Schitt's Creek might be over, but you can continue to live the motel life like your favorite characters for roughly $1.6 million. Here are all of the details on the famous residency hitting the market.
The currently non-operational motel houses ten rooms, each with a bedroom and ensuite bathroom and a two-story manager's suite. Plus, a 700-square-foot cottage detached from the main building and a stable fit for three horses. The famous structure sits on 6.7 acres and can be yours for 2 million Canadian dollars, about $1.6 million.
Jesse Tipping, the current owner and President of Canada's Athlete Institute Basketball, explained that fans from across the globe have come to see the motel ever since the Schitt's Creek premiere in 2015. "We just kind of let them enjoy it because if they are not bothering anybody, people really get a kick out of it," he said. "They're always so happy to see the place."
The sitcom's team rented out the motel for one month a year throughout six years, and the landlord said the cast was a pleasure to work with. "They didn't just come in and do their thing. They interacted with the people around them," Tipping shared, adding that the producers and actors often ordered food from the local Hockley General Store. "They were just a great bunch to work with."
Before becoming the set of the award-winning series, the building housed Canadian basketball recruits. According to the Orangeville Banner, NBA star Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets lived in the motel for two years, as well as Miami Heat training camp invitee Kyle Alexander. Tipping said that the former athletic occupants enjoyed fishing in the Nottawasaga River's salmon-filled waters, located behind the famous residency.
"The guys that stayed there, they would go out to the river and try and catch these fish with their hands. They would always let them go," he explained, laughing. "They'd send me pictures of them waist-deep in the water, a 16-year-old kid from Toronto or Scarborough, holding these big salmon in their hands... Half of them hadn't really been to the wilderness before they came up to Orangeville." Well, that sounds like a familiar story... a group of people finding themselves in a place like one they've never been to before? Hello, Schitt's Creek spin-off! Check out the official listing here.