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Location: Gardiner, Mont.
The Skinny: After founding and building the copy chain Kinko's into a dominant player in its field, Paul Orfalea got just about as far away from the copy room as humanly possible by purchasing the Grizzly Creek Ranch in Montana, a nearly 2,000-acre working ranch on the north side of Yellowstone National Park. Wildlife from that park have been known to spill over onto the property, including big horn sheep, mountain goats, bears and elk. The human-friendly structures on the property include a 4,500-square-foot barn that was converted into a lodge, complete with dining room for 125 guests, a 3,800-square-foot barn converted into four-bedroom guest quarters, and a 3,800-square-foot main house for Orfalea and his wife. The couple would also erect a pair of teepees for the summer season to complete the western feel. It turns out that such a remote location was not ideal for the entrepreneur, who is selling his far-flung escape because he doesn't use it as much as he thought he might. The asking price? A cool $25M.
· Grizzly Creek Ranch [Hall & Hall]
· Private Properties [WSJ]