My husband and I regularly enjoy Harley rides along that road and I've always wondered who lives in that gorgeous home. We have never seen anyone outside the home when we drive by and there are never any vehicles in the driveway either. I've also always been curious how it looks inside; would be fun to tour!!

Aug 02, 2017 08:53 PM
Anne Myers

John Talbot owns that mansion

Jul 25, 2017 07:01 PM
Margie Niesen

I have been driving past there for the last six weeks on my way to Mercy Clinic For cancer radiation. I would love to be able to know the truth and story behind this home. I would also like to be able to privatily take a tour of this home. I am 71years old and there would no way be able to afford this home. But at least I can look.

May 16, 2017 11:06 PM
Shirley Watson

It is a very gorgeous home and I would just love to see inside. I love it , I pass by often

May 27, 2016 08:41 AM
Diane T

OMG, can't believe the misinformation! The house was built by James Talbot. He lives there to this day. Local businessman. Not Kenny or the Talbots of the clothing store chain.

Aug 20, 2015 12:42 AM
K. Rogers

I am Kenny Rogers, and I have been living under the name of "Talbot" to escape my gambling creditors.

Oct 23, 2014 04:35 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Charlie D ... and I sure have been receiving many comments over the years on this post. Rumors are funny how they work and thanks for stopping by.


Jun 05, 2014 12:25 AM
Charlie D

The rumor about Kenny Rogers started because at about the time the house was being built, Kenny Rogers either bought a horse in the area, or borrowed a horse for a breeding loan, or something like that. Horses not houses.

Local construction workers began telling people they were working on Kenny Rogers' house, and it spread from there.

Jun 04, 2014 11:02 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Michelle and thank you so much for your comment!

VB ;o)

Mar 09, 2014 12:53 AM
Michelle who grew up in Otsego
Many years ago Kenny Rogers was on a radio show where he said he would truthfully answer questions about the rumor of him building a house in MN. He was asked: Are you building a home in Dayton, MN? He answered no. The home above is located in Otsego, MN. You have to cross the bridge to be in Dayton. So, who knows what his answer would have been if he was asked about Otsego.
Mar 08, 2014 11:14 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello J Tyler Reiss ... we sure live in a small world!


Feb 25, 2014 04:42 AM
J Tyler Reiss
Hoekstra & Reiss - Edina Realty - Buffalo, MN

I drove by this home during the Christmas Season. It was lit up and looked very classy.

Feb 25, 2014 02:43 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Thanks everyone for all your comments! This blog continues to receive comments which is very usual, mainly because the info is wrong.

VB ;o)

Feb 03, 2014 08:32 AM
Gotta love wild rumors.
Feb 03, 2014 07:06 AM
Kenny Rogers also does not own the house on 70th, that house belongs to another family, not Kenny Rogers..
Dec 09, 2013 06:42 AM
It is owned by a man named Jim Talbot, not John....I'm friends with them.
Dec 04, 2013 04:25 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Shawn and thank you for the correction ;o)

Apr 12, 2013 09:54 AM

A link directly to Kenny's house high above the river.,-MN_rb/#/homes/for_sale/Otsego-MN/42604_rid/45.253644,-93.530871,45.248267,-93.551084_rect/15_zm/1_fr/

Jul 20, 2012 04:31 AM

The Talbot house sits on the old home made shooting range we used as kids. kenny's house is about 1 mile to the Northwest of the house shown in the picture. Kenny's house you can see if you type in this address. He has it all fenced off for horses. 16840 70th St. N.E.  Dayton, MN

Jul 20, 2012 04:26 AM

As a fifth generation Dayton resident, I can confirm A) It has nothing to do with Kenny Rogers.  B) It was built by a man named Talbot, and C) It has nothing to do with the Talbot's Department Store chain.

Jul 01, 2012 03:36 PM

Who ever wrote this article or ever posted this needs to check your facts! The man who ownes it, his name is John Talbot. It someone took the proper picture, it says talbot on the gate! Idiots!

May 22, 2012 07:34 AM
sara Swenson

I am from Dayton and no Kenny Rogers never owned it.  It was built by a local guy who owns the lumber company that is along interstate 94 right at the rogers curve.  The story is that he lived across the river with his wife.  Then they got a divorce and he built this mansion right in viewing distance, across the river, from where his ex wife lives.  

Feb 20, 2012 02:07 PM

Apparently this house was listed for sale a few short weeks ago but is now off the market. Not sure if anyone purchased it or what the deal was but my mother-in-law says she saw a For Sale sign out front but now it's gone. Anyone know any details on that?

Jul 09, 2010 09:39 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

WOW! Thanks for the info Curious!

VB ;-)

Jun 27, 2010 01:21 PM
I was wrong it is owned by the guy that owns Pine Point Wood Products in osseo. Supposedly the largest lumber wholesaler in the midwest James Talbot
Jun 27, 2010 12:07 PM

Owned and built by the talbots, from the clothing store chain.

Wasn't hard to find at all....

Jun 27, 2010 11:47 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

 Hello Steve, I think you may have something here and I have heard a story like this before. But I also heard rumors that Kenny may have owned it!

 VB ;o)

Dec 01, 2009 01:34 PM
steve redman


I have lived in Dayton for 7 years and the rumor here is that this home is owned by a local guy made big from his lumber company.  But it would quite unbelievable if it was Kenny Rogers who owned it.  The rumor here is that the owner of this home divorced from his wife over the planned business venture and he built this home across from their old tiny one just to spite her!

Dec 01, 2009 10:48 AM
Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578

I like this home.  What a beautiful listing for you.  Good luck with your marketing efforts


Jan 16, 2009 01:51 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Whose ever it is, Robert, I would love to live there - can you inquire for me - do they need a live-in maid?

Jan 16, 2009 01:48 PM
Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate Investments

That home is just incredible.  I can only imagine how luxurious the inside must be.

Jan 15, 2009 02:26 PM
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/ - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

Magnificent home!!  Let us know if it is his. Thanks.

Jan 15, 2009 10:53 AM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Wow!  What a beautiful, monster of a house.  Was this his "summer cottage"?  I can probably fit my whole house in the garage. 

Jan 15, 2009 06:16 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Hi Robert - It is a gorgeous home and all I could think of was the huge investment it would take just to provide window treatments.....just look at all those thanks!!! 

Jan 15, 2009 04:17 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Robert,

Lovely home and great picture of a mature Rogers. Did you take the one of him as well?

Let us know if you confirm the home ownership. As for me, I have no idea who would have owned it over the years.

Jan 14, 2009 10:52 PM
Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights
First Realty Company - Crossville, TN

Agree ~ Very beautiful home. Nice pic of Kenny you added as well.

Jan 14, 2009 08:46 PM
Jim Dvorovy
Cutler Real Estate - Canton, OH
REALTOR - Canton Ohio Real Estate

20 years is not a long time, and if your county records are online, your favorite title person can have the true owners information and chain of title in minutes. Also, those records are public information and can be searched in person at the county recorders office. Of course it may show under a trust that hides the name, but it would be worth a try. Let us know how you make out, it looks like a beautiful home.

Jan 14, 2009 07:51 PM