Skyterra Wellness Retreat

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Skyterra Wellness Retreat

About Skyterra Wellness Retreat

Skyterra Wellness Retreat is an all-inclusive fitness resort focused on weight loss, nutrition, exercise, outdoor activities, and overall physical wellbeing. Packages include upscale lodge-style accommodations, meals, fitness classes, organized activities, and educational workshops. The property includes a full-service spa for massages, facials, and other treatments.

Personal retreat packages are one-week long and spotlight stress management, nutrition, or fitness. Skyterra Embrace is a specialized package for teens, in which young women are taught to embrace adulthood with a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Located in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, Skyterra Wellness Retreat is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Pisgah National Forest.  It is 50 miles from downtown Asheville.


Cottages and lodges at Skyterra Wellness Retreat offer shared living spaces with private guest rooms and en-suite bathrooms. The privacy of the sleeping spaces is balanced by the camaraderie of shared open spaces. All accommodations include fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, and outdoor patios with wooded views.

The main facilities include a culinary center, conference room, and studios. There is also a full service spa. When the weather allows, sports and activities take place outdoors, which includes hiking trails, tennis courts, a private lake, and a pool.


The resort staff at Skyterra Wellness Retreat encourages consistent movement. There is a strong focus on outdoor fitness, including walking, hiking, yoga, cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, water aerobics, cardio interval, and strength training. During inclement weather, many of these activities can take place indoors, as well. There are over 40 weekly classes.

Each guest begins their retreat with a complete mobility screening. Using tenants of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), weaknesses and imbalances are identified. Then a personalized fitness plan is developed, and professional staff monitor that plan throughout every stay. Guests are taught good fitness habits to take home with them after they leave. They are encouraged to have fun while working out to build a long-term enjoyment of exercise.


All food is included in the cost of a stay at Skyterra Wellness Retreat. The menu is intentionally and conscientiously healthy. Foods are sourced locally so they can be served in their most nutritious state.

At the beginning of each stay, guests are individually assessed to determine their past health history, weight loss challenges, and activity levels. Specially trained staff members then develop a specific diet to help each guest reach their weight loss goals. Guests are assessed and monitored to keep their eating on track throughout their time at this FitStay. The goal is to learn healthy consumption habits to last a lifetime.

Skyterra Wellness Retreat’s Intuitive Eating Approach teaches guests to connect with their bodies and understand consumption for wellness. This is achieved through real food, proper nutrition, empowered portions, and steady hydration.


This FitStay hosts a variety of specialty and seasonal retreats throughout the year. Examples include:

  • Yoga Focus
  • Culinary Specialty
  • Thanksgiving Wellness
  • Conscious Aging
  • Skyterra Christmas
  • Winter Yoga

Skyterra Embrace is a specialized package for teens, in which young women are taught to embrace adulthood with a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Skyterra at Home is a self-education resource made available to guests after they leave the resort. It provides all the recipes, videos, and documents needed to keep clients moving forward in their weight loss and wellness journeys.


Catatoga is the 310-acre master-planned community and resort where Skyterra Wellness Retreat is located. Nestled in the western North Carolina mountains, the resort is flanked by wilderness, waterfalls, rivers, and trails.

The closest airports with rental car services are:

  • Asheville Regional Airport is a 50-minute drive.
  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is just over 1.5 hours away


This FitStay is an all-inclusive, retreat-based program. All packages are based on a one-week stay.

Program costs are:

  • January and February – $3,150 per week per person
  • March through October – $3,500 per week per person
  • November and December – $3,150 per week per person


Skyterra Wellness Retreat is an all-inclusive fitness resort primarily focused on weight loss, whole foods, outdoor activities, and long-term wellness results. The philosophy of this FitStay focuses on transformation of body and perception of food. All packages are based on a one-week stay. It is a good choice for people seeking an all-inclusive program with personalized services, nutritionally based menus, many outdoor fitness options, and follow up resources.

Skyterra Wellness Retreat Pros

  • Personalized menus – Chefs prepare organic, locally-sourced meals designed for weight loss
  • Numerous outdoor activities – The private wooded location offers hiking, paddling, kayaking, outdoor yoga, and nature walks.
  • Over 40 different organized fitness classes – Robust class schedules are posted each week

Skyterra Wellness Retreat Cons

  • No flexibility in schedule – All retreat packages are one-week and suggested to begin on Sundays.

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