The West Coast Ghost Town That Will Soon Become California’s Newest Vacation Hot Spot

After being listed for sale in June, this California ghost town will now be turned into a vacation resort for everyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to the Wild West.

Cerro Gordo is a old mining town that was originally founded in the 1800s. It includes over 300 acres of original homes, saloons, a church, and a general store.

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The asking price for the ghost town was just $925,000, but the final selling price turned out to be $1.4 million. The property was purchased by Brent Underwood, the owner of a backpacker hostel in Austin, Texas.

Underwood plans on turning the ghost town into a vacation resort by renovating some buildings in a 19th-century style. The updated digs will feature modern amenities like internet access and comfy accommodations. Besides travelers, Underwood hopes to lure people to Cerro Gordo for photo shoots, theater, dining experiences, and more.