Muhammad Ali’s famed Deer Lake, PA training camp is now a bed and breakfast. The Butterfly & Bee B&B now occupies the site where Ali went to prepare for all of his fights starting in the early seventies through to the end of his career. Located on a ridge overlooking the Poconos, it is located between Pottsville and Reading, about a hour and a half drive from Philadelphia. Ali loved watching old cowboy movies, so when developing the property he had the all of the buildings log framed giving the compound a frontier look. He ran the mountain trails and chopped wood as part of his conditioning regime. The eighteen building compound included a 3000 sq. ft. boxing gym. One standout feature on the property are the eighteen boulders scattered about on which Ali had painted the names of great fighters who he admired. Included among them are the names of Rocky Marciano (on a flat rock), Joe Louis (on a 40 ton rock), and Jack Johnson (on a 20 ton lump of coal). Upon retirement, Ali offered to sell the property to George Dillman, a karate instructor who had trained there with Ali. Dillman didn’t have the asking price at the time. Seventeen years later, Ali sold the six acre parcel to Dillman for the original asking price despite it being well below current market value. Dillman renovated and turned it into The Butterfly & Bee B&B. So, now anyone for the price of a night’s stay can hike or jog the same mountain trails where The Greatest did his roadwork.