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Shoji Retreats

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Address: 96 Avondale Heights Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
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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Relaxing experience

I went here with a few girlfriends for a get together. The facility is clean and the showers have amazing smelling shampoo/conditioner/body wash. We were shown to our hot tub... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
allydog0606
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place happened to be a half mile from my Airbnb. The service was great, the views were beautiful, and the facilities were really nice. It's also really fun to visit a Japanese style spa. If the weather weren't so hot I would have splurged on the outdoor hot soak tubs, but July weather isn't ideal.

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Thank Becca B
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Japanese spa in the woods. Options are lodging, massage or a pass to use the facilities for 2 hours. The pass was perfect since we only had a short amount of time before our flight home. Guests can use the private hot tubs, an ice cold tub, the sauna and grounds. Once you enter the property up on a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with a few girlfriends for a get together. The facility is clean and the showers have amazing smelling shampoo/conditioner/body wash. We were shown to our hot tub which had a nice view of the woods and felt secluded. We didn't hear or see any other guest while we were there, even though the tubs are close by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely needed some serious relaxation, and this was just the place. I went for the 80 minute Zen Message with Sarah, who was absolutely terrific. If I had had more time I would have taken advantage of the Japanese hot tubs. The whole environment -- at the top of a steep hill just outside town -- was quite exquisite.

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Newport Beach, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

There are multiple glaring architectural nightmares including too steep stairs in a narrow hallway, unscreened toilet in a huge bathroom and overheated lounging area. Nonfunctioning items not fixed during 2 1/2 day stay included an almost unusable armoire. Lighting too poor to use for reading. No meal service. We were not allowed to use the large Jacuzzi tub in the... More 

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Shoji_spa, Manager at Shoji Retreats, responded to this review

Dear NBSSteve, We are very sorry that you were dissatisfied with your accommodations at Shoji. Our reservationist should have recommended the Lodge for your visit, as it is on one level. We do offer complimentary Private Hot Tub passes with your nightly stay. You certainly should have been made aware of the distance to food services, as well as the... More 

Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This was a unique spa experience. The private hot tubs are very nice, romantic, and have amazing views. The cold plunge and sauna were nice additions to the hot tub experience. The massage was very nice as well. I did feel there were some areas for improvement. The cold plunge had bugs in it - I know this is to... More 

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memphis, tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

What an awesome experience! My husband and I were on a North Carolina road trip and I stumbled across this place on TripAdvisor. We did package with 1 hr hot tub and 1 hr massage. We took our own wine. The setting and view from the hot tub was so relaxing. We had two male therapist who were simply fantastic.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

It was like a little Japanese heaven nestled in the smokey mountains. The drive was very scenic. We were celebrating our 1 anniversary and upon our arrival the front desk hostess was extremely helpful. She got our wine and wedding cake all together well we went and got showered and relaxed. She escorted us to our private hot tub area... More 

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

Thank you so much for leaving us a FANTASTIC review!!! We're so glad you (and Ronaldo!) enjoyed your time at Shoji, Come back and see us soon! More 

Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of spending several hours in this beautiful, Japanese inspired outdoor hot tub spa and retreat. This really is a special occasion treat for men and women and must be experienced to fully appreciate the loveliness. I highly recommend checking out the website and taking the virtual tour to give you an idea of just how... More 

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

Thank you so much for your thorough review of Shoji Spa & Lodge, your feedback helps other guests plan for their future visit to Shoji, we appreciate you! We are also glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, please come back and see us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was a birthday surprise for my sister! Everything from the hot tub to the massage was absolutely amazing !!!!!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! We're so glad you chose us to celebrate your sister's birthday with us, we hope to see you again in the near future! More 

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