4.5
Very Good 55 Reviews
Jetsetter Approved
This Hotel meets our standards
This hotel meets our standards, but we haven't stayed yet

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
property Bedroom Suite cottage green nice Villa Resort

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

4.5 Very Good 55 Reviews
Healing Spa Experience
Reviewed 7 months ago

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

Weekend visit
Reviewed 12 months ago

Peaceful oasis in the beautiful mountains was a nice cool and refreshing change from the heat of Atlanta. Lovely staff and excellent yoga, meditation classes and massages. Definitely recommend for a relaxing holiday. There's a vegetarian buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fun Getaway, Amazing Massages
Reviewed 1 year ago

My husband and I went to the Art of Living Retreat Center in March of this year and stayed in the Spa building. We were in the area for a ski get away and also partook in the spa facilities. Overall, our experience was excellent. This primarily stemmed from the calm atmosphere and the fact that we were one of maybe 3 other parties staying at the spa. Our room had a great view of the mountains. We enjoyed the tea every evening, coffee in the morning, and fresh fruit. We ate one breakfast at the Art of Living Retreat and it was very yummy - vegetarian. There isn't really a fully staff on site the entire time but that was fine except for a door key that became demagnetized in my purse, but we had a spare. Bare in mind, this is not like an average hotel in that you don't have a fridge and your own coffee maker etc, but you have everything you need and it is well appointed and clean.

The best thing I can say about this place is the massage I received, which I would give 10 stars if I could. Best massage I've had in years and I probably get one every few months. It was incredible. My husband said his massage was amazing too. We both got the foot enhancement and he got the head enhancement as well.

awful and sinister place
Reviewed 2 years ago

We stayed here when we went for a Ski trip . Honestly this is not a hotel more like an apartment complex .There are no elevators in the buildings haul our suitcases upstairs . They said that there is a room cleaning service but our room was never cleaned /linens changed . I didn't see any housekeeping staff either and if you call the reception , the call goes to some call center . there was no microwave in our room - we had kids and we could not warm anything for them . There wasnt even a coffee maker or toiletries in the bathroom . They say they have tea / coffee available in the lobby but it wasnt tea- some strange concoction of whole spices .Its located in the middle of nowhere so the first night we were forced to eat the buffet dinner . The food was blaaaaah!! i love indian food but this was the worst Indian food i have ever had . desserts ran out before half the guests had started eating .Its associated with some religious group and felt very cultish .We were approached couple of times by other guests asking us if we were " art of living " members . The only good thing was the view from the room and luckily we had a room with a view .Will not recommend to any one

Serene place with great quality massueses
Reviewed 2 years ago

The place itself will put you into a un-rushed calming state without even before hitting the spa, the location is in the Whispering hills mountains and spa is well appointed .

I found the quality of the masseuses to be top notch, the whole area is good with many meditation centers next to this premise so ended up taking some meditation/breathing techniques as well in those centers that immensely added a lot to my experience of un-winding myself. Overall a very positive experience