Have You Ever Wanted To Own An Abandoned Town? Well Now You Can!

Yes, that’s right! You can now purchase just about everything on the internet. Whether you want the new Justin Bieber album, or your own abandoned ghost town, Craigslist is the place to go.


Cabin Creek, a “ghost town” in Colorado’s rural Adams County, is officially for sale.

“We’ve had so many people look it`s been amazing,” said James Johnson, who owns the tiny village along Highway 36. Johnson recently placed a “for sale” ad for the town on Craigslist.

For $350,000, you get an old service/gas station, a restaurant, an abandoned hotel, and a small house.

Johnson first drove by Cabin Creek a few decades ago, and he had to have it. People thought he was crazy. But in its prime, it was quite the gathering spot.

“The couple who owned the town, and ran the cafe, served the best chicken fried steak in the state,” said Joan Lippett, who lives in Byers and used to frequent Cabin Creek.

But sometime in the 1970’s, something tragic happened at Cabin Creek.

“There was a murder there.  There was some people that they took in, felt sorry for or something, and they found out the couple had money,” Lippett said.

Yes, that will usually abandon a small town for good when the owners are murdered.