Art of Living Retreat Center

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Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Art of Living Retreat Center

3.5 star property
All-inclusive resort in Boone with spa and restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

60 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
Map
639 Whispering Hills Rd., Boone, NC, 28607
Main amenities
  • Restaurants
  • Full-service spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Steam room
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Appalachian State University - 18 min drive
  • Tweetsie Railroad - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) - 118 min drive

About this property

Art of Living Retreat Center

3.5-star all-inclusive resort in the mountains
Consider a stay at Art of Living Retreat Center and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a coffee shop/cafe and a garden. Indulge in a body treatment, a massage and a facial at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, the on-site spa. The on-site buffet restaurant, Vegetarian Dining Hall, features vegetarian cuisine. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include hiking/biking. In addition to a playground and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • A gift shop, smoke-free property and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Wedding services, massage treatment rooms and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the convenient parking
Room features
All guest rooms at Art of Living Retreat Center offer amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests reviews give good marks for the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and fans
  • Bathrooms with baths and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Fridges, desks and phones

All-inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Land activities

Fitness facilities

Lessons/classes/games

Yoga

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 units
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children (8 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Playground

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Skiing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge

Special features

All-inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Land activities

Fitness facilities

Lessons/classes/games

Yoga

Spa

Shankara Ayurveda Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and Thai massages. The spa is equipped with a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Dining

Vegetarian Dining Hall – This buffet restaurant specialises in vegetarian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Shankara Ayurveda Spa Hotel Boone
Shankara Ayurveda Spa Hotel
Shankara Ayurveda Spa Boone
Art Living Retreat Center Resort Boone
Art Living Retreat Center Resort
Art Living Retreat Center Boone
Art Living Retreat Center
Art Living Retreat Center Boo
Art of Living Retreat Center Boone
Art of Living Retreat Center Resort
Art of Living Retreat Center Resort Boone

Frequently asked questions

Does Art of Living Retreat Center offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Art of Living Retreat Center does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Art of Living Retreat Center?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Art of Living Retreat Center?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Art of Living Retreat Center?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Art of Living Retreat Center?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Art of Living Retreat Center and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a steam room and spa services. Art of Living Retreat Center also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Art of Living Retreat Center?
Yes, Vegetarian Dining Hall offers vegetarian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Bella's Italian Restaurant (5.5 mi), Coyote Kitchen (5.6 mi) and Come Back Shack (5.7 mi).

Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very good

9.3/10

Cleanliness

8.1/10

Staff & service

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

I have a wonderful stay each and every time I stay at AOL!
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel was empty and we get the worst room, big construction machine in front of our room.
Otto, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Art of Living Retreat center in Boone NC
This retreat center is one my favorite places to go for healing, rest, relaxation and beauty. It is an amazing place!!!
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Out of the Ay
It may be physically close to Boone, but it takes a while to drive there.minutes on winding road). There is no pool, vending machines and our room did not have AC. However, the room was super clean and comfortable. We stayed in late October and open ended widows. Most of all it was quiet. You won’t hear cars or orther people. Just wind through trees. On site cafeteria was non traditional food, so we drove to town. If you just want peace and quiet this is the place.
Mike, 2-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

guest house in the boondocks
Hard to find retreat center pretending to be a hotel. Check-in was difficult. Had I seen room prior I would not have booked and only stayed because unsure of refund. guesthouse room was more like a dorm room. Bathroom was cramped with bathtub shower which had no safety aids. My wife sipped and fell in the tub and we discovered that there was no night staff in the guest house,but at reception half a mile away. When we notified the morning staff of her fall they gave us a rubber mat for the tub and did not seem concerned if she was seriously hurt. She is bruised and still sore two days later. She didn't think that she had anything broken and preferred to leave as soon as we could. There was nobody at the guesthouse for check out and we had to go back to reception. Other than the retreat dinning hall the closest restaurant was seven miles away. We were not pleased and as I stated before, if I could have been assured of a refund I would have refused to stay.
George, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Birthday shenanigans!
Very relaxing and beautiful scenery from most rooms.
Patricia, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Calm, Relaxing, Warmth, Peaceful
overall wonderful experience. If you need a stress-free, relaxing stay, look no further. very friendly and helpful staff
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

Great location for mountain viewing; odd set-up
Location is great. Facility is strange. Room was in a building quite far from reception. Had a bit of a "Shining" feel since not many guests were around.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quiet, peaceful, mountain breezes
We stayed at Shankara while visiting family in the area so we did not have time to try the spa treatments, but the quiet peaceful atmosphere was just what we needed. We plan to return and take advantage of the spa!
Verified Orbitz guest review