Cash in those unused vacation days and treat yourself. Better yet, bring a friend or significant other to enjoy a weekend of indulgence and relaxation with these 10 ways to pamper yourself in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
Invest in yourself with a variety of treatments that make you look and feel your best:
Kick things off with an indulgent soak at The Salt Foot Sanctuary. Located inside the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, the Salt Foot Sanctuary offers a 45-minute luxurious, aromatic, mineral foot soak, with a complimentary serving of hot tea, wine, or craft beer, as well as the option to add on a soothing massage. Soak it all in.
Take care of your makeup & eye lashes at Glam House Day Spa (formerly Lash) in Roanoke. A repeat winner of multiple voter awards in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and beyond, the services you receive here are top-notch and “city chic.”
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Polished by Claire V. is the region’s nail boutique destination. Located on Market Street in downtown Roanoke, Polished offers a “pedi of the month” which includes a glass of bubbly, a take-home sugar scrub, and benefits a local charity. Feel good and do good.
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Five signature facials are available at Salon Del Sol, an Aveda salon. The skin analysis will determine which of the five will restore and rejuvenate your smiling face, giving you two good sides to choose from for your next selfie.
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Kick the kinks and shove off the stress with a rejuvenating massage at Belle Sante' Cosmetic Day Spa (formerly Les Cheveux). From reflexology and prenatal massages to those built especially for the overworked body, Belle Sante' is one of the region’s top destinations for self-indulgence and pampering.
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Maybe you could use a little dessert therapy in your life. Satisfy your sweet tooth with an ice cream flight at Blue Cow Ice Cream. This local shop specializes in artisan flavors and creative combinations like goat cheese with blueberry, sea salt brickle with caramel, and brown butter pecan.
The ice cream flight features four small scoops - the perfect opportunity to indulge and sample a variety of flavors.
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Center your mind and body when you attend a yoga class at Uttara Yoga Studio. Focus and calm are essential to one’s health, and one visit here will equip you to continue both. Keep Calm and Om.
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The pinnacle of pampering is Primland, an elegantly rustic resort destination in the mountains of Virginia’s Blue Ridge at Meadows of Dan. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Primland boasts its own spa, unbelievable accommodations, exquisite dining, world-class golf, and outdoor recreation that is second to none in the Commonwealth.
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9. Book a Stay at a B&B
Enjoy a cozy getaway with bits of special attention when you choose to stay at a bed and breakfast.
- Black Lantern Inn in Roanoke is a convenient, comfortable accommodation with a view of the Roanoke Star, bikes for pedaling the Greenway, fire pit, and luxurious Turkish linens.
- Inn at Burwell Place in Salem boasts a luxury suite with a fireplace and marble whirlpool tub. It’s the place to be if you love a vintage bathroom and hand-carved four-poster bed.
- Shirley's Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful log cabin located in Roanoke County that delivers all the charm and relaxation of a rustic mountain getaway.
Water soothes the soul whether you’re in it or on it. Get out on Smith Mountain Lake, the "Jewel of the Blue Ridge," by renting a pontoon boat from Bridgewater Marina. Soak in the breeze and gorgeous views as you cruise along the water.
Learn More: Weekend Itinerary for Smith Mountain Lake
There are more ways to indulge in the delights of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Check out our spas, 15 favorite chocolate treats, and note that Roanoke was recently named a Top Southern City for Foodies. Hey, indulgence is in the eye of the beholder.