Established in 1993.
Roy and Leslie Baker purchased the original 116 acres from Jack and Aurelia Caffey in July, 1993 and the remaining 34 acres (of the 150 acres) from the Estate of John Skrzycki in December of 1995. Their son, RJ Baker celebrated his 1st birthday shortly after the purchase while their daughter, Jenny, was only 5 years old at the time.
Part of the original home was over 100 years old according to Jack Caffey. Aurelia Caffey told us that the property was originally part of a much larger ranch which belonged to her family where they grew cotton. She could remember summers of picking cotton when she would visit.
While clearing brush from the property, Roy and Leslie Baker pondered on what to name the ranch. They considered Baker Farms, Diamond B Ranch, and Four B Ranch before they landed on Hollow Creek Ranch. The name comes from the Dry Hollow Creek that runs through the property.
Roy Baker worked hard at his Car Dealership during the week but enjoyed team roping on the weekends. He built a roping arena and next to it he constructed the Pavilion Building to give spectators relief from the Texas heat and it also served as a concession area. The Bakers used the Pavilion for many family gatherings and for their children’s birthday parties.
The Bakers were soon convinced to consider turning the Pavilion into an event center as friends and family members began to ask to use it. The natural beauty of the ranch makes for a great backdrop for many occasions. The quietness and serenity of the property creates a desire for people to return.