Skyterra Wellness Retreat is an all-inclusive fitness retreat focused on weight loss, nutrition, exercise, outdoor activities, and overall physical wellbeing. Packages include upscale individual 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 begin at one-week long and spotlight stress management, nutrition, weight loss, and/or fitness. Skyterra promotes individual attention at their retreat, with a maximum capacity of only 30 guests at a time.
Located in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, Skyterra Wellness Retreat is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Pisgah National Forest.
Skyterra Wellness Retreat offers newly built private individual accommodations, which each include a fireplace, washer/dryer, living room, separate bedroom, bathroom, and fully equipped kitchen. The private lodging is balanced by the camaraderie of shared spaces, such as the Skyterra main building which houses classrooms, fitness spaces, yoga rooms, a kitchen, dining room, and teaching kitchen. Pet-friendly cottages are also available.
In addition to the lodges, cottages, and main building, the Skyterra campus is also home to a self-contained spa and nine miles of walking trails leading to a waterfall. An indoor pool is under construction at Skyterra, with an anticipated opening of early 2022.
In total, the Skyterra property covers 155 acres of Pisgah Forest, NC.
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, cardio interval, and strength training. During inclement weather, many of these activities can take place indoors, as well. There are over 80 weekly classes currently offered.
Each guest begins their retreat with an individualized planning session and 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 meal plan to help each guest reach their health 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 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.
In addition to the program features above, Skyterra also offers massage and spa services at their on-site spa. Private sessions are also available for fitness, nutrition, culinary instruction, and therapy.
Skyterra Embrace is a program located on a nearby property, which is specially designed for young adult women. This program teaches guests to embrace adulthood with a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Skyterra at Home is a free self-education digital resource library designed to complement the in-person Skyterra experience. It provides recipes, videos, documents, and podcasts to help individuals keep moving forward in their weight loss and wellness journeys.
Skyterra Wellness Retreat is located in Pisgah Forest, in western North Carolina south of Asheville. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort is flanked by wilderness, waterfalls, rivers, and trails.
The closest airports with rental car services are:
Asheville Regional Airport is a 30-minute drive.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is just over 1.25 hours away
Skyterra offers guests a complimentary airport shuttle to these two airports on Thursdays and Sundays. Guests are requested to coordinate their shuttle needs with the Skyterra concierge prior to their stay.
This FitStay is an all-inclusive, retreat-based program. All lodging, meals, classes, and lectures are included in the all-inclusive rate—the only services not included are private classes and spa services.
There is a $150 administrative fee to cover the costs of making a reservation and customizing your stay at Skyterra, but no other add-on or resort fees. All packages are based on staying for one or more full weeks, with discounts for longer stays. Program costs are:
1 Week = $4,025 per week
2 Weeks = $3,850 per week
3 Weeks = $3,675 per week
LoseSmart (4-week weight loss program) = $16,800
The all-inclusive rate also includes free WiFi and airport transportation for guests on Thursdays and Sundays.
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.