Spa Amenities

Enjoy these amenities with any individual service. We open and close around our scheduled appointments. We invite you to arrive up to an hour before your scheduled treatment time.

Steam Rooms

Open your pores, increase your circulation, and soothe your respiratory system in our dedicated six-seat steam room or our two-seat steam shower. This is a nice option before your facial or body treatment.

Infrared Sauna

This new sauna technology uses infrared light to generate heat from the inside out. Our relaxing cedar-lined space is not as hot as a regular sauna. Our far infrared sauna permeates the muscles, joints, and fascia to prepare you for your massage.

Tranquility Lounge

Cool off and settle in while resting in our tranquility lounge. This space with a beautiful tree view includes both light and inspiring reading, journal prompts and writing materials, and art supplies. In temperate weather, the lounge includes our outdoor treetop deck.

Spa Water, Hot Tea, and Snacks

Nourish yourself with a complimentary spread of healthy snacks, refreshing spa water, and soothing warm tea.

Serene Environment

Our spa and day retreat is for adults, 18 and up, although 16–17 year olds are welcome with a parent.

Convenient Schedule

We generally book between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please call us if you need an earlier or later appointment. We are happy to try to accommodate your requests! We are open every day but Tuesday.

Spa Policies


In both online and phone booking, you’ll secure your reservation with a credit card, which ensures the appointment time is held exclusively for you.


Our therapists greatly appreciate your gratuities as well as your verbal feedback. We will ask about gratuity when you check out; we suggest 20 percent, though you are free to tip higher for especially great service.


We require a 24-hour notice of any cancellation. After that window, we charge the full rate to pay your therapist for her or his time.


We offer a large ladies’ changing room and steam room, as well as a single-user changing room and a private steam shower, which accommodates two people. Our infrared sauna seats four. For men visiting alone or with a friend, we are happy to reserve the sauna for twenty minutes at a time—we’ll schedule you at the front desk and let you know when the sauna is available.

You can choose to wear a bathing suit or to wrap in one of the towels we provide while in the steam rooms and sauna.

Cell Phones

Our tranquility lounge and treetop deck are phone-call-free zones. If you need to use your device, please do so in the changing room or in the reception area. Better yet, consider leaving your device with the front desk staff—if you are expecting an important message, we are happy to keep an eye on it and notify you, so you can relax more completely.

Gift Cards

Our gift cards are transferable, but not refundable. A gift card for a treatment plus gratuity is valid at the rate of purchase for one year.

About Us

Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat is locally owned by Lies Sapp and Sage Rountree, owners of the Carrboro Yoga Company. Hillsborough resident Dara Fort is our spa director. After years of gratifying research at spas around the state and the world, we are delighted to share this beautiful space with you. We created a spa that reflects our personal taste and deep appreciation of the balance to be found in stillness. We hope you love it, and we are eager to hear your feedback. Please write us at with any questions or comments.
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