Jake Rasmuson

Jake Rasmuson

(760) 873-4264
(619) 971-0544
(760) 873-4875

Bishop Real Estate Rasmuson & Assoc.

370 W. Line St.
Bishop, CA 93514

(760) 873-4264

1 Bonnie Clair Road, Goldfield, NV 89013



Hard Luck Castle Mine

Property Info
Baths:3 Baths (3 F)
Type:Single Family
Size:8,000 ft²
  • 4 story, 22 rooms, 8,000 square feet
  • Off grid power. Water trucked in. 4000 gallon tank
  • Separate wood and auto/metal shops
  • 40 Acres on two parcels
  • Dormant gold mine included

An amazing opportunity to own one of the most unique properties in the the United States, the Hard Luck Castle combines elements of the Wild West with a modern-day castle.  Encompassing 40 acres of land and 8,000 square feet of living space in the private Nevada wilderness.   This exceptional property is self-sustainable and completely off the power grid. Read below for a complete list of offerings.     

The Main Building - The Castle:

4 story, 22 rooms, 8,000 square feet.

Constructed from 2000 to 2012 with superior engineering to last 400 to 500 years.

All steel, concrete, cinder block, and glass materials with 16" thick walls.

Two kitchens, 3 full baths, full wood shop, wine cellar, theater and game room, glass solarium / planetarium, fountain room, large main entrance with afternoon view deck, two 1920's pipe organs.

Partially furnished with antiques.

4,000 gallon water storage with rain catchment's and a water hauling trailer.

Castle has become a tourist attraction and a landmark in Esmeralda County.


Work / Automotive Shop - 600 square feet (20'x30') steel fabrication and welding workshop with automotive lift, second story storage with hoist, numerous hand and power tools, and full welding arrangement.

Original, but remodeled miners cabin - comfortable, historic, plumbed and electricity added. Wooden cabin that sleeps 4 cozily. Complete kitchen.

Shower House - shower and toilet with modern plumbing for use by cabin occupants.

Guest trailer and outdoor rustic shower stall with a view.

Power House with main generator.

Gold mine tunnel with small secure storage / work area and rail-car access.

The Land and Mining Claims:

The Hard Luck Castle is built on 40 acres of patented private land.

situated 9 miles off Hwy. 267 in Esmeralda County, NV. 187 miles from Las Vegas and 325 miles from Reno, NV.

Productive, but dormant gold mine included. 160 ft. Gold mine shaft in serviceable condition. Closed at the start of WWII and never reopened, but still high in Gold content! Assay available.

Total privacy at 6,000 feet elevation on Gold Mt. Nearest commerce center at Gold Point 10 miles away and Beatty, 50 miles away.

Esmeralda County is one of the most relaxed counties in the US with NO building codes and few intrusive laws on private land.

Year-around access on regularly graded county road.

Just below the snow line and not too hot in the summer (90 degrees in July).

Power Sources:

The Castle has complete off-grid self-sufficiency, with several power sources.

Solar and wind power charged battery as main power.

3000 gallon propane tank with heaters throughout the castle.

Main diesel generator

Two back-up diesel / propane generators

300 gallon diesel storage tank

Included Equipment:

Entire Castle with accompanying and personal property to be sold!

Complete wood shop and all wood working equipment and hand tools.

Complete automotive and metal shop with auto hoist, hand tools, welders, ample storage, compressed air, plus much more!

Cat 12 road grader for snow removal and road clearing.

800 gallon water - hauling trailer

Extras not mentioned:

Cellular phone service available

Satellite service available

Direct TV service available

RV Pad with complete hookups

Seller will consider financing with substantial down payment

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About Jake

Jacob Rasmuson
Bishop Real Estate Rasmuson & Associates, 370 W. Line St. Bishop, CA 93514 760.873.4264 jake@bishoprealestate.com www.bishoprealestate.com


University of San Diego July 2005
Masters of Science in Real Estate San Diego, CA

University of San Diego May 2003 Bachelor of Business Administration San Diego, CA
Awarded both first and second honors for scholastic achievement

Bishop Union High School June 1999
High School Diploma Bishop, CA


Coldwell Banker LeeAnn Rasmuson & Associates 2004-present
Bishop, CA

Cassidy & Associates Real Estate, Inc. 2003- 2004
San Diego, CA

Marcus & Millichap Commercial Brokerage 2003
San Diego, CA

American Mortgage Express 2002
San Diego, CA


National Association of REALTORS

California Association of REALTORS

Bishop Multiple Listing Service

Mammoth Lakes Board of Realtors
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