We have a strong and remarkable history at Miners' Bay Lodge and are dedicated to maintaining the family and community "feel" that amazes first-time guests as well as "regulars", whose extended families have been vacationing here for up to six generations.
Miners' Bay on Gull Lake has long been a tourist destination, and those who have experienced its beauty have told others of this unique place.
In 1912, the Percy family travelled from Toronto to rent the farm house (now staff cabin #5) and were so impressed that they chose Gull Lake over Muskoka as their annual vacation spot. The family continues to spend their summers here over a century later!
The Wunker family moved from Ohio in 1938 to purchase the Bay View Hotel, a small tourist establishment that had evolved on the shores of Miners' Bay following WW I. They re-named the business Miners' Bay Lodge and expanded it to its present size. From 1938-2018, three generations of Wunkers operated the business, and introduced the "MBL experience" to thousands of families and guests.
Russ and Dottie Wunker retired in 2018, transitioning Miners' Bay Lodge to a group of long-time guests committed to carrying on the Miners' Bay history.
We invite you to become part of the MBL experience!