Massive estate near Santa Claus up for sale for $47.5M

August 27, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated August 26, 2022 | 11:53 pm

A one-of-a-kind estate just outside of Santa Claus, Indiana, is being offered for sale for $47.5 million. Big Tree Farm Estate is spread over 550 acres and offers a private residence and guest houses, entertainment and recreation facilities, a classic car museum and a 1950s diner, among other amenities. The estate is being offered at $47. 

Kara Hinshaw of the real estate brokerage Key Associates Signature Realty officially secured the listing, which the company says is “one of the most significant listings in the history of the state of Indiana.” 

Big Tree Farm Estate is being offered for sale for a limited time. Hinshaw and her team will showcase the property with expectations of selling the legacy estate to an individual or corporation that is attracted “to its world-class amenities and southern Indiana charm.” The property is owned by B. Edward Ewing.

“I have seen this property created over my lifetime,” Hinshaw said. “It’s really special to me, like our magical town, and the millions of visitors it brings to the area each year. Mr. Ewing has created a masterpiece for everyone to enjoy. This is one of the most beautiful and unique properties you will ever visit. It’s amazing, world class, and one of a kind.”

The property is located at 5382 E. State Road 162 between Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. Big Tree Farm is located 12 miles from Huntingburg Regional Airport and less than a 3-hour drive to Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Cincinnati.

Amenities include:

  • 68,000 square feet of buildings that sleeps up to 40 people
  • 24,000 feet of fenced and gated property
  • 3 gated entryways
  • Private residence
  • Two guest quarters
  • Entertainment barn
  • Fully equipped and functional 1950s style diner
  • Car museum
  • Outdoor bar and dining area
  • Catering kitchen
  • Multiple stone fire pits and conversation spaces
  • Miniature log cabin play site with playground
  • In-ground pool
  • Lighted tennis court
  • 8 lakes
  • 3.5 miles of paved trails
  • Shooting range
  • Horsehoe pit
  • Maintenance facility
  • Wood with trails for ATVs

For more information about the property, to view photos and videos of the estate, or to contact Hinshaw, visit

August 27, 2022 | 12:06 am

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