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Hollow Valley Resort

About Us

The Hollow Valley, affectionately known as "The Hollow" to the locals, has a rich history in Dorset, dating back to the 1930's. See the timeline below, for a brief walk down memory lane.

The new owners acquired the unoccupied 10 acre waterfront property in 2022, and have plans to revive "The Hollow" back to its former glory. The next iteration of the Hollow Valley legacy. Construction has already begun, the 7 room lodge has been completely renovated and is now available to be rented to guests. The new owners are also dedicated to supporting the local music community, so they've built a unique late night lounge bar, which is host to incredible live music concerts and amazingly fun jam nights. The next phase of development will include 30 additional rental cabins, and construction is set to begin in the coming months.

Investment Opportunity

Get Involved

We are seeking investment partners to contribute to and help expedite the development phases of the project. If you’ve always wanted to own a resort, this is a great opportunity to get involved, and join our team. All of our partners are down to earth, appreciate cottage country, and are in this for the lifestyle.

History

Timeline

1930's

Hollow Valley Ranch is opened - a restaurant with accommodations for travelers. A family business owned by the Locks, they also offered hunting and fishing guidance for visitors.

1940's

Still under ownership of the Locks, WWII troops camped on the property, most likely for training nearby.

1950's

Sold by the Locks, remaining under the name Hollow Valley Ranch. The property was purchased by the McGaffeys and renamed the Hollow Valley Lodge & Tavern.

1960's

Still owned by the McGaffeys, Hollow Valley Lodge & Tavern continnues operations.

1970's

During this decade, the property changed hands many times, from the McGaffeys to Norm Cliff to Stan Weikle. It also became a meeting place for the Paradise Riders biker gang.

1980's

Purchased by Kel and Jay Stone, briefly co-owned with Bill and Margaret Craig, they transitioned to a more family friendly establishment (during the day at least).

1990's

After Kel and Jay sold in 1989, Dave Anthony owned and operated the property for a few years before closing it down. At this time, it was known as the Muskoka All Season Resort.

2000's

Ownership changed hands many times and the business was not operational during this time. The property was occupied by local residents for a short time before changing hands again.

Present Day

New owners took over the unoccupied property in 2022 and started working on repairs. Development has begun to restore the property to a short-term vacation resort once again.