If we’ve learned anything in the last two years, we’ve learned that the art of self-care and a good staycation can make the biggest difference for our personal wellbeing. We baked all the bread, we learned the Tiktok dances, we hoarded the toilet paper. But how did we truly take care of ourselves? We got resourceful - that’s how - and we learned how to get away without going too far.
Luckily for you, we’ve put together a small list for every budget to tap into your self care moment and live your best life.
If your budget is tight and you’re looking for just a moment away, we recommend a trip to Percy Warner Park, nestled in Belle Meade, TN. Pack a snack, take your journal, a pair of comfortable tennis shoes and headphones, and you’ll forget you’re only fifteen minutes from downtown Nashville. The shaded, paved paths are endless and peaceful, and we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy the wildlife you will most definitely spot on your adventure. Did we mention that it’s free?
Next on our list is the town of Leipers Fork, TN. When we said get away, we also meant time travel. Spend a day in Leipers Fork and you’ll feel like you’re in another time period, filled with a simple, slow way of living. Enjoy a true Southern breakfast at Country Boy restaurant, or stop by Puckett’s Grocery for a filling lunch (hey Murfreesboro, this is familiar!). Stroll through the antique shops, tour the distillery, or if you’re really wanting to get the full experience, book a stay at one of their local Bed and Breakfasts.
If self care looks like a day of pampering to you, but you want a different environment than your typical spa experience - then Holiday Salon and Bathhouse in Nashville is the place for you. Carefully designed with your wellbeing in mind, HS & B offers a variety of massages and private bathhouse sessions, not to mention there is a salon! You can’t beat the level of indulgence and affordability of this spa. This urban, beautiful space gives you the perfect chance to have more than just a self care moment without having to travel too far.
Last but far from least on our list is Blackberry Farm. Blackberry Farm is located just outside of Maryville and it is Tennessee’s ultimate luxurious getaway. Not only does Blackberry Farm have the state’s top culinary experiences, wine selection, and overnight stays, but the carefully curated activities to do on the 4,000+ acre farm were planned with your ultimate well being in mind. Activities are seasonal, and can range anywhere from hiking, to horseback riding, to fly fishing. This farm is dreamy in every season. It’s definitely a splurge, but well worth it if you ask us. Wanting to plan a stay in one of their cottages or rooms? Start planning now - stays and activities book in advance.
If we’ve taught you anything - it’s that wellness getaways are right in your backyard, literally. Take care of yourself.