Batman Opens a B&B

June 28, 2010 at 11:47 am 2 comments

Val Kilmer (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Retiring to the country to open a bed and breakfast is a common enough dream, and one which passes through the minds of most of us at one time or another. But the typical profile of the B&B owner might not be that of middle-aged action hero, Val Kilmer.

After taking his 5,970-acre New Mexico ranch off the market last year, the 50-year-old star of Batman Forever has now decided to open his home up to the public, offering stays in one-bedroom casitas for $200 a night, per person.

However, things didn’t quite go to plan for Kilmer when his neighbours, supposedly angered by comments he’d made in a Rolling Stone interview, protested about his B&B plans.

Kilmer was quoted as describing his local area as ‘the homicide capital of the Southwest’, and was also accused of making a number of other derogatory remarks about northern New Mexico. Speaking out on the issue, Kilmer claims to have been misquoted and has apologised to his neighbours, saying that he understands getting upset ‘when you hear negative things about a place you love’.

Kilmer has now been granted permission to go ahead with his plans, meaning that visitors will soon have access to the miles of nature trails that wind their way through the property, which offers a wide variety of flora and fauna as well as excellent fishing opportunities in the Pecos River.

Pecos River Ranch

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brian Whelan  |  June 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Why would anyone open a B&B in an area that they did not love and want to show off?
    Brian (Dublin)

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    • 2. Haute Elle  |  June 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      I suppose with 5,970 acres you don’t need to worry about seeing too much of the neighbours…!

      Reply

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