Sheri's Ranch is a legal brothel in Pahrump, Nevada. Unlike other brothels in the state, it styles itself as a resort, with upscale rooms and furnishings, sports bar, tennis courts, a spa and outdoor swimming pool.
Author Lora Shaner, a former madam of the brothel, wrote a 1998 book about her experiences, Madam: Chronicles of a Nevada Cathouse, reissued and extended in 2001 as Madam: Inside a Nevada Brothel.
The brothel raised $7,000 in 2004 towards a senior citizens center so that they could still receive their "Meals on Wheels".
In 2005, Sheri's Ranch sought local zoning changes in Pahrump to build a 700-plus home residential subdivision on its 330 acres (130 ha) known as Mountain Shadows Resort.
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.
Sheri's Ranch was featured on the A&E 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.
The Vital Vegas Podcast featured a room-by-room walk-through of Sheri's Ranch, including an interview with a madam and a sex worker.
The popular podcast Let Me Tell You About featured the brothel in an hour long episode, in which one of the hosts details losing his virginity to one of the sex workers.
Sheri's Ranch was featured in the Showtime original series Ray Donovan season 5 episode 2 Las Vegas.
Sheri's Ranch won CWMC's Brothel of the Year award in 2011 and 2012.
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