Ever dreamed of proudly owning your very personal slice of the wild west?
It may very well be a actuality when you put in a bid for Em-Te City southwest of Edmonton. The title comes from a Louis L’Amor western novel, and the creator’s work impressed a number of of the property’s options.
It’s styled after a frontier city and capabilities as a campground, marriage ceremony venue, and western-style horseback driving facility.
“Sadly our tenure has come to an sudden finish and so we should make room for the following custodian to take over and hopefully deliver this very particular place to a brand new degree whereas retaining its previous west character,” present proprietor Rex Austin wrote on the property’s web site.
He’s asking for $1.25 million to half with it.
Retired constructing contractor Len Mohr constructed the city within the Nineteen Eighties earlier than promoting it in 1989, in accordance with the property’s web site. The subsequent house owners opened it to the general public, and it modified fingers a number of extra occasions earlier than Austin purchased it about 10 years in the past.
He made a number of upgrades to the banquet corridor, kitchen, motel, and washrooms recognizing that friends are in search of fashionable facilities.
“I’ve tried to marry the previous with the brand new with out affecting the character of the previous,” he advised Every day Hive in a cellphone interview.
Austin grew up studying western novels, and knew the property was particular when he noticed it.
“It has an emotional attachment after all … I needed to make one thing of it. To place it able the place it might maintain itself with a view to protect the city,” he mentioned.
Austin owns one other enterprise that’s been in operation for 32 years, and as he’s getting older determined he wanted to deal with just one. He doesn’t assume he has time to successfully handle Em-Te city anymore, so he’s promoting it.
He believes the brand new house owners might be on good footing in the event that they determine to re-open it as a resort. There was renewed curiosity within the facility through the pandemic this summer time, throughout which period Austin believes Albertans seemed to discover nearer to dwelling.
“It’s such a novel place. Individuals are kind of in surprise after they arrive and so they see it for the fist time,” he mentioned. “It’s not a ghost city. It’s a re-enactment of an previous Western city.”
Realtor Darin Baxandall advertises the resort as one thing with “limitless potential” on his web site, including its scenic location on a creek in Alberta’s foothills is difficult to beat.
In line with Realtor.ca, the frontier city sits on 61 acres and comprises 85 campsites, seven cabins, an eight-room motel, a saloon, a restaurant, and a banquet corridor for 250 individuals.
Right here’s what it seems like: