Rose Valley opened in July of 1998.
The original homestead was established in 1909.
Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant is nestled on 400 spectacular acres of meadows, forest and ancient mountains, therefore Rose Valley offers opportunities for hiking on nature trails, bird and wildlife watching, wilderness skiing and snow shoeing, and a variety of workshops / retreats.
We feel privileged to live in Northern Ontario, one of the pristine and rugged wilderness destinations that is easily accessible. The area is rich is lakes, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, birds, canyons, cliffs and interesting people.
Our philosophy is to share and protect the natural beauty and unique wilderness opportunities as well as to provide world class service in hospitality. Spend a rejuvenating night in one of our two rustic log cabins, complete with Jacuzzi bath tub. It's the perfect ending to your delectable meal.
We are by reservation only
One dinner sitting at 7:00 pm
First reservation chooses the main entree for that evening.
Open Thursday to Sunday and other days upon request.
Who are we?
Rose Valley is a family affair— many times you will see family members (young and older) helping out. Our staff are our extended family. This is our paradise and labour of love.
Markus Hofmann, Swiss Hotelier and his wife Deborah Poole-Hofmann.
We have large love of animals, here's who's in the collection so far:
Our Dogs: Homer, Pippa, Charlie and Binnie
Our Cats: Leo, Salt, Nightmare and Sic Sic
Our Horses: Dream, Rih, Sabah
Various Farm Animals: Freckles (sheep),
Loretta, Gilbert, Winnie and Mandela (geese),
various chickens, ducks and pigeons,
miniature Mule (Boog)
twin goats (Luna and Starr)
a pot belly pig (Peggy)
plus a couple of rescue rabbits
> Rose Valley inside and out
> Wedding photo collection
> Pets, Farm & Wildlife Animal collection
1909 is the estimated date Tissari family moved to Gillies Township
1969 Ellafern moved to Gillies to start God's Acres a divison of I am Ashram
(Brothers Waino & Arne Tissari stayed on to help out)
1971 Ashram shuts down and converts to cooperative - Spirit Mountain Farm
1984 Unicorn Inn started (August 25, 1984)
1998 Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant opened (July 1998)
> we are looking for history and photos of the property - if you have any please email us