Icon for Sale: Sheeley House & Saloon Goes on the Market
19th century building has colorful history, including recent life as a well-loved saloon
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The Sheeley House, an iconic Chippewa Falls restaurant, has hit the market.
According to its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sheeley House (236 W. River St.) is a three-story Italianate-style building dating back to the 1860s. It originally housed a livery stable on the first floor, a living quarters on the second, and a boarding house on the third. It soon acquired a nearby carriage house, and in the early 1900s the property transformed the first floor into a saloon. Since then, numerous businesses have occupied the grounds, and it has gone through restorations and updates that have meticulously maintained and somewhat modernized it, while also keeping its historic flavor.
The asking price for the three-story, 5,270-square-foot building is $499,900.
Often considered one of the most haunted spots in the Chippewa Valley, the Sheeley House is a hot spot for ghost hunters. There have been reports of items moving on their own, faint apparitions, disembodied lights, and unexplained footsteps.
The Sheeley House is for sale by its sixth owner, Jes Moran, who re-opened the Sheeley House in 2014 as its current iteration, an iconic and local favorite riverside restaurant.
Here’s the description from Realtor Deb Hanson:
Own an iconic & legendary Chippewa Falls property! The Sheeley house and Saloon is an Italianate style building dating from the 19th century & is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This stunning building, features architecture oozing of old-world character & charm while maintaining functionality as a go-to for finer dining restaurant & saloon in the Chippewa Valley. Building consists of 3 stories, which include a kitchen with top of the line equipment, bar, and 2 dining areas. The space has potential for additional opportunities. Perhaps a 1920s speakeasy would fit nicely into your business plan! The outdoor patio area is a place to enjoy an afternoon looking over the river. This much-loved property has been a popular spot for generations and a staple of the Chippewa Falls community. The Sheeley House plays an important role in the economy and social life of Chippewa Falls. Make this iconic part of Chippewa Falls History yours today!