Canada’s favourite Spa – Ste.Anne’s

What do two moms of three do when they get a day off? Go to Ste.Anne’s Spa, of course! This beautiful, rustic spa is located in the countryside of Grafton, Ontario. My mom used to visit once a year for a weekend away with her girlfriends when I was a little girl. She would always come home looking so refreshed and would rave about what a great time they had there. It’s not often that my girlfriend Katie and I get to take a day to ourselves. We are both busy moms of three (which we LOVE) but once in a while its nice to relax and rejuvenate…and what better way to spend our day off than heading to the same place my mom enjoyed so much when I was little!
Our morning started out with a tour of Ste.Anne’s by the incredibly charming staff. We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere where everyone wears their robes all day – even at lunch and tea time! All of the rooms look so cozy and are set up to encourage conversation. As we looked around I noticed every common room had a beautiful view of the grounds, It’s truly picturesque.
After our tour we started our day with a Yoga class – a first for both Katie and I! We weren’t quite sure to expect, haha, I don’t think either of us are work out fanatics but we wanted to give it a shot. Turns out we enjoyed the class much more than we expected! At first I felt a little out of place but the instructor was great and by the end of the class we were both sinking into the floor ready to take a nap. We didn’t want to get up but it was time for lunch so it was off to the dining room we went to enjoy a three course meal prepared by the talented culinary team. Katie and I decided to start with the white bean chili and a salad followed by the salmon tacos – they were to DIE for! Nothing gets my mouth watering like a good taco and these were the best ones I’ve had in a while!
Heading into the afternoon we had some free time to enjoy the facilities and chat the day away. It was so nice spending the day with Katie catching up, relaxing and sharing some laughs. I think we spent most of our free time lounging in the massage chairs until it was time for our firming mud facials. We parted ways at 3PM for our spa services and headed into our quiet rooms where we were greeted by a foot soak and scrub. I wasn’t expecting this little add on before my facial and it was such nice surprise. The facial lasted roughly an hour and it left my skin feeling incredibly smooth and tight…exactly what I was hoping for since I’ve been noticing forehead wrinkles popping up out of nowhere – must be all the kids haha! The facial also helped reduce a lot of the redness I had been experiencing as well which I was very happy about.
We ended our day enjoying afternoon tea while snacking on delicious macarons before heading home. Spending the day at Ste.Annes was everything I had expected after hearing about it all those years ago from my mom. I had such an amazing time with Katie, who of course, was great company and we hope to make it a yearly retreat. I huge thank you to Ste.Anne’s for such and incredible day of relaxation. I would go back in a heart beat!
We also have exciting news for one lucky reader! We are giving one of YOU a chance to WIN a Spa Day for 2 at Canada’s favourite Spa! The winner will enjoy a full day of pampering with a friend (or your partner)…package includes:
2 – $120 in spa and wellness allowance
2 – 3 course lunch
2 – Afternoon tea
AND full use of the facilities!
Open to residents of Ontario.


  1. Alison
    February 5, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Reading this makes me feel relaxed … hmm perhaps it’s time to book a spa getaway 😊

  2. Brenda Chadwick
    February 5, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Need a getaway!

  3. February 5, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I have heard nothing but good things about this spa. I wish I was the type of person who liked to be touched I would totally be into this. xo

    • February 5, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Haha! They have lots of services I’m sure there are a few less hands on ones you’d love! You’re so funny!

  4. February 5, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Nothing like a spa day to get you out of the winter blues and feeling good!

    • February 5, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      Exactly, always nice to give yourself some down time 🙂

  5. Kay Burke
    February 5, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Love your day, would love to try

  6. Kay
    February 5, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Great way to treat yourself & be treated.

  7. February 5, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I’m wayyyyy overdue for a spa day and I’ve always wanted to go to Ste. Anne’s. So gorgeous!!

    • February 5, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      You definitely could use a lovely day of pampering <3

  8. Wendy MacKinnon
    February 6, 2016 / 1:41 am

    I have never been to Ste Anne’s spa. It looks so beautiful and is tucked away in a very serene spot. One thing I find extremely difficult is relaxing and winding down! Like most of us we forget to stop and smell the roses. This sounds like the perfect oasis to try!!!

    • February 6, 2016 / 1:45 am

      It is the perfect oasis nestled in the countryside! Good luck to you!

  9. Karen H
    February 6, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Always wanted to try St Annes

  10. Renee Lacasse
    February 7, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Never been, would love to go.

  11. Keith Ashman
    February 7, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    My wife would love this.

  12. Christine Holliday
    February 7, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Unfortunately I don’t have Instagram so I can’t enter as it is mandatory. I can’t afford a phone – poo poo

    • February 8, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      You can still enter using the other methods of entry, just don’t use the instagram ones 🙂 good luck!

  13. Edmond
    February 8, 2016 / 1:38 am

    Good Golly Miss Molly . . Wow, prize spa day is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me

  14. February 9, 2016 / 1:58 am

    My BFF is coming into town in April and I’d love to take her! Thanks for the trip.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  15. Ester G
    February 13, 2016 / 12:26 am

    This looks like just the calm I need in my life right now 🙂

  16. tim whittaker
    February 17, 2016 / 2:46 am

    gimmee= please

  17. Alayne Langford
    February 17, 2016 / 7:07 am

    What an incredible adventure this would be and not to far away for hubby and me! 🙂

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