With fall upon us and the cooler weather setting in, finding a warm and cozy location where you can relax is the perfect way to spend a day. Grey County isn’t short on places to get your relaxation on. Here’s a list of six unique spas you will want to visit.
The Falls Inn & Spa, Walter’s Falls
Plan a day of pampering or an overnight stay at the Falls Inn & Spa, located right beside Walter’s Falls. After a morning of hiking on the nearby Bruce Trail and lunch in the Falls-View dining room, end your day with a visit to their onsite spa. The Falls Inn offers a selection of spa treatments including massages, facials and pedicures for you to enjoy. Make it a romantic weekend or plan a girls’ night for you and three of your closest friends with the VIP Pajama Party which includes a spa platter, VQA wine, pre-mixed cosmos and a $30 dining credit each.
Where to eat: The falls-view dining room
Where to stay: Falls Inn & Spa
The Spa at Cobble Beach, Kemble
Located on beautiful Georgian Bay, the Spa at Cobble beach offers an array of spa treatments including massages (RMTs available), body and facial treatments, manicures & pedicures, as well as day packages. All spa services include full access to all spa amenities, where you can warm up in the steam room and whirlpool. Mid-week visits can enjoy their weekly specials. If you want to make a getaway out of it, be sure to check out their overnight spa packages.
Where to eat: Sweetwater Restaurant
Where to stay: Cobble Beach
iwa Spa, Blue Mountains
If you’re looking to try something new, iwa spa is your destination. Located directly in the Blue Mountain Village, iwa spa offers spa services such as massages, facials and pedicures; but what makes them stand out from other spas is their Gaban Volcanic Rock Therapy. What is this you ask? It’s a rock bed sauna heated to 40-42°C that you lie on for 15-20 minutes, with cool down intervals of 3-5 minutes between. The stone beds soothe achy muscles, accelerate the metabolism, and eliminate toxins from the body while increasing circulation as it heats your inner core. This is a perfect way to warm up as the season cools down, and did we mention that it’s oh so relaxing?
Where to eat: Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen
Where to stay: Westin Trillium House
Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, Blue Mountains
Relax in the heart of nature at Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. This outdoor spa offers the relaxing and positive effects of Scandinavian Baths and hydrotherapy. It is a three stage experience of warm, cool and relax where you will stimulate blood circulation and release toxins; all while soothing muscles. This will leave you feeling calm and invigorated at the same time. While this spa may be set outdoors, there are plenty of locations to warm up including the hot baths, Eucalyptus steam room (a favourite for many), infrared sauna and outdoor fireplaces. This popular spa is very busy during the fall and winter months, and it is recommended to book a massage a few months in advance to guarantee your entry. Alternatively, arrive before the doors open in the morning to get in or your name on the waiting list. It is also important to note, that Scandinave Spa honours silence which is essential to experience complete relaxation. Embrace it.
Where to eat: Bruce Wine Bar
Where to stay: Choose from a selection of partner deals
Kokoro, Owen Sound
If you are looking to step out of the box of traditional spa treatments, then Kokora is the place to visit. Kokora offers two very unique experiences to help in your healing and relaxation journey, and you will feel nice and warm doing it. The first is halotherapy. Kokoro has created a man-made salt cave which uses the natural healing properties of Himalayan salt. Spending time in this salt cave will provide benefits for your respiratory tract, skin, as well as creating an overall sense of relaxation and wellness. The second experience is floatation therapy. Imagine floating in your own cabin where the water is super saturated with Epsom salt, making you completely buoyant. The combination of warm water and buoyancy creates a complete feeling of nothingness and relaxation.
Where to eat: Casero
Where to stay: Best Western Inn on the Bay
Kalola Spa, Blue Mountains
Plan a relaxing weekend with your friends at Kalola Spa and Wellness Centre, located at the base of Blue Mountain inside the Blue Mountain Inn. You can choose from a full menu of spa treatments that will put you into a full state of relaxation. Before you dive into your spa treatments, make sure you arrive an hour early to enjoy Kaola Spa’s heat treatment facilities including their indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs overlooking Blue Mountain, or sauna to start the destressing process. Finish your day at the spa with a dinner at one of Blue Mountain Village’s delicious restaurants.
Where to eat: Tholos Restaurant
Where to stay: Blue Mountain Inn
Nothing beats a day of relaxation, and visiting one or all of these local spas is the perfect way to warm up as the days begin to get cooler. Start planning your spa getaway today.