Sagebrush Ranch

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Sagebrush Ranch
Sagebrush Ranch is located in Nevada
Sagebrush Ranch
Sagebrush Ranch
Location in Nevada
Former namesSagebrush Red-Light Ranch
Address50 Kit Kat Drive
LocationMound House, Nevada
Coordinates39°12′32″N 119°39′50″W / 39.20889°N 119.66389°W / 39.20889; -119.66389Coordinates: 39°12′32″N 119°39′50″W / 39.20889°N 119.66389°W / 39.20889; -119.66389

The Sagebrush Ranch is a legal, licensed brothel located about 7 miles (11 km) east of Carson City, Nevada in the unincorporated town of Mound House, in Lyon County, at 50 Kit Kat Drive.[1]

It sits along the west side of a loop at the south end of Kit Kat Drive, which also is the home to two competing brothels: The Love Ranch and the Kit Kat Guest Ranch. The Sagebrush was owned and operated by Dennis Hof[2][3] until his death in 2018.[4]


Originally, the first Sagebrush Ranch was about 20 miles east of Carson City off U.S. Route 50 up Six Mile Canyon Road near Mark Twain Estates thru the 80's.[citation needed] It was a two-story building[citation needed], which was still in Lyon County before moving to current location in 1993.[5] It was run by former Moonlite BunnyRanch prostitute, Linda Fondren and her husband Jim.[6][7] Then for a time, the Sagebrush Ranch was two separate (but connected) licensed brothels: the Sagebrush I (originally known as the Sagebrush Red-Light Ranch)[3] and the Sagebrush II, just north of the original brothel. In 1999, the Sagebrush I building was destroyed by a fire[3] that was accidentally sparked by an overturned candle in one of the ladies' rooms. While no one was seriously hurt in the fire, the Sage I building was a total loss. During its rebuilding, the Sage II building housed a combined operation. When the lavish new replacement facility opened in mid-2001 by the then owner Marvin Gates,[3] the ladies all moved into the new building, called simply the Sagebrush Ranch. Save for a few remodeled rooms at its south end which connect only into the new brothel, the Sage II building was then closed and converted into a "gentlemans club". When construction was finished, the Squeeze Play Lounge was opened, and remains as a separate adult entertainment facility. However, the Squeeze Play entertainers are not brothel courtesans and the Sagebrush ladies do not perform there. With the proximity of the two facilities, it is hoped[by whom?] that customers of the club might be so entertained as to visit the brothel next door.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Prostitution Nevada". Nevada Brothel List. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Hof adding Sagebrush Ranch to brothel portfolio". North Nevada Business View. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Speed Racer's LPIN Driving Directions: Carson City". Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Dennis Hof dies at 72: He spent his final hours with Ron Jeremy, Heidi Fleiss, and other recognizable names".
  5. ^ Trout, Keith (3 July 2015). "SUPs to be considered for existing brothels". Reno Gazette Journal. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Owner of Bunny Ranch endorses former prostitute for Vicksburg mayor". KRNV. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  7. ^ Eason, Brian (29 March 2013). "Miss. mayor candidate once owned brothel, records show". USA TODAY. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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