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Shoji Retreats

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Address: 96 Avondale Heights Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-9593
Phone Number: +1 828-299-0999
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Asheville's only private outdoor hot tub spa. A Japanese style hot tub...

Asheville's only private outdoor hot tub spa. A Japanese style hot tub retreat nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooking the Blue Ridge Parkway yet only 8 minutes east of downtown Asheville. Experience breathtaking views, the cedar sauna and invigorating cold plunge, luxury showers with Japanese shampoo, conditioner & body products. We supply everything you need including your robe, sandals, and towels. We offer private outdoor hot tubs, massages, yoga, spa packages, seasonal specials and even overnight lodging. Refresh your body and renew your spirit at Shoji's earthy sanctuary.

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Wonderful experience

Went on September 17th for a birthday celebration. Got there and filled out some paperwork then were shown the bathroom to take a shower. I enjoyed the private hot tub and sauna... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ashley S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on September 17th for a birthday celebration. Got there and filled out some paperwork then were shown the bathroom to take a shower. I enjoyed the private hot tub and sauna. Tried the cold plunge and didn't stay in there too long!! It was diffentally COLD! The hot tub has a few bug visitors such as bees, wasp, and... More 

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Thank Ashley S
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

August 19th, 2016 - My boyfriend and I purchased the Blissful Summer Package (it could have been Summer Bliss). It gave us about an hour and a half of hot tub, cold water plunge, and sauna time. You start off by receiving a robe and sandels. You go into the men's / women's room and change. You must rinse off... More 

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Thank smokefreeguarantee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amanda and can't remember the other lady's name. Did a great job with our massages!! Spending time in the hot tub and sauna were great prior to our massages. We 100% Recomend Shoji retreats! We will be going back.

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Thank Melinda W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated my wife's birthday with her and we both loved it. Private hot tubs are clean and both stimulating and relaxing in a beautiful forest setting. (They say when the leaves come down the views of the mountains are great.) The massages were very good and left us talking about a return visit.

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Thank JOHN S
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Shoji Retreats. The staff was so professional and kind. They even took the time to snap our photo before we left! The spa was so serene and relaxing. It was the perfect mini couples retreat. I recommend the spa packages so you can get the massages as well!

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Thank slangforddd44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the hot tub overlooking the forest to the Arctic shower and ending with an 80 minute massage...this was the utmost in spa experience.

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Thank Sharon S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at Shoji were especially accommodating, and the facilities at the Retreat/Spa are absolutely lovely!

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Shoji_spa, Public Relations Manager at Shoji Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review, please come back and see us again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been in many spas but never in a 'Japanese' style. I was amazed about their hospitality and their menu of offerings. I enjoyed the 1 hour exclusive spa and the 1 1/2 hour massage... I did not want to leave!!! If you are into 'Spa's' this is a place you should definitely have on your bucket list!

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Thank Travelalot724
Shoji_spa, Public Relations Manager at Shoji Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recommending Shoji Spa & Lodge to other Spa Enthusiasts! Shoji truly is one-of-a-kind and we love to offer our guests a spa experience like none other, come back and see us again soon! More 

Annapolis, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We recently went here for massages and a one hour soak in our own private hot tubs. They also offer cold showers and a cold plunge after your hot tub experience. The private hot tub areas were beautiful with nothing around you but trees and the massages were excellent.

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Thank gracie2762
Shoji_spa, Public Relations Manager at Shoji Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Shoji and for taking the time to leave a fantastic review for other visitors! We love being surrounded by nature too, theres nothing quite like it! More 

Wilmington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I Enjoyed The Spa, hot tub and massage which I found on goggle, well worth the drive and experience.

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Thank Angela V
Shoji_spa, Public Relations Manager at Shoji Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making the journey to Shoji Spa & Lodge! We hope you come back and see us again soon. More 

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