Back by popular demand, award-winning authors Melinda Nelson and Karen Melvin of Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka are returning to host two exclusive guided Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka bus tours to benefit the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. The tours, which will take place on Saturday, June 29, provide a rare opportunity to explore approximately eight boathouses around Lake Minnetonka. Melinda and Karen will narrate the tours, providing insights, stories, and anecdotes about the original homeowners as well as the families who are honored to be the stewards and caretakers of these charming structures. There will be two tours, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each will tour at least four different locations. For guests interested in an all-day experience, the tours will visit different boathouses in the morning and afternoon. All boathouse tour guests are invited to a catered lunch at the Art Center prepared by our in-house chef, Melinda Alves.
If you are unable to attend, the Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka book is available for purchase in our gift shop or online. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.
Photo by Karen Melvin; interior of the pagoda boathouse