Want to pamper yourself silly before the summer is over? The Elora Mill Hotel is not only a beautiful and one-of-a-kind destination attractions in Canada (think: quick rushing river, dramatic gorge, classy spa perched above a waterfall on top of a CLIFF), but it is also a place that enhances experiences and heightens senses. It makes you feel like you're in a movie... or maybe the set of Downton Abbey.
The hotel is an hour and a half from Toronto, and it used to be a 175-year-old grist mill which was closed for EIGHT WHOLE YEARS while it got a $27 MILLION DOLLAR makeover. Let me tell you... it was worth the wait. This bougie hotel is actually perched on the side of a cliff that overlooks the Elora Grand River and it is dramatic AF.
The hotel can be found in the heart of a charming village, The Elora Mill Hotel has panoramic views of a thundering gorge... it is almost theatric. The hotel has 27 deluxe guest rooms and six room types that you can choose from. Their interior design is rustic yet modern, implementing adorable French decor to complement their wood-burning fireplaces. Their rooms include amenities like: marble walk-in showers, expansive bathrooms, local-made furniture and natural wood and limestone heated floors. Talk about fancy.
The spa in the hotel has undoubtedly the best views of all. It includes a three-story glass solarium that sits on top a rushing WATERFALL. The view itself will take your breath away... it's the dreamiest backdrop for pedicures, yoga classes, sauna and steam rooms, mud masks, and relaxing massages. When you've finally exhausted yourself from all the pampering (phew!), you can let loose even more with a mimosa by their infinity pool.
The aestheticians at the Stable Spa, shows an unwavering committment to health and wellness. The spa's signature treatments have been specially designed to treat and relax your body, tranquilize your mind and rejuvenate your spirit. To indulge you further, the spa has a state-of-the-art gym, yoga studio, steam and sauna rooms, and a sizable outdoor infinity pool and hot tub on their deck, with gorgeous views of the river. If you can't sense the vibe of this place already, it is definitely the place to 'reconnect with thy self.'
If you want to feel the escape of the busy city even further, you can also dive into the calm of nature. Exuberant bike rides through the gorge, challenging hiking trails and cleansing nature walks can also be arranged. This is definitely what they meant when they said it is a place to 'enhance experiences and heighten senses.' Is this what heaven feels like?