Ste. Anne's Spa
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And that's just a start.
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How has this spa rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ste. Anne's Spa Grafton
Ste. Anne's is Special
I recently visited Ste. Anne's in May of 2005. This is my second visit. Ste. Anne's is a lovely, relaxing Inn. I find it special beacause it is a Country Inn with the spa as the focus. All of the spa staff are very professional, knowledgeable and go that extra mile to make your spa treatment extrordinary. The menu for every meal is varied, interesting and of course delicious. The fittness staff are also wonderful and very informative. Ste. Anne's has been renovated since my first visit and I was happy to see that they maintained the beauty of their Country Inn atmosphere while providing extra guest rooms a larger waiting area, gift shop and reception area. Ste. Anne's want to be sure that you are happy with everything about your visit and go out of their way to make you comfortable.
Wonderful Stress free Spa getaway
My sister was lucky enough to have a tour of Ste. Anne in Grafton about 1 year ago and was quite impressed. So needless to say she and I booked a overnight trip last April. Sarah, was who my sister dealt with for our booking was absolutely wonderful. She arranged all our treatment and class times and our general agenda for the 2 days we were going to be there. Two days before our arrival we each got a phone call from Jeannette to make sure we bring our swimsuits, wine if we wanted and were looking forward to meeting us!!
As soon as we arrived we were treated like long lost friends. We didn't have to worry about anything. Robes were provided and we were assured that most guest simply staying in these robes for the whole weekend.
The treatments were just purely heaven. The food was beyond words. Gourmet meals and all the water you could drink as they have their own spring water. The rooms were very elegant and some overlooked the beautiful countryside and Lake Ontario. We had the use of 2 Hot Tub, Eucalyptus Steam Room, or just lounging on the patios.
It was a fantastic getaway from work stress, and everyday stress and also a chance to just have a sister weekend. So we are diligently saving our pennies for next year's visit!
I would highly recommended Ste. Anne's to everyone!!!!
I always come back to Ste. Annes
Ste. Annes is perfect for de-stressing. I've stayed at Ste. Annes for many overnight stays as well as several day-spas over the past 6 years.
I do consulting work with call centers and customer service organizations, so I'm picky when it comes to customer service. But my great experience at Ste. Annes keeps me coming back year after year.
The team at Ste. Annes is friendly and welcoming. That's a reflection of Jim, the owner.
Jim often greets guests as they arrive. He is a very "hands on" owner who takes obvious pride in his inn.
It's such a great place to relax and unwind. The property is surrounded by hills and a cedar forest with walking paths.
There's also a nice view of the lake with lawn chairs so you can relax in the sunshine.
I love the food. It's tasty and healthy for you.
I also like the fitness and wellness classes offered during the day. After a hectic month, it's nice to take a guided meditation class or do yoga. The instructors are quite knowledgeable.
If you're stressed out from work, Ste. Annes is the perfect place to heal!
Great Spa Services at Ste Anne's
I had the best pedicure at Ste Anne's and the mud moor bath is a must to try. Their spa services are excellent! I also tried a couple of exercise classes which were quite good. The lymphatic massage was great. The package I had included meals and afternoon tea. It's a nice package but I only used 1 afternoon tea and I stayed at one of the cottages so they delivered a morning snack and I didn't try the breakfast. You can get quite full with the all inclusive meals but it's nice to have choices. Booking was excellent; the person offered me a nice package. Checking in was nice because they have a person attend to your check in and they take you to your room, after showing you around and giving some history, with explanations of their services. Check out was kind of chaotic as they were busy and something went wrong with my bill but I waited and came back at which point they said the computer was still down so I asked for a written bill and the lady was kind of miffed. The atmosphere in the main inn could be calmer and more spa-like but I don't know if maybe it was extra busy or that's just the way it is. I saw a lot of stressed out women and I found it hard to relax even when I got back to my cottage. Otherwise, I highly recommend Ste Anne's as a nice country retreat with beautiful Ontario scenery and, in general, a nice atmosphere with excellent spa services at reasonable prices.
Loved St.Anne's Country Inn & Spa
When I received a gift certificate from my sister three years ago for a day at the spa, I thought it would be nice to make it a weekend away, so off I went with a girlfriend of mine, not knowing what a treat we would be in for, the spa was out of this world ,I have never experienced such inner peace and calmness before. I had the most wonderful experience, the spa treatments were excellent, the staff proffessional, the food was superb, best of all I loved the afternoon tea it was a real treat. I have since taken my husband back for the weekend, he's not a spa kind of guy but he commented on the tranquility and relaxed atmosphere. I plan on surprising my daughter for her 16th birthday this year with a trip to St Anne's, my overall descriiption of this spa 'A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH'
I can't wait for my next trip back to St. Anne's. I have gone many times - at different times of year. Some with my girlfriend/s & once with my husband.
Each trip was perfectly wonderful & I never wanted to leave.
As soon as you arrive, you can sense the atmosphere - calming, relaxing. luxurious. The rooms (especially the new Hudson's Bay suites) are beautifully decorated - we really didn't want to leave our suite. The meals were plentiful ("we have to eat again!") & excellent cuisine. We always took our own wine which was a special treat. The spa services were varied & each one a different delight. (Anything with "stones" was fabulous!) The fitness classes were fun & well done. The grounds & gardens are extensive & beautiful. Can't say enough about this place - it's fantastic!
Fantastic, relaxing Spa and Inn
My wife and I along with our three teenage daughters visited Ste. Anne's during the March Break 2005. The entire experience was superb, from the very friendly Sara H. who took our reservation and provided an extremely thorough list of our spa treatments and accommodations via e-mail to the sad time when we had to depart.
Upon arrival, our introduction to Ste. Anne's was with Gary. His enthusiasm, knowledge, grace, poise and humour all were just the right touch to provide us with a wonderful introduction and tour of the facilities. Not one detail was left out of the tour and the explanation of how we could fit into the sea of people in white robes wandering blissfully around was most welcoming.
The fantastic food and the service by Brandie were both exceptional and "5 star" as far as we were concerned.
The staff who provided our spa treatments were well trained, knowledgeable, considerate and made us all feel very relaxed, which is the objective I do believe.
The Aveda products throughout the visit were very much appreciated and would make the difference if we had to choose between two other wise equal spas.
We highly recommend Ste. Anne's. Go ahead and treat yourself.
An Amazing getaway
Just returned from my first overnight getaway at St. Anne's Country Inn & Spa in Grafton Ontario Canada. It was amazing-from the first greeting to the last goodbye the level of service exceeded my expectations and the total experience was truly peaceful and wonderful. The spa services were relaxing and professional, the dining room choices and quality of food were superb and our accomodation was lovely. We stayed in The Doll's house a adorable cottage close to the main spa property with a complete kitchen, 2 bedrooms and two baths plus two living spaces. I can't wait to return and have told everyone about this fabulous retreat.
Second Time Is A Charm!!!
I just returned from an overnight at St Anne's Spa. This was my second visit. This time I managed to convince my (very macho..."I am not the spa kind of guy") boyfriend to come along. St Anne's lived up to its excellent reputation and my once "I'm not a spa kind of guy" is now eagerly talking about our next visit and what treatments he should have.
This spa has to be one of the best-kept secrets in Canada. Personalized service, excellent meals and to top it off great accommodations. Oh ya...did I mention the Mud Bath.......luxury.
Previous members on this site indicated it was way too expensive. Not so. I priced out a number of different spa's in the Muskoka's and around Ontario and St Anne's is a great deal. The treatments, the location, the atmosphere and the food make every dollar spent worth it. Did I mention no tipping and no pressure to buy products? After to being to other resorts this is a GREAT service. The only stress I had was when I had a nap and I didn't have to worry about how much I should tip the RMT.
I commend all of the St Anne's personnel. They treat us like family members and made our stay very memorable.
See you next year!
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Unbelievable destination spa and resort
I recently had the opportunity to spend 5 days and 4 nights at the Haldimand Hills Spa and Resort located in Grafton, Ontario Canada located approximately 1 hour east of Toronto. I was looking for some rest, relaxation and pampering and did I ever find it at Haldimand Hills! This is one of Canada's best destination spas; from the deliciously prepared three meals offered daily, to the Aveda spa treatments done by trained professionals. All staff members unbelievably friendly. Haldimand Hills is situated on 520 acres and guests can meander along the marked trails themselves or take guided morning tours. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to treat themselves for a few days.