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Asheville North Carolina Vacation Tips: How to Plan A Girls-Only Luxury Mountain Getaway
November 28, 2008
Category: Luxury Travel Ideas
A vacation with girlfriends isn’t just fun, it’s a stylish new travel trend. Whether it’s time on the California beaches or a NC mountain getaway, a women-only vacation can be exactly what you need in order to relax, unwind and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. In Asheville, North Carolina girls getaway vacations are increasingly popular. Packages can include spa treatments, outdoor activities, event tickets, fine dining, in room tubs and more. The key is to make sure everyone promises to enjoy their time together and escape the pressures of every day life.
An unforgettable, luxury mountain getaway always includes a few signature Asheville experiences; here are some tips to help you plan.
1. Find a Quality Asheville NC Hotel or Luxury Condo Rental. Make Comfort a Priority
When it comes to vacations, location is everything. On a girls getaway comfort and affordability are equally important. There are a wide variety of hotels in Asheville, North Carolina, everything from B&B’s and Asheville vacation rentals to the Grove Park Inn and Haywood Park Hotel. Your choice depends on how long your stay is and the number of women traveling. Vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes from cabins to lofts and condos.
“One unique option in Asheville is The Residences at Biltmore, a concierge condo hotel between Biltmore Village and Downtown,” says local resident Mary Wilkerson. “The Two and Three Bedroom Suites offer the comforts of home including a washer and dryer, separate bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a full kitchen, a dining room, a living room with a flat screen TV, a private entrance and more along with hotel amenities and 24-hour concierge service.” Wilkerson added, “It’s a great location for group travel to Asheville, especially for girls’ getaway trips.” The Residences at Biltmore is one of a number of Asheville hotels offering specialized girls’ getaway and spa vacation packages. The Grove Park Inn is also offering special packages for Girls Weekends.
2. Explore Spa Services of All Kinds. Give New Health and Wellness Treatments a Try
Spa treatments mean many different things to many different women. Many women now schedule wellness as well as beauty treatments as part of their spa visit. It’s no longer just about relaxation and pampering, it’s also about nourishing and rejuvenating the body inside and out. Asheville, NC is a mecca for alternative and natural health practitioners. Spas in this region offer a myriad of cleansing, detoxifying and healing services. Asheville visitors should consider a trip to the Spa at Biltmore Village or Starting Point Internal Cleansing Center. Both are located near downtown Asheville and offer services like massage, Reiki, reflexology, body wraps, body detox treatments and more. The Spa at the Grove Park Inn is another favorite destination.
3. Cultivate and Nurture Friendships on Your Girl’s Only Asheville Vacation
The most important part of a girls’ getaway vacation is the chance to bond, share and maintain deep, close friendships. An Asheville, North Carolina vacation provides a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities for women of various ages. Consult an Asheville hotel concierge or travel planner to learn about local live music, fine arts events, outdoor sports, sight seeing, gourmet dining, educational classes and much more. Downtown Asheville and the surrounding area offer endless opportunities for fun.
According to a recent travel study (conducted by AAA and Aspire) cited by TravelIndustryWire.com 40% of American women plan to take a girls-only vacation soon. The study concluded that, “girlfriend getaways are growing in popularity, in part because American women feel the need to escape their personal and professional responsibilities. The report also shows that vacations including just girlfriends and female family members ease stress and have become an important part of the lives of American women.”
If you are looking for an unforgettable city to have an unforgettable girls’ weekend then an Asheville North Carolina vacation might be just what the doctor ordered.