Otter Cabin


Nova Scotia’s Longest Running Family Oriented

Wilderness Resort

Our Mission 
To develop and nurture themes for our resort that create a unique sense of place, appropriate to the characteristics and traditions that have made Milford House what it is today.

Our Core Purpose
Create Memorable Experiences for our Guests.

To be renowned as a major destination for outdoor activities, a place to really disconnect while reconnecting with family, friends and nature.


  • Unique on-the-water cabins that exude a hint of a time past:
  • Memorable Experiences for our Guests
  • Lasting Memories


  • A place for family and friends to reconnect with one another while at the same time reconnecting with nature
  • A place where lifelong friendships are kindled and new experiences abound.
  • A haven from, the hectic world we live in
  • Fresh home cooked meals prepared daily
  • Clean well laid out cabins and facilities


About our Forest

The main grounds of Milford House provide a great place to learn about the Acadian mixed forest found throughout the Maritime Provinces.  Although harvested by the original hotel owners, the forest has been largely undisturbed for more than 100 years.  In the 1980s, the then manager and caretaker received an award for their management practices.  Today, we use some naturally felled trees for firewood but, otherwise, the forest regenerates naturally.  Thanks to a long time guest and naturalist, Etta Parker, you will find small markers along the roads and trails through the woods with numbers that identify many of the plants and trees; these are keyed to descriptions available on site.

Listed by National Geographic in 2010 as one of Ten Classic Summer Family Resorts made for reconnecting in North America.

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Many families return year after year to Milford House to enjoy the serenity of the our lakeside cabins, ramble the secluded woodland trails, paddle the Milford lakes, picnic on sandy beaches, reconnect with friends, family and nature while kindling friendships that last a life time. For more than a century, many have enjoyed the Milford experience, summer through fall, some in the winter months, and continue to year after year. This year make Milford House part of your families traditions.

Everything you need is just outside your cabin door. Whether you are a family looking for a child-safe and pet-friendly summer vacation spot, or a couple in need of a romantic getaway, let us make this a memorable vacation. Enjoy our range of lakeside cabins, acres of woodlands and lakes, while our attentive staff is focus on your comfort in these relaxing surroundings.

Milford House is conveniently situated in the village of South Milford, in the heart of the western region of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — famous for its biodiversity, with its many lakes and forests. We are close to Historic Annapolis Royal,  Bear River, Digby home of world famous scallops or on to Brier Island for a day of whale watching.  Wilderness enthusiasts can travel to nearby Kejimkujik National Park.

Each of our distinctive rustic lakeside cabins has a view of one of the lakes and is within walking distance of the main lodge and dining room.  The main lodge has telephone booth and wireless internet.  Don’t lift a finger!  Cabins are cleaned daily. Wood and kindling are provided for your use. Canoes can be rented on a daily or weekly basis.

First time guests and seasoned visitors — young and old — recount very similar impressions upon their arrival.  There is that familiar tingle down the spine and feeling of anticipation when you see the big, white lodge sitting majestically back from the road … the Canadian and Nova Scotia flags suspended high on either side.

Off-season visitors will find a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of hectic schedules. A late Spring or Fall Retreat is just what’s needed for your next business meeting. We are pleased to accommodate your group’s needs. A small conference/meeting room seats 25 or our spacious dining room is available for larger groups. Off-season bookings enable us to provide you with a range of services in this relaxing, stress-free atmosphere.

Fall in Nova Scotia is breathtaking! Choose Milford as your destination this fall. The weather is comfortable and the pace slows down even more following the Labour Day weekend with the start of a new school year.  The Milford Lakes are ablaze in autumn foliage. For many, this is often the perfect time to discover Milford House and the surrounding area.

Milford House is pleased to provide a smoke-free environment in its cabins, main lodge and all other buildings.

Join us this season at the Legendary Milford House Resort and lakeside cabins.