5-Star Wellness Retreat


Back to YOU.

An All-Inclusive Transformative Wellness Retreat

When it comes to your health, you want the best. What makes Skyterra Wellness one of the best wellness retreats available is that we focus on what’s best for YOU, and only you. Our program is centered around your personal journey to sustainable well-being, and no two journeys are alike. The way we set you on your path involves a return to the essential: finding inspiration in nature, looking within oneself, focusing on real, whole foods, and discovering joy through achievable fitness.

First, we help you find what triggers stress for you. Then, we provide you all the support you need to get back to what is instinctively correct for you. The result is a profound transformation that makes the process of achieving weight loss, fitness, and wellness intuitive.

Fitness Screenings & Assessments

On arriving,  you’ll take a series of tests, including our BIA (bio-electrical impedance analysis) test, which measures body fat, muscle distribution, and body water balance; our Train Well Screening that demonstrates your cardiovascular fitness and our Functional Movement System (FMS) to identify weaknesses and imbalances. Finally, your walking and running mechanics are screened, ensuring that as you increase your exercise, nothing will stand in your way.

Personal Weight Loss & Wellness Plan

After your initial screenings, you’ll meet with your assigned specialist to review your results and plan the fundamentals for your time with us. At the end of your stay, you’ll have a scheduled wrap-up session to review your experiences and strategize on how you can continue your journey when you return home. After all, our program isn’t designed for a weight loss retreat, it’s designed for your real life.

Fitness Retreat Classes

Our classes are safe, fun and scalable. At many fitness retreats, it’s about how much you move but here, it’s how you move that’s important. We’ll meet you where you are, and adapt to your body. Signature Classes are easy to replicate at home, focusing on mobility and flexibility, strength training, and cardio.

Guided Hikes & Outdoor Activities

We truly believe that the closer you are to nature, the more likely you are to have lasting breakthroughs that help you reach your health and wellness goals. That’s why we offer a variety of outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, waterfall hunting, yoga, cycling, kayaking, meditation, paddleboarding, water aerobics and much more.

Private Lodge w. Forest Views

Each of the Skyterra lodges sits nestled among the trees of the mountain retreat area of Catatoga.  Your private room includes a beautifully appointed en suite bathroom, a luxuriously comfortable King or Queen bed, a shared living room, kitchen area and outdoor patio and more. It’s the perfect place to relax and sleep peacefully after a day of adventure.

Enlightening Educational Talks

The breadth of learning that we offer is unlike any wellness retreat. We feature over 60 classes with a wide range of topics: guided meditation, self-compassion as it relates to eating, stress management, and mindfulness. Fitness offerings including aquatics, cardiorespiratory, mobility/flexibility, 9 different kinds of yoga, and a large sampling of outdoor sports, too.

Intuitive Eating Approach

The local or farm-to-table approach often means that food can ripen to its most nutritious state before being picked for sale, which is good for you. It’s also good for area farmers! “Real” foods that aren’t highly processed. They help our biorhythms and let our bodies know how to make use of what we’re consuming for nutrition and healing. Best of all? More flavor!

Location & Transportation

We provide transportation to and from the airport, and you’ll love the scenery on the way! The nearest major airport to Lake Toxaway is just 36 miles away at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL / KAVL), offering several domestic flights.  Another major airport within driving distance is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP / KGSP) which is 67 miles from Lake Toxaway, NC.

The Skyterra Difference:

Healthy by Nature

Healthy by nature.

The Blue Ridge Mountains around Asheville NC provide a breathtaking backdrop of nature for our outdoor activities, which are designed to inspire a sustainable approach to wellness--one that feels natural to you.

A staff that cares about your self-care

A staff that cares about your self-care.

Every individual of our highly trained staff brings a deep sense of compassion to your experience, which is all about looking within to find life-altering answers. We may be a wellness retreat, but you will not be doing a lot of ‘retreating’ here. Every step of the way, we’ll be there for you, encouraging you to face and overcome the barriers that are keeping you from being your best self.

Authentic whole foods that you want to eat

Authentic whole foods that you want to eat.

Unlike many weight loss retreats, we’re not interested in trendy diets or deprivation. Ours is fulfilling and satisfying, and not just from an appetite perspective.  Learning to eat with intention is a game-changer, and it’s easy when you are also discovering the delicious surprises of real whole-food nutrition.

Achievable fitness that motivates you to keep going

Achievable fitness that motivates you to keep going.

You want a fitness retreat that fits YOU. Your fitness activities here will be customized for you personally because we begin with a Functional Movement Assessment. And it’s not just about function, it’s about fun. We call our program ‘Fitness Elevated’ because we take it to a higher level, integrating mind, body, spirit and nature into a truly joyful experience.


"Beautiful place, amazing people, priceless experience"

I had a quick weekend at Skyterra and I truly wish that I could have stayed longer. The food was out of this world, the education received was top notch, and the fitness and yoga classes were of the best of the best. The staff treats every single person like a part of the family. The linens and bedding were so fluffy and soft. The whole experience was truly priceless and I can't wait to return.

— MacKenzie O