Even race car drivers need to slow down occasionally. For the three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, that meant relaxation at Hidden Hollow Ranch, a custom-built luxury property in his hometown of Columbus, IN.
But now, Stewart has decided to motor away from the 415-acre hunting preserve, and it’s on the market for $30 million.
At that price, he’s lapped the competition for the most expensive home in Indiana. For the curious, the current runner-up is this $6.5 million home in Nashville, IN.
It’s a big price to accompany a property that has the potential to be one of the biggest home sales in Hoosier State history. The main residence is nearly 20,000 square feet, with a massive aquarium. There’s also a 3,576-square-foot guesthouse.
“This is truly my dream home,” Stewart said in a statement. He added, “We enjoyed every square inch of the land here. This became my place to get away and relax with my family and friends. The best part is that there is always something to do here. The land is great for hunting and fishing, off-roading, or just sitting on the porch and enjoying the stars at night. It is the perfect blend of entertainment and relaxation.”
As for that relaxation, the wooded acreage includes a 9-acre stocked lake for fishing. Elk, deer, and turkey are all abundant on this licensed hunting preserve.
Stewart purchased the land in 2004, and the handsome home was completed in 2011.
The listing describes the getaway as “rustic luxury.” Built of lodgepole pine, the huge cabin features six en suite bedrooms and woodsy views.
Jaw-dropping features begin at the entry, with a massive, two-story waterfall and trout stream that flows under a footbridge. In the great room, you’ll spot an 8,700-gallon freshwater aquarium. Finishes include stone-surround fireplaces, wood flooring, antler light fixtures, and vaulted ceilings.
Aquarium at Hidden Hollow Ranch in Columbus, IN
Pond and footbridge
In the oversize kitchen, there’s a hibachi grill, an island with bar seating, and views out to the family room.
The lower level is a playground for all ages with a bowling alley, game area, golf-simulator room, gym, and lighted onyx bar.
The grounds also hold a large workshop and a six-car garage, and what’s more, the location is less than an hour from the Indianapolis International Airport.
In addition, the property is zoned as a hunting preserve and a bed-and-breakfast, giving potential buyers many options for the property.
A video from Stewart’s YouTube channel follows him (driving, of course) as he tours the property, which includes many four-legged occupants.
In the video, he notes that the place keeps him plenty busy.
“There’s always something that needs to be done or can be done on the property,” he says.
Known as Smoke, Stewart, 50, won NASCAR Cup titles in 2002, 2005, and 2011. He is the only driver to win a championship in both IndyCar and NASCAR. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019.
Carrie Holle of Compass holds the listing.