Other Attractions

Cottagewood General Store

Since 1895, the Cottagewood General Store has been the heart of the Deephaven community along the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Like a Norman Rockwell painting, this historic Deephaven landmark transports you back to a simpler time. During the summer months, the store offers wide range of food, beverages, ice cream, baked goods, coffee drinks, gift merchandise and apparel. A full calendar of community events are hosted at the store and the adjacent Cottagewood Children’s Park, including Friday evening Grill Nights and a family Fourth of July celebration. The store is owned and operated by the non-profit Cottagewood Community Foundation.

To learn more and view upcoming events, dates and times, please visit their website at www.cottagewoodusa.com

20280 Cottagewood Road
Deephaven, MN 55331

The historic Cottagewood General Store

To appreciate the skill, dedication and fine aesthetic of the Cottagewood Garden Club, simply visit City Hall where their handiwork puts on a stunning show spring to fall! The Garden Club plants and tends several community gardens beyond the gardens surrounding Village Hall, including the butterfly and wheel garden at Thorpe Park, and the Connie Getsch Memorial Garden near Deephaven Elementary.

The Cottagewood Garden Club is a volunteer organization for women in the Lake Minnetonka area. Its mission is to promote and share the beauty of nature through gardening. It includes 50 active members and abut 20 affiliate members who are former active members but are not held to all standards of participation and attendance. The Club is led by an Executive Committee and supported by sub-committees responsible for planning the monthly programs, designing the gardens, scheduling the maintenance teams, providing hospitality, and planning for community outreach.

  • The Club meets on the second Thursday of every month from February through December to listen to speakers, tour local gardens, and socialize.
  • Our annual planting day occurs on a Saturday morning in mid-May. Teams are dispatched throughout the summer for weeding and general maintenance to make sure our gardens prosper through fall.

If you are interested in participating, please contact City Hall to be referred to our membership coordinator. New members must be sponsored by a current active member. New members are voted in at the Annual Business Meeting in October and welcomed into the club at the Holiday Social in December.

The Garden Club is grateful for the support it receives from the City of Deephaven. In addition to an annual budget for plant material, city staff ensures that our gardens are watered and fed throughout the growing season. The City also provides a place for club members to meet on a monthly basis.

For more information please visit the Garden Club’s website at www.cottagewoodgardenclub.com

Recognition stone at Deephaven Village Hall
Recognition stone at Deephaven Village Hall
A 2019 celebration of good work.
A 2019 celebration of good work.

Shorewood Community & Event Center

Something for everyone!   During the day, we have many activities for all ages such as yoga, aerobic exercise, woodworking, crafts, bridge and cribbage. Watch for extra classes offered just for kids during school breaks.

The Shorewood Community & Event Center principally serves the residents of Deephaven, Tonka Bay, Greenwood, Excelsior and Shorewood. This facility was built with support from the five cities and community contributions. Please call (952) 474-7635 for more information about events or a complete list of activities.

The Center provides a wonderful place for area residents to meet, learn and be active by embracing the principle that healthy and artful living results from socialization, purposeful volunteer activities, continuing education, physical and mental activities.

Activities, services, and programs include health screening, exercise and dance classes, tax assistance and a wide range of cultural and educational opportunities from craft activities, watercolor classes, history lectures, bridge, to book discussions groups.

For more information, class times, rates, capacities and amenities please visit their website at www.shorewoodcec.com

5735 Country Club Road
Shorewood, MN 55331