OK. Raise your hand if you remember that Warrant song, “Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away”? Well, today I think I found it. This morning, we visited the Siberia Station Spa for their morning “family hours” (special hours from 9am-noon during holiday break to include families) and I am pretty sure I found winter heaven on earth!
I am not going to waste a lot of words here because in this case, a picture speaks a thousand words and I have a lot of pictures! Let me just briefly explain the Siberia Spa concept and then include a few of my observations, then let the pictures tell the story!
The Siberia Station Spa is modeled after Scandinavian spas – the magic takes place in three acts; hot, cold, relax. It’s THAT simple – go somewhere hot, partake in something cold, then find a place to relax….then REPEAT!
The hot option……there were plentiful options for everyone – hot tubs, infrared saunas, traditional saunas and a eucalyptus infused steam room (OH MY GOODNESS!!!)
Cold….well, since today was about 11 degrees, the COLD portion of this adventure could simply be walking from a hot spot to a relaxation spot, but I am proud to say all my people took full advantage of the ice cold plunge pools more than once and benefited greatly from them. They were AWESOME!!! There were a number of ice cold pools in the vicinity of each hot offering and from time to time, you can even dip in the gorgeous babbling brook that abuts the spa (this was closed today).
Relaxation – the options were fabulous. There were a number of yurts – all with swinging chairs and warmth – one had windows facing towards the river and my favorite was toasty warm with a huge wood burning fireplace in the middle! Other relaxation offerings were a beautiful windowed-in pergola and a dream zone – a huge barrel dug into the hillside (Hobbit-like) with cushioned bench seats and relaxing music.
Some important details…..the Spa is about 15 minutes from the old town of Quebec City. We paid $27 Canadian dollars each for this special family time. Typically, children are not allowed and with good reason – the whole point of this place is to relax! I have kids – and they are not relaxing! Bathing suits are MANDATORY as are footwear – think flip flops. You may bring your own robes and in this weather, I highly recommend it! You may also rent them for $7 Canadian.
I cannot rave enough about how amazing this place was!!! I cannot wait to come back here with just my hubby, a book and more time! We are scheming ways we can make one of these places at our house!! hahahahaha
Here is the website if you want to check it out on your own – http://siberiastationspa.com/home/