With 14 million viewers for its fourth season – and many sub-shows (1883 and in-the-Works 1932 And 6666) – Yellowstonenominated for Paramount Network’s SAG Awards, a devastatingly worth-watching modern western drama now airing on Peacock, has cemented itself as the rating giant and the most popular series on cable.
Co-created by Taylor Sheridan, the screenwriter behind films like Hell or High WaterAnd wind river And sicarioAnd Yellowstone is a biblical family story starring Kevin Costner as John Dutton Jr., the steel widow patriarch of one of the most powerful Montana families who is also the largest landowner in the state. Dutton and his descendants constantly intertwine with government officials, Native American reservations, and ruthless developers to maintain control over the vast swaths of virgin land that have been in their families for generations.
With Season 5 ready for production this spring, you can put down Yellowstone with cravings 1883, a prequel series starring Faith Hill and Tim McGraw as the first generation of Duttons, now airing on Paramount+. coming 1932 You will follow the Duttons during Prohibition and the Great Depression, and 6666 Centered around the legendary Four Sixes ranch in Texas. Meanwhile, other streamers are jumping on the hay wagon. Amazon Prime Video just came out outer range. Starring Josh Brolin as a Wyoming farmer fighting for his land and his family, the series presents a supernatural story in the Western-themed drama.
While this series transports viewers to another time and place, nothing beats an actual immersion in the great American West on a farm vacation that offers unspoiled terrain with all the original fixings.
Here, six properties where slowing down and enjoying life in the prairie is great (pun intended).
Alisel Ranch, Santa Ynez Valley, California
Yellowstone Star Kevin Costner and his family have been spotted at this beloved wine country’s rural retreat in the Santa Ynez Valley on numerous occasions. Set on 10,000 acres and just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Alisal Ranch offers a great rustic taste of the Old West while inspiring guests to unplug, with a phone or TV in newly renovated California ranch-style cottages. by Jennifer Taylor.
Activities abound including horseback riding led by a Wrangler. With over 50 miles of roving trails, there is something for all ages. A highlight is the Pancake Breakfast trip to the historic 100-year-old adobe house with a cowboy bard, campfire, and live music. There’s also archery, air rifle, biking, goats, rabbits, and pigs in the barn, two championship golf courses, fishing, boating on the property’s 100-acre lake, tennis, and spa. Of course, you can also choose to relax by the heated pool or with a bit of a fluid spunk just like John Dutton himself. Or sip rosé, chardonnay, pinot, and many more at some of the more than 100 nearby wineries after a day of adventure. Alisal is partnered with several vineyards and tasting rooms, including Carhartt Family Wines in Los Olivos and Crawford Family Wines in the vibrant Danish-style town of Solvang, and will plan to spend the afternoon tasting guests.
In the evening, grab some food and relax in Alisal’s Ranch Room, a traditional dining space overseen by Executive Chef Anthony Indy. Breakfast and dinner are included in the nightly rate, and dining time on the property is remarkably pleasant. Jackets are required for the gentleman in the evening (they can be taken off while seated), creating a distinctive, low-key luxury ambiance, and the service is undoubtedly warm and accommodating. The property also offers festive California ranch cooking – which can include traditional Santa Maria-style barbecue – hosted by guest chefs and featuring live music; From $570 per night, including breakfast and dinner (lunch is available à la carte); alisale.com.
Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, California
Originally built in the 1890s as a weekend getaway for Mary Ellen Pleasant, a black entrepreneur and abolitionist, Beltane Ranch offers a tactile sense of place in the heart of Sonoma County. Set on 100 acres, this renovated, family-owned farm exudes authenticity.
Surrounded by old oaks, lawns, gardens and vineyards, at the heart of the property is a six-room Victorian house with white fencing, a wrap-around porch and original antiques. The rooms are comfortable with plush bedding and wrought iron beds. The property’s walking trails pass past grazing sheep, horses, and donkeys, while the veranda’s menu includes award-winning wines and sustainable farm offerings, such as egg frittatas served up by resident hens; From $295, includes breakfast, beltaneranch.com.
Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, and Yumen
A chic, fully-tilted western vibe permeates this 30,000-acre comprehensive farm dating back to the 19th century. About a four-hour drive from Denver, Brush Creek Ranch abounds with indulgent flair, right down to cowhide chairs, antler chandeliers, wagyu cattle, and seed-to-table family-style dining (with organic produce grown on-site and a 20,000-square-foot greenhouse).
There’s also a cream shop with homemade cheeses and ice cream, along with a chuckwagon barbecue, whiskey bar, and a great wine selection. Newly added pool grotto, yoga studio, acoustic bath lessons and an expanded exercise facility. Activities include fly fishing, hiking, and horseback riding through the rugged terrain. From $1,250, inclusive, brushcreekranch.com.
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel by the Sea, California
Inland beneath the Santa Lucia Mountains, the quiet 500-acre Carmel Valley Ranch welcomes guests with lush lavender cultivation and, if you’re lucky, throngs of turkeys and deer. Closer to a luxury rustic summer camp for all ages, it offers a comprehensive series of activities, including interactive equestrian experiences, falconry, the chance to don a beekeeping suit and interact with the resident honeybees.
There are also wilderness walks, hilltop yoga, an 18-hole golf course, the Aiyana resort and s’mores night resort. Also, summon the Rip Wheeler in you (the Dutton Ranch foreman and fan favorite played by actor Cole Hauser) with the property’s new Ranch It Up Picnic, where guests take a deep dive behind the scenes with the farm animals to understand the level of commitment and care needed to help these creatures Sweetie to flourish.
Many of the spacious, residential-style accommodations have private decks that overlook the terrain; From $325, carmelvalleyranch.com.
Residences at the Aspen Valley Ranch
At the height of cowboy decadence, is this private gated community of luxurious four- and five-bedroom homes equipped with a dizzying array of amenities, including a horse barn with a custom Wrangler, a 60-foot carousel, and riding yard.
Located on more than 800 acres in the Roaring Fork Valley and just 10 minutes from downtown Aspen, the 5,700 to 13,000-square-foot complexes (from $175,000 per month) were designed by acclaimed architect Michael Fuller with elements that pay tribute to them. The American West is on steroids – reclaimed beams and barn wood, large windows bathed in natural light, and stunning views of mountains and grasslands.
The Clefs d’Or’s resident concierge caters to every guest wish for an extra fee, including event planning, spa services, private dinners run by chefs and bartenders, and babysitting. and satisfy your cravings for the outdoors in Toy Garage filled with shiny motorbikes, quad bikes, and a Polaris RZR; From $175,000 per month, avrresidences.com.
Stanley Farm, Auberge Group of Resorts
Imagine you are perched on a historic 700-acre farm, covered in eucalyptus trees, extensive vineyards, rolling hills, and the Napa River. It might just be a small size compared to the huge Dutton Ranch in Yellowstonebut this pastoral spot is the newly opened Stanley Ranch located on the southern edge of the Napa Valley.
A working farm since the mid-1800s, the resort is a mecca for wellness lovers thanks to Halehouse, a personal restoration complex that includes everything from massages and cryo facials to a circuit program with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, salt therapy and a cold plunge pool. There are also three on-site dining experiences led by Executive Chef Garrison Price of New York’s beloved il Buco Alimentari.
If you can get away from modern guest cottages designed for guests with views of the mountains or vineyards, epic adventures in the form of falconry and tracking mountain lions alongside a wildlife defender await; From $1,260, aubergeresorts.com.
A version of this story first appeared in the May 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to subscribe.