The Story of
HOLLOW VALLEY RESORT
“The Hollow” is rich in history and has become a part of Dorset, Ontario's history.
See the historical timeline of the Hollow Valley Resort below.
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.
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.
Late 1990s - 2000s
Resort sat unoccupied and collecting repairs.
Still under ownership of the Locks, WWII troops camped on the property, most likely for training nearby.
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).
Reopening for the first time in over a decade, Hollow Valley Resort is now a newly renovated resort featuring a seven bedroom lodge, lounge, bar, and live music venue.
1950s - 1960s
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.
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.