The saloon bar is like the Old West – with a fridge in there for good measure (Picture: http://www.emtetown.com)
Lovers of Western movies and the Yeehaw Agenda will love this little property venture.
For the price of a decent-sized house in London, one lucky buyer can get their hands on a cowboy-themed mini town, complete with saloon bar and rodeo space.
For the princely sum of $1.25 million (£712,000), you can set up camp in Em-Te Town near Alberta in Canada, using the motels and attractions as part of a hotel, for events, or just for yourself.
There’s a horse riding area, wedding venue, campground, banquet hall, and cabins on the site, alongside a themed barber, bank and sheriff’s office, and even a ‘lost women’ hotel where guests can get photos.
Everything from the model schoolroom to the music store on the grounds has been done up to look like it came straight from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
This ain’t his first rodeo (Picture: http://www.emtetown.com)
Em-Te Town was built in 1980 by a man named Leonard Mohr. Leonard lived there for nine years, before it was sold to a company to become a holiday resort.
It changed hands over the years, closing in 2018 when the most recent owner, Rex Austin, decided he could not longer run it due to personal reasons..
A large restaurant sits aside the saloon bar (Picture: http://www.emtetown.com)
Although he’d put work and money into the upkeep and renovation of Em-Te town over the years, he told Global News: ‘What happened was I ran another business for 32 years, and this got to be too much to run both at the same time.
‘We thought it might make a nice sideline — we loved the concept and turned out to be more than a sideline.’
Can you imagine putting your spurs up here? (Picture: http://www.emtetown.com)
Although there’s been interest in the time it’s been on sale, real estate agent Darin Baxandall said: ‘It’s tough to finance, because it’s a seasonal business, it’s a campground business — banks require quite a bit down to make it operational.’
However, Rex believes it might be the right time to sell it, as more people have been inquiring about the unique opportunity since the pandemic.
He said: ‘A lot of people, it seems, are looking to get out of town. It is viable. I would hope that somebody would take it on as a labour of love.’
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