NAPPANEE, Ind. (WANE/WSBT) — Amish Acres sold for more than $4 million to six different buyers in a Wednesday night auction.
Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company, Inc. auctioned off the 28-acre property for the founder and CEO Richard Pletcher, who after 50 years in business was ready to retire.
Former Congressman Marlin Stutzman, John Kruse, and Jason Bontrager bought the entertainment center tract with included the Round Barn Theatre, a 400 seat restaurant, two historic log cabins, and other buildings for $1.55 million dollars.
The hotel sold for more than $1.3 million dollars.
“He had a dream,” Schrader Auction Manager for Amish Acres Roger Diehm said. “It’s really great to see his dream come true. If you’ve been in the round barn or ever stepped foot in Amish Acres, you can say it’s a one-of-a-kind property.”
Amish Acres officially closed on Jan. 1, 2020. The historic farm and heritage resort includes a 400-seat restaurant, a 400-seat performing arts theatre, numerous shops, a hotel and more. The property was divided up into sections known as tracts so bidders could choose to bid on parts of the property.