First opened in , the ranch was owned and operated by Dennis Hof from until his death in There is a historical marker on the premises, found just inside of the property's original main gate, as the ranch is located near a stop on the original Pony Express. It operated discreetly until , when Nevada began regulation of houses of prostitution. Dennis Hof subsequently purchased another nearby brothel, then known as Madame Kitty's Fantasy Ranch, located about one mile 1. Constructed by the Nevada Department of Transportation as a business access road, the new street was officially named BunnyRanch Boulevard by Lyon County. In early , due to the recession , State Senator Bob Coffin D proposed legalizing prostitution statewide for tax purposes. Hof was prominently featured in a number of media reports saying he would expand into Las Vegas given the opportunity. In May a man backed a stolen semi-trailer truck through the front door of the brothel, causing extensive damages but no injuries. Hof died on October 16, Sex workers at the BunnyRanch sued Governor Steve Sisolak in October, asking that the brothel be re-opened or that the workers be allowed to work from home.
Times Internet Limited. All rights reserved. For reprint rights. Times Syndication Service. Jul 26, , IST. When McAndrews began shooting Nevada's brothels, he expected to find a seedy place, filled with drugs. What he found, at places like the Wild Horse Ranch shown here from afar , was something completely different.
Unlike the specials, which showed only the negotiations between brothel workers and their clients, the series was more sexually explicit and showed sexual activity with customers. In October a special titled "Sex, Guys and Videotape", aired which included footage of the Bunny Ranch shot by the working girls themselves. In December a special titled "Cat Call" aired and in February another special aired titled "Welcome Aboard," it featured a visit from Heidi Fleiss. Both of these episodes include the introduction of a new group of women, including Hof's newest girlfriend, Cami Parker, while continuing to feature Brooke Taylor, Bunny Love and Air Force Amy. In December a new special aired titled "Frisky Business". The first two seasons, plus Cathouse: The Musical were released in a 4-disc set in September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The bed brothel sits on 40 acres 16 ha of land. Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof put a plan in place at the time of his death and put his longtime madame and close friend Suzette Cole as a trustee to manage his estate. Currently, Nevada is the only U. Only eight counties currently contain active brothels. Joe Conforte, the colorful, controversial brothel operator who ran the Mustang Ranch east of Reno but fled the U. Unconfirmed reports say he died in Rio de Janeiro in March at the age of