- You only need CA$2million to buy a big slice of LGBT+ TV history.
You may not be able to buy the whole town of Schitt’s Creek but you can at least buy the Rosebud Motel.
The comedy focuses on the millionaire Rose family, who bought the town of Schitt’s Creek as a joke but lose their fortune and have to move into the motel.
Schitt’s Creek became a major hit on Netflix and won accolades for its LGBT+ representation. The final episode featured the wedding of pansexual character David Rose to his partner, Patrick.
Now the Rosebud is up for sale, for CA$2million.
The property is called the Hockley Motel in real life and is 87 kilometres northwest of Toronto in Hockley Valley, Ontario.
The agent’s listing reveals it boasts 10 motel rooms, a two-storey manager’s suite and separate cottage. Surrounded by nature, it’s set in 6.7 acres of land with access to the Nottawasaga River for rainbow trout and salmon fishing.
‘The property itself is so beautiful’
Interestingly Schitt’s Creek is not the property’s only claim to fame.
In Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, assassins Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Agnes (Sheila McCarthy), seek refuge at the motel.
Currently the motel is not operating and the agents suggest the new owners may need to make a ‘capital infusion in the guest rooms’.
They also suggest investing in ‘contactless’ check-in to make it more COVID secure and ‘adding an outdoor fire pit, picnic tables and other seating for guests’ to help them enjoy the stunning scenery.
Current owner Jesse Tipping told CTV News that the purchasers may turn it into a Schitt’s Creek-themed boutique motel.
Tipping, himself a Schitt’s Creek fan, added: ‘The property itself is so beautiful. It’s very pretty and it’s an incredible spot and the motel itself has had a great history in the community. I hope that somebody who buys it honours that history and is able to keep it going.’
However, would-be Johnny Rose entrepreneurs will need to act fast. Offers on the property need to be in by 14 December.