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16 Most Romantic Spa Resorts in North Carolina

If you’re looking to recharge with some rest and relaxation, North Carolina has plenty of luxurious, pampering spa resorts that fit the bill perfectly. With services like massages, facials, body treatments and other amenities like saunas, whirlpools and steam rooms, these top resorts have everything you’ll need to forget all about your worries back home.

Grandover Resort, Greensboro Grandover Resort
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Grandover Resort, Greensboro

Although Grandover Resort is conveniently located just outside of downtown Greensboro, you’d never know it by the looks of it. This grand resort hotel sits in the middle of a lush landscape with rolling green hills and large trees, as well as two world-class golf courses. The guest rooms are spacious and luxurious and feature rainfall showers, bathrobes, mini-fridges, high-end bath products and large picture windows overlooking the property. But, the real treat here is the spa — a relaxing day spa that offers a wide variety of massages, facials, nail services and body treatments, as well as a sauna, steam room, fitness center, and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Key Amenities:

  • Lush hideaway outside downtown Greensboro

  • Two world-class golf courses

  • Spacious rooms with rainfall showers, large windows

  • Indoor and outdoor pools at spa

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst
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Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst

Dating back to 1895, Pinehurst Resort is one of the most popular resorts for golfing in the state of North Carolina. In addition to having hosted some of the biggest legends in golf, the resort also features a whopping nine different courses, including The Cradle — a 789-yard short course with nine holes that was designed by architect Gil Hanse. Pinehurst No. 2 will even be home to the U.S. Open for the fourth time in 25 years when the national championship returns to the resort in 2024. But Pinehurst has plenty more to offer besides golf, including beautifully-restored historic guest rooms, a four-star Southern gourmet restaurant, and a spa where you can enjoy a relaxing facial, massage or body wrap treatment.

Key Amenities:

  • One of North Carolina’s most popular golf resorts

  • Nine courses, with one designed by Gil Hanse

  • Site of 2024 U.S. Open

  • 4-star Southern gourmet dining

Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock Chetola Resort
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Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock

The gorgeous Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock in the Western North Carolina mountain town of Blowing Rock dates all the way back to 1846 and offers “one of the best stays in the Blue Ridge,” according to Southern Living. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chetola spans over 78 acres and features a variety of accommodations, including guest rooms, suites and condominiums. The on-site restaurant, Timberlake’s, was inspired by North Carolina artist and designer Bob Timberlake and offers a unique menu that displays his creativity. While the spa features décor by Timberlake, as well as other local artists. Here, you can indulge in a massage, enjoy the relaxation room or take a dip in the heated indoor pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Cozy lodging in Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Restaurant and menu inspired by artist Bob Timberlake

  • Relaxation room and heated indoor pool

The Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville The Inn on Biltmore Estate
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The Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville

A trip to The Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, can be an entire vacation in itself. From touring the historic mansion and exploring the beautiful grounds and gardens to visiting Antler Hill Village and the Biltmore Winery, there is plenty to do and see. But if you’re looking for some relaxation during your visit, check out the spa at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. First off, as a guest at the Inn, you’ll experience the same level of hospitality that guests of the Vanderbilts enjoyed, with amenities like twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour concierge and room service, a custom bathrobe and slippers, complimentary bottled water, and a free shuttle around the estate. But, if you really want to feel pampered, try any of the custom treatments at the Spa, which can include anything from hot stone massages and reflexology to collagen face masques and eco-friendly paraffin nail treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • One-of-a-kind historical experience on sweeping estate

  • On-site winery with tasting room and wine bar

  • Spa with gracious hospitality, 24-hour concierge

  • Custom treatments like hot stone massages, reflexology

The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte Grotto pool at The Ballantyne.
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The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte

The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is located on the south side of Charlotte and is the ultimate in luxury getaways. Guest rooms feature high ceilings, large windows, luxurious linens, minibars, bathrobes and slippers, Bose radios and spacious bathrooms that feature separate marble garden tubs and glass showers. While amenities include afternoon tea service, indoor and outdoor pools, and a complimentary Ballantyne-area shuttle available for nearby dining and convenience. The on-site Gallery Restaurant features one of the Carolinas’ largest whiskey collections and is home to the popular Whiskey Club of Ballantyne. The spa at Ballantyne offers a selection of nature-inspired treatments, including massages, facials, body care, nail services and salon services.

Key Amenities:

  • Luxe getaway with free shuttle to Ballantyne area

  • Sample one of Carolina’s largest whiskey collections

  • Afternoon tea service

  • Nature-inspired spa treatments

The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary The Umstead Hotel and Spa
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The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary

The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary offers a uniquely relaxing experience with its combination of beautiful natural lakefront scenery and a collection of art from both local and national artists. Although the guest rooms are alluring with pillow-top beds, Nespresso machines and large bathrooms, the fantastic on-site spa is the biggest draw. In addition to a meditation courtyard and complimentary healthy snacks and beverages, guests of the spa can enjoy a variety of experiences using organic and natural products, including facials, massages, and body treatments like the Cherry Blossom Body Treatment, designed to balance and recharge your energy with a non-abrasive enzyme exfoliation and luxurious foot massage with warm Cherry Blossom Shea Butter.

Key Amenities:

  • Carefully curated private art collection

  • Meditation courtyard

  • Spa treatments inspired by region’s flora

  • Complimentary health snacks, beverages

The Horse Shoe Farm, Hendersonville Get into the vibe of the Old West
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The Horse Shoe Farm, Hendersonville

The Horse Shoe Farm is home to the Stable Spa, a luxurious, eclectic and whimsical destination in a converted horse barn. This Western North Carolina spa offers a unique experience for couples, combining ranch life and a spa retreat. All of the products used at the spa are certified organic, and the spa offers a full list of services, plus spa packages. Holistic retreats and workshops are also available here. For lodging, there are entire houses, cottages, and a loft for rent for groups of various sizes. The indulgent Silo Cookhouse offers a farm-to-table journey with sweeping sunset views of Mount Pisgah.

Key Amenities:

  • Stable Spa housed in converted horse barn

  • Mix of ranch life and spa retreat

  • Holistic retreats and workshops available

  • Farm-to-table dining with views of Mount Pisgah

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, Charlotte So refreshing to go for a swim
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The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, Charlotte

When you stay at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte spa resort, you’ll be surrounded by arts and culture in Charlotte’s Uptown neighborhood. The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte has a spa open daily, and that takes reservations by phone. Features of the spa are the Aqua Lounge, Relaxation Lounge and therapeutic Vitality Lounges. This urban lounge is LEED Gold-certified and eco-friendly, and its luxury rooms offer views of downtown Charlotte. BLT Steak, K Lounge and Bar Cocoa are located on-site for food, as well as Hidden Wine and the Punch Room for drinks. This Ritz-Carlton also has meeting spaces and an urban garden for special events.

Key Amenities:

  • In heart of vibrant downtown Charlotte

  • LEED Gold-certified urban lounge

  • Organic spa treatments, salt room and Aqua Lounge

  • Urban garden and meeting spaces for events

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
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Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee

Couples looking for fun and excitement can stay at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, which also has a spa to relax and unwind. The healing traditions of Bali inspired the Mandara Spa, which offers unique and indulgent spa services that range from facials to fire and ice massages, bathing rituals, body treatments, sound wave therapy and men’s grooming. This 21-story resort is in a beautiful mountain setting in western North Carolina and has spacious rooms with views. Other hotel features are a 24/7 fitness room, indoor and outdoor pools, cabanas and a bar.

Key Amenities:

  • Serene mountain setting steps from casino action

  • Spa inspired by Bali’s healing traditions

  • Fire and ice massages, sound wave therapy

Rock Barn Country Club & Spa, Conover Soothing to soak in at any time of year
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Rock Barn Country Club & Spa, Conover

Also located in Western North Carolina, the Rock Barn Country Club & Spa is a romantic place for couples and also a popular venue for weddings and private parties. The Spa at Rock Barn is a European-style day spa with a hydrotherapy circuit deck, saltwater pool, therapeutic waterfalls, jacuzzis, essential oil steam rooms, and a cold water pool. Couples can enjoy health and beauty treatments here, as well as poolside dining. This country club is home to the award-winning Tom Jackson golf course, a café, a fitness center and a tennis facility.

Key Amenities:

  • Popular venue for weddings and parties

  • European-style spa with waterfalls, hydro circuit deck

  • Award-winning Tom Jackson golf course

The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville The Omni Grove Park Inn
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The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville

The historic Omni Grove Park Inn is a great place for a spa getaway in Asheville because it offers spa day passes and many spa amenities. The hotel has a 43,000-square-foot subterranean spa with water features, steam rooms, waterfalls and a mountain-view hot tub. There are various pools at the spa and also an indoor fitness pool and a family pool at the resort. The Omni has an upscale restaurant on-site and also indoor and outdoor event venues. The resort is atop Sunset Mountain and offers lovely views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the golf course. There are pet-friendly rooms here if you want to bring your pup along.

Key Amenities:

  • Historic resort atop Sunset Mountain

  • Indoor fitness pool and family pool

  • Steam rooms and mountain-view hot tub

  • Pet-friendly rooms available

Shoji Spa & Retreat, Asheville Shoji Spa
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Shoji Spa & Retreat, Asheville

The Shoji Spa & Retreat is a Japanese-inspired spa retreat in Asheville just minutes from downtown. When you and your partner come here, you’ll enjoy private outdoor salt tubs, traditional Japanese bathing, massage therapy and locally-sourced spa products. It feels serene to put on a Japanese yukata and head over to the hot tub for views of the national forest after your treatment. This resort has three rustic lodging options in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The House of Wind, House of Moon, and House of Earth each sleep two people and have many amenities to keep you comfortable.

Key Amenities:

  • Japanese-inspired mountain retreat near downtown Asheville

  • Private outdoor salt tubs

  • Locally-sourced spa products

  • Three rustic lodging options

The Swag, Waynesville You too can feel this relaxed
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The Swag, Waynesville

In Waynesville, North Carolina, The Swag is a spa resort on the summit of the Great Smoky Mountains. It offers intimate experiences, stunning views and many different unique adventures to choose from. The spa has three treatment rooms and offers massages, wraps, facials and more. Other experiences offered at the Swag include farm-fresh meals in romantic settings, hiking trails, puzzles, a library, horseback riding, wine and cocktail tastings, lawn games, and a pond for fishing and swimming.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa sanctuary on summit of Great Smoky Mountains

  • Incomparable views

  • Romantic farm-fresh meals

  • Hiking trails and horseback riding

Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands Pure bliss awaits you at the spa
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Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands

You can immerse yourself in European spa elegance while staying at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa and refresh your mind, body and spirit. The spa offers saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, hair and nail services, a café, 14-head Swiss showers and a serenity solarium. Romantic spa packages are available for couples here too. This resort is located on the southwestern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and in the heart of downtown Highlands. In addition to the spa, there are rooms, suites, cottages, and even houses that you can stay at here. Meanwhile, meals at the on-site eateries are sourced from the resort’s farms and gardens. Other amenities include two full-service fitness centers, clay tennis courts, seasonal outdoor pools and whirlpools.

Key Amenities:

  • Acclaimed European-style inn

  • In heart of downtown Highlands

  • Meals sourced from on-site farms and gardens

  • Clay tennis courts and seasonal pools

Sanderling Resort, Duck So many different ways to relax and unwind
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Sanderling Resort, Duck

The award-winning Spa at Sanderling Resort has 10 treatment rooms and offers coastal and seasonally inspired massages, facials and body treatments. This Outer Banks destination also offers yoga classes, salon services and bridal services. It’s a beautiful oceanfront escape for couples, with spacious rooms, luxury suites, and vacation rental homes for groups, too. There are several dining venues on-site and also beachside drinks and bar bites at Sandbar. Amenities offered at this spa resort include a lap pool, resort pool, indoor pool, fitness center and activities that you can sign up for on land, water and in the air.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront escape perfect for couples

  • Award-winning spa with 10 treatment rooms

  • Coastal and seasonally inspired massages and treatments

  • Beachside cocktails at Sandbar

White Doe Inn, Manteo White Doe Inn
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White Doe Inn, Manteo

White Doe Inn is a peaceful bed and breakfast that offers soothing spa treatments in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina. There are couples massage experiences available here and also yoga and wellness classes. You’ll be in the picturesque waterfront village of Manteo on Roanoke Island and can enjoy a romantic vibe in a quaint, coastal village. There are fireplaces in the rooms, gourmet breakfasts served, and plenty of outdoor adventures in the vicinity if you feel like venturing out. This is also a pet-friendly inn with private gardens, complimentary bikes, and beach equipment for guests.

Key Amenities:

  • Peaceful bed and breakfast in coastal village

  • Yoga and wellness classes

  • Fireplaces in all rooms

  • Complimentary bikes and beach equipment

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