Schitt’s Creek’s Rosebud Motel Could Be Yours for About $1.6 Million
Mono, Ontario’s Hockley Motel might not be the fanciest establishment that money can buy, but Schitt’s Creek superfans would be hard-pressed to find a better use for their expendable income. As The Guardian reports, the 10-room motel is none other than the Rose family’s Rosebud Motel from the hit show—and it’s now on the market for about $1.6 million.
Located approximately 50 miles northwest of Toronto, the motel comes with 6.7 acres of land right next to the Nottawasaga River, a great spot for rainbow trout fishing. Part of the 4300-square-foot building is a two-floor manager’s suite with three bedrooms, and there’s a storage shed and a 700-square-foot cottage on the property, too.
Current owner Jesse Tipping bought the place in 2011 so basketball recruits for a prep school athletic program could stay there, and the Schitt’s Creek production team used it for about a month each year the show was being filmed. The motel has also served as a filming location for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, the Stephen King adaptation 11.22.63, and David Cronenberg’s 2005 thriller A History of Violence.
Tipping was hoping to list the property early in 2020, but he ended up letting a local organization use it as a quarantine space throughout the pandemic; he finally did put it up for sale through real estate firm Colliers last fall. Before that, the motel was a gathering place for Schitt’s Creek fans from around the world.
“They meet each other online and they meet there at the motel on their vacations,” Tipping told the Orangeville Banner. “I’ve met four or five groups that have done the same thing. It is really wild.”
According to the real estate listing, the motel is “currently not operational” and would require additional funds to get it up and running again. Whether that endeavor includes purchasing a massive “Rosebud Motel” sign for the facade will be left up to the new owner.
If you’d like to be the new owner, you can contact a Colliers representative here.
[h/t The Guardian]