Sheri's Ranch

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Sheri's Ranch is a legal brothel, resort and spa in Pahrump, Nevada. Unlike many other brothels in the state, it styles itself as a "resort", with upscale rooms and furnishings, tennis courts, a spa and outdoor swimming pool. A sports bar is also on the premises.

In January 2001, the business was purchased by Chuck Lee, a retired Chicago homicide detective of 20 years, former owner of an AT&T retail store and car dealer from Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

Lora Shaner, a former madam of the brothel, wrote a book about her experiences there: Madam: Chronicles of a Nevada Cathouse (1999, ISBN 0-929712-57-9), later reissued and extended as Madam: Inside a Nevada Brothel (2001, ISBN 0-7596-0367-7).

In 2005, Sheri's Ranch sought local zoning changes in Pahrump in order to build a 700-plus residential subdivision on its 330 acres (130 ha) known as Mountain Shadows Resort.[2]

Media Mentions[edit]

Sheri's Ranch was featured in the BBC series Panorama about the importance of safe sex, preventative measures taken to avoid the contraction of HIV, and other STD/STIs by Nevada brothel sex workers. [3]

Sheri's Ranch was featured on the A&E (TV channel) show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels while Gene Simmons was performing research for an upcoming novel. He interviewed Scarlett and Tawny Brie there as part of his research.[4][5]

Sheri's Ranch was featured in writer Max Plenke's article "I Watched the Election at a Brothel" for's 2012 election coverage.

Sheri's Ranch was featured in the Business Insider article "Inside a Nevada Brothel" by Dylan Love.


Sheri's Ranch won CWMC's Brothel of the Year award in 2011 and 2012.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nieves, Evelyn (August 19, 2001). "Anxious Days in Bordello Country". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ Gomez, Phillip (June 3, 2005). "Brothel or Subdivision?". Pahrump Valley Times. Archived from the original on 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Legal brothels in Nevada" - Panorama - BBC
  4. ^ AETV - Gene Simmons Family Jewels - Scarlett
  5. ^ AETV - Gene Simmons Family Jewels - Tawny Brie

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Coordinates: 36°04′14.65″N 115°57′23.85″W / 36.0707361°N 115.9566250°W / 36.0707361; -115.9566250