Shoji Spa & Lodge is a hidden gem in Asheville, North Carolina that you have to see to believe. Their Japanese inspired bath houses tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains provide mineral soaks in the height of luxury. The steam room, outdoor showers, and massage therapy are second to none.
Helpful hint: The ride up to the property is a little rough so if you have an SUV or truck that would be preferable but not essential.
When you arrive there are signs pointing you to the spa check in. Shoji also offers overnight retreats and you will walk by those buildings on your way to the spa so remember to be respectful.
Shoji provides a robe and sandals to wear during your stay as well as a bag to carry personal items. You are asked to shower before entering the tubs to wash off lotions and oils that would contaminate the mineral baths. Shower toiletries are provided on site.
You can order drinks like sake or champagne to enjoy while you soak. That way you get relaxation coming at you from three different avenues. Hot, bubbly, mineral water, the unmatched beauty of the mountains, and alcohol. I call it the tranquility trifecta. It’s glorious.
You can book the mineral baths for 60, 90, or 120 minute sessions.
Privacy is a must so each bath house is enclosed on three sides with the balcony and roof open to lush tree cover from Pisgah National Forest. Most of the bath houses also have a cold shower outside if you need a break from the heat.
After a long soak I would recommend getting a massage from Shoji’s skilled masseurs. You can book a 60 or 90 minute session and choose from a variety of different styles including classic Swedish, deep tissue, and even prenatal.
This is a sign from the universe to treat yourself to the relaxation we can all use right now. You can book your mineral bath house and spa treatments online here.
You deserve the best. Happy travels!