From time to time, we are in need of some little R&R. Who can blame us? We’re on the go and busy 24/7. From work to school, social life, and everything in between, sometimes a getaway is in order. Though how you relax varies by preference, you can never go wrong with wellness retreats and luckily for you, Ontario is full of them.
Whether you’re looking for a more spa-like escape or would love to be one with nature, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. As long as you’re willing to make the trip, of course.
Give yourself some time to meditate, find inner peace, and rejuvenate especially during the colder months – we all know how hard on us it can be.
So without further ado, here are 5 wellness retreats to check out in Ontario:
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This is the literal embodiment of a winter wonderland. It’s like a vacation in Scandinavia, without the 14-syllable words and canned fish. The hot spring at the Scandinave Spa is absolutely dreamy. In fact, a sign saying “enjoy the quiet” welcomes you into the springs. Don’t mind if we do!
Where: 152 Grey County Rd 21, The Blue Mountains
This place is absolutely jam-packed with wellness features. We all need to become a better version of ourselves sometimes and there’s no way you could leave Grail Springs without feeling new and improved. Take a soak in the outdoor mineral tub, which opens your pores and eliminates toxins. You heard us right, it clears your skin.
Where: 2004 Bay Lake Rd, Bancroft
So quiet you can hear a pin drop! Muskoka Waterfront Retreat is the place where you escape the concrete jungle you live in and find yourself with nature. It’s is a modern, technology-enabled retreat so of course, if you absolutely NEED to stay connected, you can. With a private waterfront beach and acres of open space, you may find yourself inclined to stay in one of their eight standalone cabins or twelve individual suites. Whatever suites your fancy.
Where: 1091 Dwight Beach Road, Dwight
A stay at the all-inclusive resort will grant you access to all of its amazing amenities (depending on your package and extra fees). Features multiple hydrotherapy pools that include an Upper Lazy River Pool, Below the Falls Sitting Jet Pool, Upper Sitting Thermal Spa, Standing Jets and Waterfall Thermal Spa, the Yukon Plunge Pool, and a hot tub, your body will be in relaxation in no time.
Where: 1009 Massey Rd, Grafton ON
If there’s one place that will recalibrate your mind, and give you a sense of peace, it’s this hostel-style retreat. Wolf Den Nature features five independent eco-cabins that are perfect for hikers and nature enthusiasts and hostel space where you’ll meet people from all walks of life. It’s a rewarding experience.
Where: 4568 Highway 60, Dwight