5-Star Wellness Retreat

Excursions & Field Trips

Off-Campus Activities to Complement Your Retreat


The program, accommodations, and natural beauty are not the only great things about our location! We are a short drive away from the town of Brevard and the city of Asheville – two great destinations for enjoying art, shopping, food and drink, festivals, and all sorts of other local flavors. Each week, we organize off-campus excursions so our guests may experience all the area has to offer.

Please note: these optional field trips are not part of our wellness programming, so they require an additional activity fee and/or personal spending money. We organize these trips for your convenience and entertainment. The excursion schedule varies every week to reflect the season, weather, local events, and interest. The following list offers some examples (subject to change). 


  • Bowling night
  • Movie theater outings
  • Trips to the farmer’s market
  • Downtown visits for shopping and art gallery walks (in both Brevard and Asheville)
  • Advanced off-campus fly fishing and day hikes


  • Biltmore Estate
  • Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard
  • The Gardens at Southern Highlands Reserve
  • “Sip and Paint” nights, such as classes with Paint Bug
  • Paint Your Own Pottery at Brevard Clay
  • Live Music & Festivals
  • 5K-10K races and fun runs
  • Whitewater rafting, canoeing, and boating


Skyterra guests – once you book a stay, our concierge will contact you personally to help you plan your trip. You will have an opportunity to indicate the activities that interest you the most. Once you arrive, our guest services team will identify weekly organized excursion options and will continue to help you make the most of your stay. If you would like to venture to an off-campus location that is not part of our weekly schedule, we will make every effort to assist with your personal arrangements.

Local businesses and events – We welcome connections with other area businesses. If Skyterra guests and/or small groups are welcome at your business or event, let us know! Contact Amber Shadwick, Director of Program Development, at ashadwick@skyterrawellness.com.