Last updated February 2, 2023
The Southeast region of the United States boasts stunning coastlines and lush mountainsides. And what’s better is that many of the top wellness retreats in the Southeast are within driving distance of these bucolic landscapes.
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From playing golf on rolling fairways next to pristine lakes to sipping cocktails (or mocktails) while relaxing in a hydrotherapy spa pool that overlooks the Smoky Mountains, these wellness retreats in the Southeast invite you to not only experience rejuvenation, but embody it—mind, body and soul.
Ready to see what the Southeast has to offer? Schedule time for yourself and check into these 7 wellness retreats in the Southeast that ooze southern charm.
1. The Shores Resort & Spa – Daytona Beach, FL
Visiting a beach is its own kind of therapy and The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach elevates this therapeutic experience. With designated spaces for a variety of their services, the seclusion and intimacy of the spa add to the total body indulgence of their spa menu.
For the adventurous spa-goer, try the Detoxifying Mud Wrap. It starts with dry brushing to engage your lymphatic system and finishes with a blissful shea butter whip to keep your skin hydrated.
If you’re in the mood for outdoor adventure, fishing tours, off-roading Jeep tours or surfing lessons can be arranged. In the mood to be outdoors but not thrown around in four-wheel drive? Sign up for an outdoor yoga class courtesy of the Kyla yoga studio.
Or, chat with the concierge about visiting one of the local golf courses, including the LPGA International! This coastal boutique wellness retreat is just moments from the best of Daytona Beach.
2. Half-Mile Farm – Highlands, NC
Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Half-Mile Farm is a luxury escape founded by the creators of Old Edwards Inn.
If you’re thinking a farm doesn’t sound like the wellness retreat you were looking for, take a second look. From golfing greens at the Old Edwards Club, farm-to-table meals and blissful spa treatments on site, this is no ordinary farm.
Accommodations are a collection of suites and cabins designed to emphasize the slow life of a mountainside dream. The property’s private lake is perfect for paddleboarding or canoeing.
But the real highlight of Half-Mile Farm is the spa, the Serenity Suite. Focusing on a few treatments to prioritize quality and luxury, the Serenity Suite personalizes treatments with botanicals from around the world as well as from the garden.
Want to let everyday stresses melt away? Book an Herbal Garden Bath, complete with herbal body scrub and massage to work out extra tension. Visiting a farm won’t be the same after your stay.
3. Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head, SC
Capping off this list with another beachside getaway, the wellness retreats at Hilton Head Health (also known as H3) are unrivaled. Hosted at a world-renowned facility, H3 has a wellness option for everyone.
Retreats are 3-4 day, all-inclusive escapes that provide guests with tools to sustain their new habits for a lifetime. The personalized aspect of wellness is a key component of all H3 wellness retreats.
H3 recognizes that guests come with varying health goals and hopes for their experience and have curated offers to reflect the uniqueness of their clients. Meals accommodate a wide array of dietary needs. Fitness activities range from dancing to yoga, paddle boarding to tennis.
Rest assured that your visit to Hilton Head Health will be met with the care and attention that a wellness getaway deserves.
In booking a stay at H3, you’ll have access to nutrition classes, mindset coaching, and more. So bring your questions and be prepared to be empowered to reach your health goals far beyond your stay!
4. Williamsburg Inn – Williamsburg, VA
Why not add a little history to your wellness retreat in the Southeast? Williamsburg Inn pairs colonial opulence with 21st century comfort for an unforgettable experience.
With five-centuries worth of wellness knowledge, the spa at the Inn is as inspirational as it is relaxing. Choose from an array of salon and nail services or massage therapies and let your stress melt away.
And for those less inclined to stay in and be pampered—cheers to the adventurous wellness seekers! Colonial Williamsburg is around the corner with hundreds of years of history to explore.
Along with history, there are three golf courses at the nearby Golden Horseshoe Golf Club if you want to head out to the driving range. Williamsburg Inn also has bike rentals available if you want to pedal around town.
5. Eupepsia Wellness Resort – Bland, VA
Ready for an unforgettable, hands-off wellness retreat? Unwind in the mountains of Virginia at Eupepsia, one of the most awarded wellness retreats in the nation (and the world).
Whether you are looking for weight management, healthy detoxes, fitness or advanced healing support, Eupepsia Wellness Resort can help.
Organic meals are prepared daily, many with ingredients straight from their greenhouses. Group activities are an integral part of the Eupepsia retreat, with guided meditations or hikes among the many choices.
Ayurveda, a detoxifying and healing power, is the theme of the spa and echoes throughout the spa facilities. Venture into the world of hydrotherapies, from riding an underwater bike to letting your senses surrender to the calm of the floatation room.
You can also book a one-on-one consultation to determine services that are unique to your body and needs.
6. Blackberry Farm – Walland, TN
Nestled into the Southeast’s Smoky Mountains, the Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm is a spa that takes its cue for wellness straight from nature. The spa’s treatments, backed by advanced skin science, utilize the best of the best in seasonal herbs and botanicals.
The Sensorial Resets are a speciality offering at The Wellhouse. They bring the world-renowned advancements of natural skincare by Tata Harper into the quiet tranquility of soothing facials and glow-inducing body wraps.
In addition to traditional wellness offerings like guided meditation and yoga classes, The Wellhouse also offers journaling classes and creative expression classes that focus on finding yourself through the exploration of watercolor painting.
Their Deep Healing Woods activities are another feature that marries the science of wellness with the power of nature. Follow along with a group or book a one-on-one experience to enhance your physical fitness, healing abilities and increase your mental focus, all keys to reducing the stress of daily life.
7. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds – Lake Oconee, GA
When it comes to wellness retreats, simplicity leads to effectiveness. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds understands this and their newly renovated spa—all 30,000 square feet—takes pride in this.
Embracing the beauty of Lake Oconee as inspiration, the Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds is a collection of saunas, cold-plunge pools and dedicated service spaces that unite behind a mission to elevate the traditional.
The menu of treatments boasts locally sourced herbs combined with world-renowned Eminence and ESPA skincare products.
The spa isn’t the only place to embrace wellness. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds is home to five championship golf courses with packages for private lessons, custom club-fitting from industry professionals and more.
All of this nestled in the peaceful lake country of Georgia, just over an hour from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. It is a treat that is worth the splurge.
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