Thursday, 29 June 2017

Ste. Annes Spa



I had the opportunity to visit Ste Anne's Spa in Grafton, ON last week for a much needed day away with my hubby.
I honestly can't even remember the last time my husband and I took the time to do something for ourselves, and boy did we need it. 
Truth be told, my husband and I had been fighting a lot leading up to our day at the Spa.
We were both so distracted by work, kids, mortgage payments and all that boring life stuff that we weren't taking the time out of our hectic lives to make one another a priority and our marriage was suffering as a result of that.
Ste. Annes Spa was just the place we needed to go to escape the chaos of  our every day lives and spend that quality time together reconnecting with one another.

 
The spa is just under a two hour drive away from Toronto, but as we drove down the long winding road that lead to the spa, it felt as though we had left Canada and were driving straight into Europe.
The Spa is situated in the middle of beautiful forest, trails and gardens and the spa itself resembles a castle.
We had the Day Spa Package which included an all-inclusive three course lunch, $120 spa service, after noon tea, use of all the amenities and a wellness class.



We arrived at the spa at 10am where we checked in and got a tour of the Spa.
Our lunch reservations were at 11:30, so after our tour, we headed down to the locker rooms to change into our comfy white robes that were provided to us by Ste. Anne's.
The first place we chose to visit was the quiet room, which shouldn't be a surprise, because with three kids quiet is not something we get to appreciate very often haha.
The quiet room offers massage chairs, puzzles and even adult colouring books.
To be honest, it felt pretty weird for me in that room at first.
If you know me, you know I talk A LOT, and relaxing isn't really something I'm used to, but I loved this room so much that I ended up back in it at the end of the day before we went back home.
After the quiet room we went into the Eucalyptus steam room and OH MY GOD.
Louis practically had to drag me out of there so we could go eat lunch.


Lunch was beyond amazing.
I've been talking a lot about trying to live a healthier lifestyle, which can sometimes be difficult when travelling, but the lunch menu at Ste. Anne's offered a wide variety of delicious and healthy options.
To start I chose the Vegetable, Quinoa & Hemp Seed salad which was absolutely delicious.
For my main course I had the Baked Haddock coated in almond and pumpkin seed crust which was just perfect!
I was pretty full after my meal but couldn't pass up on the delicious chocolate tart for dessert.


It was a beautiful day, so after lunch, we went outside to explore the trails and gardens before it was time for our spa service.
It was so refreshing to be outdoors surrounded by so much natural beauty.
After our walk, we returned to the spa for our Signature Facials.
As I walked into the treatment room, I was expecting to get right down to business with the facial, but to my surprise there was a bowl of warm soapy water waiting for me to soak my feet in.
After a gentle leg/foot scrub, my facial began and it was so relaxing I almost fell asleep!
As the mask was setting on my face, I  also got to enjoy a wonderful foot massage. 




After our spa service we headed back outside to enjoy the beautiful day.
Ste. Anne's has an outdoor pool, hot tub and plunge pool to enjoy but we decided to skip those this time around to enjoy time together outside in the gardens.
There are hammocks set up all over the grounds and we spent half an hour just laying out in the sun talking about life and plans for the future.
After our time outdoors, we headed back inside for our Wellness Class.
We chose to do Yoga Nidra - which is a form of Yoga without movement.
It is also referred to as a "yogic sleep" which makes sense, because my hubby fell asleep about 2 minutes into the class haha
After hubby woke up from his nap, I mean, Yoga class - it was time for our afternoon tea.
I didn't take any photos because by this point in the day I wanted to take everything in and really be present in the moment.
There were many delicious teas to choose from and we were given an assortment of finger foods & desserts to eat alongside our tea.
It was the perfect end to our day and I can't wait to go back and visit again.
Next time, we will definitely be trying out the outdoor grotto.

To book your stay at Ste. Anne's Spa, visit their website HERE

Kelsey, 
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**This is a sponsored post which means I was provided compensation and/or product/experience for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. **
 

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