There's a secret Japanese-style spa and retreat in North Carolina's Pisgah Forest that will give you real zen feels. At this North Carolina spa and sauna, you can indulge in the pleasure of outdoor salt baths, saunas and showers right in the heart of the forest. It's time you heal old wounds and come treat yourself to an unforgettable experience. 

According to their website, Shoji Spa & Lodge is the "rest, relaxation and rejuvenation guests are looking for in our fast-paced world." The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding the spa are the perfect backdrop for complete serenity. 

This mountainside retreat is 10 minutes from downtown Asheville so you should plan to make a weekend trip to take advantage of these North Carolina's forests.

The Shoji Spa & Lodge has four housing options and they've got your nature needs covered. Stay in the Wind, Earth, Moon or Fire house for total meditation and self-care

You're going to be in full-on relaxation mode after a Okubukai deep tissue massage. They clothe you in a Japanese robe and sandals to make your visit super authentic. 

If you're a local North Carolina resident, their local soak discount is only $60.*

Check out the zen harmony for yourself.

Another unique benefit to the Japanese spa experience is their cold shower/hot sauna contrast therapy. The combo is great for your skin and boosts your mood.  

Bring a group of friends, make it a romantic getaway or travel solo to recharge your soul. 

Shoji Spa & Lodge is the East coast's only authentic Japanese-style spa. It's a big deal and since the location is in the mountains, not many people know about Asheville's hidden gem.

As you soak in the open-air salt baths, the spa offers a tea service with tasty snacks.

This spot is set on making your visit as unique as possible for an individualized spa treatment. Stop dreaming about a vacation and reserve your spot today. 

Shoji Spa & Lodge

Price Per Night: $200-$240 (Service prices vary)

Address Or Neighbourhood: 96 Avondale Heights Rd., Asheville, NC

Why You Need To Go: The Japanese spa and lodging are one-of-a-kind and transport you away from stress. 

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