Southern Ontario’s Sandy Lane Resort remains a four-season haven for romance-starved couples and adventurous sweethearts alike. There’s never been a more enticing time to escape the Greater Toronto Area en route to the Haliburton Highlands, particularly the northwestern rim of peaceful Halls Lake. As one of the most desirable winter retreats in Ontario, the Sandy Lane team is gearing up for a holiday season unlike any other. Because of the resort’s pleasingly remote location, couples can freely embark on a playful, passionate, and uninhibited romantic getaway, even amid winter’s frostiest moments.

Haliburton Highland Adventure and Exploration

Photo of a Couple Snowmobiling near Halls Lake, an Idyllic Retreat Location in Ontario.What sets Sandy Lane Resort apart from the competition is its wood-burning fireplaces (the only ones in the region), outdoor hot tubs, and entirely detached cottages, all of which are steps from a full day of adventure, such as ice fishing, backcountry snowmobiling, and ice climbing. However, there’s nothing more romantic than a lengthy dog sledding expedition through Algonquin Provincial Park’s southern reach.

The region also lends itself to skilled and novice Nordic skiers alike. And, if you both feel the need to carve down some of Southern Ontario’s steepest slopes, we recommend an off-site excursion to Eagle Lake. Lastly, couples can swiftly tramp through the countryside on their snowshoes, whether that’s on our sizable property, Halls Lake’s edge, or at the beloved Frost Centre, home to 11 kilometres of well-marked trails. Don’t forget that Sandy Lane Resort offers snowshoe and Nordic ski rentals.

Gourmet Dining and Adult Beverages

Most couples would agree that dinner and drinks are an integral aspect of a couples retreat in Ontario (or anywhere else, for that matter). It’s worth noting that each of Sandy Lane Resort’s cottages come fully equipped with a working kitchen and dining area. Sometimes cooking a favourite meal together is the spark that your evening desperately needs. However, there are several spectacular year-round dining options in neighbouring towns, such as Carnarvon’s many spectacular restaurants.

As a reminder: Sandy Lane’s team offers pre-made meals if you’re looking for a convenient, hands-off dinner that’s undeniably delicious. We only use local ingredients, including all meats and vegetables. And no mid-day adventure is complete without a pit stop at one of Haliburton Highlands’ finest craft breweries, such as Boshkung or Lake of Bays. The craft beer and local dining scene are two massive reasons why Halls Lake evolved into one of the most desirable winter retreats in Ontario.

Tantalizing Cottage Retreats in Ontario

Photo of a Sandy Lane Cottage, the Perfect Retreat Destination in Ontario.We saved the best for last: Sandy Lane Resort’s spacious, seductive cottages, all of which come equipped with full kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, outdoor hot tubs, propane BBQs (if you’re feeling saucy), satellite television, and a sun deck. Rustic relaxation has never sounded so undeniably enticing! Thanks to our head-turning winter packages, we’re expected a full house every weekday and weekend this winter. So, don’t miss out on a potential cottage retreat in Ontario’s peaceful Haliburton Highlands.

We highly recommend checking cottage availability on our website at your earliest convenience. Or, you can call us directly at 705-489-2020.