Stewart puts his Columbus ranch up for sale

Local residents get a glimpse of racing legend Tony Stewart’s West Youth Camp Road ranch through real estate images filed when his local home went on the market for $30 million on Tuesday.

The Columbus native and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is selling his Hidden Hollow Ranch at 10285 W. Youth Camp Road through a Carmel real estate company, and it’s believed to be one of the listings most expensive real estate in the state.

Carrie Holle, Carmel-based agent of the Carrie Holle Group, holds the exclusive listing for the property. The zoning of the property allows uses such as a hunting reserve and a tourist lodge.

The main property is nearly 20,000 square feet with an 8,700 gallon indoor freshwater aquarium. The property also includes a 3,576 square foot guest house. The property description says it offers six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and three half baths.

Built in 2011, the 415-acre property also features a 9-acre stocked lake, home gym, playground, bowling, and golf simulator.

“This is truly my dream home,” Stewart said in a press release from the realtor. “We enjoyed every square inch of the pitch here. It has become 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’s the perfect mix of entertainment and relaxation.

In 2017 Stewart began offering turkey and deer hunting on his property as well as fishing trips with the option to stay overnight in the main house as part of the experience. Working with Bass Pro Shops, one of his racing partners, Stewart received approval from the Zoning Appeals Board to have a commercial hunt on his property using experienced guides to supervise hunters from stands or structures installed on the property.

According to the listing, the house is built from pine grown in the northern Rockies. Several light fixtures come from Utah and Alaska, and the chimneys were constructed from Indiana bedrock.

In November 2021, Stewart married NHRA dragster Leah Pruitt. His mother, Pam Boas, said Stewart has yet to tell her or his father, Nelson, why he is selling the property.

“I told him I’m going to have to find another place to live my assisted life,” Boas joked. “It’s a beautiful property, and we’ll miss being able to go there. But I completely understand. It’s something he had to do to do what’s best for him and Leah.

Stewart, 50, retired as a NASCAR driver after the 2016 season and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2020. He is a co-owner of the NASCAR Stewart-Haas Racing team.

In 2020, Stewart co-founded the Superstar Racing Experience series which debuted last year on CBS. It has been renewed for a second season which will begin in June and will feature six races.

Stewart and Pruitt have split their time between Columbus and Kannapolis, North Carolina, where Stewart-Haas Racing is headquartered, as well as the various locations across the country where their schedules take them.

“They’re just traveling from place to place where they need to be and where their commitments are,” Boas said. “I just know that they are both on the road a lot and he can’t enjoy it as much as he wants. It’s a decision they had to make together.

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