If you are looking for four seasons of outdoor wellness and spa experiences, you have come to the right place! Surrounded by water and scenic, cottage-country landscapes, Orillia Lake Country has some of the most peaceful wellness escapes in the province. Make your wellbeing a priority this summer and escape to one of these special spa experiences.
Vettä Nordic Spa
Vettä Nordic Spa is nestled in 26 acres of pure Oro-Medonte beauty, surrounded by rolling hills, trees, and some of the best sunsets around, year-round. Try its signature Finnish Nordic spa experience. Vettä is best summed up in the words of Eric Harkonen, its Founder and President.
“Vettä is a Finnish-inspired Nordic Spa that celebrates Finnish lifestyle and culture,” says Harkonen. “Finland is where time is cherished and spent wisely among friends and family. This world is busy, loud and fast-paced, yet Vettä offers an opportunity to turn the phones off, disconnect from technology and be in the moment without distraction.”
Harkonen continues, “Our guests are choosing to spend their time reconnecting with their friends, loved ones, or possibly their inner thoughts. They journey through the traditional and authentic Finnish sauna cycle of steam, cool, relax, and repeat – socially or in solitude.”
“Our culinary team collaborates with local farmers, food artisans and regional food distributors to source fresh, local ingredients for our delicious Finnish-inspired, seasonal menus that delight and revitalize our guests,” adds Harkonen. “Our guests leave Vettä uplifted, nourished, and recharged, ready to face their daily routine with renewed energy and spirit.”
Glen Oro Farm
Outdoor wellness comes in a different form at Glen Oro Farm. Here, in the glen, with the hills on one side and wetlands on the other, enjoy farm life, glamping, horseback riding, and more with the guidance of the Saila family, third-generation owners of this special place. You can glamp in an explorer’s tent or gaze at the night sky in a stargazer dome. Enjoy having a chef cook locally sourced food for you right at your own private fire, or order a charcuterie box or dinner in from Eclectic Café in Orillia.
Rama First Nation
If you prefer your spa day to have a more indoor vibe, check out Casino Rama’s Balance in Life Spa, with a full line of indoor spa services, including manicures, pedicures, facials, and massage. There is also a pool and steam room to enhance your indoor spa experience.
If you’re looking to get in touch with nature, try camping in your own trailer or tent, or perhaps renting a yurt or cabin along a sparkling riverbed. You can do all this and more at Black River Wilderness Park, hosted by Rama First Nation. Campsites and Indigenous Interpretive Trails are located all along the Black River, making for incredible vistas and the relaxing sounds of the flowing river. Bring your own inflatable, and take a leisurely ride down the river for the ultimate in outdoor wellness experiences.
Yoga & Paddling
After a night of glamping or camping, you might be ready for some goat yoga, or perhaps yoga on a SUP. Light, love, and laughter are promised with goat yoga at Menoke Winds Dairy Farm, with the goats taking a very interactive role in your yoga class. Or, try your balance with yoga on a SUP, or lakeside yoga with Sunrise Yoga Studio, on the shores of beautiful Lake Couchiching.
Perhaps you prefer your yoga surrounded by trees, instead? Vicki Tree Yoga has what you need, with 43 acres of forest in Oro-Medonte, a large barn-like yoga studio, and a smaller screened building which makes yoga amongst the trees come alive.
Whatever your spa and wellness jam: water, trees, fast, or slow, Orillia Lake Country has it all. Your wellness vacation awaits!
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