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Relaxing Spa Retreats

Cure the post-holiday blues, and rid yourself of seasonal stresses with an overnight spa getaway. A few high-end spa properties recently made appearances in the Top 20 in Canada offering relaxing retreats at affordable rates.

Tigh-Na-Mara in Vancouver Island, B.C.

Stretching along the Pacific shores of Vancouver Island, Tigh-Na-Mara Spa Resort is home to the 20,000-square-foot Grotto Spa -- voted top spa on Vancouver Island by Spas of America. At $88 per night, this offer includes accommodations, a CA$20 spa credit (per stay) and CA$5 food credit (per adult, per stay). This offer can regularly cost as much $204 per night.

Treat yourself to a variety of treatments that include body wraps, massages, scrubs, pedicures, manicures and facials. Guests can also unwind in the Grotto Mineral Pool – a 2,500 square foot warm water pool infused with natural minerals and elements which detoxify the body – or in front of the fireplace at the Relaxation Lounges.

Ste Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario

Escape to Canada’s top-rated spa, as voted by SpaFinder readers five years in a row -- Ste. Anne’s Spa. Set amid 400 acres of rolling hills and serene scenery, this inn and spa is known for its high-end treatments.

From mud wraps to aqua therapy and massages to manicures, more than 35 invigorating spa treatments are offered. Outdoor hydrotherapy tubs, a sauna and eucalyptus steam room are available.

Book a night away for $147 per person, per night, which includes one nights accommodations, four-course dinner, breakfast, three course lunch and afternoon tea. For CA$85, guests can also receive CA$100 value to the spa.

Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, N.Y.

Just across the river from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Barton Hill Hotel & Spa has been named one of the area’s top places to stay by Frommer’s.

With this Travelzoo deal, stay overnight Sunday-Thursday through May for $149 per night, and receive $50 to use at the spa, $50 for dinner, daily breakfast and valet parking. Weekends are available for $179 per night.

Refresh and rejuvenate with treatments including a cappuccino pedicure, resurgence renewal facial or Just the Back -- an all back treatment including sea salt exfoliation, mud mask and massage.

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Friday, January 6, 2012
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