If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Colorado history, here’s your chance. The legendary Bucksnort Saloon in Pine is for sale.
According to Bill Downes, owner and chief broker at Evergreen Commercial Group, the $700,000 list price includes the iconic bar and restaurant plus four lots. Three of the lots are adjacent to the building and one is an independent lot used for overflow parking, he said. The saloon’s owners, LJ and Kathy Weller, could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Bucksnort started out as a mercantile in the late 1800s and later converted to a bar, though it’s unknown exactly when, according to The Denver Post’s previous reporting. But ever since, it’s been a popular stop for motorcyclists traversing the Front Range as well as plenty of other passersby looking to time travel while enjoying a burger and a beer.
It’s unclear if the dollar bills that adorn nearly every inch of the walls and ceiling, left by a century’s worth of visitors, will be transferred to the new owners.
“There must be $10,000 in bills on the walls and ceiling,” Downes said.
Given the building’s age – it was built in 1920, according to Evergreen Commercial Group – buyers should know it may require some maintenance. The Bucksnort is currently closed for a septic upgrade, Downes said. The list price includes the upgrades or an allowance to complete them should the owners ink a deal before the construction is complete, he said.
“The Snort is still a snort, there’s nothing like it. It’s unusual and unique to the Front Range,” Downes said, adding he’s already received several calls from prospective buyers. “We need somebody in there with younger energy to bring back the Snort the way we’re all used to having it.”
While you’re in the business of scouting iconic roadside locations, the Coney Island Boardwalk in Bailey is also still for sale.