Schitt’s Creek fans, it looks like the show might become a reality for a special someone.
The Rosebud Motel is officially for sale! And while the price is definitely steep at $2 million, it looks like this Ontario motel will soon have new owners.
Ontario’s Hockley Motel exterior was famously used in the Schitt’s Creek television series that originally aired on CBC and has since become internationally distributed on Netflix.
Located just an hour outside of the GTA, and a 15-minute drive from Orangeville, the Hockley Motel features 10 units, including a two-storey manager’s suite and one-bedroom cottage. Offering easy access to Canada’s most significant trading area, this 6.7-acre site backs onto a picturesque river and is surrounded by a natural landscape.
According to the real estate agency, Colliers International, the motel is featured in a filming location database, meaning it provides an ideal setting for television or movie production.
Aside from Schitt’s Creek, the motel was also featured in A History of Violence, 11.22.63, and Umbrella Academy.
“It is envisioned a new owner will renovate and reposition the existing structures as a lodging operation, boutique property or long-term rental for families looking to spend quality time together,” the agency said.
The property is currently not operational, and a new owner has the ability to create something new, capitalizing on travel trends following COVID-19.
Colliers International noted that it is anticipated that travellers will be valuing safety and cleanliness as well as unique experiences to enjoy nature and the outdoors.
“The Hockley Motel – also known as a prominent film location of Schitt’s Creek’s Rosebud Motel – has generated lots of buzz within Colliers’ [virtual] offices! It’s always exciting when we can get involved in the sale of recognizable properties like this one, which has great upside potential for a new owner,” said Robin McLuskie, Managing Director of Hotels at Colliers, in a statement to Daily Hive.
“This property specifically feels like a piece of Canadian pop culture history! Today’s listing is a fantastic opportunity for Colliers Hotels to bring creative minds together to best showcase this popular filming location with a motel that has a strong history in the local community. We look forward to seeing how the new owners envision bringing this property to life.”
For the lucky new owner, “best wishes” and “kindest regards.”