Now that we are firmly into February, we are ready to banish the cold. Luckily, these winter months have their silver linings. It’s the perfect time for a little weekend getaway full of pampering and self-care. It’s a great time to take advantage of seasonal spa offerings and the smaller crowds during the off-peak season. Here are 5 of our favorite winter spa getaways, all an easy drive from Charlotte, that are ready to be booked…
Westglow Resort & Spa
Blowing Rock, NC
Nestled in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain and consistently ranked as one of the top destination spas in the U.S., Westglow Resort & Spa is a 42-acre estate with stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views. The property includes five luxury lodging options including a Greek Revival Mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, once the summer home of famed artist and writer Elliott Daingerfield. In addition to world-class spa treatments, there are numerous fitness and wellness options both on-site and in the charming mountain town of Blowing Rock.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Best known for its rock tunnels, waterfall pools, and fiber optic stars, The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn is a 43,000 square-foot subterranean spa (yes, you read that correctly!) built into the side of a mountain. It’s a whole new way to appreciate nature and an experience you’ll never forget! A favorite escape of Charlotteans for years, it’s no wonder this iconic Asheville resort made Condé Nast Traveler’s list of top resort spas in North America.
It’s impossible to talk about getaway destinations in the Carolinas without mentioning Pinehurst Resort. It has been a Southern destination, best known for its celebrated golf courses, for over 125 years. Luckily for us, The Spa at Pinehurst is just as revered. With saunas, steam rooms, treatments, and more, you can put your mind and body at ease regardless of if you hit the links.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Located in the scenic southwestern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, an award-winning, European-style resort in Highlands, NC. The minute you step onto the property, you feel transported to another world, making it the perfect place to escape from the chaos of everyday life. While you are taking in all that the spa has to offer, be sure to pencil in some time for one (or more!) of the farm-to-table or fine-dining restaurants at the inn.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, SC
If your dream winter escape is more beaches than mountains, don’t fret! We’ve got you covered. In less than a 4-hour drive, you can bask in the oceanfront luxury that is The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The spa is divine, as are the private beaches, pristine grounds, and Lowcountry hospitality. Travel + Leisure, Southern Living, and countless other travel experts sing this resort’s praises… and for good reason in our book!
Do you have a favorite winter spa escape? We would love to know in the comments below. We are always up for a weekend getaway!