By Josh Saunders
Own this STEAL of a property and have your supper in the slammers at the jailhouse turned inn that’s up for sale at half a million dollars (357kGBP).
With a private owner’s suite, 12 Victorian themed-guest rooms including a cellblock abode, chef’s kitchen, dining area, seven fire places, staircase, porches and patios, this is certainly a STEAL.
Originally built in 1869, it operated as the Fillmore County Jail and Sheriff’s residence, now residing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in Preston, Minnesota, USA, the site held inmates until 1970, and would later go onto be owned and renovated by Marc and Jeanne Sather.
They have run the property for 26 years and four months, hosting guests from all over the world, many who longed for a brief stay behind bars.
Now looking seeking retire, the Jailhouse Inn is up for sale at $495,000 (357kGBP) with Roxanne Johnson of RE/MAX Select Properties.
Marc Sather, owner, said: “I would say the detail to quality of the interior restoration of the property is impeccable one of the items we were excited about was to continue and complete that process and it’s by far
“We have had many comments from England, the United States and around the world, telling us that they couldn’t believe how beautiful and nicely kept it was.
“Those are some of the comments we had heard and received, and we would agree, it drew us here too.
“It was a functioning jail until it ceased being and now named jailhouse inn, it’s laid out like it was when it was a jail.
“We had rooms people can sleep behind bars in and enjoy a more Victorian style décor…
“We were living in California, people thought we were crazy to move from the land of fruits and nuts to Minnesota, but we have family in this area.
“People understood the type of property it was, where it was located and our association with the area.
“We have fortunately been recognised in many national and international publications since been…
“We tell people you can come spend the night in jail and slumber in our slammers, I would invite anyone to come and visit.
“We have visitors from Great Britain and the rest of the world, every year.