even the Caribbean, our chefs aim to please the palate with vegetarian nourishment made from fresh, seasonal ingredients designed to energize and nourish all body types. We offer many meat-free and vegan options, however, some portions of our meals do contain dairy. We cater to any gluten, dairy, soy, and nut-related allergies and list allergens and ingredients on our menus.

We grow a variety of our very own fresh and delicious fruits, vegetables, and flowers on site. Our garden is as much a place for nourishment of the soul as it is a place of nourishment for the body. Many staff, volunteers, and journeyers regularly walk the paths.

Amenities & Activities

Your getaway includes many soul-feeding amenities and activities. We invite you to

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Couples Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and reminisce on the moments that connected you.
  • Bring a new level of calm and balance to your relationship with a Yoga or Meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast together.
  • Walk or hike one of our beautiful nature trails and reconnect with each other, nature, and oneself.

AFTERNOON

  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory by taking a workshop or educational class, or create a new experience together with a pottery*, watercolor painting, or cooking class (*additional cost).
  • Reduce tension and stress with a couple’s or individual Ayurveda spa treatment. Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal.
  • Unwind in the sauna together.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of self-care and spiritual resources or spend time reading in the cafe.

Girlfriends Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit together with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Catch up over a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Connect with nature and reminisce while hiking one of our many mountain trails.
AFTERNOON
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • De-stress with a girlfriends spa treatment, like our relaxing signature massage, hydrating facial, or energizing Marma session, and let our therapists work their magic. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or Ayurveda food kitchen.
  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
EVENING
  • Plenty of time for bonding during a dinner.
  • Visit our shop and grab some souvenirs, rejuvenating herbal supplements, and restorative health products from Shankara’s all-natural beauty line.
  • Dance and sing at Kirtan.

Mother & Daughter Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Retreat into relaxation with a mother-daughter spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the sauna.
AFTERNOON
  • Enjoy a decadent Mexican hot chocolate and reminisce in our cozy cafe.
  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Explore our captivating campus or head out on one of our guided mountain trail hikes.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
EVENING
  • Feed your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Restore Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.
  • Sow a new level of calm and balance into your life with a Yoga or meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Cleanse your soul with a leisurely walk on one of our beautiful nature trails.

AFTERNOON

  • Nourish your body with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory with a cooking, painting, or pottery* class (*additional cost).
  • Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal and let our professional therapists do all the work while you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Unwind in the sauna.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of new and classic self-care and spiritual resources.
  • Grab a fresh, calming herbal tea and curl up with a good book in your cozy room.

Restart Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Savor a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
  • Rest, replenish and rejuvenate with Abhyanga therapy—a detoxifying warm oil Ayurveda massage that incorporates warm, aromatic oils, rhythmically massaged into your body, cleansing, relaxing, and re-energizing the body and mind.

AFTERNOON

  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • Connect with nature while hiking or walking one of our many breathtaking mountain trails.
  • Return to the spa for a Basti session to rejuvenate your joints! Stiff joints are bathed in warm medicated oil and massaged to deepen the therapeutic effects that increase lubrication and promote smooth flexibility and mobility.

EVENING

  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or kitchen.
  • Refuel your body with a tasty and healthy dinner.

Weekend of Creativity​

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Walk our beautiful labyrinth or hike one of our scenic nature trails and reconnect with your inner self.
  • Express your creativity and have some fun playing with and shaping clay in your pottery class.

AFTERNOON

  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class or get clever on the canvas in a painting class.
  • Unwind with a relaxing spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the sauna.

EVENING

  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Nourish your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.