Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

** Please remember your mask to enter.



Family Photo 2018 Our blended family consists of five children; Vera (Josh), Lukas (Melanie), Dustin, Riley and Eric. Grandchildren - Oliver, Uma and Noah

Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant is the perfect setting for your special occasion:

  - birthdays  

 - weddings

 - anniversaries  

 - retirements  

 - board meetings

 - focus groups

 - retreats

 - workshops  

 - and of course staff parties.

        and so much more. 







FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


Check in time for cabins

Check in time for your overnight getaway in one of our cabins is anytime after 4:00 pm.  Check out 12 noon.


What's in the cabin?

Our cozy log cottages provide a secluded and memorable overnight stay and is equipped with running water, electricity (but no electronics), keurig coffee maker with various coffee flavours, wine glasses, cork screw,  jacuzzi bath tub and woodstove .  Check in time for cabin rentals is 4:00 pm.



We have 2 bearpaw snowshoes available to lend to guests who wish to explore the property.



We do have trails to explore in spring, summer and fall - please wear stable shoes with good traction.  Our trails cover bush and mountain terrain.

Click on the following links below to view  comments about guests experiences at Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant
(or feel free to add your own):

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  



Photo Galleries

> Rose Valley inside and out

> Wedding photo collection

> Pets, Farm & Wildlife Animal collection




Property History

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






Markus Hofmann, Swiss Hotelier and his wife Deborah  invite you to enjoy a delectable meal of European flare within the secluded setting of Rose Valley Lodge.


Enjoy our peaceful surroundings and small hobby farm.