LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The desert southwest is filled with strange, historical, and downright odd things. This past week, two properties with quite a salacious and scandalous history appeared on the market.

For sale is Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch brothel in the tiny community of Crystal which includes the old Cherry Patch Ranch brothel. And in Sandy Valley the former Nevada Sun Rancho nudist ranch is up for grabs.


The brothel is located in Crystal, just over 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas and Sandy Valley is about 45 miles to the southwest directly on the Nevada-California border.

The Love Ranch might now be best known as the brothel where Lamar Odom overdosed in 2015. It is also where its owner, Dennis Hof, died in 2018.

In the listing, the Love Ranch sale includes much more than the brothel. For $1.2 million a buyer will get “the Ranch with 15 one bedroom suites, two new kitchens a new bar, a backhoe, track hoe, advertising truck and Limousine, all on 75 acres that could be a spa and RV park or Hemp Farm? The sale includes another newly remodeled bar, two manufactured homes and another 21 developed lots ready to build on in Crystal & Pahrump.”


Drive about 65 miles south on Hwy 160 and a few miles through the desert and you get to Sandy Valley, population 1,700 (approx.).

It is in Sandy Valley where the property once known as the Nevada Sun Rancho and before than the Las Vegas Sun Club is for sale. The property was a nudist ranch for at least 12 years from 1989 to 2007.

The ranch is listed for $475,000 and is described as a seven bedroom, five bathroom property, covering 2.25 acres.