Sand Valley Resort, Wisconsin, Travel Guide
There is something magical about a golf course in winter, when snow blankets the hilly landscape. It offers a variety of new ways to enjoy the open spaces and tranquil atmosphere. This is the case of Sand Valley, one of the best golf resorts in the Midwest. Perched amid 12,000 acres of raw Wisconsin beauty and prehistoric sand dunes, the resort is now open during the winter season. It allows guests to explore the resort’s vast natural landscape on fat-tire bikes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis. You can also experience midwestern winter delights like ice fishing and sledding.
“We are thrilled to unveil a variety of new winter activities and adventures the whole family will enjoy,” said Chris Keiser, co-owner of Sand Valley. “Guests are surrounded by clear skies, fresh air, and plenty of open space for exploration and adventure. Our upcoming events and offerings will foster a sense of connectedness that is emblematic of the spirit of Sand Valley. We look forward to welcoming guests as we create memories and foster new traditions for years to come.
Getting to Sand Valley Resort
Conveniently located and accessible year-round, Sand Valley is located in Rome, Wisconsin. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) and just over an hour and a half from Madison. Sand Valley offers an assortment of comfortable and well-appointed accommodations throughout the winter. The resort is ready to welcome couples, families and also small groups. Guests can book a single king or double queen room starting at $225 per night. There are also private suites starting at $550 per night. Luxurious dog-friendly self-contained cabins are available from $900 a night, located steps from hiking trails and on-site lakes.
What to do at Sand Valley Resort
Dining options include the rustic yet refined mammoth bar, the central pole of the station. The bar is popular for its specialty cocktails, selection of craft beers and fine bar food. The main restaurant open all day, Aldo’s farm and table, features cuisine sourced from local farmers and suppliers complemented by a roaring central fireplace. In-cottage dining is also available for a more private experience with chef-prepared meals.
Sand Valley thrives with active experiences for guests, including hiking, fishing, yoga, stargazing, fat biking, and more. All-new programming, all infused with a distinctive sense of place to give guests a true taste of the Midwest, includes:
Ice fishing: Once the destination transforms into a winter wonderland, venture ice fishing with a comforting snack menu that includes hot pepper, beer cheese soup, apple cider and bourbon cocktails.
Sled fleet: Hit the hills with Sand Valley’s fleet of sleds, with a variety of exciting, high-end options and varying levels of speed.
Snow kits: Sand Valley has all the tools you need to make a family day in the snow unforgettable, including snowman building kits, snow paint, snowball throwers, snow castle toys and more again.
Upcoming Events in Sand Valley
Sand Valley’s winter calendar offers plenty of opportunities to connect with the great outdoors and loved ones. Some of the upcoming events include:
Sand County Classic (February 18-20, 2022): Together with Visit Rome, take part in the first annual pond hockey tournament surrounded by snow-covered sand dunes and towering red pines.
Wim Hof event (February 25-27, 2022): Dive deep into the Wim Hof Method with a dedicated weekend workshop and guided cold exposure experience led by Sand’s certified Wim Hof Method instructors Valley, James Stewart and Jesse Coomer.
Beers and brats (March 4-6, 2022): Treat yourself to a feast of craft kids and local craft beers while learning about the history of the microbrewery.
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