Sandy Lane Resort in Algonquin Highlands Ontario
Sandy Lane Resort Minden Haliburton Algonquin Highlands Ontario Waterfront Cabins Cottages Family Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Joachim, Bev and Family


Cottages: 16

Address: 17592 Hwy. 35, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, Canada K0M 1J2

Telephone: (705) 489-2020,

Activities/Attractions: Located north east of Toronto, the Haliburton Highlands is a pleasant two and a half hour drive from Metropolitan Toronto and approximately three hours from Ottawa through spectacular scenery.

Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty - crystal clear lakes, pristine forests and miles of marked wilderness trails, Haliburton is also home to major tourist attractions such as the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve and the world famous Algonquin Provincial Park.

Renowned for dense forests, rolling hills and jagged rock faces, the area is a popular and challenging destination for hikers, cross-country skiers, dogsledders and whitewater rafting enthusiasts, and yet it still offers the warm, community-oriented hospitality that Canadians have become famous for.

  • The county remains unspoiled, with plenty of room to roam and enjoy the finer side of life
  • There are no crowds here; no line-ups either in the shops or on the roads
  • The air is fresh, the water is clean and the scenery breathtaking
  • Our emphasis is being in the outdoors
  • Eco-tourism, soft adventure, cottaging, camping, and a huge year-round trail system for hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers
The Highlands take on a new look in the spring with the Trilliums blooming white and red, while the forest comes alive with colour and activity. Enjoy peace, quiet and tranquility in the comfort of your cottage amidst the glow of your wood burning fireplace. Be active if your wish.

"Our daughter and her fiancée held their wedding at Sandy Lane Resort at the end of September. Joachim and his staff were amazing and helpful and very accommodating, enabling them to stay within their wedding budget. The beds were comfortable and cabins clean with everything we needed to be comfortable. I would come back for a vacation in the future."

"I recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice getaway. So far I've only been there in the winter, but I can only imagine the fun I would have there in the summer!"

"We took the kids for a week and they loved it the toboggan hill at the back of our cottage the skating and the hot tub. The owners are very friendly and helpful. This is our 3rd trip during the winter and will be looking at a summer visit."

General Information: Welcome to Sandy Lane Resort located in the Algonquin Highlands, 30 minutes from Haliburton, Ontario, Canada just outside of Minden (just 2.5 hours north of Toronto). We are situated on the waterfront of the beautiful shores of crystal clear Halls Lake and within driving distance to Algonquin Park.

Enjoy our cottages with wood burning fireplaces, sun decks, BBQ's, Banquet Hall - all part of a great location for family vacations and classy country wedding receptions by the lake. Sandy Lane is ideal for all activities such as snowmobile adventure, hiking, with lots of snow and lots of trails.

  • Relax at one of our 16 fully equipped cottages by the lake
  • Four seasons of rest, relaxation, and activity in the rugged beauty of Haliburton Highlands
  • Sandy Lane offers comforts of home
  • Coupled with a beautiful lakeside in an outdoor setting
  • During the summer, relax by the lake, enjoy the view from your sun deck, paddle through calm waters, or take a bike ride around Halls Lake
  • During the winter, glide around our lit outdoor rink, ski on the lake, or slide down our family toboggan run or just bubble away in a private hot tub "under the stars"

Sandy Lane has a fully licensed air-conditioned Banquet Hall that can cater to your dining needs, whether it be a buffet style or table service for a family reunion, anniversary party, wedding or a company retreat-workshop.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in CAD Dollars).

From $59/day/person

"My husband and I just got married at the Sandy Lane Resort and it was absolutely incredible!!! It is such a beautiful venue and the owner Joachim is the most amazing person to work with!! He worked so hard to make sure every detail was perfect and was so accommodating and flexible and easy to work with! We absolutely could not have asked for a more perfect venue for our wedding!"

"We love Sandy Lane Resort so much, we had our wedding there this past summer. My family and I used to visit one of the cottages there when I was a little girl and when my now-husband and I were scouting out wedding venues north of Toronto, Sandy Lane seemed like the perfect spot. Joachim and Bonnie were SO helpful throughout the whole process and the wedding went off without a hitch, despite getting a downpour of rain the whole weekend. We love Sandy Lane!"

"Very comfortable accommodation with a greater range of amenities and services."