Does everyday life have you feeling frazzled? Do you dream of 10 consecutive minutes to clear your mind and rejuvenate your body and spirit? Does the thought of an entire day or more of that particular luxury seem like a pipe dream? Dream no longer. There is a place where spa resorts, yoga havens, and hiking areas filled with forested beauty abound. If any of this sounds like your perfect getaway, look no further than Rutherford county.

The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa

Located amid the serenity of Lake Lure, NC, the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa is a beautiful, historic destination that offers more than initially meets the eye. Originally opened in the 1920s, this resort offers luxurious accommodations that effortlessly combine original antiques and architecture with modern amenities to create a soothing, harmonious atmosphere. The Inn boasts two restaurants, each with room service offerings; so casual or critically acclaimed fine dining options are available for any taste craving.

Located on site is the award winning Irongate Spa, offering salon or spa services and packages to beautify, energize and refresh at any age. Options such as their Garden Signature Service with the addition of customized aromatherapy wraps, their 1927 Hot Stones Massage, or the Tired Legs & Feet Pedicure are sure to alleviate stress and promote relaxation. If your perfect relaxing getaway includes more than just a spa day, lakeside pontoon, canoe & paddleboard rentals, guided boat tours, and even lunch or dinner cruises are only a short walk from the Inn, and the famous Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is located a mere half mile away. It really is an incredible rejuvenation destination.

Rumbling Bald Resort & Spa

This award winning resort and spa is definitely one of the jewels of the NC foothills. Located on over 3000 acres in Lake Lure, accommodations include cabins and home rentals in addition to resort hotel lodging. Resort amenities include access to their pool, wellness center classes, lake tours and activities, multiple onsite dining options, renowned golf course, and even scenic hiking trails so there's something for every traveler.

Got kids? Rumbling Bald loves kids. They also understand that parents sometimes need to recharge, even in the middle of vacation. Their answer? Daily Kids Adventure camp. Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 4:30, these camps offer ages 6 - 18 daily supervised activities like ziplining, horseback riding, gem mining, and speed tubing; giving parents the opportunity to enjoy more adult activities like Rumbling Bald's local wine tour or to simply unwind in the rejuvenating luxury of a custom massage and facial at the resort spa. It's a win-win getaway for all ages!

Just the Class

No matter where you’re staying in Rutherford county, access to inspiring classes and events is only minutes away. The first Saturday of each month (June through September) the town of Forest City hosts Yoga at POPS. This all levels yoga event held in Forest City’s Park Square is presented by Blue Ridge Hope, a local non-profit grief support and wellness coaching center. It’s a chance to attend an inspiring yoga class and support a community cause.

Mindful Yoga, located on Main Street in Rutherfordton, NC offers daily group and private classes in all levels of yoga and tai chi in the beautifully restored St. John’s Historic Episcopal Church. Led by Kim Tevis and Magi King this studio genuinely offers glorious class experiences in an energizing, historically vibrant studio setting.

Serenity: Foothills Style

Travel in any capacity, whether it be a couple hours’ journey or a week-long excursion, has the potential to be relaxing, rejuvenating, inspiring, and fulfilling regardless of the chosen itinerary. No matter what your preferred style of unwinding, Rutherford county has a variety of locations sure to soothe your weary soul and have you walking away feeling refreshed and ready to tackle life with renewed energy. Don’t just dream about your ideal retreat! That perfect place is only a short car ride away.