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Dominion Hotel

(10 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Suites 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Amenities 4.2
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.8
  • Breakfast 5.0

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Dominion Hotel Information


Built in 1865 the Dominion Hotel is the oldest building in the idyllic town of Minden and the oldest commercial building in Haliburton county. This historic hotel is located on the Gull River in beautiful Downtown Minden and features well appointed, modern, comfortable overnight suites in a casual setting. This property has recently been renovated from top to bottom. Our beautiful suites are sure to please. Our suites are well appointed with the most comfortable beds in the industry made by Stearns and Foster. Each room has a LCD TV for your entertainment. Rooms have a Keurig coffee maker, bottles of water and complimentary snacks. Every attempt is made to make guests feel "at home". Our rooms are professionally decorated with stylish appointments. Rooms all have individual air conditioning and heat controls. Rooms also have fridges and microwaves. Relax with lunch or dinner in our formal dining room, our casual restaurant, or have a drink by the bar. Our Tiki Bar is the outdoor eating location of choice for the downtown. Our kitchen has been recognized as one of the best in the area and our staff are friendly and accommodating. We are at your service. Being on the bank of the Gull River opens many possibilities for activities. From fishing, swimming, tubing or even just a walk around the Riverwalk, a paved trail around the river, there is a lot to do over four seasons in Minden. We have ample parking on-site for vehicle, ATV, Snowmobile or truck. Free Wi-Fi for guests. We feature live entertainment and you can see some of the best international and local artists. Tickets are available online. Check our website to see if there is a show during your stay. We're proud to be environmentally conscious. Our recycling and reuse programs have saved tons of garbage. We have an eco-worm farm that allows us to turn kitchen cuttings into soil for our gardens which then produce flowers and herbs for our use.

Dominion Hotel owners, Shawn and Elli Chamberlin, have a long history in hospitality. From operating restaurants and having rental cottages to extensive travel and staying in a variety of accommodations around the country, they have learned much about creating a great guest experience. And they are still learning! It is their objective to see each guest treated as if they were a A long time fan of comedian and actor, Bob Newhart (Shawn shares a September 5 birthdate with him) led to the inspiration for owning and operating a small inn in a quaint town. Bob's TV Series in the 1980s starred Bob Newhart and Mary Frann as an author and wife who owned and operate an inn located in a small, rural Vermont town that was home to many eccentric characters. Observing the lifestyle in the series led to a speck of jealousy and a lot of inspiration. They finally acted on this inspiration in 2004. They have found that the TV series is closer to life than they thought it would be. Similar to the TV series where Bob continues to work as an author and his wife has family and community interests close to heart, Shawn has an active schedule of music performing and Elli keeps everything together.

Dominion Hotel has been welcoming guests since July 1865

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Barriers in main areas
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitized tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • Cleaning service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Golf course
  • Driving range
  • Ice machine
  • Restaurant - starred
  • Housekeeping - weekly
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Bicycle rental
  • Library


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse riding
  • Jet-ski
  • Karaoke
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • River rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Skating rink
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Backpacking
  • Beach activities
  • Concerts, music
  • Cooking
  • Entertainment
  • Family fun
  • Fitness
  • Games, chess, cards
  • History/science museums
  • Hunting
  • Mountain sports
  • Re-enactment
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Team building
  • Watersports
  • Wild life
  • Skiing - cross-country
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    3:00 PM 7:30 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


All of our rooms are on the 2nd floor. As we are a historic property there is no elevator to access. Therefore the rooms are not accessible at this time. Our restaurant has handicapped accessible access and facilities.

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