For many, the first experience people have of Huntsville is through a vacation or a long weekend getaway. Often, those who come to visit quickly fall in love with the area and want to stay. Our varied recreational opportunities, alongside some of the most beautiful forests and lakes of the region, have been drawing people here for generations.
The dream of living the cottage life year round is a reality, and within one Huntsville neighbourhood, it’s a dream come true with the added benefit of resort-style living. As the closest recreational area to Huntsville, the cottages and condominium developments around Hidden Valley were established in part to provide residents with easy recreational access right outside their homes all year long. The neighbourhood is just a short drive east of downtown Huntsville, off Highway 60, yet feels as though you are in your own private Muskoka forest, with all the incredible forested landscapes, and spectacular lakeside views.
Hidden Valley is not only the premier place for winter recreation in the Muskoka region, it is also where some of the best resorts can be found too. Between the Hidden Valley Ski Area and Peninsula Lake, visitors and residents alike have their pick of several resorts providing recreational fun year round. From skiing or snowmobiling in the winter, to golfing and fishing in the summer, there is always something to do in this neighbourhood. These activities, surrounded by the pristine forested hills, trails and lakefront beaches, are a significant draw for those who decide to call Hidden Valley home.
Hidden Valley is considered a mixed-use neighbourhood, with homes and businesses near one another, but no industry or manufacturing is done in the area. Once Peninsula Lake and its trees were a major resource for logging. As the region developed into a luxury cottage destination, the importance of preserving the pristine nature of Hidden Valley became a focal point instead. To this day residents and organizations such as the Peninsula Lake Association, work together to keep this forested jewel and idyllic lake healthy and vibrant.
Hidden Valley is also about recreation, so you will find a fair amount of businesses operating in the area to help provide residents and visitors alike, with some incredible, interactive experiences with Mother Nature. Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area has ample skiing, trekking and more, along forested trails for exciting winter recreation. In fact, much this area’s fame comes from the incredible skiing you can experience here.
Skiing is even said to be one of the main inspirations for building homes in Hidden Valley in the first place. On a fun, local side-note, Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area received some world-wide attention as the location where Olympic Gold Medalist, Canada’s and Huntsville’s own, Dara Howell, learned to ski, before winning her medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The other main business in Hidden Valley is tourism, which is reflected in the resorts you can find here. From Hidden Valley Resort in the ski area, to Deerhurst Resort located nearby on the shores of Peninsula Lake, around the water and among the trees, there are luxurious resorts to enjoy. Resort style living is not limited to visitors either. There are two condominium developments in Hidden Valley, both offering a resort lifestyle for home buyers; as a vacation home, or as a permanent residence. Here you can find modern condos with luxury amenities while enjoying stunning views and some of the best recreation to be had in all of Muskoka.
There are also single cottage/ chalet properties available in the Hidden Valley neighbourhood, ideal for those looking for a place all their own within the beauty of these forested majestic hills. Prices for these homes as well as condos can vary widely, depending in large part, on whether or not there is a lakefront view, and/or direct access to the water.
With lakefront access provided to most, but not all homes in the area, through a deeded access point, many Hidden Valley residents enjoy their own, private beach along Peninsula Lake. These deeded land rights have become an integral part of Hidden Valley’s appeal. Single family homes and condos with waterfront access are in high demand, and it’s easy to see why. Residents can enjoy a morning of fishing, or afternoon swim by simply taking a stroll to their own shared private beach and boat docking area. Golfers can enjoy two award winning courses at Deerhurst Resort; and when it snows, you can ski right to your hillside chalet. This is recreational living at its best!
If you are looking for real estate in Huntsville, Hidden Valley could be the neighbourhood for you. Its scenic location with varied recreational opportunities and resort-style prosperities, provide an ideal location where you can literally have it all. Put the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!