Grail Springs is a wonderful holistic, soul nourishing spa retreat. I do encourage you to take in the word "retreat" and not just spa. It is essentially a place of relaxation and healing. This was my second trip and I got way more than I hoped from my visit. If you are looking for a place to be quiet, to reflect, to walk and go within- then you will love Grail Springs. While it is certainly luxurious ( there were absolutely no signs of wear and tear at all during my visit, or unhappy staff and my room was lovely with a very large tub and great bed) ) if you are looking for a totally urban high end spa experience, then you may not find the spirit- centred focus of Grail Springs to be for you- although you may have a new experience too!
For those that are open to the holistic philosophy, it is heaven. The yoga I experienced is mostly 'yin' yoga, which i was so grateful for...not the aerobic, exercise trendy North American version of yoga. The meditations were wonderful. And the morning mantra is beautiful.
The food is healthy, tasty, beautifully presented and we were offered more of everything at every meal.Grail Springs is an easy and welcoming place if you are travelling alone. You may do as much or as little with other people as you wish and everything is friendly.
The spa treatments are generally pricey for the skill set offered I think, but this trip, I chose things that I wouldn't usually get in Toronto and they were great. There is also a wet and dry sauna, an outdoor sauna, an outdoor hot tub, lovely walks, horses and the labyrinth to walk. Blissful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing is Canada's premiere holistic wellness destination where guests enjoy all-inclusive programs with daily yoga, meditation, life classes, spa therapies, special events and evening guest speakers. The 13-room plus 2-Eco-Tabin retreat centre specializes in detox, juice fasts, outdoor adventure and spiritual experiences designed for healing and rejuvenation. Located on the shore of pristine Chalice Lake near Bancroft, Grail Springs is 2.5 Hours from Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grail Springs Hotel Bancroft
- Grail Springs Resort
- Grail Springs Retreat Bancroft, Ontario