My husband and I stayed here for the weekend while visiting our daughter at camp. It is owned by a lovely couple who keep it impeccably clean and organized. We stayed in one of the rooms without a lake view - the room was comfortable and spotless.
The property is on the busy end of 12 Mile Lake, near the main road to Minden, so very convenient, but not the quietest spot on the lake, and right beside the marina.
The lake front is lovely with a large dock that gets sun most of the day. It is in a sheltered bay which is lovely for swimming. We spent the early evening there relaxing.
We took canoes out both days, and the lake is large enough for a long explore. We were told that the resort usually charges to take canoes out, but they didn't charge us. There were only 2 canoes, and one wasn't a real canoe, so we felt that we couldn't stay out as long as we wanted.
We didn't eat dinner at the lodge, but we had breakfast both days. The breakfast is served inside, rather than on the lovely deck, which is a shame. I think this is to contain the guests and make life easier for the owners, but we would have preferred to sit outside, as the weather was lovely.
As a vegan, I ate toast and PB&J and fruit, as all the breakfast meals were non-vegan. That said, my vegetarian husband really enjoyed the french toast and pancakes.
Haliburton is not very veg-friendly either, but McKeck's makes a decent veggie burger.
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- Heather Lodge Minden, Ontario
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