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If you’re looking to get away from the madness of your everyday life for some rest and relaxation, the state of North Carolina has plenty of luxurious, pampering spa resorts that fit the bill perfectly. With services like massages, facials and body treatments and other amenities like saunas, whirlpools and steam rooms, these resorts have everything you’ll need to forget all about your worries back home.
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Although the Spa at Grandover 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 at Grandover – 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, hot tub and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Dating back to 1895, Pinehurst 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 ten different courses including The Cradle – a 789 yard short course with nine holes that was designed by architect Gil Hanse. But, Pinehurst has plenty more to offer besides golf, including beautifully-restored historic guest rooms, a Four Diamond restaurant and The Spa at Pinehurst – where you can enjoy a relaxing facial, massage, body wrap or even a full body cryotherapy treatment!
The gorgeous Chetola Resort 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 87 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 at Chetola 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.
A trip to 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 a little relaxation during your visit, make sure you 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 water and a free shuttle around the estate, as well as into downtown Asheville. But, if you really want to feel pampered, try the Signature Estate Experience at the Spa, which includes a full body exfoliation and wrap, an aromatherapy scalp treatment and a Signature Biltmore Massage.
The Ballantyne Hotel, located on the south side of Charlotte is the ultimate in luxury getaways. Guest rooms feature high ceilings, large windows, luxurious linens, mini bars, bathrobes and slippers, Bose radios and spacious bathrooms that feature separate garden tubs and glass showers. While amenities include on-site dining, afternoon tea service, indoor and outdoor pools, golf, tennis and a variety of unique lawn games. Plus, the Spa at Ballantyne offers a selection of nature-inspired treatments including massages, facials, body care, nail services and salon services.
The Umstead Resort in Cary offers a uniquely relaxing experience with its combination of beautiful natural scenery and 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 biggest draw here is the amazing on-site spa. 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 massages, body treatments and facials like the Valmont Facial, which features a unique massage called the “Butterfly Movement” that mimics the feel of a butterfly’s wings on the skin.