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I knew I wanted to drive somewhere special on my last day driving the Chevy Volt. I also knew I wanted to go somewhere I had never been to before. I quickly realized that a day trip to Ste. Anne’s Spa would be ideal.

I have been known to be a unhappy customer at a few spas in Ontario…you know, where everything that is suppose to be right goes wrong? Well Ste Anne’s was simply perfect. I cant complain about anything!.

From the minute I arrived till the minute I left – everything was truly thought of.

Here’s how my day went:

7:00 a.m. left Toronto

8:30 a.m. arrived at their beautiful property and was warmly greeted with a complimentary bag. What a genius idea as I was shlepping a lot of “stuff” and really needed this extra bag.

stunning, right?

9:00 a.m. My day started off with a Caribbean Aqua Therapy Treatment (new for me)!! My skin was exfoliated and then I was rolled under (well the table was rolled) under the Vichy Shower. Following the Vichy Shower, my body was massaged with the Caribbean Therapy Line. If my skin could talk it would scream, say “THANK YOU”.

vichy shower (im on a table underneath all those jets)

9:30 a.m – 10:30 am Had fun in the outdoor cold plunge pool, hot tub, and small lap pool. Then went indoors to enjoy the eucalyptus steam room (heaven)

cold plunge pool.

11:00 am – Stretch class. I have never done this type of class before but I was intrigued. Let’s just say that I was relaxed before the class and certainly feeling relaxed after the class.

my mat was waiting for me. Sweet.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m Lunch with Marketing Manager of Special Projects. What a treat!! I was not surprised when she told me that 25,000 people visit Ste. Annes each year. The place was packed on a Monday before the summer has even started. She took me on a tour of their beautifully appointed rooms and it was evident that she is passionate about her job. Oh yeah – she introduced me to St. Annes own line Nourishment Line. Guests have the opportunity to use these “unadultered botanical” products while they shower. Then they line up to buy the products in the retail store!! I swear – the products are that good.

1:30 p.m – 3 pm – hung out by the pool

Did not want to leave!!

3:00 p.m had to leave (boo) so that I could return the Chevy Volt (boo). Two very sad events for me as I had a blast driving the Chevy Volt and a spectacular experience at Ste. Annes.

Here is a list why this property stood out amongst the other spas I have visited:

-plenty of friendly staff. Staff was everywhere I looked – either they were cleaning, or helping clients answer questions, or greeting clients. There was no shortage of staff to help you.

-everything was clean and well maintained.

-nothing was overlooked. i.e a schedule was sent to me prior to my arrival, the complimentary bag, the electronic locks (no need for a key to hang from my wrist) etc.

-the property and the buildings are gorgeous….trees galore, sitting nooks, patios…I had plenty of options!!

Hope you get to visit Ste. Anne’s one day soon.  You won’t be disappointed.

1009 Massey Road

Grafton, ON

1 888 346 6772




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7 Responses to “Spa Heaven = Ste. Anne’s Spa”

  1. June 8th, 2012 at 12:39 | #1

    I went to St. Anne’s last year to celebrate my 40th with an old friend. We stayed for two nights in one of the cottages and it was amaaaaazinnnnng.
    Glad you enjoyed your day. I really want to go back!!

  2. June 11th, 2012 at 08:39 | #2

    Wow! This spa sounds amazing…I’m definitely going to have to get out there somehow, sometime soon!

  3. June 14th, 2012 at 10:06 | #3

    I love St. Anne’s. My mom and I go on a mother-daughter spa day trip every year and it’s just so relaxing. I also quite enjoy the food there! Their granola is amazing!

  4. Teri Fraser
    June 25th, 2012 at 11:52 | #4

    My friend and I stayed at the sister to Ste. Anne’s the Dorset Manor in Port Hope in May and it was everything you said it doesn’t have all the amenities that the Grafton location has but the food was superb, the staff was always there to help and the place was clean and immaculate. I am taking my 2 daughters there sometime this year so they get to enjoy it also. It is something that everyone has to do at least once.

    • admin
      June 26th, 2012 at 11:36 | #5

      Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and recommending Dorset Manor. Will have to check it out one day soon. Perhaps in the fall when the leaves have turned. Enjoy.

  5. Jen
    June 26th, 2012 at 16:50 | #6

    Loved Ste. Anne’s spa…a great mini get-away!!

    Next time you go to Ste. Anne….there is a farm that sells wonderful FRESH eggs. It is a non-manned stall at the side of road (Academy Hill Road). You are on the honor system and leave your $3 in the box beside the cooler. GET two dozens:)

  6. Chris
    June 28th, 2012 at 15:55 | #7

    my absolute favorite place to be in world! every year my hubby buys me 3 days/2 nights there for our anniversary and the same for my birthday so I go about every 6 months. i can’t decide which is my favorite time of year – snowshoes through the spectacularly snow bedecked grounds followed by curling up by the fire; lounging by the pool in the summer or the breathtaking fall colors covering the rolling hills! my favorite treatment is the Contouring Mud Stone Wrap – the massage you with warm mud and hot stones, then wrap you up in a few layers of towels for the heat and mud to work their magic. while that is going on you get a heavenly scalp and then foot massage and then you finish with a warm shower – i’ve never managed to stay awake for the whole thing. I am counting days until I am back…

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