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Chalkley's Sandy Bay Cottage Resort

6.7 | Fair
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On Lake Nipissing, self-contained cottages with kitchens, free Wi-Fi & cable TV

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests praised the resort's beautiful locale and proximity to the beach
  • The resort's cottages were found to be clean and comfortable
  • Reviewers found the staff to be friendly and accommodating
Cons
  • The hotel does not have an on-site restaurant
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2014
Overview
Located on Lake Nipissing and about a 5-minute drive from Highway 654, Chalkley's Sandy Bay Cottage Resort is suitable for travellers who prefer a resort with self-contained cottages with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of the resort's cottages offers two or three separate bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a kitchen, a fan, a dining area, BBQ facilities and a patio. The resort is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

The hotel also offers a private beach, a marina, ice fishing, fish cleaning facilities, live bait, horseshoes, water volleyball, a playground, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and free parking. 

Jeff and Tanis's No Frills and North Bay Mall are about a 30-minute drive away, while Osprey Links Golf is roughly a 23-minute drive from the hotel. North Bay/Jack Garland Airport (YYB) is a 35-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There were very few online reviews for this hotel at the time of writing, however, of those sourced, guests showed positive responses towards the hotel's location, accommodations and staff. 

The resort's location was praised by reviewers, who described it as beautiful and inspiring, as well as close to the beach and fishing. One patron noted, "The cottages have a beautiful view of beach, the lake and northern greenery. The sunsets have to be the best ever sitting on the dock".

Guests were pleased with their accommodations at the resort. They found their rooms to be clean, well equipped, well maintained and comfortable.

The resort's staff were characterized as friendly and accommodating. One traveller remarked, "Jeff and Kim make you feel like your part of the family".
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were very few reviews available online for this hotel when this editorial was written. Of those consulted, there were no negative comments written about the resort.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 4 specialty lodging in Callander with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 4 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Map Marker Chalkley's Sandy Bay Cottage Resort
37 Sandy Bay Road, Nipissing, ON