Aspiring cowboys born in the wrong era have a rare opportunity to live out their old west fantasies thanks to this listing for an entire frontier town.
The $4.7 million Saguache, Colorado property includes a saloon, general store, chapel, shooting range and operational hotel spread over 320 acres.
The listing states it is located less than a 3.5-hour drive from Denver.
The settlement is no ghost town, however. It was painstakingly developed by two brothers who bought the property for $730,033 in 2005. They spent the next five or so years investing $10.8 million into developing it into a modern recreation of the old west before auctioning it for a little under $2 million in 2011, Nexstar Media channel KRON4 reported.
The property has subsequently sold twice — for $2.6 million in 2016 and $3.6 million in 2018, according to KDVR. It has been seeking a buyer by its current owner since Oct. 2021.
Images of the town and its properties depict a step back in time with some modern touches.
“They left no detail unconsidered,” listing agent Adrienne Haydu told KDVR, noting that the saloon and hotel’s ceiling tiles were imported from Italy. “It’s old-town charm with all the conveniences of modern amenities. All the buildings are actual buildings and not just a fake facade. It’s a great horse property.”
There’s an outdoor stage, hotel, dance hall, two original Hoaglund Stagecoach line cabins, 13-stall barn, five-stall livery stable, a bunkhouse and mini golf course. There are also RV hookups and the “luxury” Ponderosa Lodge, which includes three-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, Amish hickory flooring and an indoor stream fed by a living room waterfall. In terms of outdoor water features, there are two ponds, two creeks and three wells.
In addition to offering a realistic backdrop for cowboy life, the property also offers a “perfect” opportunity for more lucrative ventures including “boutique retreats, a wedding venue or a music festival!” boasts the listing. Additionally, the property is bordered by national forest land and a buyer can anticipate neighbors including elk, deer and antelope.
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