About The Inn

The Perfect Year Round Vacation Destination

A Unique Cottage Inn

This historic property has been welcoming people from all over the globe since 1928.

The original lodge accommodations and lobby area are still in use, the lounge and bar area that was added in the late ’50s underwent significant upgrades in 2011 and the beautiful addition of the Lakeside dining room was added.

Cabins and Suites of different sizes have been added over the years with the newest of them being the two Executive Cottages; full-efficiency two-bedroom cottages with private access to Twelve Mile Lake.
Throughout the years a few different owners upkept and upgraded the Red Umbrella Inn and have always made sure to keep its country charm and welcoming attitude to everyone who visits. 


As the Red Umbrella has grown in size it has also grown in amenities offered to make each stay even more enjoyable.

 In the summer months, enjoy the kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, outdoor games, water trampoline, and evening bonfires. 

When the weather is a little cooler more indoor activities are used, such as pool and foosball tables, and a lounge area with a gas fireplace. 

Let the Red Umbrella Inn host your wedding, family celebration, or business function.

We pride ourselves on our hospitality and our reputation for outstanding food.
Whenever you visit and for whatever reason, our friendly knowledgeable staff, beautiful surroundings, and charming lakeside dining will ensure you will never forget your stay at the Red Umbrella Inn.

Inn Location

The Red Umbrella Inn is located on a 3-acre property on the west shore of Twelve Mile Lake.

We feature a “kid-friendly” sand beach with shallow swimming in a sheltered bay (no lifeguards). There are complimentary canoes & paddle boats available for our guests. There is free Wi-fi  internet covering the entire property.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • I went up with my family and had a great experience friendly staff great service very clean rooms

    Michael Perna Avatar Michael Perna
    April 20, 2023

    Excellent inn to stay in if you ever find yourself in The Minden/ Haliburton Area. Stayed here for a weekend with my girlfriend to go hiking up in Arrowhead and... read more

    KaiserOrc Avatar KaiserOrc
    April 18, 2023

    exactly what we needed to stay close to the trails in haliburton for sledding . very nice staff, super friendly . loved their dog . rooms very comfortable & clean... read more

    sunnínja Avatar sunnínja
    April 18, 2023

    Rooms are certainly dated. Floors are squeaky. But we very much enjoyed our stay. Staff very friendly and we loved Rusty. Food... read more

    J Brown Avatar J Brown
    March 18, 2023
  • 4th motel we've stayed in for ice fishing this winter and this place was by far the best. Room was very clean and warm, with a great shower. Bed and... read more

    March 18, 2023

    This is a lovely and great place to stay, and all staff we met are super friendly and helpful. We came during the winter and the lake view is already... read more

    Kong Leo Avatar Kong Leo
    March 18, 2023

    I heard their pizza was delicious from a few friends. I just moved back from Alberta and love pizza so had to try it out. I... read more

    Jamie Hevesi Avatar Jamie Hevesi
    December 18, 2022

    Recently travelled to the area on our motorbikes. Had trouble finding a place to stay but ended up at the Red Umbrella. Our accommodations were pretty average it was an... read more

    Donnie Pete Avatar Donnie Pete
    November 18, 2022