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Ground broken on luxurious, outdoor, year-round day spa

VETTA Nordic Spa will be constructed in Horseshoe Valley; Facility will provide 'unique experience' and an 'opportunity for job creation,' says mayor
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Oro-Medonte Township councillors, business leaders and others joined Eric Harkonen and his team at the groundbreaking of VETTA Nordic Spa at Horsehoe Resort Thursday. Contributed photo

VETTA Nordic Spa, a luxurious outdoor day spa has officially broken ground in Oro-Medonte, bringing the rich tradition of sauna use in Finland and Scandinavia, to be built on a 26-acre parcel of land within Horseshoe Valley nestled in a serene forest of mature maples and pines at the top of the Horseshoe Resort.

VETTA is only a one-hour drive north from the GTA.

“The groundbreaking of VETTA Nordic Spa is an exciting time for Oro-Medonte and the County of Simcoe. Not only will VETTA Nordic Spa provides a unique experience for guests in a beautiful peaceful setting, it will complement existing tourism businesses in the area, and provide an opportunity for job creation,” says Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes.

“We would like to personally welcome VETTA Nordic Spa to Oro-Medonte and extend congratulations to Mr. Eric Harkonen and his team for reaching this milestone.”

VETTA will be one of Canada's premier outdoor Nordic spas operating year-round, offering guests the opportunity to take the time to reconnect with oneself and with others, escape the fast-paced North American lifestyle, and recharge physically and mentally.

It will offer an all encompassing experience leaving guests feeling fresh, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle life’s challenges.

“When Eric first shared his incredible vision for VETTA with me, I had trouble imagining my life without this authentic Nordic Spa! VETTA provides opportunities for personal downtime and social interaction, which align beautifully with the quality of life and the connected communities that is our region.” says Craig Busch, strategic marketing advisor for VETTA.

With construction commencing, VETTA Nordic Spa anticipates a scheduled opening to the public in late 2020. Please continue to follow our social channels for up to date information.

About VETTA Nordic Spa

Paying homage to traditional Finnish design and sauna customs alongside modern sophistication, VETTA will provide guests a variety of opportunities for both personal and social rejuvenation.

The spa will highlight the Nordic practice of thermotherapy through transcendent saunas, steam rooms, and luxurious hot & cold pools. Social interaction is an essential part of Finnish sauna tradition and will be actively encouraged and welcomed while also respecting designated quiet zones. 

VETTA will offer massage therapy services, a Scandinavian-inspired bistro restaurant, several indoor and outdoor relaxation areas (including a solarium, hammock lounge, and fire pits), and a future chalet/corporate meeting facility.

There will be two large, signature saunas, one of which emulates a popular public sauna outside Helsinki, Finland. With features like warm mists, central fireplaces, and meditative water features, these saunas will encourage relaxation and an appreciation of the natural elements.