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Girl’s Guide to Self-Care in Waynesville, NC


Three girls sitting together at a table with coffee cups, smiling at each other

Making time for self-care is of the utmost importance. If you’re reading this, it’s likely time to refresh with some much-needed relaxation and fresh mountain air. Luckily, our charming side of the Smoky Mountains meets all of the self-care criteria. Whether you’re 7, 27 or 97, Waynesville, North Carolina is full of self-care adventures to pamper yourself and feel cute while doing it! Here’s our guide to self-care, just for the girls.

Book a Luxurious Stay

Set the scene for self-care with a luxurious stay that you and the girls can enjoy. Waynesville has numerous cozy accommodations to inspire relaxation and rejuvenation away from the hustle and bustle of home. Some of our popular choices for self-care stays include charming and traditional options like Andon-Reid and Oak Hill on Love Lane bed & breakfasts, scenic spots like Brookside Mountain Mist Inn, cabin getaways such as Beautiful Mountain Getaway, and quaint spaces like The Cottage.

Retail Therapy

Swiping that credit card can be a form of self-care, right? Surely we’re not the only ones who think so. Whether it’s a piece of jewelry from The Jeweler’s Workbench to compliment your gorgeous eyes, an article of clothing from one of our many boutiques like Soul Sisters Depot or High Country Style, or a home décor piece from Ava & Arden Home Decor, Southern Charm Vintage Market, or High Country Furniture & Design, picking up something new can truly make you and/or your space feel refreshed.

Engage in Aromatherapy

There are a number of scents that spark bodily relaxation. So, make time for some aromatherapy during your getaway with locally made goods. Did you know that Waynesville hosts several specialty shops dedicated to the crafting of homemade soaps, scrubs, candles, and more? Check out local spots like The Modern Deer, Hazelwood Soap Company, Green Orchid Soap Company, and Robin Blu.

Cuddle Up with a Book

Make a new novel your great escape! Stop into Waynesville’s local book shop, Wall Street Books, for your next read. Setup shop among its many shelves and cozy seating as you explore the pages of a new universe.

Visit a Spa

A wellness spa is a great way to rest and relax with the gals! Therapeutic Massage & Wellness Spa offers a variety of services to knead away your stress and have you feeling your best. Or, try Waynesville Salt Room, a safe and effective treatment and prevention activity for numerous respiratory conditions. You’ll leave feeling energized and ready to continue adventuring.


Sometimes getting the happy hormones flowing with a dose of outdoor immersion and exercise is the best medicine. Take a short hike out to Looking Glass Falls to clear your head by rushing waterfalls, or see the elk and other wildlife of Cataloochee Valley.

There are numerous ways to engage in relaxation and self-care activities in Waynesville. However you choose to unwind, just don’t forget to tag @VisitNCSmokies and #HayNow in your posts.

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