Have you ever wondered what it’s like at Miners’ Bay Lodge in the winter? Well here’s your chance! We are now offering fully winterized Housekeeping Cottage rentals between October 13th, 2015 - May 19th, 2016. You may book for a week or a weekend (there is a 2 day minimum).


Cottages can accommodate 6 persons and have bathroom and full kitchen. One of the Cottages has 3 bedrooms, each with double bed and a functional fireplace. Firewood is provided. The other has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a queen, as well as a single day bed and pull out couch in the living room.

  • They are heated with thermostat controlled oil furnace
  • Equipped with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker
  • Guests are responsible for cleaning (can request to have cleaning services for an extra fee, but must be requested prior to arrival).
  • Pillows and blankets provided(Sheets and towels available for a fee; cots and cribs also available).


There are plenty of winter activities to enjoy. Snowshoeing on the MBL property is ideal, with many trails to explore. Snowmobiling trails are located in Minden. Skiing & snowboarding is close by at Sir Sam’s, near Haliburton. Haliburton Village has groomed cross country ski trails.

Ice fishing on Gull Lake is a popular choice, and MBL is within walking distance of the shore. The lodge also has a portable four-person ice hut and manual auger for rent (it fits in a backpack for those secluded fishing spots!).

Our dining room is closed for the season, and we do not offer meal plans, but Minden is just 10 minutes away with a variety of mealtime options.

For some fun Winter Activities check out the list of links below: