Own a slice of the past: Charming Wild West cabin on a private island in Georgia goes on sale at $1.3 million

The gorgeous house, belonging to actor Michael Coolik, boasts of beautiful rustic interiors and has wood-paneled walls and ceilings and sits on a 2.6-acre island in Georgia.


                            Own a slice of the past: Charming Wild West cabin on a private island in Georgia goes on sale at $1.3 million

A beautiful cabin which is perched on its own scenic private island and intricately designed to portray the American Old West is now on the market for an estimated $1.3 million. The gorgeous house boasts of beautiful rustic interiors and has wood-paneled walls and ceilings. It also has a spacious bedroom, a very cozy living area which sits on the exclusive 2.6-acre Bootleg Island in Georgia. Television actor Michael Coolik, whose stage name is Michael Battlesmith, built and designed the Bootleg Island on Lake Harding. 

A breathtaking view of the property surrounded by water (Source: YouTube)
A breathtaking view of the property surrounded by water (Source: YouTube)

The listing states, "This brilliant creation was influenced by old California and the old West". The house was built to resemble a cabin in the Old West and has been dubbed as a "one-of-a-kind, ruggedly handsome, historic cabin' and 'a virtual museum honoring the past". The house is full of old relics and priceless pieces from the past. 

It shows off treasures from Michael Coolik's dedicated 20 years of collecting Western items and souvenirs from the places that he loves most. Each wall and bedroom reflects a different time period and has a whole host of artifacts, memories, and memorabilia. "The front room features 13 old saddles from Santa Fe, NM and Buffalo Run, Texas, some dating from the 1800s," the listing reads. 

There are old tin lanterns, movie prop canteens and guns, wagon wheel light fixtures and American Indian ladders.(Source: YouTube)
There are old tin lanterns, movie prop canteens and guns, wagon wheel light fixtures and American Indian ladders.(Source: YouTube)

"There are old tin lanterns, movie prop canteens and guns, wagon wheel light fixtures and American Indian ladders. The heavy ladders were used in pits and adobe houses. Coolik bought 25 ladders, turning them into coffee tables to help display artifacts," the listing continues. The wide plank pine floors are decorated with western rugs. 

"Tables display cow-horn lamps. Spur straps have become tie-backs. American Indian drums and blankets also are displayed. The sofas are covered with colorful Western designs and even the lighting has the feeling you are back in the days of the Old West. Step inside the 'Movie Set' cabin, the dance hall-inspired boathouse and party deck and stroll the island paths through lush trees and foliage, enjoying the serenity, the breathtaking scenes and dreamy island views," the listing reads. 

A view of the interiors (YouTube)
A view of the interiors (YouTube)

The house also has a boathouse and a rowboat which is ready to take anyone out to the peace and serenity of the water.