Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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Equani Spa Heritage

Located on the ancestral lands of the Cherokee, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is an exceptional place for relaxation and mountain leisure.

Connect with a sense of peace and tranquility that is the true essence of this valley.
Equani Spa has meaningfully integrated Cherokee-inspired healing elements and soothing activities that are designed to stimulate and replenish the body and soul.

Preservation of Cultural Resources
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to develop Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa without adversely affecting the site’s cultural resources. Prehistoric and historic archaeological sites within resort boundaries were identified by intensive archaeological survey.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources worked with the Eastern Band of Cherokee to ensure that the excavation of archaeological sites was carried out in a manner that was sensitive to Native American traditions and values. Historic artifacts were found, such as types of stamped Indian pottery along Brasstown Creek sites and where development could not be avoided. Significant scientific information was recovered by large scale archaeological excavation.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has attempted, in every aspect of its continuous development of the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, to exercise responsibility and stewardship of an area with significant historic importance to the citizens of this state.

Learn more about archaeology and the resort’s collaborations with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in an exhibit in the lower lobby of The Lodge.

Treatments & Services

Equani Spa offers treatments specifically designed to complement outdoor activities available during your visit.

Cuisine & Wellness

Consider adding healthy fare and drinks served to you in the comfort of the indoor or outdoor relaxation areas.

“Native people throughout this country have often been dishonored through misrepresentation of our cultural/traditional beliefs and customs,
so it was with great relief and pleasure for me to visit The Equani Spa and witness for myself the tasteful and elegant representations of the Cherokee culture. Being located on traditional Cherokee lands makes it even more critical that the representations are accurate, and it is evident that much thought and preparation were put into the design and development of the Spa, including seeking the advice and input of many Cherokee people.”

— Joyce Dugan, former Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians