Recharge at One of Ontario’s Top Spa Retreats
Consider a spa retreat for your next getaway. The singular objective of a spa retreat is to reduce stress and experience relaxation and rejuvenation, so you return refreshed, both in mind and body. From delicious nourishment, nature-based activities, massage and body treatments, meditation and yoga to aesthetic pampering like manis and pedis, there are endless ways to help you pause, rest and recharge. And of course, savouring each moment with someone special makes the experience that much more memorable.
Here are eleven of Ontario’s top spa destinations that will leave you renewed and re-energized.
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Surrounded by lush woodlands and waterfalls right on your doorstep, Millcroft Inn & Spa is the perfect balance between modern luxury and country elegance. The Spa offers a range of treatments for holistic health and you’ll be treated to locally sourced organic food served on-site in Headwaters Restaurant.
Location: 55 John St, Alton
Located on the south side of Lake Simcoe, The Briars Resort & Spa offers all the signature spa services including skin care and facial treatments, body therapies, reflexology and hydrotherapy, to ensure the ultimate blissful break. In between spa sessions, grab a paddle and explore Lake Simcoe or hike, bike or even ski through nearby woods depending on the season. Stay in the main lodge or book a lakeside cottage with a private entrance and large windows to enjoy the view.
Location: 55 Hedge Rd, Jacksons Point
Escape to this romantic country resort and indulge in some serious “us time” at the aptly named Couples Resort, an idyllic retreat for honeymoons and anniversaries offering a range of spa services to enjoy together. Each room features a Jacuzzi, hot tub, and wood-burning fireplace with five-course dinners as well as select spa services offered in your room. You can also access the semi-private edge of Galeairy Lake and explore the nearby Algonquin Park, all just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Ottawa.
Location: 139 Galeairy Lake Road, Whitney
Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain is a unique, indoor-outdoor spa facility nestled on a forested 10 hectare property with stunning views of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Niagara Escarpment. Wash away any tension with hydrotherapy treatments and Scandinavian baths, book a massage to improve your circulation and center the soul with mindful forest bathing. Scandinave is less than two hours north of Toronto and within minutes of several resorts, inn and B&Bs.
Built as a summer home in 1898, Langdon Hall soon became one of Canada’s most luxurious estate hotels and continues to offer the highest level of elegant style and service. Enjoy award-winning restorative and aesthetic treatments with custom spa packages to suit your individual therapeutic needs. In addition, treat yourself to wine tastings, cooking classes and garden tours. Hidden away in the Carolinian Forest, Langdon Hall is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Kitchener.
Location: 1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge
From the sunlit views of Lake Muskoka, the private sandy beach and the shimmering infinity pool to the luxurious personalized in-house spa, total relaxation is the name of the game at this upscale cottage country resort. Therapeutic services like facials, massage, body wraps and scrubs include the use of minerals and plants from Lake Muskoka itself.
Pamper yourself at Sir Sam’s, an adult-only luxury resort perched on the shores of Eagle Lake only 15 minutes from Haliburton. Indulge in the exclusive rooms featuring private hot tubs and wood fireplaces. The Waterspa offers a refreshing escape from the ordinary with high-pressure water jets to relax your body prior to spa treatments and massage. Paired with the serene view, you’ll be fully relaxed in no time.
Location: 1491 Sir Sams's Road, Eagle Lake
Just half an hour drive east of London, Elm Hurst Inn is a premier boutique country inn and spa surrounded by 12 hectares of scenic countryside. Treat yourself to one of the special themed packages, like the Pajama Party, featuring individual manicures and pedicures for four guests, as well as one night’s accommodation in a deluxe room with a complimentary buffet breakfast and mini gourmet pizzas delivered to your room. Girls night out done right!
Location: 15 Harris St, Ingersoll
Welcome to one of Canada’s favourite all-inclusive destination spa resort. Nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland, your health, wellness and comfort are the priority, with fresh country cuisine, super cozy accommodations and a full-service spa menu that includes the fieldstone grotto, part of their outdoor hydrotherapy treatment.
Location: 1009 Massey Road, Grafton
This luxury hotel exudes elegance and indulgence, while the spa provides out-of-this-world pampering. Try the unique ‘fire and ice’ clinical facial which combines a cinnamon-scented masque with a cooling peppermint treatment. Make it a group getaway with a Celebration Package to include accommodation and a full menu of delicious healthy options from on-site catering.
Location: 253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Perched above the cascading Grand River and Elora Gorge, this heritage stone mill has undergone a stunning restoration and conversion into an exclusive, country hotel and spa, complete with rustic chic rooms and suites, fine dining and state-of-the-art fitness and spa facilities.
Location: 77 Mill Street West, Elora