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Dream Hunting Lodge: 5,500 Square Feet, Only $140,000

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When you think of a hunting cabin, I bet you don’t think of this! A 5,500-square-foot mansion in Winner, South Dakota, that was previously used as a hunting cabin is for sale for less than $140,000!

Considering the price tag and square footage, you’re probably not alone in assuming the structure probably isn’t in the best condition. However, you would be wrong.

According to the Argus Leader, it could use a couple of upgrades and minor repairs, but it’s otherwise in great shape.

The house appraised at $235,000 a few years ago. A new owner likely will want to make improvements, but it’s not in bad shape.

It needs some work. It needs maybe some new windows. There are some little things, but the house is move-in ready.

Besides having an unheard of low $25 per square foot price tag, it has a unique and somewhat mysterious history.

Built in 1914, no one really knows the story of how or why it was built in Winner. But local legend includes an account of multiple houses being moved to the area and joined together.

It was owned by the Read family for much of the 20th century, then sold to a local business owner who made some updates and upgrades to the utilities. He moved and sold it to an area surgeon who turned it into a hunting lodge.

Considering the price, condition, and size, the number-one question on everyone’s mind is why is it so cheap? The agent says that there’s no demand for such a large house in the area. Apparently, it’s double the size of the next largest homes in the vicinity.

If owning a massive hunting cabin in South Dakota is on your bucket list, then this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The listing agent doesn’t expect the home to be on the market for long.

About the Author: Dominic Aiello is an avid hunter, angler, and wildlife policy expert. He is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Council, Cabela’s Prostaff, and Outdoor Writer. Follow his adventures on Instagram @daiello91 or Twitter @HunterInformant

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Dream Hunting Lodge: 5,500 Square Feet, Only $140,000