‘Tis the season for sweaters, socks, hot toddy cocktails and certainly, Hot Tubs and Fireplaces! When you visit the blue ridge mountains during the fall and winter, you best get ready to cozy up and be relaxed because that’s the main vibe and we’re sticking to it!
Looking for some unique ways to join your friends or romantic partner in a swirly, warm hot tub? Well, believe it or not, there are several really great ways to dip your toes into some steamy, muscle-melting pool water.
Asheville Hot Tubs
Shoji Spa & Lodge: Japanese Style Hot Tubs
If you’re looking for a more spa-like adventure located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway nestled in the woods of Asheville is Shoji Spa & Lodge. This unique retreat encompasses all the ways for you to get undressed in a good way. Give yourself the gift of relaxation while surrounding yourself with the beauty of mountain scenery. Book a spa date at Shoji Spa Retreat!
Hot Springs Resort & Spa
What could more dreamy than soaking up natural, warm mineral water while listening to the rushing river pass by? Sounds like a Hollywood movie, right? Well, you’re in luck when you visit Asheville because just a short, scenic drive north to Hot Springs, NC is where you will discover this experience for yourselves! Call and book yourself a riverside hot tub and a full-day adventure to Hot Springs Resort & Spa.
Wake Foot Sanctuary
If you’re someone not quite ready to commit to the full-body hot tub experience but are willing to dip your toes into a soothing, relaxing bath then head downtown to Wake Foot Sanctuary. Conveniently located in the Historic Grove Arcade you will find a little zen-like nook where you can incorporate some self-care time into your downtown outing! Book a foot soak with an add on massage to get the full, melting experience at Wake Spa.
The Omni Grove Park Inn Spa
Open to the public Monday – Thursday, the Grove Park Inn Spa is world-renowned and is one of the top experiences in Asheville. Not only can you book from a list of massage treatments, contrast pools, a steam room but their hot tubs have waterfalls that massage you while standing under them. Take a listen to the underwater music playing in the indoor pool then head to the outdoor heated pool where you can relax with a glass of wine in hand while you soak up the whole experience.
Do I need to say more? Book a day pass plus and added treatment at the Grove Park Inn Spa.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
When people visit Asheville, they focus so much on the Biltmore that they tend to forget about the other magnificent part of Asheville, the Grove Park Inn. You don’t have to be a guest of the Inn to go and enjoy all the wonderful features this exclusive, historic hotel offers. It is greatly recommended to go visit the halls of fame and read the entertaining way this hotel was built.
One of the features we love the most? The gigantic fireplaces properly placed in the main hotel lobby where not only can you reserve a table for dining (do this month’s ahead of time) but you can sip on warm cocktails or hot cocoa while relaxing in one of their oversized rocking chairs.
Book a dinner reservation on the sunset terrace.
If you’re looking to switch gears or find some low-key flames, Bottle Riot Wine Bar in the River Arts District is a great place to start. With one of Asheville’s most distinguished wine lists, Bottle Riot is also a local’s favorite hangout and is located next to Wedge Brewing and Bull and Beggar Restaurant making it a great spot for the whole evening.
Grab a bottle or a glass of wine and chill next to their newly installed fire strip!
Capella on 9
Visit downtown Asheville and you can choose from several wonderful rooftop bars and restaurants to warm your hands with fire. Capella on 9 is the perfect location to grab your friends or family or make it a romantic date. Situated on top of the AC Hotel in the heart of Asheville, Capella on 9 offers a delicious drink and dinner menu, spacious sofa’s lined with sleek fire features.
A few blocks away from the AC Hotel is the Cambria hotel where you will find their rooftop is just as splendid! Hemingway’s Cuba Rooftop restaurant and bar are the Florida Keys brought to life in downtown Asheville. Not only are their delicious island-inspired drinks but the views are stunning and the vibes are chill. Next time you’re looking for a spacious rooftop with epic sunset views, head to the Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville.
Crave Dessert Bar
New to Asheville in 2019, Crave Dessert Bar has already made quite an impression on the Asheville Locals. As far as we’re concerned, any establishment that offers delicious pastry desserts along with uniquely crafted cocktails is a win-win in our book!
Go nab a spot on their romantic patio next to their firepit and call it an evening!
Asheville Proper: Live Fire Dining
If you’re looking for that proper dining experience, put your best foot forward and head to the Historic Grove Arcade where one of Asheville’s newest restaurants is turning up the flames. Asheville Proper is the perfect mix of mid-century modern interior, eclectic vibes with a fantastic drinks + food menu. The atmosphere is trendy but, they do it so well, it makes everyone feel special.
So, next time you book your stay with us for an Inspired Getaway here in the mountains, consider heading out to one or two of these incredible Asheville features we are so proud to share with you.