Spoil Yourself With a $2100 Ste. Anne’s Spa #Giveaway

Rebuild. Recapture. Reflect.  Take time for yourself. 


Do you do enough of these things?  When was the last time you made yourself a priority and made a plan to escape not just the suburbs, but maybe even escape reality?  I am ashamed to say for me it’s been far too long.  This is part of the reason I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to St. Anne’s Spa located in Grafton, Ontario.  Voted Canada’s Favourite Spa and one of the top 100 spas in the world! 

Springtime at Ste. Anne's Spa

 The Main Inn and Ontario spa cottages, a mere 90 minutes outside of Toronto, are nestled across over 400 acres of scenic, rolling countryside;  features unique accommodations, and offers more than 35 rejuvenating spa treatments and a culinary team specializing in scrumptious cuisine.  It’s a getaway in Ontario like no other, and  perfect as an escape by yourself, with a girlfriend or that partner who deserves a little pampering. 

Ste. Anne's Casa Del Sol Spa CottageSte. Anne's Vista Lago Spa Cottage

I believe in spoiling oneself with an escape from the suburbs whenever possible!  So if you are planning a first ever visit to a spa, celebrating a major milestone, creating a romantic escape, looking for some stress relief or simply in need of some pampering, look no further than Ste. Anne’s Spa! 

Ste. Anne's Spa Outdoor Grotto

Don’t feel like starting your trip to wellness with a stressful drive?  Consider booking a limo or check out one of their amazing train and shuttle packages!


Other intriguing features/packages at Ste. Anne’s Spa include wellness classes, a specialty bakery featuring gluten free products, walking trails and a fieldstone grotto with an outdoor hot tub and plunge pool. 


In celebration of my Five Year Blogging Anniversary I have partnered with Ste. Anne’s Spa to create an incredible giveaway for one lucky reader of How To Survive Life In The Suburbs.  This incredible all-inclusive package will include:

Two (2) night’s accommodation in a standard room for two

Four (4 )breakfasts

Four (4) 3-course lunches

Four (4 )afternoon teas

Four (4) 4-course dinners

AND a $480 in spa allowance to use during your visit!

PLUS full use of their beautiful facilities.

This is a total value of $2100.00

Sigh, perfection!  Want to qualify?  Please follow this link to check out the list of extensive Spa services Ste. Anne’s has to offer, then leave a comment telling me which treatment you are most eager to try.  This is your first entry on the easy to use Rafflecopter form below.  While you are there consider adding your e-mail address to subscribe to the Ste. Anne’s Spa Newsletter, (at the bottom of the page) not only will you be the first to know about everything going on at Ste. Anne’s but you will gain FIVE bonus entries in this giveaway! 

Can’t wait to see if you are the winner?  I understand that! 

Quote THEBURBS when you call Ste. Anne’s Spa to reserve a a day or overnight stay, and you will receive an additional spa bonus with your package!

Best of luck!  Closes March 18/2014

Transportation is not included.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I would jump at the Detoxify spa bundle. I need more than one service, I need a package of them! The detoxify bundle seems to be exactly the prescription to fix how I’ve been feeling lately.

  2. Facebook page liked!

  3. OMG… heavenly giveaway, Steph! Fingers crossed!

  4. I would have to pick the healing package. Sounds perfect right now!

  5. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    I would be choosing a warm chocolate swedish massage !

  6. Tracie virgin says:

    Wow this gives me goosebumps ! I would have to day Detox for my fiancée and I! Eeek Thank you so much for the opportunity Steph! GL everyone.

  7. I’m starting to feel sore from a morning at the gym – that Aroma Stone Massage sounds awesome! Great giveaway and congrats on your 5 year anniversary!

  8. The green science facial sounds like perfection!! But, seriously – all the treatments look amazing! What a wonderful Spa and incredible giveaway 🙂

  9. Erin McSweeney says:

    I would love to try the ESSENTIAL OIL SCALP REJUVENATION…pure heaven starts at the top.

  10. the Healing Package sounds about right for me although all the treatments sound like they’d be perfect too

  11. vanessa foster says:

    OMG A warm chocolate swedish massage ! yessssssssssssss

  12. Laurie House says:

    Love it!

  13. never been to a spa, but have 3 friends that would love to go with me…lol.

  14. The Detoxify Spa package.

  15. I would like to try the Relax & Rejuvenate package! It sounds divine!

  16. stephen gordon says:

    OMG this would be so totally awesome fab to win. I always enter your contests faithfully and the healing package sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance at this . Cheers to Ste. Anne’s.

  17. Sarah Morris says:

    I’d love to get the swedish couples massage with my husband

  18. I would love to try the chocolate swedish massage

  19. Lisa Eligh says:

    My boyfriend and I would love the Couples Swedish Massage! We don’t really do much bu ourselves since our daughter was born two years ago so a getaway like this would be fabulous!

  20. sarah miller says:

    COUPLE’S SWEDISH MASSAGE the longer one lol

  21. Charlene Lucas says:

    Aroma stone massage.


    Would really love the Detoxify Bundle, just what I need! 🙂


    Facebook page liked! 🙂

  24. Shelley Hickey says:

    Swedish massage oh my!

  25. ooooo a warm chocolate massage!!

  26. Caribean therapy

  27. Wendi Maroon says:

    Ooh, the Warm Chocolate Swedish Massage…how very decadent!

  28. Heather benoit says:

    Detoxify spa package 🙂

  29. Angela Boughner says:

    I would love the Healing Package and the Rest and Rejuvenate. it would be hard to choose.

  30. Crystal D'Eri says:

    I would love anything from ste annes.. womderful place.

  31. joanne tjerno says:

    I would love to try any of these spa packages! What a great give away!

  32. wanda macsween says:

    Green Science Facial

  33. Erinn Lishman says:

    Aroma Stone Massage for my love and I, please!

  34. Erinn Lishman says:

    Facebook post liked!

  35. Terri Baker says:

    The Detoxify spa package is what I need!!

  36. Would love to try the Moor Mud Hydro Warp – my poor winter-beaten skin would love it! 🙂

  37. I have always wanted to go there!!!

  38. I would love to go for a couples swedish massage with my husband. Lord knows we both need it lol

  39. I would love the STE. ANNE’S SIGNATURE FACIAL!

  40. kristen visser says:

    couples swedish message!

  41. Couple’s Swedish Massage

  42. Fleurette Zastre-Tetreault says:

    Would love the rest&rejuvenate package.I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  43. Debra Bradley says:

    The riding lessons!

  44. danielle t says:

    a hot chocolate wrap sounds really nice or a reiki treatment, I’ve always wanted to try that. lots of choices.

  45. I would love to try the Swedish chocolate massage with my fiancé.

  46. jessica quarrie says:

    Chocolate massage.

  47. Elaine Jasvins says:

    I would like to try the Relax & Rejuvenate package! I need both of these things in my life.

  48. Id love the green science facial…oh the relaxation

  49. I love the massages and the facials.

  50. Oh my goodness! Everything sounds sooooo wonderful!!! The green science facial….rest and relax….chocolate wrap…..hard to decide!!! Would LOVE to win. 🙂

  51. Definitely the Detoxify package, could definitely use it to unwind!

  52. Stacie Sawyer says:

    Moor mud hydro wrap sounds divine…. Ahhhh just 10 minutes away from home-so close yet so far 🙂

  53. WARM CHOCOLATE SWEDISH MASSAGE!!! Sounds positively wonderful…I need that! lol


  55. michelle tremblett says:

    I would start with the Warm chocolate Swedish massage. I love all things chocolate hehe

  56. Margo Grondin says:

    The relax and rejuvenate package sounds great to me!

  57. I’ve never been to any spa!!!!

  58. Kimberley P. says:

    I was lucky enough to be sent for a Day Spa at Ste. Anne’s by my husband after our IVF was unsuccessful. I would love to be able to take him away and treat him.

  59. Danna DeJong says:

    I would want the anti-aging treatment… I am not dealing well with turning 40!

  60. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d be most excited to try the Couple’s Swedish Massage!

  61. The warm chocolate Swedish massage sounds amazing!

  62. Shirley Earle says:

    The couple’s massage, if I could get my husband to go!

  63. Heather Rosen says:

    I would GIVE ANYTHING for a Ste. Anne’s break! Desperately need a spa stay!!!!

  64. That place looks beautiful! I like the limo idea 🙂

  65. Warm Chocolate Swedish Massage? YES PLEASE!

  66. Geoffrey W. Fulton says:

    Wonderful giveaway! Congratulations!!!

  67. detoxify spa bundle

  68. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    Aroma stone massage, I’ve always wanted to try a stone massage. Sounds heavenly!

  69. i suscribed to st annes newsletter

  70. The signature and Aroma stone massage sounds perfect.

  71. Couples spa bundle sounds heavenly!

  72. Tanya DeMarinia says:

    Warm chocolate massage and heavenly scalp massage. I am dreaming of it already

  73. This would be a lot of fun and so relaxing. I would take my daughter.

  74. Warm chocolate massage and heavenly scalp massage. Dreaming of it already.

  75. I’d love the healing package

  76. It all sounds heavenly! I like the idea of the Detoxify package to clear the mind.

  77. The chocolate Swedish Massage sounds amazing! What an incredible place-beautiful!

  78. I would just love an aroma hot stone massage.

  79. The chocolate Swedish massage sounds amazing, what a beautiful spa-would absolutely love this!

  80. Aileen Hamill says:

    This would be AMAZING!!! I would love the Athletes Relief sports massage. All this snow has made for some very tough runs this winter!!!

  81. I would love to try the Detoxify spa bundle.

  82. Amber Smith says:

    I would love to try their Reiki treatment in the Strengthen and Renew package

  83. I would love to try the Relax and Rejuvenate bundle. Definitely need lots of both!

  84. The relax and rejuvenate package sounds wonderful!

  85. I need the Healing Package stat!

  86. The detox spa package would be nice!

  87. Debbie Craft says:

    There are so many treatments that I would love to try. I would choose MILK & SESAME STONE WRAP. Awesome contest, thank you for giving us the opportunity to win such an amazing prize.

  88. Melissa Fowers says:

    wow looks wonderful!

  89. Darlene Schuller says:

    Holy Grafton is close to me woohoo! I’d choose Soothe The Soul I think, combats aging!! yeah! 🙂

  90. The Couples pkg and Relaxation and Rejuvination pkg looks amazing!

  91. katie balogh says:

    any spa package would entice me it is so hard to choose i guess the detox is most interesting
    Good luck everyone!

  92. angie smith says:

    wow what a prize!!
    i’d love to try the mud stone wrap

  93. Strengthen and renew…..I can always use more strength! I’ve always wanted to try a Reiki treatment too. Looks so welcoming!

  94. I look forward to detoxifying experience! Call me. 🙂

  95. the relax and rejuvenate – exactly what I need!

  96. Kateryna K. says:

    the mud stone wrap

  97. Suzanne Giroux says:

    I would choose the Detoxify.

  98. I would love the couples swedish massage

  99. Holly Wright says:

    I would definitely choose the warm chocolate Swedish massage! Does it get any better than that?

  100. Wow, I know just who I would bring!!

  101. Annika Paterson says:

    The couples spa bundle would be amazing!

  102. I would choose the Detox pkg….my hubby & I could both use this one! 🙂

  103. Kelly Colby says:

    I would like to try the detoxifyy package

  104. A swedish massage would be what I would pick!

  105. The Caribbean Aqua Therapy sounds interesting.

  106. The chocolate wrap! spa me up…

  107. Stacy Scott says:

    The Detoxify Spa package, But they all Sound Amazing =) Thank you

  108. Either a swedish massage or the detox package!

  109. Karin Dollery says:

    I would love to try the Detox bundle. I sure could use it after this winter.

  110. crystal cole says:

    I would love to get the RELAX & REJUVENATE package with 4 kids and a full time job I guess you could say I am a little stressed 🙂

  111. Set Anne’s is the most beautiful spa in Ontario & one of my dreams is to stay there.

  112. Couples Swedish massage

  113. Amy Dumont says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the Thai massage 🙂

  114. kelly young says:

    this would be great for a mommy daughter spa day would lovee a massage

  115. Couples swedish message would be awesome…..

  116. I would like to try the Caribbean aqua therapy

  117. Lisa Robertson says:

    Oh my!! A couples Swedish chocolate massage sounds awesome to me!

  118. Victoria K says:

    I would like to try CARIBBEAN AQUA THERAPY

  119. Please sign me up for a : MILK & SESAME STONE WRAP

  120. Oh my goodness! My husband and I could REALLY use this getaway! We would get the COUPLE’S SWEDISH MASSAGE for sure!

  121. I want a foot therapy treatment. That sounds sooo relaxing.

  122. SweetPanda says:

    I most wanted to try the chocolate swedish massage

  123. I would like the deep tissue massage. Followed by every other massage 🙂

  124. Jacklyn Ely says:


  125. warm chocolate swedish massage

  126. Relax and Rejuvenate!

  127. Something with HEAT like the Caribbean Therapy!

  128. The HYDRATING HOT CHOCOLATE WRAP sounds amazing!

  129. Honestly, I would take just about any treatment at this point. Except shock therapy.

  130. I have day dreamed about St Anne ‘ s for years. I would love to try their Thai Massage Because I have never heard of it offered before. I am crossing all I got for this one God knows this mama of four NEEDS AND DESERVES a break. Actually I am over due! BTW congratulations on your 5 year anniversary that is amazing!! Xo

  131. I would try the detoxify package

  132. mongupp (@mongupp) says:

    Hydrating hot chocolate wrap! Wow! Sounds amazing!

  133. Jan Dempsey says:

    The Coconut Breeze would be so AMAZING !

  134. I would love to try the Hydrating Hot Chocolate Wrap 🙂

  135. ummm did you see that? chocolate. Yes. chocolate. Am I allowed to lick myself post treatment?

  136. I would love the Caribbean therayp

  137. The couples swedish massage. It sounds heavenly!

  138. Swedish Massage!

  139. Heather Hamilton says:

    I went a long time ago- by myself…this time I’d love to go with my hubby or a BFF. I loved the maple syrup rub…best treatment I have ever had!

  140. Jane Hammill Gray says:

    http://www.steannes.com/spa-services.html The Celebration package looks devine I would love to experience that, what a celebration!!

  141. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I would like to try the detox treatment

  142. A weekend here would be heavenly! So relaxing!

  143. Swedish chocolate massage yum

  144. Chakra Balancing Massage

  145. I would really like to try the Signature facial!!

  146. Oh I cannot imagine how much fun this would be.

  147. Sharon Tracy says:

    Second breast cancer in 23 years was discovered a year ago in the same place. After surgery, chemo and genetic testing that discovered I but not my children have the BRCA1 mutated gene I could really do with a mother/daughter(28) spa weekend. Husband would not be well enough

  148. charityk says:

    liked on facebook

  149. Cindy Bosy says:

    Would just love to take my daughter as a surprise for her earning her masters degree and enjoy the detoxify spa package.

  150. I would love to try out the relax & rejuvenate package! Would be a lovely experience

  151. Diana Powell says:

    I would love the CARIBBEAN AQUA THERAPY

  152. I’ve heard amazing things about the Thai massage, so would love to try that service.

  153. Looks like a fantastic location for a getaway! I shared, liked and signed up for their emails.

  154. I’d love the soothing facial! http://www.steannes.com/ste-annes-soothing-facial.html

    I tweeted, https://twitter.com/zoojourneys/status/439823450153041920

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  155. Doris H. says:

    The Detoxify package would be great to try!

  156. The Healing Package sounds perfect. Would love to try the Earth Stone Facial.

  157. I’ve always wanted to go there, I’m on their newsletter but haven’t taken to plunge to actually plan some time away. A few days away would be awesome.

  158. Jennifer Pirili says:

    I would love to try the detox package!

  159. i’m all over the FOOT THERAPY TREATMENT

  160. Melissa Finn says:

    The chocolate wrap sound great.

  161. The Detoxify Spa package – what a great giveaway – fingers crossed

  162. Wow, what a choice! I think I’d like to try the Caribbean Therapy.

  163. Patricia Allan says:

    I would love to do the couple’s swedish massage!

  164. Jessica W. says:

    Aroma stone massage!

  165. I would love a Swedish massage. I’ve always wanted to treat myself to a weekend at Ste. Anne’s Spa!!

  166. Karen D says:

    I would LOVE the detoxify bundle, Eucalyptus is my most favourite smell…I’m feeling Zen just thinking about it 😉

  167. Teresa hill says:

    Fab giveaway….. Thanks Steph!!

  168. Cheryl P says:

    Would love to enjoy the Carribean Aqua therapy, Coconut Breeze and Carribean Foot Rejuvenation….see a theme? lol

  169. I liked the post on facebook
    pam w h

  170. angela m says:
  171. BlessedTA says:


  172. Sari Friedman says:

    I would love to win this – I am pregnant and could use the rest and relaxation.

  173. The couples Swedish massage would be amazing!! All of it sounds great!

  174. The Relax & Rejuvenate package looks extremely nice! Thanks so much for the chance!

  175. I would take anything!! Although the warm Swedish massage sounds pretty heavenly. Two of my favourite things combined!!

  176. all done…looks relaxing


  178. Love this place!!! Relaxation and detoxification

  179. The hot chocolate wrap and the athlete’s relief sports massage sound particularly divine… On second thought, all of the spa treatments sound perfect!

  180. Tanya Lucas says:

    I would love to get a PRENATAL MASSAGE!! 😀

  181. angela m says:
  182. How much more of this winter must we endure?? A first step towards Spring should begin with the Detoxification treatment followed by Relaxation. PLEASE PLEASE take me away STE ANNE?
    #OntarioBound #Winter’sOver #Can’tTakeItAnymore
    <3 <3 <3

  183. angela m says:
  184. Katherine Moore says:

    I would be most interested in trying the Aroma Stone Massage treatment. I have never tried that before but it sounds heavenly.

    This has been a dream of my Mom’s for the two of us to come to St. Anne’s Spa- I would love to win this and surprise my Mom.

  185. WOW. like beyond wow. Such a coincidence. I’ve been dreaming of a romantic getaway, googling spas. St. Anne’s comes up and so does your blog! How have you been doing?

    I would love the warm chocolate Swedish massage.

    To die for.

    Congrats on the blog-a-versary!

  186. I would be most excited about a massage!

  187. The Swedish chocolate massage for sure!

  188. KAREN DEGRAAF says:


  189. sarah sar says:

    I would looooooooooove the warm chocolate swedish massage!

  190. angela m says:
  191. Caryn Coates says:

    I would love the healing package

  192. Sandra G. says:

    I would like to try a deep tissue massage.

  193. Definitely the relax and rejuvenate package or the hot stone massage! Amazing contest!!!

  194. A massage would be very helpful to me right now.

  195. The warm chocolate massage sound divine…

  196. I’ve always wanted to try Ste. Anne’s! I would definitely go for a spa bundle – either the detoxify or the relax & rejuvenate.

  197. Tweeted it out, https://twitter.com/zoojourneys/status/442490548260458496

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  198. Corrina baker says:

    I would really love to visit here! Kids are burning this mama out.

  199. Marilyn Legault says:

    A warm chocolate Swedish massage

  200. sarah b says:

    I’ve been longing to try their reflexology and head massage. They also have horse therapy as well, which would be cool to try!

  201. JoAnne Pfoh says:

    Green science facial

  202. I am really intrigued by the Lymphatic Drainage Massage. I would LOVE to try that!

  203. I am most looking forward to the walking trails, but my wife would most enjoy the spa. Perhaps we could join each other on both.

  204. Lisa Hallman says:

    Totally the Eucalyptus Body Wrap!!

  205. Definitely the Relax and Rejuvenate package and then I’d add in the Green Science Facial. I have 2.5 year old twins and I really need a break and a bit of help to keep from looking so run down and tired!


  207. Definitely the “Healing” package. That would go a LOOONG way for me right now!

  208. angela m says:
  209. Christine McGee says:

    Would love to spend a nite with my mom there

  210. The Relax and Rejuvenate Aroma Stone Message sounds like the perfect spa service to get!

  211. Hibbat Tariq says:

    I would definitely want to try the Exfoliating Body Invigoration… I’ve never really been to a spa and feel like my body would need that service. I’ve had one massage ever and that was in Thailand so this would be nice. Thanks!

  212. Patricia shears says:

    Healing would be appreciated. Recovery from cancer care of my late husband. Something destressing and relaxing and nurturing would be so wonderful. I did not know of this place.

  213. Couple’s Swedish Massage!!!

  214. I like their Relax and Rejuvenate!

  215. Leah Helenschmidt says:

    I could so use this! Stress of teenagers is killing me

  216. The Healing Pkg would do wonders for my well being.

  217. Simone Reali says:

    Deep tissue pregnancy massage all the way! This Mama needs it!!!!

  218. Jen Sharma says:

    Pregnancy package for sure

  219. Kim Daciuk says:

    Warm Chocolate Swedish Massage. With 2 kids under 3, I NEED it! Love St. Annes and your blog!

  220. Sande B. says:

    I would opt for the Swedish Massage. It would be pure heaven and set the stage for any additional treatments.

  221. angela m says:
  222. On your Facebook Page “Liked” Your Giveaway announcement for another entry.

  223. Definitely the RELAX & REJUVENATE!

  224. I would love to introduce boyfriend to a massage done professionally so the couples swedish massage might be a great way

  225. My wife certainly wouldn’t be mad if I swept her off her feet for the couples package!

  226. Kimberly Trujillo says:


  227. andrea lamont says:

    All of them!! 😉 but since I know you’d like us to pick one, I’ll take the Eucalyptus Body Wrap! I love Eucalyptus!!!

  228. Happy blog anniversary 🙂 Ok, so all the treatments look amazing! I’d go for the Relax & Rejuvenate package. The aroma stone massage sounds heavenly!

  229. Happy Anniversary!
    I can’t decide between the Relax and Rejuvenate and the Detoxify bundle. Both sound amazing and right up my alley!!

  230. I love the sound of the BACK CLEANSING STONE TREATMENT

  231. stacie sawyer says:

    I would love the coconut breeze …Ahhhh the lime & coconut!!!!

  232. Couples Swedish massage would be awesome

  233. I would love to try the Aroma Stone Massage. Sounds so relaxing!

  234. The relax and rejuvenate package sounds perfect!

  235. angela m says:
  236. the detoxify package!!

  237. Irene Eichler says:

    couples massage

  238. My sister-in-law raves about Ste. Anne’s but I’ve never been.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  239. Kate Carter Hickey says:

    I’ve never had a wrap so Detoxify FOR SURE!

  240. Lisa Neutel says:

    Couples massage sounds heavenly, or detox for myself

  241. Def want a couples massage!

  242. Rose Hately says:


  243. Douglas Hately says:

    Anti-aging sounds perfect for the way I feel.

  244. Heather T says:

    Definitely the Relax and Rejuv package. I’ve been so stressed at work for the past while that I haven’t even had time to take a relaxing bath, let alone go to a spa. I need this!

  245. Bcteagirl says:

    Dying to know who won this! 😛

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