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Shoji Spa & Retreat

Asheville's Premier Japanese Inspired Spa & Retreat

Welcome To

Shoji Spa & Retreat

Asheville's Premier Japanese Inspired Spa & Retreat

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Relax & Unwind With Us

Enjoy Our New Treatments

We are an unpretentious and unique destination spa nestled on a mountainside minutes from the vibrancy of downtown Asheville. Along with traditional Japanese bathing and soaking, in completely private outdoor salt tubs, guests enjoy spa-style showers, first-class massage therapy, nature setting and sounds, locally sourced spa products – including CBD salves, local, handcrafted signature soaps, apparel, totes and more. Guests don a Japanese Yukata (cotton robe) and sandals before retiring to their private hot tub overlooking the National Forest.

Treetop Sauna

Enjoy Shoji’s newest hot box, a sophisticated 20-minute sauna experience for deep detox and rehabilitation. After sweating out toxins, refresh on the outside Treetop deck for another 20 minutes of renewal. This medical sauna offers a full spectrum of wavelengths: near, mid, and far infrared. A full spectrum heater is important because each spectrum of infrared waves provides different levels of skin penetration and light therapy. Our Sauna is created with Natural Red Cedar for its medicinal and structural qualities. Natural Red Cedar is also known for its astringent properties, meaning it helps cleanse your skin, which enhances the already powerful detoxification benefits. When you step into our Natural Red Cedar sauna you will feel and smell the powerful natural wood aromas, leaving your skin feeling tightened and refreshed.

An advantage of our Rapid Internal Heating System is that it can increase your endurance and strengthen your immune system. While other saunas may take 10 – 15 minutes to work up a sweat, when you step into our sauna, you will begin to sweat almost immediately. A rapidly heating sauna simulates the effect of working out because it increases your internal body temperature at a similar rate. Not only does this increase your heat tolerance, which leads to improved athletic performance, it also stimulates your immune system, which can make it better at fighting off infections and disease. Complete your detoxification ritual with our Senjo Exfoliation for maximum benefits.

The Savasana Room

Our Savasana Room is where you are treated to a deep, whole body experience from natural therapies. The perfect, restful conclusion to a sequence of services with us. Rest and repose on tatami mats that deliver “far-infrared” heat deep into the body to help relieve stiffness and joint pain all while easing you into a deeper state of relaxation. The embedded gem stones emit negative ions providing an additional layer of meditation and calm. Weighted blankets, neck and knee bolsters, meditation chairs and more all work together to create that deep state of rest and renewal.

Who says you shouldn't have it all?

Rich cocoa, sake, Japanese beer or maybe a bottle of Vinho Verde with just a hint of effervescence to celebrate the holidays, life, and the joy of soaking in a private salt tub in the woods.

Planning a gathering or celebration in 2023?...enjoy our Sanctuary with your private hot tubs this Spring. Book now for 2023 events.

Shinrin Yoku

Special Group Experience in The Sanctuary

We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the fresh, clean air – being in nature can restore our mood and rejuvenate us. Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) is our signature group experience for up to 15 guests. Bathe in the forest atmosphere and connect with your senses for a unique and memorable special event.

Senjo Exfoliation

This post-soak, outdoor salt self-scrub with deliciously abrasive Korean scrub mittens will give you that full-body glow! What better time to exfoliate you and your partner than after skin already softened by the salt hydrotherapy tub? Feel refreshed and invigorated in the soft mountain air.

The Ultimate Getaway

Recharge, Renew, Rejuvenate at Shoji Spa & Retreat

3 Distinctive, Rustic Lodging Options Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Spa Package

Spoiler Alert: This limited-edition package will leave you with baby soft skin and the peacefulness of a sleeping child. A 2+ hour journey that begins with a one-hour tub soak, continues to our Senjo Outdoor Exfoliation, and concludes with the Savasana Retreat. Cost is $226 for up to 2 guests + 20% service charge.

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First-Hand Shoji Experiences

4.5Dawn EdwardsDawn Edwards ★★★★★ To say that Shoji Spa is incredible would be an understatement. Every treatment was amazing and the staff made sure of it. They were so kind and attentive. The treatment rooms were well appointed, sanitized and beyond relaxing. The outdoor treatments were magical and private with beautiful views of the forest atop its secluded mountain.Jessica BruttonJessica Brutton ★★★★★ I stayed at the House of Earth and the cabin space was lovely! The soaks were everything I’d hoped they’d be and I loved the herbal tea offered as an add-on. Shoji made for a very restful getaway overall with friendly staff and a calm atmosphere. I hope to make it back someday for another visit!Margaret MangasMargaret Mangas ★★★★★ Shoji spa was so lovely! Let me start with getting there - this spa is relatively remote, but they’ve done a great job of placing signs along the side of the road to guide you to the right place. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. I did the 2 hour tub soak with tea service - with this you get to use the cold showers and sauna as well. Very worth the priceDorothy CashoreDorothy Cashore ★★★★☆ We tried Shoji out for a birthday celebration (90 minute soak with access to the sauna and cold showers) and we were totally charmed. It advertises itself as "unpretentious," and as someone who is turned off by more hoity-toity spa environments, I found this place to be magical. I was originally disappointed that I couldn't book us a daytime appointment, but we ended up glad that we were there after dark to enjoy the nighttime ambiance and softly-lit trees. The staff were very gracious, although it's clear they have their work cut out for them because the reception area was not built to accommodate the high volume they are hosting. Yes, it was hopping, but we arrived plenty early and had a wonderfully peaceful experience. Another guest decided to have a loud video call in the tub next to ours, but you know what fixed it? Bubbles! Turning on the jets drowned out all unwanted noise and greatly enhanced the sense of privacy. Cons: We ended up not adding on the tea service or hot chocolate because the prices struck us as high. I was prepared to carry all our stuff around in a tote bag because I'd read reviews beforehand, but it would really take the experience up a notch if they could revamp the space to create room for lockers -- I kept worrying that we were leaving things behind. And while I was fine with the bathhouse culture of having to get changed and shower with no guarantee of privacy, I sympathize with guests who weren't prepared for that and wanted to know about it ahead of time. Shoji should find a way to let people know on the website that privacy during showers can't be guaranteed and that anyone who wants to undress/dress in privacy will have to use the toilet stall.Adam TAdam T ★★★★★ Very relaxing placeAdam ChavesAdam Chaves ★★★★★ My wife and I had the most perfect, relaxing, liberating and intimate time at Shoji, celebrating our dating anniversary during our Asheville getaway. My wife and I booked the Michi (The Path) package with the tea add-on, which turned out to be absolutely perfect.The staff were insanely friendly and informative - we were never left feeling confused, uncomfortable or blindsided by anything, and their kindness only heightened our experience and appreciation for the spa.Be aware that both genders' changing/shower rooms are NOT private; ensure that you are comfortable with that prior to booking your services. The men's room shower area is only separated by a thin curtain that doesn't span the entire area. The changing area is wide open. There IS a private bathroom that you could change in absolutely necessary, but you will still need to shower before using the facility's amenities.The sauna was the perfect way to start our experience, getting us prepped for relaxation and sweating out all the fun of the previous night. It was my first time in a sauna, and I totally see why people love it so.The one-hour outdoor hydrotherapy soak was my personal highlight of the package, complimented by the tea add-on. It's completely private and freeing, allowing for a total focus on your partner and nature with an amazing, surrounding view of mountain forestry. Blue Ridge Parkway IS slightly visible in the far distance, but you can barely see or hear it. We also appreciated the access to the cold showers during our soaking session, which we used a couple of times to cool off from the heat.After a scrub rinse, we were led to our Chea Massage Pod session, which was my wife's highlight. I'm not usually one for massages, but this was to die for - total Zen. The staff maintained the perfect balance of unobtrusiveness and quietness throughout the room for the utmost peaceful time.We finished off our package with the Savasana Retreat session, where we ended up napping (how could you not after everything else?) for the duration, leaving us rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of the anniversary weekend.R HR H ★★★★★ Very friendly staff, chill vibes, very quiet. Stayed for 2 days, spa services received were deep tissue massage, IR massage pads, sauna, and hot tub. The services are usually booked 2-3 weeks in advance so plan ahead. We loved our stay.. staff was very unpretentious and accommodating.Dayna StarodubtsevaDayna Starodubtseva ★★★★★ This spa was amazing! My husband and I went for the hot tub & scrub after. Don’t listen to the reviews claiming there is “scum” in the tubs- they are truly mineral water, so the minerals leave a residue/wear on the metal of the tub over time. The staff were super friendly & we felt so relaxed during our visit. The tea was a really nice add on as well! Do note that the changing rooms/showers are not private, which is typical for a Japanese style spa and what we expected. It was super easy to find as long as you follow the GPS and signs. We definitely plan to come back!Michael FotinatosMichael Fotinatos ★★★★★ Been going here for 4 years. Excellent massages and open air private hot tubs.jamie Kerswilljamie Kerswill ★★★★★ Wonderful experience for a nice mini spa day! It was very relaxing and everyone was very nice. Would def go back again next time I'm in the area!Hadleigh PainterHadleigh Painter ★★★★★ amazing venue, staff and energy. I will be returning (even if it involves driving 2 hours each way just to visit this one place)Laura HillardLaura Hillard ★★★★★ Best massage I’ve had yet! We went for a relaxing birthday couples massage and my masseuse Michael was incredible. He even incorporated warm towels into our session that was so soothing. Sincere thank you! We will definitely be going back to explore more of what Shoji has to offer. Such a relaxing atmosphere.L SL S ★★★★★ The location and view are perfect. I would say that it is the best value for what you get without going to a strip mall massage parlor.Sara ShannonSara Shannon ★★★★★ We did the couples hot tub soak and massage package. Liza and Eric were amazing massage therapists. This was the highlight of our honeymoon activities!(We definitely needed it after the stress from the wedding.) Would come back in a heartbeat.BraisedinBraisedin ★★★★★ Ok I gave location a 4 only because this place is a little tricky to get to. This place is tucked away on a small street. When we went a lot of cars on the street so it was a bit of a squeeze. After that this place is a 5 all over. The hot tub view is amazing. The whole area even though there is several tubs around you feel like your alone. Highly recommend this placeLorraine Melk VyasLorraine Melk Vyas ★★★★☆ A little differentAriel OxendineAriel Oxendine ★★★★★ It was one of the most relaxing experiences I have had. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The soak is private, and you just get to listen to nature while lounging in the tub. The tea was delicious, and so were the snacks. Definitely will be visiting again. Hopefully, I can include one of the massages.Donna FranklinDonna Franklin ★★★★★ Had an amazing mother/daughter experience here. So relaxing, terrific staff and overall wonderful adventures.Jessica CreechJessica Creech ★★★★★ What a wonderful place! Great massages and very quite and relaxing. The exfoliation scrub is made locally and smells and feels amazing!! Definitely will return!K BrieK Brie ★★★★★ Very Hidden Location. Rooms are better than you actually can imagine! Hydrotherapy pool was amazing! Definitely would love to go back!Josh FordJosh Ford ★★★★★ This place was amazing. The salt water bath and the massage were amazing. As a 40 something male, I have been missing out on experiences. This place was great.Sarah ChambersSarah Chambers ★★★★★ My husband and I went here on our honeymoon to do the Nihon for two. It was an amazing experience. We did a tub soak and then got massages. They brought us tea and checked in on us. The staff was amazing. The views were stunning! It is literally in the middle of the woods but it’s perfect. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Amanda and Marta did our massages and they were so thorough and kind. Definitely recommend Shoji!Aaron KingAaron King ★★★★★ I got a massage here, and I forgot what day it was or where I was at. 12\10 highly recommended.Erin AcostaErin Acosta ★★★★★ Beautiful atmosphere! The front desk people were very friendly, although I wish they would’ve showed us how to use the showers and maybe take each group in privately, but that may be just the way they do things. Enjoyed the sauna, a cold shower, and soaking in the tub. Our massage therapists were fantastic!! I’ve had a lot of massages in my life.. and just amazing! I wish we could’ve stayed on the property! I highly recommend this place for a pampering getaway!Laurie ReeseLaurie Reese ★★★★★ I am a repeat customer and huge fan of Shoji! My girlfriends and I love to get together once a year and pamper ourselves here by soaking in the outdoor tubs and sipping tea. I highly recommend Shoji to anyone looking to be good to themselves, get away from it all, and relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air + enjoying a spa treatment! Five stars!dannydanny ★★★★★ Just a magical location and the service is outstandingTreat yourselfShelby MShelby M ★★★★★ We had a wonderful time at Shoji. It was tranquil and beautiful. The staff treat you like royalty. Facilities are clean and there are thoughtful touches all throughout, including the (slightly scary and steep) way up the hill.I was a little nervous based on some of the reviews. Some comments about the locker room aren’t wrong. It’s very small but I came early to my appointment and had no issues. Although, the shower was too fancy and confusing to use at first! I had a lovely experience and I’m sure you will too!Mercy JosephMercy Joseph ★★★★★ Such a healing sanctuary!!!Kim ScalesKim Scales ★★★★★ Great solo experience. I only did a 90 minute hot tub soak and a savasana session but it was so relaxing and I left the spa feeling great. 90 minutes was perfect for the hot tub soak and ordering the herbal tea and Japanese crackers made the experience even better. The savasana session was so peaceful that I fell asleep within minutes. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to relax for a few hours.Susan PainterSusan Painter ★★★★★ Beautiful grounds. Fabulous service. Don't miss the tea service. Brings everything to the next level.Amy ChurchillAmy Churchill ★★★★★ Loved our full day at the spa. The soaking tubs were the perfect way to begin before the 60 min massage. Eric and Becca did an amazing job of getting the knots out of tights muscles. The infrared heating pads and quiet time were the perfect transition to the infrared tree top sauna and lounge area. The weather was amazing! The final Himalayan salt scrub session under the trees was the best finale and left us super soft and truly relaxed. Highly recommend!Caroline LaPercheCaroline LaPerche ★★★★★ Very cute place! Small lot bc it’s up a mountain but had no issues. Service was fantastic. Hot tub soak and massage. Can’t wait to go back and get another package.Sarah SimsSarah Sims ★★★★★ I absolutely LOVED soji. It was relaxing and rejuvenating, the ambience was unique and inviting. It was an experience I’ll remember forever. Amanda was my massage therapist today and made the experience even better than it already was. I’ve had quite a few massages and she is the best I’ve gone to thus far. I will definitely go back.Donna RickerDonna Ricker ★★★★★ We highly recommend this place for a nice relaxing day. Everyone was very nice, courteous, and professional. The place was very clean and well organized. We’ll definitely do back.Zach SmithZach Smith ★★★★★ Have only checked out the website but I am excited to book a stay here.Shawna shawnahart82@yahoo.comShawna shawnahart82@yahoo.com ★★★★★ It was absolutely AMAZING! I went on a pretty hot day so I was a little worried but getting in and out of the tub was so comforting and soothing and luckily it was breezy and beautiful. Will definitely be back. As a local, I’m glad to have such a beautiful hidden treasure so close by. Highly recommend.Terri FletcherTerri Fletcher ★★★★★ I am in love!!!!! Shoji Spa is amazing. I felt so welcome. I liked the privacy of the individual rooms. The hydrotherapy tub made my skin feel so supple, and I felt so...ZEN!!!P KP K ★★★★★ It was great to say the least. If using the hot tubs make sure you ask for a lower tub, the upper one is not nearly as nice. Great massage as wellJean NemchinJean Nemchin ★★★★★ It was the perfect spa to end our trip! Private hot tub, exfoliating treatment and the final treatment with heated stones, weighted blanket, calm relaxing place. The road up to the spa was a bit tight, but well worth it.Maureen McArdleMaureen McArdle ★★★★★ We loved everything about Shoji: the location, the facilities, the staff. It was allpitch perfect. What a wonderful experience. As a matter of fact, it might be the best thing about Asheville and the only thing we would return for. I saw a couple less-than-stellar reviews, and it made me hesitate. So glad I ignored those. What a wonderful place. And what a wonderful day.Whitney DaneWhitney Dane ★★★★★ Had a great soak and massage. Wonderful service.Carrie GreenCarrie Green ★★★★★ We stayed in the House of Wind in mid-June. Room was perfectly appointed with just enjoy supplies to be comfy - tea, oatmeal, the spa’s signature scented soap, shampoo, etc. Views from the room were beautiful, and it was exceptionally quiet at night. Staff were absolutely lovely, and went above and beyond! Only note is that the stairs to the room were steep and may be difficult for some to climb. Just an FYI, it did not impact our experience, and we would return in a heartbeat. Easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and about 15 minutes by car from downtown Asheville. Thanks, Shoji!Megan O'NeilMegan O'Neil ★★★★★ Couples massage was great! Would recommend Rylynn and Elizabeth.Only feedback would be other places with similar prices offer a glass of complimentary champagne which would have been a cherry on top experience wise.Giza PortellaGiza Portella ★★★★★ This was just the right spot to relax and celebrate my 13th year of sobriety 🙌Marjorie MunsonMarjorie Munson ★★★★★ So tranquil and beautiful. Love this place, will definitely go back! Great sauna too.Yvette LiberatiYvette Liberati ★★★★★ Love this place so relaxing. We will be back.LaTisha LeaksLaTisha Leaks ★★★★★ Let me say this was the best spa I have ever attended. The atmosphere and ambiance was amazing. Nestled in the mountains is just an added bonus! My hubby and I will definitely be back. The staff and services were wonderful. We enjoyed every bit of it.Gayle Rivers-JacksonGayle Rivers-Jackson ★★★★★ 10 out of 10. We had the best time for my birthday. The staff is excellent and they usher you into a place of peace and relaxation.Monica IravedraMonica Iravedra ★★★★★ I went for a couple’s massage and everything went perfect as expected. The jacuzzi was intimate and relaxing, as well as the massages (shout out to Ashley and Courtney! - both were friendly and made sure we were comfortable throughout our massage). Make sure to sign up your email for exclusive seasonal offers (we got a free bottle of white wine).Ocean State Of FreedomOcean State Of Freedom ★★★★★ Quiet is required here so it's a special place rain or shine. Saunas available before and after very hot tubs under canopy of trees and bamboo. BEAUTUFUL natural surroundings. Tea served. Alternate Between cold shower and hot tub. An Asheville must do. The 1.15 hour soak is enough. A new beginning.Roxane DebatyRoxane Debaty ★★★★☆ The setting for the spa is wonderful, nestled in the trees and one with the outdoors. Every part felt lovely (humid sauna, pool soak, infrared sauna) but we didn’t quite know what to expect and wish we had had a little more of an “itinerary” through the experiences or more explanation from the staff. Still, a very relaxing experience.Gareth Van Den BerghGareth Van Den Bergh ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing experience. We were on a baby moon and did a couples massage. Maternity massage was on point. I had Erik, guys specifically request Erik. Very legit… this was the best I ever had. Very cool vibe, we will be back.Peter CouncellPeter Councell ★★★★★ My wife and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary here and it was so, so worth it. We hadn’t been back in 9 years and don’t know why it took us so long to come back. This is the BEST… the best spa we’ve ever been to and will probably ever go to.js_loader
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Take Exit 53A to HWY 74-A East Bat Cave/ Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a Right at the First Light on Avondale. There will be Shoji Signs to follow along Avondale Heights Road. Stay on the Paved Road and Continue to the Top through winding road. There are 3 curves you will follow to the top. You will then drive down a slight hill to the Spa and Guest Parking. If the lot is Full, circle around and park parallel to the side of the Spa.

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