Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells! Welcome to the Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
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    To all our Sandrift guests, past, present and future.

    These last two years have brought considerable difficulty to all. I understand the uncertainty everyone is feeling - we want our lives back to normal! I assure you it will happen, why, because we are all strong!

    Christopher II, Geno, Mina and myself have spent most of our down-time this past year upgrading & updating all Sandrift units. We're open, we're sanitized, and we're ready for you, our family of guests.

    Covid-19 has put limitations on a majority of businesses, however, Sandrift is fortunate to be able to again partner with Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park.

    Sandrift offers guests a sandy beach, boats, campfires, cozy sanitized accommodations, relaxation and piece of mind.

    For those of you who still feel the need for the "Waterslide Rush" or "Rollercoaster High," Sandrift is Partnering with Mt. Olympus Water & Theme park for the 2021 season. In addition to Water park Access, our guests will now have access to all Theme Park Rides. Contact us for all the Exciting Details!
    UPDATE: At this time, we are still working on a Mt. Olympus partnership for the 2022 season. We will update once we have a confirmed answer.
    Don't forget our nightly campfires!


    NEW Projects For 2022 (List not all inclusive!):
     - Resort TV's have been upgraded to HD ROKU TV's. This gives our guests access to over 300 live channels, including Domestic & International sporting events, children's programming, dedicated music channels and standard live channels. TV's also include "Guest Mode" To allow you to utilize your Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ accounts & more!
    -New Vending machine next to Soda Machine that will contain an assortment of items.
    -New brick Fire pits replace all three of our original pits complete.
    -Additional ambient String Lighting around the main yard.
    -Lots of Painting.
    -80 TONS Of more Sand Delivered for the Beach.
    -Updated yard furniture.
    -Updated Furniture in most units including "Rustic" & "Wooded" Theme.
    -MAJOR Wi-Fi Upgrades. 7 New Access Points, 2.4ghz & 5ghz.
    -Major On-Going updates in the units while enhancing that CLASSIC "Up North" Family Vacation feel.
    - We've managed to get our own T-Mobile Micro-Cell Tower! While all Cellular Carriers in the Dells area are terrible, this will help give a good boost!

    ~Linda


    If you want a little help to get into that vacation mood, or you are having trouble waiting for an already planned vacation, we highly recommend watching "The Great Outdoors" staring John Candy & Dan Aykroyd. This Classic 1988 Comedy film was actually based on the Wisconsin Dells!

    SANDRIFT RESORT
    Travelers are impressed by your business and service standards - and it shows in their reviews. We're recognizing this impressive accomplishment by presenting you with a coveted "Recommended on TripAdvisor" sticker. As only 3+ rated properties will receive this TripAdvisor accolade, we hope you'' display your sticker with pride for customers to see. As the world's largest travel website, TripAdvisor enjoys more than 50 million savvy visitors every month, who turn to us for advice about hotels. restaurants, attractions and more. You've earned a "Recommended on TripAdvisor" sticker! Congratulations!

    INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY
    Passport to Savings Coupon Book for up to 35% OFF admission to anyone or more of 13 participating attractions including Tommy Bartletts Ski, Sky and Stage Show. Get the details on the Passport to Savings website.

    Also included in your stay:

    • Discounts at Dells Shops and Restaurant
    • Coupon good for $14 off Big Foot Zipline Tours

    • All Units Non-Smoking!
    •Free Wireless High Speed Internet
    • For Reservations Call: (608) 253-4411

    Lakeside Fun!
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    Barbecue Grills & Picnic Tables
    Barbecue Grills & Picnic Tables
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    Sandy Beach
    Safe Sandy Beach
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    Volleyball
    Volleyball
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    Relax at Our Family Friendly Lakeside Resort!

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    Free Wireless High Speed Internet!

    Sandrift Resort has WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET FREE!!

    Now you can check your email, send your vacation photos to family, or do whatever you need! Don't want to stay in your room? Why not lounge on the beach or next to the campfire using our 300 megabit high speed wireless system!

    Just a Few Reminders...

    ... Office available 24 hours
    Check-in is from 3pm to 8pm. If you will be arriving after that time, please make advance arrangements with us.
    ....Check Out
    Check out is at 10 am. Late check outs are NOT available.
    ....Cancellation Policy
    Deposits are only refunded when the unit you requested is re-rented for the entire time you reserved it. In the event of a refund a $35 cancellation fee will be deducted. No Refunds due to inclement weather or early departure.

    Lake Delton Family Lodging

    For Reservations Call: (608) 253-4411

    Life's A Peach on the Beach at Sandrift Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI
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    SANDRIFT RESORT
    1080 E. Hiawatha Dr.
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    (608) 253-4411


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    Resort Reviews

    "Come for the dells...Stay at Linda's"

    Let me get this out the way. The rooms, amenities and view are offered similarly at other venues but there's a reason I plan to come back to Sandrift Resort...it's Linda. When you come to quaint front desk at this lovely gem you'll be greeted (hopefully) by this amazing woman. She'll immediately make you feel like you're coming back home after a long exhaustive trip with her friendly and welcoming manner. Then she'll take a minute or two to let you know about herself and get to know you. Next comes what I think is her secret sauce...are you ready? She wants you to have the best time on your vacation and will make recommendations that only an informed and caring person can. If you get the chance to stay in the Dells, especially if you've never been or it's been awhile, stay at the Sandrift and take a moment to talk to Linda. She'll take care of you as if you were family.

    Stayed June 2016, traveled with family
    TripAdvisor.com Profile: Damien W

    "This place was amazing!"

    So close to grocery stores, restaurants, and most importantly, the attractions! We came here to get away from the city and just relax and we definitely got that!

    Clarissa
    May 3, 2020

    "We had a great time. See you soon!"

    My wife and I traveled here, spur of the moment. The place was much better than we expected. It was right on the water. It had a nice dock to use, and we caught many crappie right of the dock. I would highly recommend staying at this place, everything was absolutely perfect!

    Jason
    April 28, 2020

    "We had a great stay, thank you for everything."

    This place was excellent, and a great deal for our stay. The cabin was great, and Chris was very easy to communicate with and always made sure our needs were met. Overall great stay.

    Daniel
    April 5, 2020

    "Thanks to Chris for being a lovely host!"

    My Family and I had an awesome weekend at the Beach House. Everything was super clean and organized, and the house is literally located next to the lake. My son was able to go fishing and my husband was able to grill right in front of the house. We had a lovely brunch on the porch. I highly recommend staying at this place to anyone who is looking for a great weekend getaway. We are looking to return soon.

    Ginta
    April 19, 2020

    "You can't ask for more"

    Extremely friendly ownership, quaint, clean little cabins/lodges for a very reasonable rate. Changing this review from a 4 to a 5 star after some consideration, based on the price and overall experience, you can't ask for more

    Google.com Profile: Patrick K

    "I need a place like this all the TIME"
    Google.com Profile: Pettis

    "The wife and I had the best 5 night stay at this resort"

    The wife and I had the best 5 night stay at this resort and we have two places on the water and this was fun. Definitely will do a return trip next year best deal in the dells for the price. Owners are the best.

    Traveled with wife
    Google.com Profile: Tim Harger

    "It is like you're going to visit family."

    I think this resort and the owners are great people. Every time I have talked to them they treat me and everyone with respect. It is like you're going to visit family. Super sweet and very helpful, I would and DO refer my friends and family to stay there while on vacation.

    Traveled with family
    Google.com Profile: Michelle Babcock

    "I highly Recommend this resort!!!!!"

    5 stars they deserve 10, such amazing people. And their hospitality is warming and they're very welcoming people!!! I highly Recommend this resort!!!!!

    Traveled with family
    Google.com Profile: Emmet Olson

    "A+"
    Traveled with family
    Google.com Profile: Alex Cabonell
    "This place was amazing..."

    The view is beautiful to begin with. It was a last minute stay for us because our original place we were going to stay was crappy and the owner took us in right away with no problem. Very kind friendly for all ages. They have a wonderful little beach for swimming and hanging out. They have sand for playing as well as for volleyball. We didn't need to go out and buy any toys since they had everything right there. They also have a little shop in the office to get things that you might have forgot like a fishing pole and right across the street is a live bait shop which was nice. They have grills right in front for you to use and they have a bonfire they do every night. Great atmosphere and just hands down wonderful place to stay. Give them a call and book your next stay. You wont regret it. Me and my family sure didn't.

    Traveled with family
    Google.com Profile: Danielle Smith

    "The best place I have ever stayed!!"

    Linda and her husband are super nice like family and treat everyone like family. She saved our vacation.andwas very caring and helped out to the fullest extent.u will not find another owner of a resort in the dells like her and her husband..always there for anything u need 24/7 if u are unhappy or not ..ur own private beaches and very kid friendly anything ur kids need they will take care of u .plus ur own kitchen supplies also ..wow I'm so impressed !!!!thanks Sandrift...Linda and Chris we luv u guys thanks so much see u next month and many more to come.

    Traveled with family
    Google.com Profile: Perry Chiavetta

    "I've been going to Sandrift for a few years now and I love it"

    ...it's very friendly, quiet, I always get the room with a covered patio, with a view of the lake, which is great, there is a small beach, row boats, and paddle boats and a small dock, perfect for fishing, also there is a bond fire every night, my 8 year old has a blast every time we go there !! Thank you Linda for a great experience every time!!

    Traveled with family
    Google.com Profile: Tomasz Koziol

    "Owners are very friendly and go out of there way to make sure we had a good time"

    Comfortable atmosphere on the lake. Owners are very friendly and go out of there way to make sure we had a good time. Rooms were very clean. Kids loved it.

    Traveled with family
    Google.com Profile: Ben Cruz

    "Everything you need to enjoy the Dells!"

    We stayed in unit 7. It is at the end of the motel building unit. This was the best unit because it had a deck off of the sliding glass door close to the lake. There was nothing I had to bring except my food. All cooking supplies were provided. Even wine glasses and a bottle opener, blender, and popcorn popper. The Unit stayed cold even with the 90 degree temps. We had two bedrooms and a pull out couch. I didn't use the couch so can't say how it slept. The beds are soft. The hold unit was clean with nice original paintings on the walls. It is not a new updated facility but, older lodging with prices accordingly. There are play toys for the toddlers and a volleyball net over a nice soft sandy beach. The canoes, paddle and fishing boats were available until dusk for free. We will be back soon! Thanks for a great vacation! I didn't give five starts because one of the doors in the unit needs a new lock, and the WiFi is to slower than dial up. I did not have a problem but, it does need to be fixed.

    Stayed August 2015, traveled with family
    TripAdvisor.com Profile: Crazyartist62.

    "Loved it!!"

    Are you uptight?? Are you too good to have fun?? Do you hate hearing laughter, and the sound of children and adults having fun?? If you answered yes to any of these questions then skip this place!! It was AWESOME!!! If you love having fun, stay here!!

    Stayed July 2015, traveled with family.
    TripAdvisor.com Profile: Melisocky







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    Chicagoan Chester "Chet" Ripley (John Candy), his wife Connie (Stephanie Faracy), and their two sons, Buckley "Buck" and Ben, are vacationing at a lake resort in Pechoggin, Wisconsin, for the summer. All goes as planned until Connie's sister, Kate (Annette Bening), her investment broker husband, Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd), and their mostly-silent twin daughters, Mara and Cara, unexpectedly arrive uninvited. Ghost stories after the family BBQ include one of a man-eating grizzly bear that Chet met directly when he was younger. Chet says that while he and Connie were honeymooning at the same lake, he was attacked by a giant grizzly bear (Bart the Bear). When he fired at it with a shotgun, the buckshot shaved the hair off the top of the bear's head and from then on, it was known as the "Bald-Headed Bear" of Clare County. After Roman pulls Chet around the lake on an impromptu water ski ride with his rented speedboat, tensions between the families erupt. Chet is ready to pack up and go home, even as his teenage son Buck tries to romance a local girl, Cammie. The budding romance goes well until Chet is challenged to eat a 96-ounce steak called "the Old 96'er" at a family dinner which causes Buck to break their date. Buck tries to apologize to Cammie for being late, but Cammie refuses to speak to him. Connie and Kate bond at a local bar when the conversation drifts to Kate's feelings of loneliness with Roman despite their wealth. Later, just at the peak of tension between families, Roman tells of the time at his and Kate's wedding when he overheard a conversation between Chet and their father-in-law describing how they think Roman is a crooked businessman. Roman then tells Chet why he came up to visit: to offer Chet a $25,000 investment opportunity. Chet, feeling guilty from the wedding story, is initially reluctant, but eventually agrees to write Roman a check for the whole amount. The families say their goodbyes and Roman and his family head back to Chicago. On the car ride home, Kate praises Roman for including Chet in the investment, noting that $25,000 is a lot of money for them. Roman, now feeling guilty himself, halts the car and returns to the cabin. Upon his return, Roman confesses that the story about the wedding conversation never happened and that he is broke from some failed investments. His true intention for coming up to the lake was to solicit money from Chet to financially recover. During a thunderstorm, Kate discovers the twins have gone missing. Chet and Roman find them at the bottom of an old mine shaft, but the claustrophobic Roman is reluctant to descend into the tiny space. After some encouragement from Chet, Roman reluctantly climbs down into the mine, while Chet searches for a rope to pull them out. Upon realizing that the mine is stocked with old dynamite, Roman takes his daughters and escapes the shaft on his own. Upon returning with the rope, Chet is horrified to discover the "Bald-Headed Bear" lurking in the mine. It chases him back to the cabin, smashes through the door, and rampages through the house. Wally, the cabin owner, bursts in with a loaded shotgun while Roman tries to hold off the animal with a fireplace poker and an oar. Chet takes the gun and shoots the bear, blowing the fur off its rear. Roaring in pain, the bear runs out of the house. The next morning, the families part on amicable terms. Unbeknownst to Chet, Connie has invited the Craigs to stay with them until they can recover. Cammie accepts Buck's apologies and they end their brief romance, as the Ripleys return to Chicago. In a post-credits scene, a family of raccoons (who rummaged through the trash cans throughout the film) discovers the bear sitting in the lake, embarrassed due to being "bald on both ends"