Top 10 North Carolina Spa Resorts: Lakeview at Fontana
Rustic-chic meets quaint Mediterranean village in this spa getaway set in the scenic Smoky Mountains. The most budget-friendly option on our list, Lakeview at Fontana is one spa destination that’s easy on the wallet without sacrificing service or accommodations. How’s that for a guilt-free getaway?
We’ve heard of — and thoroughly enjoyed — our share of gourmet meals, but even we were pleasantly surprised by the exotic ingredients used in Lakeview at Fontana’s gourmet facials. Pomegranate and black cherry extracts, red wine and wasabi form the base of several revitalizing facials and detoxifying body wraps. Treatments at the intimate, six-room spa are complemented by aromatherapy, soothing music and candle light designed to entice all of your senses.
Lakeview at Fontana’s Mediterranean-themed village boasts suites that are rustic in theme but luxurious in all other regards, with down comforters, candles and Aveda bath products. Start each day with a European pastry-style breakfast, wind down with an assortment of wine and cheeses in the evening, and make use of the resort’s outdoor pool, hiking trails and yoga studio in between. And no visit would be complete without a mountain bike adventure on the exhilarating Tsali Trail alongside the resort’s namesake, Fontana Lake.
Things to Know
Low 26 degrees, high 86 degrees F.
Dates and Times
Lakeview at Fontana is open from April 3 through November 15.
Lakeview at Fontana is an easy three-hour drive from several major cities. Take I-40 to Highway 74 West through Bryson City, then exit on Lakeview Lodge Drive and continue up the hill to the resort.