When you stay at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, you'll be in a national park and close to University of North Carolina at Asheville and Asheville Mall. This golf resort is within close proximity of Asheville Community Theatre and Asheville City Hall.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. High-definition televisions with premium TV channels are provided, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a golf course and outdoor tennis courts. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite from a snack bar/deli serving guests of The Grove Park Inn.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and a computer station. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Self parking is available onsite.
Within the tranquil, century-old walls of the Belvedere house, the staff of The Secret Spa & Salon beautify bodies from the toes up. Hair stylists transform coifs with Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Schwarzkopf products, as owner Richelle enhances natural nails with OPI, CND, and Gelish polish or extensions made from acrylic, silk, or fiberglass. A massage therapist eases tension with hot stones, aromatic oils, and custom pressure, and Dermalogica skincare experts clear complexions with relaxing facials that combat fine lines, acne, and premature aging. The spa also uses Jane Iredale makeup products.
Built in 1905 by the same architect behind the historic Biltmore house, Belvedere—which is part of the historic society—now has a slightly more modern feel thanks to the spa's staff, who accented its wood floors and abundant natural light with green plants and paintings by local artists. The multigabled house also boasts a projecting bay window, which makes an ideal spot for drying nail polish or testing the reflective properties of freshly waxed skin.
Signature Service: Lomi Lomi Massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Come ready to relax and don't schedule anything after your massage except more "you" time.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
First client, as she was leaving the office, asked [the] second client coming in, "Do you have a massage scheduled with Gary?" Second client: "Yes". First client: "You're in for a treat."
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
My wife was experiencing the effects of post-polio syndrome. After going for [reiki] treatments, she suggested that I have a session, too. I was amazed at how relaxed I felt. Our practitioner suggested that we learn it so we could provide it for each other, which we did. I was so taken by people's reactions after [they received] reiki that it led me to attend massage school on weekends for two years. I have been a licensed massage and bodywork therapist in North Carolina since 2006. Working with people on a personal level is far more rewarding than the work I did in the corporate world.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Massage therapy is the work that I was meant to do.
Jenny Burgess named her massage studio "Hyla" in honor of the tree frogs she remembers from her youth in Haywood County. To her, these frogs symbolize nature’s ability to soothe and renew the senses, which isn’t so different from what she does with her therapeutic massages. A licensed massage therapist and a member of the first graduating class of Haywood Community College's therapeutic massage program, Burgess maintains a strong emotional connection to the area in which she grew up. Perhaps that’s why local residents feel so at ease with her as she relaxes their tensions with massages that draw on hot-stone, deep-tissue, reflexology, and reiki modalities. Not all of her inspirations come from Haywood County, however. Take, for instance, her lomi-lomi massage, a native Hawaiian modality that melts stress with gentle strokes and volcanic lava.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free parking lot
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
It's my goal to help clients leave feeling better than they felt when they came in, and to show them how to help themselves between visits.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Massage is serious health care, and I treat it that way. I also have more than 15 years of experience in my field.
Jenna Tosi has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 10 years, but it is her background in classical dance that most influences her work. Dancing instilled her with both an appreciation for maintaining healthy muscles and an intimate knowledge of the anatomy and structure of the human body, a knowledge she uses regularly in her profession. At Healing Massage Therapy, Jenna accommodates busy schedules with massages and body treatments ranging from 30 to 90 minutes in length. Her treatments focus on stress relief, and she uses flowing strokes and various modalities to reduce tension triggered by a demanding boss or alien overlord.