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A 200,683-acre ranch where the Mrs. Fields Cookies founder once lived is selling for $45 million. Here's a look inside the sprawling property, complete with cattle, Scottish stained glass, and its very own river.

A 200,683-acre ranch where the Mrs. Fields Cookies founder once lived is selling for $45 million. Here's a look inside the sprawling property, complete with cattle, Scottish stained glass, and its very own river.

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Courtesy of Summit Sotheby's International Realty

The estate on River View Ranch.

  • The newest luxury ranch on the market is River View Ranch, a massive $45 million property in northern Utah spanning 200,683 acres and with a mansion once owned by the Mrs. Fields Cookies founder.
  • The ranch's main estate (a 17,000-square-foot European-style manor designed by Debbi Fields herself) is roughly 30 minutes outside of Park City, Utah. Beyond the mansion, the property (expanded by the current owner) spans four counties.
  • The hefty asking price includes the furnished estate, multiple other homes on the land, cattle, ranch equipment and machinery, grazing permits, water rights to a nearby private river, elk hunting rights, and mineral rights.
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Debbi Fields started selling homemade cookies in Palo Alto, California, in 1977. It wasn't long before her name became synonymous with warm, fresh chocolate chip cookies - and it certainly paid off for her.

By 1983, the cookie magnate was building and designing her own dream estate on a private bluff just outside of Park City, Utah. Now, the 10-bedroom, 14-bathroom mansion and the sprawling property beyond it are up for sale.

Read more: Millennials aren't buying baby boomers' luxury ranches - and it's a sign of a much larger problem in the US real-estate market

Once Fields' cookie chain filed for bankruptcy in 2008, the estate went into foreclosure, according to Mansion Global. "Eleven different banks had a piece of it," Jeanette Brooks, the co-founder of the company behind Xocai chocolate, told Mansion Global. "We bought it 'as is' at auction for I think $1.7 million."

Brooks spent years and millions of dollars renovating and restoring the dilapidated home. She also bought up tens of thousands of acres to run a fully functional cattle ranch. The renovated Fields estate is the focal point of the property, but that's only a fraction of the listing.

Keep reading for a closer look at the property and all it includes.

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