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Escape Plan : Hide out from stress at one of these soothing retreats
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Lakeview at Fontana | Bryson City
At this Mediterranean-style gem overlooking Fontana Lake, you can truly tune out; there are no TVs in the rooms. That means more time to focus on the inn’s amenities, including a yoga studio, pool, and spa. You can book rooms and services separately, but packages are the way to go. Active guys and gals can take advantage of the two-night Pedal & Pamper, which includes mountain biking in the Great Smoky Mountains, a hot stone massage, and yoga classes. Ladies can revel in luxe facials, detoxifying body treatments, massages, and yoga with Girls’ Night In. Lakeview opens for the season in March. Packages start at $365 per person; rooms from $79.

Westglow Resort & Spa | Blowing Rock
There’s a reason Westglow was named one of the 2011 top destination spas in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine. The luxurious High Country resort goes beyond massages and facials to offer a range of nutrition and wellness education programs, from a cooking class to stress management counseling. Customize your retreat by choosing a package that includes a room in the graceful, Greek revival mansion or Cedar Lodge, healthy gourmet meals, exercise classes, guided hikes, and your choice of fitness, spa, salon, nutrition, or wellness services. Packages from $348 per person, per night.

Prama Institute | Marshall
Here, you’ll find multiday retreats meant to promote balance in your life, hence the name Prama, a Sanskrit word meaning “dynamic balance.” Yoga, detoxification, herbalist, and dance retreats are among the offerings held in the center’s two 6,000-square-foot geodesic domes. Accommodations—private and bunk-style dorm rooms—foster a communal environment, and the meals are vegetarian. Quiet the mind with the Yoga of Silence retreat January 20-22, during which you can expect ample time for meditation, journaling, creative movement, and inspirational readings. Retreats cost $200 to $350.