Relax, Laugh, Eat, Repeat

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A month ago we were celebrating one of my girlfriend’s 40th birthdays when one of us mentioned wanting to visit Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario. I immediately invited myself and the rest of us to make it a girls’ trip. This is how we operate. We don’t ask/suggest we just make an announcement and that is that.

Fast forward to last weekend.

Heavy Friday afternoon traffic on the 401 East, good tunes, junky snacks, much laughter and we arrive at Ste. Anne’s just before dinner. They graciously take us to our cabin. Scratch that…our house. Four bedrooms, huge living room with fireplace, back patio, beautiful grounds, and a hot tub. We quickly decide we are NEVER leaving Vista Lago (aka our house).

As if things could get better, our own personal chef arrives at 7pm and starts cooking us one of the best meals any of us have ever had. Grilled local veggies on crostini, light clam chowder, tender spinach-stuffed chicken, and molten lava chocolate cake. Almost died. Our chef Christopher Mark was a delight and quietly listened to us getting rowdier and rowdier as we laughed and chatted our way through his amazing meal.

About five minutes after we thanked him and he left, we were in our swimsuits and in the hot tub! Three hours later we rolled into bed. I realized quickly I was smitten with this haven. There is nothing as healing as spending time with the ladies you truly love, eating amazing food, drinking excellent wine (BYOB – no corking fee!) and breathing in fresh air. We spent the rest of the weekend doing yoga, getting deluxe massages, body wraps, facials and foot rubs, swimming, eating and relaxing together.

We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Don’t even think about it. Just go ahead and book your next ladies reunion at Ste. Anne’s Spa.

Check out our pictures below.

On the road!

On the road!

Beautiful Ste. Anne's Spa

Beautiful Ste. Anne's Spa

Our digs!

Our digs!

Might just stay here forever!

Might just stay here forever!

Our fantastic personal chef.

Our fantastic personal chef.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Crostini with seasonal veg.

Crostini with seasonal veg.

Incredible food all around at Ste. Anne's.

Incredible food all around at Ste. Anne's.

Bon appetit!

Bon appetit!

Our kitchen.

Our kitchen.

It's time for wine!

It's time for wine!

Relaxing in our robes.

Relaxing in our robes.

The ladies!

The ladies!

Ste. Anne's

Ste. Anne's

Hot tub!

Hot tub!

When are we coming back?

When are we coming back?