The Wild West has distinctly American connotations, but this detailed replica of a Wild West town is actually located in New Zealand. Mellonsfolly Ranch, built in 2006, is a replica of a 1860s Wyoming frontier town turned into a boutique hotel that can accommodate up to 22 guests, and it’s on sale for $7.5 million.
According to the listing by Sotheby’s, “On this ranch, you won’t find herds of sheep or cattle. Taking advantage of the surrounding pristine native bush, Mellonsfolly Ranch operates a thriving Manuka honey business. Famed the world over, Manuka honey is one of New Zealand’s prized and most profitable exports. Indeed, the 450 hives on the property already generate a substantial income, with plans to expand to over 600 hives.”
The 900-acre ranch is home to 10 period-themed buildings, including a boardwalk, a courthouse that doubles as a movie theater, a licensed saloon, stables, a sheriff’s office, a billiards lounge, one residential house, two rental houses, and luxury guest accommodations.
This luxury property is highly unusual, but it’s sure to catch the eye of those with a passion for Western movies and deep pockets. For more information and photos of the ranch, check out the online Sotheby’s listing.
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