One of the best parts about Ontario is its variety of communities, towns, and the eclectic mix of cities and rural landscapes. And if you’re looking for a little getaway, parts of Ontario can provide just that. Our province is home to a spa region, and that’s Northumberland County, which has several health and wellness retreats. And in Grafton, you will find a beautiful 1800’s heritage fieldstone country castle that is home to Ste. Anne’s Spa.

According to Northumberland County, Grafton is located in the south, very near Lake Ontario, about 130 km east of Toronto and west of Kingston.

The region has wonderful views of Lake Ontario, and you can definitely expect some lakeshore breezes. It has hiking trails, and you can even take a self-guided walking tour featuring 22 of Grafton’s unique buildings.

And tucked along a quiet country road, you will find Ste. Anne’s Spa, one of Canada’s “top destination spas” of 2022.

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First built in 1858, the heritage castle was home to a number of prominent families, according to the Spa,. Its current owners, the Corcorans, lovingly restored it to what it is today.

With a grand entrance, impressive 500 acre property, and undeniable old-world appeal, it’s become a favourite escape for those looking to dial down from the fast-paced lifestyle of any major city.

A stay at the all-inclusive resort will grant you access to all of its amazing amenities (depending on your package and extra fees). Featuring multiple hydrotherapy pools that include an Upper Lazy River Pool (warm 90° – 95°), Below the Falls Sitting Jet Pool (warm 90° – 95°), Upper Sitting Thermal Spa (hot 102° – 104°), the Yukon Plunge Pool (cold 60° – 65°), and a hot tub, your body will be in relaxation in no time.


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As we mentioned, this property is huge. There are 500 acres of walking trails, zen and tranquility gardens, and outdoor patios. It truly is a place that’s hard to beat. There’s even a labyrinth for you to explore and hammocks in serene parts of the property that are perfect for an afternoon siesta.

The rooms at the Ste. Anne’s Spa & Resort are cozy, comfortable, and filled with the same classic charm you’ll find throughout the rest of the resort. Plus, with an on-site bakery and restaurant, this all-inclusive stay is as convenient as it is relaxing.

Get ready to explore a new place, and even better, get ready for some relaxation.

Ste. Anne’s Spa & Resort

Where: 1009 Massey Rd, Grafton ON