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Wild Swan Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Minden B&B and Inns
Ontario
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4 reviews
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“No worries about wild swans”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Wild Swan is not a dangerous (wild) place. It's a very stylish B&B with 4 guest rooms tastefully furnished and with a warm downstairs area and a covered porch perfect for early mornings or an evening coffee. Beds are comfortable, food is great; the view over the long lawn is of the small Gull River where people float downstream towards the town of Minden.

But the best part of staying at the Wild Swan is Bob, the owner. If you get him chatting with you, you'll find he is one of our unique people, a wonderful character worth the price of admission alone.

Room Tip: They're all nice, but if it's available, ask for the room with the large, bay window
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

I was looking for a nice place to spend 3 days in Haliburton when I discovered The Wild Swan B&B here on trip advisor. I couldn't believe the prices considering the pictures I saw online. The pics don't lie. This house on the river is gorgeous and kept flawless by the innkeeper Bob. Bob was helpful from the start fixing us up with ice and lowballs for our drinks. The breakfasts that Bob prepared were nothing short of heavenly. Not one complaint and all three days we skipped lunch. There is a lovely marsh with an extensive boardwalk just a few homes down the street. We saw a beaver first thing and we scared a few deer. Compared to other high end B&B's I've been to in the past- this is on par or exceeds the others in service and ambiance and beats them all on price. This is the sort of place you want to see succeed but also want it to remain a secret. The first question from this review page: Is it a trendy hotel? I hope it never gets trendy.... I'd rather it just be a secret for those who do their research.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Riverview and it is gorgeous. Large room with lots of space and a very big comfy...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

My co worker and I were in Minden for business overnight. The room was beautiful but would be more suited for couples (the tub was exposed to the rest of the room). Our stay was very comfortable (awesome memory foam topper and linens). Bob is lovely and made us a beautiful tasty breakfast in the morning.. lots of food! Hopefully you have a big appetite. Overall great experience and would recommend for couples definitly!

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I have never left a review on TripAdvisor before, but I feel compelled to comment because I was blown away by the hospitality of Bob. Bob goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. It is a lovely older home that is well-kept and immaculate. Our room (Riverview) was perfect- a good size, and had my 'necessities' (i.e. its own bathroom facilities!). The B&B is by a river and walking distance to town. Very picturesque.

Bob was full of interesting stories, and recommendations on where to go. The restaurant he recommended, Rhubarb, was great - atmosphere and food!

Finally, the breakfast in the morning was perfect. Fruit, yoghurt, juice and coffee/tea and we chose the "world famous" waffles and bacon - delicious!!

I will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We found this wonderful B & B quite by accident. How fortunate for us!
This house is a perfect example of combining charm, quality, luxury and true hospitality to produce a 5 star experience for guests.
Bob makes you feel welcome and pampered. A professional with all the appeal of a beloved friend. We loved the Wild Swan, and Bob, and will definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
Lynda and David Parkes

Room Tip: They are all perfect and unique.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. Bob was very accommodating to our allergies for breakfast. He also was considerate in asking what food we wanted for breakfast. Breakfast was really good both mornings. The antique decor is lovely inside the rooms and throughout the house. We had a large jacuzzi tub in our room and was a pleasure to use. The bed and pillows were top quality and comfortable. If we were ever in Haliburton/Minden area again we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Beautifully decorated B&B, comfy and cozy, terrific host, and delicious food. The B&B faces onto the Gull river, and although the weather was rainy, my husband and I still enjoyed a walk into the main part of town, along the river. We are looking forward to coming back here in the late Summer/early Fall. Great for a mini get-away. Bob is a very charming host and wonderful person.

Room Tip: Our room faced the river, and it was extremely quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wild Swan Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 65 Invergordon Street, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Minden
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Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Minden
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Number of rooms: 4
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