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Sands on Golden Lake

13163 Highway 60 Deacon, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J 1X0 Canada
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The ideal getaway with a pristine, sandy beach,lakeside spa treatments and Golden Lakes only lakeside dining room. A year-round retreat to enjoy nature hikes, ice skating & ATV/ snowmobile trails. Cozy up to your own private fireplace or jacuzzi - a welcoming guest room or chalet awaits you.
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Free parking
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Glenda C wrote a review Nov 2023
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I have passed by the Restaurant a few times on my way to visit a friend in Killaloe, I decided on my way home I would stop and have a light meal, I am so glad that I did, the view is exceptional, the food and coffee was so good, the Server Sydney, what a pleasant young lady she is, a real gem, that is what you like to see when you go to a restaurant, the extra bit of conversation, and genuine smile, and making sure to ask if everything was OK, I would most definitely highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Dec 5, 2023
We are so glad you decided to stop, and can't wait to have you again!
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Quest53738844076 wrote a review Oct 2023
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My family and I had a fabulous time here!!!! This place has everything!!!! The rooms were beautiful we stayed up in room 16&17 wich I highly reccomend. The resturant had amazing food and very friendly staff. All of our food tasted great both nights. Will definatley be returning!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Bring beach towels.
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Dec 5, 2023
We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us so much, and we look forward to your return!
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Joanne L wrote a review Oct 2023
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We attended a wedding here recently. Food was exceptional. The beach was such a pretty spot for the ceremony. I can't say enough about how the staff hustled and made our day so fun. Friendly, beautiful facility. We will definitely return for a getaway.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: See if you can get a window seat in the restaurant by the red maple tree.
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Dec 5, 2023
We enjoyed that wedding too, and having you there. We look forward to your return.
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Nicole B wrote a review Aug 2023
Ottawa, Canada15 contributions45 helpful votes
The Sands is a gem! The beach is fantastic and the spa is heavenly. Some updates & small touches could be done for improvement, for example: hooks in the rooms for beach towels, maybe some soft outdoor Edison lights (rather than bright sensor lights) and refreshing the paint on the balconies. Also note that they are understaffed so that restaurant has limited hours, but the staff are doing the very best they can. Always be kind! :)
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Oct 10, 2023
Thanks Nicole for your kind review. We have already painted some of the balconies and are working on getting the remaining portion completed before spring of next year. It is so difficult to paint when guests are in the rooms, as they are all summer. But, by net summer all should be done. We have also softened the exterior lights. Yes, we had to limit restaurant hours due to the staffing crisis. Thank you for being kind to our servers. Everyone is working hard.
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Ahq62 wrote a review Aug 2023
Oshawa, Canada35 contributions39 helpful votes
This is a really nice spot. All of the rooms face the lake so the view is amazing. The rates are reasonable. The prices in the restaurant are very reasonable. The staff are friendly. The rooms are clean. Private beach.We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Oct 10, 2023
We look forward to your return. It was great having you.
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Shannon S wrote a review Aug 2023
North Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
This review is of the restaurant. I called two weeks in advance to book a rezzo for 18 people for an 80th birthday lunch for my mom. There was one server for the entire restaurant and when other people came in for lunch behind us they were told to leave. Red flag? When menus were brought to the table, we were briefed on the over 20 black XXs on the menu of the items unavailable. Red flag? Salads were still on the menu so, phew. Attempting to use a tablet, the poor server had to try and take orders from 18 people who had almost no selection and using one black x’ed menu. After 20 minutes, orders seemed to be sorted. First salad arrives, but now told no salad left. So all main and side salad orders had to be adapted. This, while the one salad had already been served. Sandwiches seemed still available, so after another 20 mins and now shifted to pen and paper, orders put in. Over 1 hour after the first salad was served, some of the orders arrived. One, a club sandwich with lettuce on one side, tomato on the other, a piece of cheese on one side, a piece of bacon on the other. Not what one would equate with a club sandwich. I called them beforehand to organize a birthday dessert and they told me to bring my own, so when I brought it, was told I would have to pay a plating fee! I could wax lyrical about the tortuous event, but suffice to say, an utter embarrassment to fete my mother’s 80th. Thank goodness we had such lovely friends who graciously laughed and said oh well, we are all together. I asked to speak to management, get the owners’ # as I wanted to speak to them first before writing a review. I was told they would call me and they took my number. That was July 26th, and I have not heard from them. I feel for the server who was put in a ridiculous position, and they handled it as best they could. It is honestly the most ghastly lunch and situation I have had in the Valley. Such a shame, as our family and friends have been going there since the 70s. Skip the restaurant, and enjoy the lake while dining in more organized establishments.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Oct 10, 2023
We are sorry that you had such a poor experience. We did advise you ahead of time that we were short staffed and working with a reduced menu. We suggested you select menu items ahead of time from our chef's special selection in order to make the lunch go more smoothly, but that suggestion was turned down. The server that day was a competent server quite capable of handling 18 people at once. When you left, the server cried, not understanding why you were so hard on her. So, we all had a tough day with it. We hate to lose you as guests. The season is almost at its end, and the restaurant will be taking a hunting shutdown and will remain on reduced hours until the spring. If you feel up to it, please give me a call personally at that time, and I will make sure that you have an excellent return visit.
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Pierce Floxman wrote a review Aug 2023
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Possibly one of the best stays we've ever experienced. The rooms are fresh and inviting, and the beds are exceptionally comfortable! The beach and location couldn't be more ideal, and the restaurant on site is delicious! They had the best wings we ever tasted!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Oct 10, 2023
We loved having you. Come again and we will have a big plate of wings waiting for you.
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Odyssey22036059105 wrote a review Aug 2023
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The location is great with a sand beach at your door. Our room was ok but could use more updating. The stairs and walkway to beach level was needing a cleanup. Our bathroom was clean and the beds were comfortable. Our dinner was ok and the servers were exceptional. Room was $200 and dinner for two adults and one child $100.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Joanne Lovering, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake
Responded Oct 10, 2023
We are delighted you enjoyed the beach and that our servers treated you well. We will continue to improve and hope to see you again.
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Janet C wrote a review Jul 2023
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We spent the weekend for our wedding anniversary. Rooms were clean and the view was amazing!!! The staff was lovely and sitting by the water was so relaxing. We are going to make this a yearly anniversary stay!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Oct 10, 2023
Can't wait to see you again.
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Melina M wrote a review Jul 2023
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We stayed in a chalet for 6 nights, it was great. The kids really enjoyed the beach and the which was right outside our back door. The food in the restaurant was excellent as was the staff. Terrific place to stay for a family.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Dec 5, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sands on Golden Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Sands on Golden Lake?
Nearby attractions include Mizzy Lake Trail (5.2 km) and Bat Lake Trail (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sands on Golden Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sands on Golden Lake?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sands on Golden Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sands on Golden Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sands on Golden Lake, Garth's kitchen, and BeaverTails.
Does Sands on Golden Lake offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Does Sands on Golden Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Sands on Golden Lake accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.