$6.5M Ranch Comes With ... Herd of Elk

13-bedroom lodge is on 3,800 acres in Utah
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2011 5:06 PM CST
File photo of a bull elk.   (AP Photo/Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources/Dan Crank, File)

(Newser) – A 13-bedroom lodge and 3,800-acre ranch in Utah is on the market for $6.5 million, and the sale offers a unique amenity: a herd of 50 elk. They contribute to the allure of the ranch as an upscale getaway for hunters, but the animals were not enough to keep the initial asking price of $10 million from plummeting in the dismal economy, reports KSL.com.

The owners of the ranch descended into bankruptcy last year, and a Minnesota bank repossessed it and is now selling it at the slashed price. The ranch is replete with high-end comforts including an 11,000-square-foot lodge—decorated with hunting artifacts and filled with 13 master suite bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, two great rooms, and a high-tech conference center. (Read more Utah stories.)

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