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The Pinewood was our place of choice in Barry's Bay - we enjoyed quite a good relationship with the previous owners who moved to Barry's Bay and motel ownership to get out of the city.....hopefully the new owners can keep the same level of service as previously provided....motel is right on the trail....

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https://thevalleygazette.ca/new-owners-of-pinewood-inn-receive-warm-welcome-from-locals/?fbclid=IwAR00nvW6Kcagml9SolYG2Kd4SFptrgsa84OiScQWuX2758V1kiKSms75DkQ

 

"The Pinewood Inn on Highway 62 in Barry’s Bay has new owners, and they are happy to be here. In December the deal to purchase the motel was finalized, and on March 11th the new owners officially took over the operation of the business.....

 

.....The Patels are originally from Anand, a city in the state of Gujarat India with a population of 218,486. Anand is known as the “Milk Capital” of India and has a diverse economy based on agriculture and manufacturing and technology.......

....Snehal Patel left Anand in 2011, immigrating to Canada and settling in Orillia. The Patel family owns multiple business properties besides the Pinewood, including the Oakwood Motel, Gravenhurst, Muskoka and Caswell Resort Hotel, Sundridge, Parry Sound."

 

Many sledders stayed at the Ashgrove motel due to the proximate restaurant.

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We use to stay there long ago. Stopped going after the fire. Will have to try them again. We usually stay at a motel out towards the Wilno tavern. Thanks for the info.

 

Jerry

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14 hours ago, slomo said:

The Pinewood was our place of choice in Barry's Bay - we enjoyed quite a good relationship with the previous owners who moved to Barry's Bay and motel ownership to get out of the city.....hopefully the new owners can keep the same level of service as previously provided....motel is right on the trail....

Article:

 

https://thevalleygazette.ca/new-owners-of-pinewood-inn-receive-warm-welcome-from-locals/?fbclid=IwAR00nvW6Kcagml9SolYG2Kd4SFptrgsa84OiScQWuX2758V1kiKSms75DkQ

 

"The Pinewood Inn on Highway 62 in Barry’s Bay has new owners, and they are happy to be here. In December the deal to purchase the motel was finalized, and on March 11th the new owners officially took over the operation of the business.....

 

.....The Patels are originally from Anand, a city in the state of Gujarat India with a population of 218,486. Anand is known as the “Milk Capital” of India and has a diverse economy based on agriculture and manufacturing and technology.......

....Snehal Patel left Anand in 2011, immigrating to Canada and settling in Orillia. The Patel family owns multiple business properties besides the Pinewood, including the Oakwood Motel, Gravenhurst, Muskoka and Caswell Resort Hotel, Sundridge, Parry Sound."

 

Many sledders stayed at the Ashgrove motel due to the proximate restaurant.

They bought festival inn in Stratford as well off hater family. Re branded it quality inn. They must have some serious money behind them. My grandfather built festival inn in early 1960’s and sold to hater family in 1989. Haters also built Arden in Stratford (still own that one).  Hater’s sold festival to patels after their dad Vic died. Vic bought hotel off

my grandfather in 1989 and sold it in late 90’s,  to pacific hotels. Then they built Arden down the street 5 years later. Then festival went down hill and they bought it back cheap from pacific and renovated it. A bit of hotel history for area. 
Btw there are  complaints about quality inn, in Stratford now. They seem to buy properties and suck them Dry and use money to buy more properties instead of keeping them up. 

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https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/news/local-news/new-owners-ushering-in-change-at-signature-stratford-hotel/wcm/6745568f-a3ce-4533-a30c-b335505dd3b1/amp/
 

There they are when they took over festival inn in Stratford. They have been buying 3 or so properties a year. 
Always pick tourist towns it seems, and like smaller towns too. 

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Any reports on the Caswell? Prior to 2008, a co-worker stayed there and was not impressed.

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52 minutes ago, revrnd said:

Any reports on the Caswell? Prior to 2008, a co-worker stayed there and was not impressed.

Heard the same from people too, told me place is a dump and will avoid it next time. Not sure what state is now, but doubt it has improved much. This same family apparantly ownes half motels in usa. They call them Patel motel cartel. Seem to be expanding to Canada now. One huge family from India. Defiantly have off shore money feeding them and they come over one family at a time and buy a place for them to manage. Hopefully they don’t expand into ncdn. 

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8 minutes ago, Strong Farmer said:

Heard the same from people too, told me place is a dump and will avoid it next time.

That was the word he used to describe it...

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As slomo once said, it's too bad people w/ no sense of customer service buy these places. 

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6 hours ago, revrnd said:

As slomo once said, it's too bad people w/ no sense of customer service buy these places. 

It may very well be that what passes for good quality and excellence is different in other countries than what is expected here. In the case of the Pinewood in Barry's Bay, the previous owners were always upgrading and making improvement to the facility including some not usually noticed by patrons - better ventilation, hard wood floors, better mattresses etc. and promoted a sense of concern for the environment. I hope they received a good return on their initial investment and hard work.

 

Thanks Grover for the mention of the Mountain View by Wilno - had no reason to try it out before but reviews are good and it is right on the trail.

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Caswell is due for a flame. Shame this once regal property has been left too such disrepair .

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1 hour ago, slomo said:

It may very well be that what passes for good quality and excellence is different in other countries than what is expected here. In the case of the Pinewood in Barry's Bay, the previous owners were always upgrading and making improvement to the facility including some not usually noticed by patrons - better ventilation, hard wood floors, better mattresses etc. and promoted a sense of concern for the environment. I hope they received a good return on their initial investment and hard work.

 

Thanks Grover for the mention of the Mountain View by Wilno - had no reason to try it out before but reviews are good and it is right on the trail.

I was not intending to hijack the thread by mentioning Mountain View. Since you mentioned them we have had many successful nights there and even with the new owners had nothing but great restful sleeps and excellent breakfasts. Not sure if the owner still helps out with the local club as they had a disagreement a few years ago about the groomer parking on his property.

 

Jerry

 

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There is evidence of substantial reno occurring at Caswell, with piles of old materials etc piling up outside.  Time will tell how extensive and effective they are.

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Plan on reserving a night there.  Based on the reviews about a week ago, the new owners are making substantial renovations and changes to the place. Many people I find who complain are the ones who think they know about running a hotel but have absolutely no experience but love to voice negative comments. I believe the experience you have is determined by yourself and if you arrive already entitled and too lazy to even clean up your mess when you leave it shows the character of that person. 

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