Charlotte Inns & Spas
The list of black-owned Charlotte Inns & Spas is short and sweet. All are worth an extra drive to visit, particularly Ms. Elsie’s Caribbean Bed & Breakfast.
Ms. Elsie’s Caribbean Bed & Breakfast
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 2000 by owner-chef Cheryl Watkins, the granddaughter of Ms. Elsie, this 5th generation of women in business has created avery inviting inn. Guests say it has contemporary elegance among her Peach Suite, Aloe Vera Room, Mango Suite, King Suite as well as a lot of crystal and china. The sister can burn her fine three-course Caribbean breakfasts. One delicious item on the menu is St. Maarten Creole Pan Fried Salmon. She also makes arrangements for Honeymoon Packages, Day Spa & Golf Excursions, Girl’s Night Out Packages, Caribbean Dance lessons, Limousine Combos, Lunch & Dinner with Welcoming Tropical Floral & Fruit Arrangement.
PRICING: $139 to $185 per night
ADDRESS: 334 North Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC MAP
Pure Body Salon & Spa
DESCRIPTION: Located in a beautiful 1940 renovated house, its a place of relaxationfor the mind, body, and spirit. Spa services include treatments, signature cuts and designs, natural relaxer, chemical alterations, customized color, highlighting, commercial and integrated hair, nail, pedicure, and make-up artistry, facials, chemical peels, waxing, spa massages, bridal services, and pamper parties. The gift shop offers Dermalogica, Phyto, Phytospecific, Design Essential and OPI products to clients.
PRICING: Begins at $10
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 10a–6p, Sat 7a–3p
ADDRESS: 2415 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC MAP
Oasis Day Spa
DESCRIPTION: Roberta Rice Johnson and Juanita Gilmore Walton opened Oasis in 1998 as a refuge for pampering and tranquility to educate clients on their spiritual and physical well-being. Oasis is located in a beautiful Plantation-style house with eclectic decor, which adds to the ambiance. It features European facials, glycolic treatment, enzyme peals, body waxing, manicures, pedicures, seaweed body wraps; steam treatments, message therapy; customized spa packages; there’s a wrap special for eczema treatments.
PRICING: Begins at $10
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 10a–6:30p, Sat 8:30a–4p
ADDRESS: 2036 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC MAP