Stewart lists his Columbus ranch for sale

Local residents are getting a glimpse of the West Youth Camp Road ranch of racing legend Tony Stewart through real estate images filed when his local home was put 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 firm, and it is believed to be one of the most expensive real estate listings in the state.

Carmel-based agent Carrie Holle of the Carrie Holle Group has the exclusive listing on the property. The property’s zoning allows uses such as a hunting preserve and a bed and breakfast.

The main property is nearly 20,000 square feet with an indoor 8,700-gallon fresh water aquarium. The property also includes a guest home that is listed at 3,576 square feet. The property description says it offers six bedrooms, eight full baths and three half baths.

Built in 2011, the 415-acre property also has a 9-acre stocked lake, an in-home gym, a game area, a bowling alley and a golf simulator.

“This is truly my dream home,” Stewart said in a news release from the real estate agent. “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.”

In 2017, Stewart began offering turkey and deer hunting on his property and also fishing trips with the opportunity to stay overnight in the main house as part of the experience. Working with Bass Pro Shops, one of his racing partners, Stewart received board of zoning appeals approval to have commercial hunting on his property using experienced guides to supervise hunters from stands or structures set up on the property.

According to the listing, the house is constructed from pine cultivated from the northern Rocky Mountains. Several lighting fixtures are from Utah and Alaska, and the fireplaces were built using Indiana bedrock.

In November 2021, Stewart married NHRA drag racer Leah Pruitt. His mother, Pam Boas, said Stewart had not yet told her or his father, Nelson, why he was selling the property.

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

The 50-year-old Stewart retired as a NASCAR driver following the 2016 season and was inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2020. He is a co-owner of the NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing.

In 2020, Stewart was a co-founder of the Superstar Racing Experience series that made its season debut last year on CBS. It was renewed for a second season that will begin in June and will feature six races.

Stewart and Pruitt have been dividing their time between Columbus and Kannapolis, North Carolina, which is where Stewart-Haas Racing is headquartered, along with the various places across the country that their schedules take them.

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