We’re in the middle of winter’s peak here in the serene Haliburton Highlands. Those who aren’t from Southern Ontario might think that winter is a slow season here at Sandy Lane Resort, but our proximity to both Toronto and Ottawa actually makes us a perfect getaway for couples, families, and groups alike. Our tranquil snow-covered paradise allures couples looking for a quiet getaway from noisy traffic, stressful workspaces, and hectic schedules. Haliburton, Ontario, is also an outdoor enthusiast’s playground for those aching for ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, or ice skating adventures. Unlike much of Southern Ontario, Sandy Lane Resort is in the middle of winter’s grip, which means that we have an exuberant amount of snow on the ground at all times. There is very little snow on the ground just 40 miles south of here, making us a snowmobiler’s paradise! After each full day of adventure, retreat to one of these five affordable, cozy Ontario cottages.

Cottage #10

Naturally, we’re going to begin this list with one of our private hot tub Ontario cottages. Cottage #10, much like #6, #7, and #8, has a soothing outdoor hot tub on the deck of this cathedral-style home. The hot tubs, of course, make these four cottages quite popular during the winter months. This fully-equipped home-away-from-home is ideally situated near lush forestry. While it’s the furthest cottage away from the sandy beach, its seclusion allures couples and groups looking for a quiet escape.

Cottage #19

ontario cottagesCottage #19 is popular among guests for two reasons: it’s only steps from Halls Lake, and it’s secluded. The majority of the property surrounding this cottage is snow-covered forestry, creating a private, exclusive experience. This cottage has satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a sundeck, and large windows overlooking the lake.

Cottage #1

Cottage #1, much like #19, is steps from Halls Lake, but it’s our smallest unit here in the Algonquin Highlands. It sleeps up to four people and was built with couples in mind. The high-quality Simmons queen-size bed, idyllic wood-burning fireplace, and newly-renovated kitchen make this one of the most affordable romantic cottages in Canada.

Cottage #12

ontario cottagesCottage #12 is an alpine-style home, which is an aesthetically-pleasing feature that appeals to many families and groups. The cottage itself is close to the playground and has perfect sightlines to Halls Lake, Ontario. All of our Ontario cottages have wood-burning fireplaces. In fact, Sandy Lane is one of the only four-season Ontario resorts to provide all guests with wood-burning fireplaces!

Cottage #4

Last but certainly not least, Cottage #4 is the closest home to our natural outdoor ice skating rink. It’s also one of our ten-person Ontario cottages, which is perfect for large families or small groups. Cottage #4 has all the comforts of home with the rustic allure of a lakefront cottage.

Pre-Made Meals at Sandy Lane Resort

We now offer pre-made meals available for purchase at the resort. Some of our offerings include ten-ounce New York strip steaks (for only $10!), jumbo hot dogs, mild sausages, and even four packs of six-ounce burgers. This is a very cost-effective option for our visiting guests. Special requests need to be made and paid for in advance. Give us a call today at 1-705-489-2020, or visit SandyLaneResort.com to book a long-overdue wintertime getaway to Haliburton, Ontario!