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St. Anne’s Haldimand Hills Spa

Weekend Getaway at Health and Wellness Spa

Voted #1 spa in Canada by Spa Finder, and from the minute I entered the courtyard, I knew I was on sacred ground:

    St. Anne's Haldimand HillsSt. Anne's Haldimand Hills
  • Cell phones are not permitted in public areas
  • No televisions, but wireless Internet access is grudgingly provided
  • Most guests wander the resort - both inside and out - in robes
  • Every corner and nook is another opportunity to snuggle in an over-sized chair
  • Soft music, soothing tea and encouraging smiles are served in abundance
  • No VIP policy to ensure all guests receive equal pampering
  • No tipping permitted, so no need to keep money in your robe

My partner and I shed our clothes within minutes of arrival and donned those over-sized robes for a weekend of soaking in the hot tub, multiple spa appointments and highly encouraged canoodling by the fireplace. We even took our meals and some outdoor relaxing in our robes - which made us feel a little like inmates at a sanatorium.

Moor Mud Bath

Ste. Anne's is the only spa in Canada that offers a full Moor Mud Bath - used to detoxify, prevent illness, balance hormones and reduce inflammation.

It begins with a dry brushing, followed by a steam shower to open pores. You're then lowered into a tub filled with golden moor mud and pine oil. Afterwards, hydro-massage jets wheedle any remaining stress from your joints and muscles.

The mud bath is a warming treatment, so stay out of the hot tub and sauna beforehand. My partner ignored my advice and fainted while getting out of the tub - something he'll never live down.

The treatment is recommended for more than 60 different ailments including fibromyalgia, rheumatism, psoriasis and arthritis, but avoid it if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes.

Inn and Spa Rooms

St. Anne's Haldimand HillsSt. Anne's Haldimand HillsRooms in the main building are furnished with antiques, fireplaces and breathtaking views; some include a whirlpool.

Beyond the main inn, the spa village is a unique collection of guest homes, some a century old and others newly built. Choose your lodging based on the number of people you're traveling with, whether you need kitchen facilities and how much access you want to the main inn.

The spa isn't licensed but feel free to bring your own alcohol and the dining room staff will cork it for you at no charge.

Passport to Ste. Anne's Haldimand Hills Spa

  • 15 rooms in the main inn, 2 in the Doll's House, 3 in Sentosa, 3 in Haldimand Cottage and 3 separate cottages that have varying numbers of rooms within
  • Year built: 1857
  • Dining - The Dining Room, room service available
  • Spa/gym/fitness area, 560 acre property
  • Close by: Toronto
  • Room Rates
  • Standard Minimum: $425CAN
  • Suite Maximum: $695CAN
Ste. Anne's Haldimand Hills Spa
RR #1 Grafton
Ontario, Canada
K0K 2G0
Toll Free: 888-346-3156
Local: 905-349-2493

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This sounds like a completely great experience. I will be travelling to Ontario and my partner and I will have to check this out!!

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