Welcome to The Sands on Golden Lake. Book your getaway now

All of our rooms have beautiful views overlooking Golden Lake. We do have chalets available this summer. Plan your getaway, and think ahead to your summer vacation! 

Enjoy spa treatments at our Spa with a view of the lake! Call for an appointment.

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Our welcoming Beachfront Inn provides a range of accommodation options.

Find the perfect solution at the Sands when planning your next vacation getaway. Choose from a room, chalet, or cottage that suits your style.

Lodging at Sands on Golden Lake is the perfect combination of contemporary comfort and cottage chic. Our newly-renovated, upcountry style appeals to families and couples of all ages. Our finest suites host a Jacuzzi tub, king bed, and balcony overlooking the serene shores of Golden Lake. We offer an onsite restaurant featuring room service, a full service Sands Spa, and complementary wireless internet. Just pack your bags and let our friendly staff take care of the rest.

The Sands is located 1:45 hours west of Canada's Capital, on the highway 60 corridor, and just Forty five minutes to the east gate of Algonquin Park. This relaxing Inn, Spa, and Restaurant are nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of the Ottawa Valley. It's the ideal spot for vacationers and business travellers to retreat to.

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Hugging the shoreline of majestic Golden Lake you’ll find the Sands Inn, Restaurant, and Spa. It’s the perfect getaway for business and leisure guests to meet, greet, eat, or rest and play. If you read what others have to say on TripAdvisor® you’ll understand why our customers keep coming back. We are proud to have been awared the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2014.

Enjoy Ontario's Adventure Playground—the Ottawa Valley.

The Sands is located 1 hour 45 minutes west of Canada's Capital, on the highway 60 corridor, and just 45 minutes to the east gate of Algonquin Park. There's something for every traveller to explore. Our backyard is Renfrew County and it's made up of 2.4 million hectares of breathtaking wilderness. Truly a nature-lovers paradise, the Ottawa Valley is located between Algonquin Park and the Ottawa River. With 900 lakes, four major river systems, and world-class Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking—there’s plenty to experience in your free time. If you like, you don’t even have to venture off the Sands campus for we have an expanse of lakeside activities and beaches just steps from our door.

Come stay with us.

Our well-appointed accommodations includes spacious guest rooms, luxury vacation suites, three-bedroom chalets, and cottage. We also have a restaurant/lounge, and a full service spa overlooking Golden Lake. The Sands has everything needed to make your next business meeting, wedding reception, honeymoon, or family vacation one to remember.

The Sands has the perfect blend of casual charm and comforts of home that appeals to business and family travellers alike.

The Sands Features:

  • Lakeside Guestrooms, Chalets, and Beachfront Cottage
  • Onsite Restaurant/Lounge (featuring room service)
  • Full-service Sands Spa
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Expansive Sandy Beach
  • 120 Seat Lakeside Conference/Banquet Facility
  • Located directly on the OFSC Trail System and ATV Trail System

OHvation Certification for Service Excellence                   

Sands Deluxe Suite

Suite features: 1 King Bed, jet tub, 42" flat screen with satellite, WiFi, compact fridge, air conditioning, and balcony with lake view.


$195.00 / night + tax (2 Person Maximum Occupancy)

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Lakeside Queen Suite — Two Bed

Suite features: 2 Queen Beds, compact fridge, satellite TV, air conditioning, and balcony with lake view.


$180.00/ night + tax (4 Person Maximum Occupancy)

Lakeside Queen Suite — One Bed

Suite features: Queen Bed, compact fridge, satellite TV, air conditioning, and lake level walk-out or balcony with lake view.


$140.00 / night + tax (2 Person Maximum Occupancy)

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Lakeside Chalets — One, Two, and Three

Chalets features: All Chalets are on two levels and sleep six (3 bedrooms). They provide spacious living areas with full kitchen, fireplace, and deck overlooking the lake. All of our well-appointed Chalets include all linens and towels (with the exception of beach towels).

$355.00 / night + tax (6 Person Maximum Occupancy)

Prices may vary in July and August

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Sands Cottage

Cottage features: a one level cottage that sleeps six (3 bedrooms), dining and living room space with vaulted ceilings, satellite TV, propane woodstove, fully equipped kitchen, spacious lake-front deck, and includes all linens and towels (with the exception of beach towels).


$380.00 / night + tax (6 Person Maximum Occupancy)

Prices may vary in July and August

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Explore the natural beauty of the Sands in all seasons.

Regardless of the time of year the solitude of the Sands on Golden Lake is there for the taking. Along with the change of seasons comes an abundance of excitement that can keep you active all year.

Savour a diversity of flavours in an atmosphere that the Sands is renowned for.

The Sands spacious Restaurant provides clusters of smaller tables for more intimate lake-view dining. They also host a Lounge area for larger groups: like bikers and snowmobilers. It's the perfect combination of a spectacular view and a menu that has never tasted so good.

Our chef caters to your every whim from classic breakfasts, tasty lunches, to delectable dinners. We even have an extensive takeout menu for locals and cottagers that feel like taking a night off from the kitchen. Weather you dine in or take out, our menus will tantalize your taste buds. Our buffets and special holiday brunches are big hits and offer a huge selection and appetizing medley to choose from.

The Sands Restaurant also caters to larger events. Our lower lounge, known as the Deacon Room is perfect for hosting birthday parties, family reunions, anniversaries, and corporate events. It's also the ideal venue for intimate weddings of up to a 100 guests. You identify the size of group that you'd like to entertain and we'll provide the scrumptious bites and special venue.

 Please call for hours of operation and check our Facebook for specials. Orders must be in a half hour before closing. 

Restaurant Hours: Please call for hours.

Sands on Golden Lake Reservation & Rental Policies

Reservation Guarantee Policy

Sands on Golden Lake requires that all reservations be guaranteed by a valid credit card number and expiry date at the time of booking. Cards will used to secure the room, the rate is subject to increase.
July & Aug – Weekend rooms require a 2 night minimum stay. Cottages & chalets require a 7 night minimum stay. Rooms can be reserved for 1 night, except for Holiday Weekends, winter sledding weekends and Special Events, we do maintain a 2 night minimum.   Cottage & chalets require a 2 night minimum stay on weekends outside of the summer months (summer months require a weekly minimum).

Reservation Cancellation

Due to our intimate size, cancellations affect us significantly.  A last minute cancellation gives us little chance of filling the space due to our remote location.  For these reasons we uphold a strict cancellation policy. Chalets and cottages require a non-refundable deposit upon booking a week stay. Should you need to cancel or change your reservation we require 48hrs notice for room rentals, this does include Events or the Deacon Room rental.
Cottage and Chalet Rentals require 4 weeks notice during Peak Season (May – October), and 48hrs notice during off season.  No exceptions.

The deposit at booking time is non-refundable.

Reservation "No Show" Charge

The Sands will charge  the credit card on file at the booked rate for any reservations that fail to check-in to the resort  on the scheduled arrival date. A full weeks rental charge + tax will be applied on any cottage or chalet rental (May thru Oct), to those failing to show for a reservation or adhere to the cancellation policy.

Check In, Check Out Time

Check-in time is guaranteed for anytime after 3:00pm, checkout time is 11:00am.
If your check-in time is later than 8:00pm please make arrangements with our front desk for a late check-in.

Pet Policy

Sands on Golden Lake is proud to offer a pet free environment.  Violators will be subject to a $250.00 cleaning charge.

Smoking Policy

Sands on Golden Lake is proud to offer smoke free accommodations. Violators will be subject to a $250.00 cleaning charge. Occupancy Policy
For each person over the maximum occupancy of a room or cottage there will be an additional charge of $20.00 per person per night. Due to safety regulations a strict 6 person max per cottage/chalet will be enforced.

Minimum Age for Room Occupants

Guests must be 19 years of age or older to rent a room with The Sands. The Sands reserves the right to ask for photo I.D. to verify the room occupant's ages upon check-in.

Credit Card Payment
The Sands accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Upon check-in at the hotel, a pre-authorization will be put on your credit card for the total room and taxes, plus a deposit amount (this is not a charge, only a pre-authorization). You will be required to stop at the front desk upon checkout to verify your room charges, and sign your final credit card receipt.

Personal/Company Cheque
The Sands does not accept personal cheques for payment of a guest room. The Sands will accept a company cheque for payment upon departure from the hotel. The Sands reserves the right to ask for a credit card number, and/or photo I.D. when accepting a cheque for payment. Any cheques returned as Non-Sufficient Funds are subject to a fee of $60.00.

Inn & Resort Quiet-Time

Out of respect for our individual guests, The Sands enforces a "quiet-time" policy between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. This covers all property of The Sands and guest rooms (no loud activities, loud noise from audio equipment or other appliances). Guests who do not observe our "quiet-time policy" may be asked to leave or denied guest room reservations. Should a guest room be asked to leave the hotel, the cost of the guest room and deposit will not be refunded to the evicted guests.

Alcohol Policy

All alcohol consumed on the resort grounds must be licensed by the Sands.  Any alcohol brought onto Sand’s property is restricted to the guest rooms, chalets or cottages.


Please note that the rate is subject to change without notice. Booking well in advance secures the room, not the rate.  Please check arrival reminders for updates closer to your arrival date or call regarding the current rate prior to your arrival.