Relax in Nature at Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa

by | Apr 3, 2017 | Big Blog, Nature and Outdoors | 0 comments

Have you ever sat in a heated pool surrounded by snow while the stars light up the bright night’s sky? Add a waterfall and a roaring fire and it becomes an experience you can’t get anywhere else in Northeastern Ontario.

A True Northern Resort

Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa is nestled among 175 acres of beautiful wildness in Timmins. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and the beauty of summer or winter. A premier destination in the region, Cedar Meadows has all of the amenities you could need, including comfortable accommodations featuring 49 rooms/suites and 5 chalets, an on-site restaurant, full service conference facilities and my favourite: a relaxing day spa with Nordic baths!

Many different aesthetic, relaxation and therapeutic services are available at Cedar Meadows’ Spa Grande Nature and Nordic Spa. Whether it’s after a day on a snowmobile, a day on the slopes, or you just want to relax and regenerate, the Nordic Spa at Cedar Meadows is a great place to breathe in the fresh air and soak up the benefits of nature.

New: The Nordic Baths

The Nordic baths are the newest addition to the spa and offer thermotherapy, the practice of alternating hot and cold. Proprietor Richard Lafleur has often visited other Scandinavian style spas and knows firsthand about the therapeutic benefits of this popular practice. He wanted to bring this experience to our region. As such, it is the only destination of its kind in the Northeast.

To get the most from this experience, guests should warm themselves in the dry sauna or eucalyptus steam bath, and then cool down by a soak in the outdoor pool, or by using the Vichy shower located indoors. This is then followed by a rest period. Repeating the hot-cold-rest thermal cycle at least three times is needed to experience the full benefits of thermotherapy.

Benefits associated with thermotherapy include: boosting the immune system, natural pain and stress relief, improved sleep quality, total muscle relaxation, and body oxygenation. It’s believed that you experience a complete natural detox that helps your body find its natural balance.

Beyond the Baths

In between cycles, guests can rest in one of the relaxation areas. You can choose to lounge indoors while enjoying a delectable snack from the special spa menu or the complimentary tea cart, or be outside sitting by the fire, or snuggling in a nearby hammock.

While on your wellness and stress reduction journey, be sure to let the culinary artists in the Voyageur Dining Room indulge the senses and nourish you with a few of my favourites. Start with the always fresh and delicious soup of the day, following it with their fruity, fresh spinach salad.

There are plenty of protein options to choose from that have the taste of terroir. As a locavore, I suggest choosing the Ontario Rack of Lamb! There are several catches to choose from on the seafood menu as well. The grilled Atlantic salmon would complement well with your wellness journey, or the Pickerel Meuniere with sautéed vegetables. Sit back and enjoy the rustic theme that encompasss the heritage and traditions of Northeastern Ontario.

A visit Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa provides a much-needed break, and a rest that’s beneficial for the body and the spirit.

Book the Experience

Ready to experience it for yourself? Go for the day, or stay a night or two. The resort offers many different packages to suit and meet everyone’s needs.

Get started with the Nordic Spa Package for two, at $201. This package includes one night’s accommodation, 2 Nordic Bath passes and a $20 breakfast voucher.


Please call the resort directly or you can make a room reservation using our “Online Reservations” option.

FOR SPA GRANDE NATURE: (705) 268-1355

To make an appointment with the Spa, please call the number above

About Pamela Hamel

Chef, Blogger, Traveller and former Executive, Pamela explores trends in curating a sustainable lifestyle. Aka “Martha Stewart” of the North, Pamela takes this as a compliment, but it’s a little too snobbish for this hometown girl. Born, raised and career developed in Northeastern Ontario’s Kirkland Lake area, Pamela moved to Toronto to pursue BIG markets for her BIG ideas. With an appetite for adventure, Pamela boasts a biz savvy spirit, eye for design and an incredible talent for turning nothing into something. Search #foodsbynature to discover your next inspired living moment.