Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast


Canada/USA Toll-Free: 1-888-786-6976
Worldwide/Local: 1-705-286-4922

Much more than the average B&B, Luxury rooms with a
waterfront view and hospitality too!

Sunny Rock Bed & BreakfastSunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Located on Canning Lake, Scotts Dam Falls
and the Drag River – 10 minute drive from Minden.


Your Hosts:   Range of Rates
Sally Moore & Jan Clarke   $130 – 250

Open Year Round

Bathroom Type Bedroom Bed Sizes
  King Queen Double Twin Other
Ensuite 1 2 2 1  
Private     1    
Shared     1    


Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is the largest and most spacious adult bed and breakfast accommodation located on water in the Haliburton Highlands 2.5 hours north of Toronto Ontario. Located 10 kms from the village of Minden in a quiet secluded setting at the end of a country road.

The B&B décor is casual, cozy and comfortable with antiques throughout. The 25 windows of the Sunny Rock Sunroom have an incredible view of the Scotts Dam Falls and the Drag River. Sally & Jan’s home was once the main building of a very prominent lodge called the Sunny Rock Lodge. This historic Finnish round and square log building known affectionately as “The Lodge” has been tastefully restored with timberframe additions. .

This 6 bedroom home is a perfect year round bed and breakfast for romantic getaways, cottage country weddings, women’s spa weekends, business retreats, workshops, regional meetings, family reunions, weekend packages, artist retreats and we help you with your special event planning.

Following a full breakfast there are lots of activities in the Haliburton Highlands to keep you wonderfully busy. Plan to go to the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, The Wolf Centre, Minden Hills Cultural Center, Minden Wild Water Preserve, Stanhope Heritage Museum, the Moon Shadow Estate Winery, Highlands Cinemas, the famous Rockcliffe Hotel, Algonquin Park, Fleming College School of the Arts, Winterdance Dog Sledding, to view the Antique Cars, attend live theatre at the Highlands Summer Festival, any one of 5 incredible golf courses, tour the numerous artist Studios or slurp a Kawartha Dairy ice cream cone, experience maple syrup production, music and arts festivals are just a few activities.

Hiking, biking, bird watching, canoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, alpine skiing, fishing, golfing, kayaking, paddle boating, shopping, sights seeing, walking, luging, mineral hunting, geocashing, snow shoeing ice car racing may be your seasonal activities of choice.

Entertain yourself with our in house games room, cribbage boards everywhere, 5,000 song Karaoke Machine, 300 role player piano, 400 DVD and video tapes.

Sunny Rock B&B has swimming against a current access on Canning Lake. Most guests challenge themselves by trying our eco-adventure experience of the Natural Whirlpool. Please consult our webpage for more information on water activities at Sunny Rock.

There are 7 fireplaces on the complex, four in bedrooms and 3 in common areas. One room has a Jacuzzi and two others boast having incredible ensuite steam showers. A kitchenette and BBQ are available to all guests.

The Haliburton Highlands is an incredible cottage country getaway which everyone visiting Canada for the first time must visit. Jan and Sally have co-owned the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast for 11 years, are seasoned B&B hosts and have an incredible tour knowledge of the area.

What makes Sunny Rock a very unique experience and much more than the average B&B is that we listen to your accommodation or party needs and build your personal experiences. Consider what we can do for you, your partner and your special group. Call us now for that special occasion.


  • 4 luxury river and fallsview suites with bells and whistles.
  • 2 affordable riverside standard rooms with ensuite or private washroom
  • The cottage like home one could only dream of owning.
  • Multiple night stay packages available…ask is about our 365 day cottage experience.
  • Unique eco-adventure swimming experiences using the river’s current.
  • 15-20 min easy drive to the Haliburton School of the Arts.
  • We provide a kitchenette with frig, microwave and BBQ.
  • Breakfast is tailored to your tastes and more food than you can eat.
  • Casual and fine dining are with in 5 to 20 minutes drive.
  • Deck side happy hours during the fair weather months.


Location     Swimming     Extras  
Waterfront   Lake   Jacuzzi Tub
Village     River   Hot Tub  
Countryside   Pool     Steam Shower


Host Pets on Property?   Guest Pets Allowed?
Yes – Ace
the Labradoodle


Host Children in Residence?   Suitable for Children?
No   No


Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Closest Villages  
Minden 8km
Haliburton 17km
Dorset 50km
Kinmount 20km
Gooderham 35km


Specific Local Directions:
From Minden:
Turn off Hwy. 35 and go East on the South Lake Road approx. 7.5 km to a stop sign. Turn left on Haliburton County Rd #1. After half a kilometer turn left on the Scott’s Dam Road. Keep right approx. 1 km. The Sunny Rock B&B is on the right just before the Dam.

From Haliburton:
From the Village of Haliburton head south on Hwy 21 to the stop lights at County Road #1 (also called the Gelert Road), then drive 12 minutes (on the speed limit) east to Scott’s Dam Road. Turn right and drive 1 km. The Sunny Rock B&B is on the right just before the dam.


Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

1144 Scotts Dam Road Road, RR #1
Minden, Ontario
Canada K0M 2K0

Canada/USA Toll-Free: 1-888-786-6976
Worldwide/Local: 1-705-286-4922



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