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Dennis Hof's Love Ranch

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Dennis Hof's Love Ranch, known as the Cherry Patch Ranch prior to 2010, is one of two brothels in Crystal, Nevada.[1] It is also referred to as the Love Ranch South[2] or Love Ranch Las Vegas[3] due to its proximity to Las Vegas.

Dennis Hof's Love Ranch
Love Ranch South
Love Ranch Las Vega
Dennis Hof's Love Ranch is located in Nevada
Dennis Hof's Love Ranch
Dennis Hof's Love Ranch
Location in Nevada
Former namesCherry Patch Ranch
LocationCrystal, Nye County, Nevada
Coordinates36°29′0″N 116°9′26″W / 36.48333°N 116.15722°W / 36.48333; -116.15722Coordinates: 36°29′0″N 116°9′26″W / 36.48333°N 116.15722°W / 36.48333; -116.15722

Both brothels in Crystal were owned by Maynard "Joe" Richards. In 2010, Richards sold both to Dennis Hof, who said Heidi Fleiss would be a consultant.[4][5]

The license for the brothel was suspended in February 2018 over minor planning issues and then closed down by the county again on August 8, 2018, over alleged missed payments (of county fees) and paperwork being wrong, which sources cite immediately being refiled and taken before the courts for review.[6] It is expected to reopen again later in 2018.[7][8]

On August 27, 2018, Judge Richard Boulware ruled that Dennis Hof may re-open Love Ranch Vegas as of August 28, 2018 stating that other brothels didn't have their licenses revoked when they were late renewing.[9]


Death of OwnerEdit

On October 16, 2018, Dennis Hof, the owner of the Love Ranch property was found dead in his bedroom at the Love Ranch. He is believed to have died in his sleep due to natural causes.[10] Hof died at his Love Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada following a party for his 72nd birthday that had been attended by Flavor Flav, Joe Arpaio, Grover Norquist and Ron Jeremy, the last of whom found Hof unresponsive. Police did not suspect foul play at the time of his death.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Heidi Fleiss, 'Hollywood Madam,' Gives Rare Tour Of New Brothel: Dennis Hof's Love Ranch". The Huffington Post. April 25, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the establishment and the press reported that a "Herbal Viagra Overdose Suspected In Lamar Odom Hospitalization".Kroll, David (October 14, 2015). "Herbal Viagra Overdose Suspected In Lamar Odom Hospitalization". Forbes. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Dennis Hof's YouTube channel" on YouTube
  4. ^ Brean, Henry (May 13, 2010). "Controversial brothel owner set to sell two Nye County properties". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Lynn, Comella (October 20, 2011). "Love Ranch or bust". Las Vegas Weekly.
  6. ^ Thomas, Kelsey (27 February 2018). "Dennis Hof's Love Ranch brothel shuts down after county suspends license". KSNV. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. ^ Montero, David (6 May 2018). "Nevada's monopoly on vice may be easing with push to eliminate nearly half the state's brothels". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ Giwargis, Ramona (August 7, 2018). "Nevada Assembly candidate Dennis Hof loses brothel license". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  9. ^ "Love Ranch Back Open (again) | Nevada Brothels". Nevada Brothels. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  10. ^ "Brothel owner-turned-politician Dennis Hof found dead at Love Ranch". 16 October 2018.
  11. ^ Duggan, Brian; Damon, Anjeanette; Spillman, Benjamin; DeHaven, James (October 16, 2018). "Dennis Hof, Nevada's bombastic legal pimp and Assembly candidate, has died". Reno Gazette Journal. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

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