You can now own a town in $350,000.
Yes, Cabin Creek, a ‘ghost town’ in Colorado’s rural Adams County near Byers is officially put up for sale on Craigslist. The tiny road side village along Highway 36 owned by James Johnson in a statement to Fox News said, “We’ve had so many people look it`s been amazing.” He recently hanged a ‘for sale’ ad for the town.
The town comes with an old service station, a café, an abandoned motel, and a small house for the same price. Decades ago when James decided to own this town when he realized that the town is a popular gathering spot for locals.
“The couple who owned the town, and ran the cafe, served the best chicken fried steak in the state,” stated Joan Lippett, who lives in Byers and used to frequent Cabin Creek. She also said that the town was shut down after a murder back in the 1970’s.
“There was a murder there. There was some people that they took in, felt sorry for or something, and they found out the couple had money,” said Lippett.
James said that since then literally there was nobody in the town and the building were left vacant. He said that there was nothing going out in this place for years. He also added that at one stage he wanted to turn the town into a Route 66-style tourist attraction, but his wife has already decided for retirement.
“We`re looking at Idaho or Montana I think. We`re ready to get out of town even farther than this,” said Johnson.
According to the Craigslist ad, the tiny town is less than five acres with ‘an old gas station, eight-room Motel, Road Side Restaurant, eight-space RV Park, two houses, and private shooting range.’
“The hardest part out here is you`re not going to get a regular conventional loan on this property. You say, ‘ghost town’ and they say, ‘What?’,” stated Johnson.