If you can’t get enough of Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek, perhaps it’s time to sort out your finances and go into the Motel business. Yep, the real Rosebud Motel that serves as the backdrop to this Emmy Award-winning show is going up for sale this month.
“I’m actually in the process of putting it up for sale,” building owner and businessperson Jesse Tipping told Simcoe.com. “We just kind of let [fans] enjoy it because if they are not bothering anybody, people really get a kick out of it… I don’t think it will be tough (to sell)”.
The eight-room motel is located in Hockley Valley, Ontario — about an hour’s drive out of Toronto. While the rest of the town may not be much of a tourist pull, the hotel itself is becomming quite the tourist attraction in its own right, thanks to show fans making the trip.
Tipping says people would meet on Schitt’s Creek fan pages from around the world, then meet each other in real life at the motel.
“They meet each other online and they meet there at the motel on their vacations. I’ve met four or five groups that have done the same thing. It is really wild,” he explained. “Everybody says you need to turn it into the Rosebud Motel”.
Tipping originally bought the motel in 2011 for recruits of what is now the most successful school basketball program in Canada. Since receiving a cold call from a location scout for Schitt’s Creek however, the show has hired the entire motel for full month each year for the last six years. According to Tipping, the cast and crew were as awesome as you’d hope they would be.
“They didn’t just come in and do their thing. They interacted with the people around them,” Tipping said. “They were just a great bunch to work with”.
Keen to get a hold of it?If you got a lot of spare cash floating around, keep and eye on the local Hockley Valley real estate pages for the listing to pop up. Sounds like it won’t last long.
(Lead Image: Schitt’s Creek / CBC)
Kassia is the Editor of AWOL, and a straight-up travel addict. She was born without a sense of direction, yet an intense desire to explore the world. As such, she's lost 90% of the time but she's learned to roll with it. You can catch her latest adventures on Instagram @probably_kassia.