Welcome to Deephaven
Classic estates on a gorgeous stretch of Minnetonka lakeshore
Deephaven is a peaceful lakeshore community at the eastern edge of Lake Minnetonka. Deephaven’s curving coastline wraps around Robinson and Carson Bays with several beaches and scenic lookout points. Deephaven is a recreation hotspot throughout the year, with lakeshore parks and beaches to enjoy in the summertime and skating and ice fishing in winter. Recreational groups based in Deephaven include the Minnetonka Yacht Club and the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School.
Deephaven’s beautiful shoreline features grand estates from the late-19th and early-20th centuries along with masterpiece contemporary custom-builds with spectacular views. Other housing options include attractive and spacious single-family homes on large private lots in a range of styles.
What to Love
- Elegant turn-of-the-century homes
- Beautiful lakeshore setting
- Excellent schools
- Cottagewood General Store
People & Lifestyle
Deephaven is one of the Lake Minnetonka shoreline’s most historic communities. From the old world Cottagewood General Store to grand turn-of-the-century real estate, Deephaven encapsulates all the best of Lake Minnetonka’s early years as a recreation hotspot. Niche.com ranks Deephaven as the best place in all Minnesota to raise a family and also counts it as the second-best community in the state for public schools. Deephaven’s many public parks and lookouts combine with the classic architecture to make this one of Lake Minnetonka’s most attractive communities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Deephaven’s has been a cornerstone of the community since 1895. This delightfully old-fashioned store opens seasonally between May and October. Cottagewood’s eclectic offerings include baked goods, fresh-roasted coffee, build-your-own sandwiches, weekly salad specials, 10” and 12” Heggies pizzas, Sebastian Joe’s ice cream, value meals for kids, and a diverse array of snacks, smoothies, slushies, soft drinks, and juices. Cottagewood also sells Lake Minnetonka-themed gifts and clothing. offers classes and expert instruction for all ages and ability levels. From summer camps for kids to race teams for advanced adult sailors, the sailing school has programs to help everyone make the most of Lake Minnetonka’s awesome waterfront setting. Deephaven also boasts six for swimming during the summer months and many scenic viewpoints overlooking the community’s three deep-cut lake bays. Deephaven also offers its residents a wealth of with fantastic year-round amenities. Thorpe Park is a standout, with amenities including a pond, basketball court, two ball fields and tennis courts, flower gardens, and three playgrounds. During the winter, enjoy Thorpe Park’s ice skating rink and snow sliding hill, and head inside the warming-house whenever the cold gets to be too much for you.
Things to Do
Along with being a great place to pick up a wide range of delicious snacks, Cottagewood General Store hosts some of Deephaven’s most popular events. Cottagewood’s has been an annual highlight since the 1960s, and it features floats and kids riding decorated bikes. Other attractions include a carnival with many different games and activities. Friday Night Grill Nights are a regular attraction at Cottagewood. Every Grill Night has plenty of tasty barbequed food on offer. There are also different themes each week, such as live music nights and family-friendly game nights.
Deephaven is zoned to the Minnetonka Public School District. Highlights include:
- Deephaven Education Center, Public, PK
- Deephaven Elementary, Public, K-5
- Minnetonka East Middle, Public, 6-8
- Minnetonka Senior High, Public, 9-12