Inns Magazine Issue 3 Vol. 18 Fall Escapes 2014 - Page 12

here is a piece of paradise one hour east of

Toronto, located in the beautiful Ontario

countryside. It was a project that started in

1981 when the Corcoran family purchased a farm with a stone castle that intrigued them. They thought they would have an adventure restoring the 1858 stone house and bringing it back to life. It took the Corcoran family plus a crew of workmen a few years to restore the stone beauty. With determination and dedication Ste. Anne’s was born and opened in 1983 initially as a bed and breakfast that has been welcoming guests ever since. It had a humble beginning with enormous potential that has been realized over the last 31 years.

Fast forward to 2014 and Ste. Anne’s Spa offers 29 overnight accommodations and 20+ treatment rooms - all nestled on 400 acres in Grafton, Ontario. Ste. Anne’s welcomes over 30 thousand guests each year for wellness retreats, spa getaways, couples' escapes, executive meetings and honeymoons. Your relaxing experience begins from the moment you exit your car and breathe in the fresh country air.

The food is a culinary treat all on its own as you can indulge here with out guilt. The menu is prepared with 'healthy and wholesome' in mind - all without calorie counting! The menus adhere to most food sensitivities and they even have an on-site gluten-free bakery! Comforting choices like eggs benedict for breakfast and fresh ratatouille for dinner will leave you feeling satisfied and content. In-between

your meals you can select from a varied menu of treatments like facials, scrubs, massages and wraps - or take some time for wellness activities like yoga, meditation and stretch classes. For the outdoor enthusiast there are equine programs, tennis and nearby golf; truly they have just about everything to offer. The accommodations are sublime and all the rooms are gorgeous; whether a romantic escape in the Maud Watt Suite or the newest spa cottage, Casa Del Sol that offers 5 bedrooms - perfect for a girlfriends' getaway. No wonder Ste. Anne's Spa has just been voted ‘Favorite Spa in Canada' for 8 consecutive years by SpaFinder Reader's Choice.’ It will be yours too!

Ste. Anne's Spa

1009 Massey Road, Grafton, Ontario

888-346-6772 / 905-349-2493

www.steannes.com

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Inns E-Magazine / Fall 2014

Spa

Escape to Paradise

By Mary Hughes

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