The Dominion Hotel is located in beautiful downtown Minden, Ontario in the centre of the Haliburton Highlands.  Built in 1865, this is the oldest operating hotel in Haliburton County, and one of the oldest operating hotels in Ontario.  We are the oldest building in Downtown Minden and have served friends and families since before Canada was a nation.

The Dominion Hotel is the heart of the county.  Our menu is widely recognized as being healthy and tasty.  We offer informal seating in our casual restaurant, around the friendly bar or if you’re looking for something a little more formal, our separate Dining Room. 

We have completed an extensive renovation, updating our facilities but have been careful to hold on to the old charm.  Our guest rooms are designer decorated, elegant suites.  We also have large rooms with accommodation for up to four people suitable for families, snowmobilers or small groups.

Come On In!  There are no Strangers at the Dominion Hotel.

We have lots of vehicle, snowmobile and ATV parking.  We're right on the snowmobile trail and right on the Gull River.  Four Seasons Fun!

We’re a WiFi hotspot.  Drop in for lunch and pick up your email!


Live Music.  Luxurious Accommodation.  Great Food.

Friendly and Helpful Staff.

Listen to songs about Minden ghosts including “The Girl in the Attic” about the Dominion Hotel Ghost

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 9 PM

Friday & Saturday 11:30-10

Sunday 11:30-8

Kitchen closes 1/2 hour before bar.

“Unless there is something going on...”

Call ahead for details!

Please NOTE that we are a small old-style hotel and do not have a front desk.  Checkins can be made anytime after 3PM at the counter inside.  Call us for arrangements if you will be arriving late as we close at 10PM.  Checkout is 11AM.  Please leave your keys in your room on checkout. 

If there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable please email us at

Take-Out  Food Available!