Discovery Channel founder throws in a car museum and resort to sweeten listing

Billionaire John Hendricks is asking $279M for his 22,000-square-foot Colorado ranch, a 72-room resort and car museum

Jun.June 16, 2019 02:00 PM
West Creek Ranch and Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa

West Creek Ranch and Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa

John Hendricks, the billionaire who founded the Discovery Channel, has re-listed his Colorado ranch — and thrown in a nearby resort and car museum to lure in a buyer.

Hendricks, who first listed the property back in 2017, is asking $279 million for the package of properties that cover 8,700 acres in Gateway, Colorado.

That’s a major markup over the previous $149 million asking price, but the listing now includes his Southwest-style home along with the nearby Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa — a 72-room lodge — and a car museum, according to the New York Post. All 50 of the classic cars are included, too.

Meanwhile, the eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom main house, dubbed West Creek Ranch, spans more than 22,000 square feet.

In addition to a pool and spa, it also has a two-story library, an elevator, a gym, billiards room, staff quarters, art studio, movie theater, two-bedroom guest house, horse stables, an airstrip, an airplane hangar and a helipad. Oh, and it includes a private observatory (with a telescope) and a prehistoric dinosaur footprint.

Plus, the sprawling estate is surrounded by mountains.

“West Creek Ranch is a place where the earth really opens up to tell its story,” Hendricks said in a news release about the listing. “When you look up at the walls of the canyons, it’s all these layers of earth that go back 300 million years.”

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. [New York Post] – Mike Seemuth

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that only two classic cars were included with the property. In fact, all the museum’s 50 cars are included. 

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