5 Unique Spa Experiences in Ontario
We couldn’t be more excited for the step 3 announcement that will be allowing Spas to open back up one week earlier than planned. It’s time to hit the road with the girls for the weekend and get back to your regular girl’s getaway outings. It’s time to take your loved one away for that loooooong overdue self-love and pampering to reconnect with one another. Maybe it’s time for some long overdue self-care needed that has been absent for a little while. To help plan your spa outing experiences, we’ve highlighted some of the most unique spas in Ontario that you have to add to your bucket list and they happen to be right here in resort Country!
Millcroft Inn & Spa located just a short jaunt outside of the city in York Durham Headwaters Region, is where time stops and pleasure begins! Refresh your senses with fresh country air and indulge in self-care at their on-site spa and hot spring pools. Stunning lush landscape views on the 100 acres 52 room property. It wouldn’t be complete without it’s own natural waterfall flowing from the Caledon Lake. Millcroft Inn & Spa’s holistic approach to spa services, embraces hydrotherapy services. Contrast Hydrotherapy is the alternating of hot and cold baths. This European tradition has been used for thousands of years and the therapeutic benefits associated are endless. Experience increased energy, increased circulation, detoxification, relief of tension in muscles and joints, relief of arthritic pain and the cleansing of negative energy—just to name a few. Millcroft has 2 Outdoor hot spring pools and 1 polar plunge pool. That’s not all there is a heated outdoor pool that is open year-round, an indoor pool, indoor steam room and traditional Finnish Cedar Sauna. All of this is included in your stay at Millcroft. Be sure to stop by the iconic Headwaters Restaurant on your trip and try the homemade maple syrup and fresh honey, harvested from hives on the property.
Scandinave Spa in Scandinavian Spa experiences in the Blue Mountains. Situated on 25 acres of natural forest of Ontario birch, Canadian maple and pine trees. The Spa also has expansive views of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Niagara Escarpment. The seasonal experiences are different, Spring & Summer Guests can explore their certified Forest Bathing Trail, hike or cycle before their visit on the many trails and routes or take a short drive to the impressive shores of Georgian Bay. Visitors in the Fall are treated to colourful tree foliage on the Escarpment as well as the occasional turtle, tree frog or wild turkey. In the winter months, Guests soak in the Outdoor Baths and can see Blue Mountain Resort skiers carve down the slopes under the night lights. Scandinavian Baths and Hydrotherapy circuits have many benefits including cleansing the body, stimulating blood circulation and releasing of endorphins. Make it a weekend and package it with one of the many hotels nearby - Blue Mountain Resort, Georgian Bay Hotel, Royal Harbour Resort and more!
Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat & Spa in Cobourg, Ontario is truly a relaxation experience from the moment you arrive. Personalized relaxation experiences tailored to you with their International and Ayurveda treatments. Try an International Signature Experiences like the Rebalance Holistic Ritual and Wellness Fusion Therapy that will release your inner energy from its dormant state and in their holistic haven for the ultimate self-renewal. Ayurveda Treatments will Heal your body, mind and soul becomes a lot easier when you are guided and introduced to the five different offerings of Shirodhara Therapy, Padma Abhayanga, Abhyanga, Udhvartana and Kizhi Ayurvedic Therapy. Make it an overnight experience, each room comes equipped with Luxurious pillow top beds and your own outdoor Jacuzzi tub, some packages include a cooking school experience! Plus dine in the stunning Xperience Restaurant and experience dishes and delicacies from all over the world!
Living Water Resorts is located in the heart of Collingwood, Ontario on the shores of Georgian Bay embraces Hydrotherapy treatments with Ontario’s only Aqauapath experience. Hydrotherapy has been traditionally defined as a natural remedy that involves the use of water pressure and temperature for therapeutic purposes to stimulate circulation and assist the body in its natural healing process. Hydrotherapy is instrumental in stimulating the immune system, assisting in detoxification and promoting overall well-being. Immerse yourself in this wellness journey as you are guided between 8 rejuvenating water stations includes Swiss Shower, replenishing Mineral Baths, River Walk, Eucalyptus Steam Room and more! After your day in the spa, dine at Lakeside Seafood & Grill waterfront restaurant by enjoying a delicious locally source meals while enjoy stunning views of Collingwood’s waterfront.
Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa is nestled in the scenic Haliburton Highlands, Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa offers a tranquil escape for couples and friends to relax and reconnect in the heart of nature. Perched on the edge of Eagle Lake, the luxury adult resort and spa in Haliburton is a 4-season retreat featuring cozy accommodations and abundant amenities. One of the most popular adults-only retreats in Ontario, Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa features exceptional dining, a unique WaterSpa for the ultimate in relaxation, and a wide array of outdoor activities during all seasons. Top it all off with charming lakeside accommodations or private cottages, offering thoughtful amenities including walkout balconies, relaxing spa tubs and cozy wood-burning fireplaces. Immerse yourself in total serenity at our one-of-a-kind Haliburton spa; a unique WaterSpa experience. The WaterSpa at Sir Sam’s Inn offers a quiet respite from the daily stresses of life, lifting the spirits to a renewed sense of energy. The water circuit is both soothing and energizing for the body and soul. The circuit begins in a large circular bench with two high-pressure water jets concentrating on the neck and lower back. The circuit continues with a centre island that offers reflexology and massage for the feet and calves, while you recline and enjoy the serene view. The deck fountains on the pool edge focus on specific areas of the back and neck, as warm water cascades. This is followed by the Air Lounge, with stimulating bubbles to rejuvenate. Next, the Champagne Grotto creates the unique sensation of being surrounded by thousands of tiny bubbles. Once the circuit is complete, it’s time to enjoy the open water area and allow the experience to soak in. After, Balinese beds are the perfect spot to rest, reflect and meditate.
OTHER UNIQUE SPA EXPERIENCES
Couples Resort – Organic Spa offers a truly exquisite experience with products that are so natural that you can see the fresh fruit pulps, seeds, and smell the real herbs. The philosophy is simple and natural, and it fits with the modern need of finding a natural skin care solution.
Elmhirst’s Resort – Enjoy refreshing treatments at Spa@Elmhirst’s full complement of services (for guys and gals) while luxuriating in their bright and modern spa near Peterborough overlooking Elmhirst Resort’s pool and garden. Spa@Elmhirst uses only Eco friendly skincare products are vegan certified, botanical based and PH correct. They are free of chemicals (phthalates and parabens), mineral oil, petroleum products, SD 40 alcohol, waxes, plastic stabilizers (BTA), chemical fragrance or dyes. All are formulated without animal products or animal by-products.
Hockley Valley Resort – is at the centre of 300 acres four-season. The 8,000 sq ft spa overlooks the rolling hills of Hockley Valley. The full service spa offers and extensive menu of massage, reflexology, healing practices and anti-aging treatments for body and skin.
Horseshoe Resort – Inspired by the natural world and harmony, the AMBA Spa Collection brings you results-oriented treatments and proven techniques hand-picked from around the globe. Leave the worries and stresses of the outside world at the door and immerse your senses in an oasis of relaxation.
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa – Spa Rosseau offers full-service luxury spa treatments and services. Inspired by Earth's elements of Rock, Wind and Water. Spa Rosseau offers a private outdoor swimming pool, hydrospa, men's and women's relaxation lounges, water treatments and aesthetic services. HydroSpa, Massage Beds, Foot Massagers, Oxygen Bar and Oxygen Facials.
Pillar & Post – Escape into tranquility with a trip to 100 Fountain Spa, 13,000 square foot Niagara spa resort where you’ll find an extensive menu of spa services to soothe from head to toe and mind to soul. As a spa guest, your visit includes access to the fireplace lounge, heated indoor saltwater pool, hot tub, outdoor pool, hot spring pool, and fitness center.
Rawley Resort & Spa - specializing in Swedish, deep tissue, relaxation, hot stone, sports massage and reflexology is some of the many services offered at The Lakehouse Spa. Their holistic well being with a conscious green and clean footprint, use only natural, organic, and locally sourced products where possible, providing a tranquil space.
It’s time to start planning your girls getway, bacholrette, or self-care spa experiences today. Check out more spa experiences to add to your list by visiting our Spa Experiences page!