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WELL WANDERER

Connect with Nature

The Blue Ridge Mountains have long been a place of respite and
recovery. For hundreds of years, presidents, industrialists, and
ordinary people have come to find peace. Whether you're seeking
relief for an aching body or a new level of spiritual growth, just be
still and listen for the mountains. They're calling.

in Great Smoky Mountains National Park



Where to Stay?

The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs,
Virginia, is a stately (and huge) shrine to wellness. The hotel traces its history to a lodge
built in 1766. The property's first spa was built
in the 19th century by Thomas Goode, a physician from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, who
extolled the medical properties of hot spring
water. Today the resort is large and stately, especially against its mountain backdrop.
Lucille's Mountain Top Inn and Spa, Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. The inn has 13
rooms, each with private bath. Ask about including a wine and cheese plate with your
couple's massage.

Hiking Adventures ยท Photography Workshops
Naturalist Certification Program
Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder Courses
Learn more & register online at gsmit.org



The Elohee Retreat
Center in Sautee
Nacoochee, Georgia,
offers retreats and
workshops on
meditation, yoga and
play therapy.

What to do?

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is home to
Berkeley Springs State Park, where people
gathered long before settlers came to partake of the mineral waters that flow from
the springs at a temperature of 74.3 degrees
Fahrenheit. The springs discharge from five
primary sources, at a rate of about 2,000 gallons of clear water per minute. Spa services
today include Roman baths, massage, sauna
and mineral showers.
Well wanderers who want to strike a warrior pose in the brisk mountain air should
consider Mile High Yoga (June-August) at
Beech Mountain Resort in Beech Mountain,
North Carolina. Participants ride the chairlift
to a platform 5,506 feet above sea level for an
instructor-guided yoga session with breath-

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