Wellness Escapes
Wellness Escapes
Wellness Escapes
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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 Wellness awaits you with natural and holistic 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 wellness getaways are designed to soothe the body, mind, and spirit so that every guest emerges vitalized and refreshed.

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“2024 Travel Awards: Best Detox Program”

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

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

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5 Wellness Retreats You Should Escape to ASAP
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“2023 Reader’s Choice Awards: Best Wellness Retreat”

As a guest of our nationally-acclaimed Shankara Ayurveda Wellness, 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 Ayurveda treatments and amenities.

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

Our all-inclusive Wellness Retreats include

  • 2-night stay in a welcoming and peaceful Retreat Room/Hotel Room
  • 1 60-minute revitalizing Ayurvedic massage or treatment per person, unless otherwise noted*
  • Additional R&R workshops such as 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
  • Amenities such as our fitness room, steam room, etc.
  • Free Wi-Fi

Please note, Ayurveda Wellness Escapes are open to participants 18 years of age and older.  Additional classes, treatment enhancements, and services are available for extra costs. View the treatments and consultations menu here.

*PLEASE NOTE  Booking your wellness escape online doesn’t confirm treatment availability during your stay. After booking your Wellness Escape online, please call 828.264.8382 during spa hours to confirm availability for your treatments. This is important, if you miss this step, you may be booking a package stay without treatment availability.

If you make a Wellness Escape reservation and arrive to the Center without booking your treatments ahead of time, your reservation will be changed from a Wellness Escape to our R&R Program. We look forward to your call.

Shankara Ayurveda Wellness Hours

Wednesday 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Thursday–Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am–2:00 pm

Couples Wellness Escape

Research shows that vacationing as a couple boosts happiness, increases relationship satisfaction, deepens the bond, reduces heart disease in men, and improves mental health for women. Aren’t these enough reasons to escape together?!

Whether you are rekindling a spark or deepening your connection, our all-inclusive package has something for both of you. Through our fresh mountain air, beautiful landscape, nourishing food, Ayurvedic treatments that reset, and classes that promote well-being, this Couples Wellness Escape strengthens your bond while reinvigorating your body, mind, and soul.

Starts at $1,623;
based on double occupancy.

Prices include a service charge of 18% for staff; taxes not included.

After booking your Wellness Escape online, please call 828.264.8382 during spa hours to confirm availability for your treatments.; see the important note above.

"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 Wellness Escape

Gather your best girls and break away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy some catching up and well-being.

Studies have shown that time with friends not only improves mood but also produces stress-reducing hormones. Ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation, nature trails, and workshops give everyone a chance to celebrate time together. Whether you want to slow down and tune in or move and groove, there’s something for everyone to enjoy—the way they need it. Nourish your friendships and your whole being!

Starts at $1,623;
based on double occupancy.
(For groups of five or more, please call us to book.)

Prices include a service charge of 18% for staff; taxes not included.

After booking your Wellness Escape online, please call 828.264.8382 during spa hours to confirm availability for your treatments.; see the important note above.

Mother–Daughter Wellness Escape

Create new memories and reflect on the past while nurturing your connection with yourself and each other. 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. This package is designed to bring balance and harmony to you individually and your relationship as a whole. Stimulate your senses and spark creativity with fun and inspiring workshops, Ayurvedic treatments, and our beautiful natural setting. Quiet your mind and nourish yourself through meditation, yoga, and nutritious food. Or, do it all!

Starts at $1,623;
based on double occupancy.

Prices include a service charge of 18% for staff; taxes not included.

After booking your Wellness Escape online, please call 828.264.8382 during spa hours to confirm availability for your treatments.; see the important note above.

"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.