Grounds and Gardens at Tennessee Fitness Spa
Tennessee Fitness spa is located in a secluded and peaceful setting along Forty-Eight Creek and adjacent to a double span natural bridge. A beautiful red topped walking-bridge crosses our pond and benches are dispersed around the grounds for our guests to read, reflect, and relax. The scent of clean, country air, and the sounds of birds and nature surround you in this peaceful setting.
Far from the hustle and bustle of the city and the stress of your working life, you can spend your days in our beautiful, wooded, river valley, hiking, exercising, or just taking it easy.
Our trails are well maintained and our gardens are pruned with meticulous care to inspire our guests to take a stroll and enjoy the feelings of a care-free day or the personal satisfaction and accomplishment after a day of working out.
This beautiful land, originally important to many Indian Tribes for its clear, cool water, fishing streams, and access to the natural ice cave, was eventually settled and developed into a recreational fishing camp in 1933. Once automobiles became popular, the camp was remodeled and updated into "The Scenic Natural Bridge Tourist Resort", which opened in 1955. Two of the original stone structures, a stone arch and the dining hall, still stand along with the original 1955, outdoor, concrete, bowling lane. This property and the Natural Bridge have always remained in the hands of private individuals.
The Natural Bridge property was purchased in 1990 by Joe and Nancy Shaw for the purpose of building and all inclusive fitness spa where everyone would feel welcomed and comfortable. The Shaws, formerly from Alaska, built a place for people to come, relax, and work out in their new home; the friendly hills of Tennessee. The first guests were welcomed in February of 1991 and Nancy Shaw is still here to welcome incoming guests every Sunday evening.