4.5
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, you’ll be in the mountains and within the vicinity of Mystery Hill and Tweetsie Railroad. This spa resort is within the vicinity of Boone Golf Club and Appalachian Ski Mtn..

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 31 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and ceiling fans, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a steam room and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Art of Living Retreat Center. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Planning an event in Boone? This resort has 17,000 square feet (2 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607 United States

Reviews

Facial turned horrible
Jason L

Worst facial I have ever received. The woman was so harsh on my face that I had to tell her she was being too rough. The towels they put on your face are scalding. 3 days later and my face feels over exfoliated, raw, and red. Also, the pictures look great online but the ambiance is almost like going to a dorm room. We have been to a different day spa in Boone and it was amazing. This place was horrible, unfriendly staff, and under educated service providers. Do not go.

Nourished My Body and Soul
coleanne2003

My room had a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I stayed in the Spa and as soon as I arrived I was greeted by friendly, professional, knowledgeable staff. There is a tea room that is open 24 hours offering a selection of Ayurvedic teas. There are many programs offered. When you call, you can ask for recommendations/explanations. I was on the 5 day cleanse which included 3 hot Sesame oil massages. These are designed to removed toxins from the body in preparation for the cleanse. The area outside of the massage rooms is a beautiful, tranquil room offering chaise lounges and beautiful mountain views. After the massages, I utilized the steam room. I had individual counseling and an individualized plan designed for me that included eating recommendations, exercise suggestions and lifestyle modifications. There is morning and evening meditation which is different each day and offered me suggestions on incorporating meditation into my life at home. Yoga is Sri Sri Yoga, which is gentle and flowing. It is, by far, the most tranquil yoga I have every done. After dinner, chanting is available in the Meditation/Yoga room and is a beautiful experience, not to be missed. Not far from the Meditation/Yoga room, there is an outdoor Labyrinth, which I found a wonderful accompaniment to my daily meditation. When I left on Friday, I felt transformed and knew that this is an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. My body, mind and spirit have been nourished in a way I did not think possible. Everyone should give themselves the gift of this truly unique experience!

Healing Spa Experience
CHamiltonBooks

As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with many smiling faces. This stay was my second stay in two years and I have never been disappointed. This property has a magical charm and always seems to find the friendliest of staff. The views of the sunrises/sunsets are incredible at the Spa and on top of Boone, NC. The Ayurveda teas offered throughout the property are delicious and was a nice added touch too.

The Spa experience was very unique and was one of my best experiences ever. I was pampered from head-to-toe. They offer many different experiences including Ayurveda Treatments. After your treatment, be sure to jump in the steam room to further your relaxation.

My visit this time was a yoga and spa retreat. My awesome Yoga instructor's name was Xiomara. Be sure to ask for Xiomara, because she took the time to teach me several forms of Yoga including Sushma Yoga, Sri Sri Yoga, and other forms of Meditative Yoga. Also, the meals were included in the package and were all Ayurveda and they tasted amazing. Compliments to the new Chef at the Art of Living, because his food was delectable and seemed to have healing qualities.

All-in-all, I rate the Shankara Ayurveda Spa with 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend this to anyone that needs to escape the hustle and bustle. Cheers and Enjoy