The holidays are past and while the festivities were fun, some may be left feeling a little bit funned out, and a wee bit drained from all the excitement. If this describes your state of mind, there is no better time to centre yourself than on a relaxing and meditative wellness retreat that will refill your proverbial bucket. 

Book one of these restorative retreats and indulge in some pampering, mindfulness, and peace and quite to let your mind roam free. 

Winter Reset at Dimensions Retreats

This all-inclusive healing getaway is a must for anyone looking for a new wellness experience. Book one of Dimensions Retreats two-day getaways and spend the night in a modern and minimalist zen-like cabin nestled on the shores of a 40-acre lake, deep in the forests of Haliburton Highlands. Connect your mind and body as you explore meditation, mindfulness, forest bathing and more in this five-star environment. 

What to do here:

Your stay includes forest bathing, sound bathing, a flotation therapy session and biosound therapy session. You can also choose from the many additional services, including massage, mindfulness training, psychotherapy, and more.

Rise Above Guest House

Tucked away in the vast forests of Hastings County, Rise Above Guest House can offer you a chance to form a healing connection with the land in stunning surroundings. Book a solo or group retreat and stay right in the main house or in one of the cozy cabins on the property. You can choose to bring your own food or opt in for meals with your hosts.


What to do here:

Book a Spiritual Direction conversation with one of your hosts, Marilyn Zehr, a Shiatsu massage, or a guided forest therapy walk.

Rest and Rewind at Grail Springs Wellness Centre

Choose from one of the all-inclusive relaxation and wellness packages at Grail Springs Health and Wellness in Bancroft and enjoy luxurious accommodations, guided nature experiences, plant-based meals, yoga, meditation and more. The focus here is on maximizing nutrition and detoxification.

What to do here:

Choose from the many services like massage therapy, Reiki, or meditations, yoga, or take a leisurely stroll through the property’s hundreds of acres before unwinding in the hot and cold thermal tubs.

Spa Getaway at Sir Sam's Inn & Spa

There is no more beautiful surroundings than the hilly and rugged terrain of Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa in Haliburton Highlands. This boutique hotel and spa caters to those looking for an escape from the everyday. Enjoy a 45-minute water circuit before or after a spa treatment like a hot stone massage or a soothing facial.  If you book their Best Rate package you can look forward to a gourmet, candlelit three-course dinner at the on-site Twin Fires dining room.

What to do here:

You could easily occupy yourself all day on the resort with winter activities like snowshoeing or hiking, but if you feel like an outing, head to Purple Door Pottery Studio, just a few minutes from the inn. You can also take advantage of downhill skiing only minutes away at Sir Sam's Ski/RIDE

Heritage and Pampering at Perth's Parkside Inn & Spa

The heritage town of Perth is known for its wealth of boutique shops and it’s also home to a well known spa, conveniently located in the Perth Best Western Parkside Inn, and only feet from the downtown core. Spend your day alternating between browsing unique and artisan finds and being pampered with a relaxing treatment. End your day with some extra relaxation in the mineral salt pool, hot tub, or steam room.

What to do here:

Take a nature hike at Perth Wildlife Reserve, just a few minutes from the hotel, or make the drive to Carleton Place to dine at the award-winning Black Tartan Kitchen or waterfront restaurant, Boulton House, both excellent choices. 

Wellness a la Carte at H2H Cottage Co.

H2H Cottage Co. invites you to unwind at one of two beautiful cottages on Kennisis Lake and Bitter Lake in Haliburton. Soak in the on-site soaker tub, or take a hike at the nearby Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve, nearby. As a pet friendly accommodation you can event bring along your fur baby.

What to do here:

Have a mini reset by booking a Thai massage in the comfort of your accommodation. 

Spa Retreat at Sands on Golden Lake

Located on beautiful Golden Lake, The Sands is a hidden gem with an on-site restaurant and relaxing spa packages to help you rest, refuel, and rejuvenate. Choose from spacious rooms, chalets, or cottages, all with a phenomenal view of the lake in winter.

What to do here:

Book a spa experience for a little pampering, like a facial, hot stone massage, or manicure. 


Wolf Den Nature Retreat

You won't need a massage or anything fancy to help you unwind after the holidays - let nature be your guide for a getaway to Wolf Den Nature Retreat. Located on the Oxtongue River in Algonquin Highlands, this accommodation features individual eco-cabins for guests to truly disconnect from the world and reconnect with themselves. 

The cabins at Wolf Den Nature Retreat were awarded the Enviro-Hero Award for the Township of Algonquin Highlands for the use of local, sustainable materials and environmentally friendly construction practices.

What to do here:

Experience the healing power of nature right on the Wolf Den property or make the hike (snowshoe or otherwise) to a stunning waterfall accessible from the Wolf Den retreat.