Welcome to Minden House
Come for a weekend, a week or longer! We welcome individuals, couples, wedding parties and other groups. Stay for business,
vacation, weekend getaways, canoeing or kayaking, antiquing, hiking, dogsledding
, snowshoeing and skiing
, fishing, fall colour touring,
bicycling or just relaxing.
Come for special events such as Canada Day celebrations, Haliburton County Fair
, Artisan Studio Tour
, Hike Haliburton, Highland Yard
, Minden 150
bicycle race, several music festivals, Colourfest
Ice Race series
and the School of the Arts
We welcome families and pet dogs in our cottages.
Please note: All units are
This Victorian home has been an important part of Minden for nearly a century and a half. Built from stacked timber, the house
was home to Michael Brown, the town's treasurer, postmaster and justice of the peace, for 45 years. In 1935, owners Dick
and Laura Kirkwood built the cabins known as "Laurdic Tourist Accommodation" to accommodate visitors to the highlands.
It was renamed "Minden House" in 1981 by water colour artist Marion Hill who, with husband Stan, ran it during the
1980's. Part of Minden's heritage tour, the house features an inviting wraparound veranda, whimsical alcoves, antique decor
and furnishings. Your hosts, current owners Lesley and Gord Elliott are pleased to continue the tradition and welcome
you to your Haliburton Highlands home away from home!
- Nestled on the Gull River in the quaint village of Minden, Ontario.
- Easy walking distance to town centre, restaurants, shopping, banks,
community centre, art galleries, museum, fairgrounds, hospital.
- Close to public beaches, boating, fishing, golfing , Minden Whitewater
Preserve, trails for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, Onondaga, Kilcoo and several other children's camps, famous Kawartha
Dairies ice cream, the Rockcliffe Tavern and much more.
- Easy scenic drive to Haliburton Forest and Algonquin Park.
- Picnic tables,
BBQ's, bicycles, canoe and WIFI high-speed internet included for your enjoyment