Grounds and Gardens at Tennessee Fitness Spa

Tennessee Fitness Spa is located along Forty-Eight Creek in a secluded and peaceful setting and adjacent to a double span natural bridge. The spa has a beautiful, red topped, walking-bridge that crosses our pond, and wooden benches 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 the entire campus. We are the perfect health spa to plan a healthy, affordable, vacation for yourself, or add some friends and make it a girlfriend get-a-way, school reunion, club meeting, or corporate retreat. 

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. We encourage our guests to take a stroll and enjoy the feeling of a care-free day and/or the personal satisfaction and accomplishment after a day of working out.

  • Natural Bridge
  • Tennessee Fitness Spa Grounds
  • Tennessee Fitness Spa Grounds

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.

Tennessee Fitness Spa GroundsThe Natural Bridge property was purchased in 1990 by Joe and Nancy Shaw to build and all-inclusive fitness spa where everyone would feel welcomed and comfortable. The Shaws, formerly from Alaska, built the spa 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.