Preserved ranch from John Wayne’s 1969 film ‘True Grit’ on sale for $11M


The Colorado ranch from the 1969 John Wayne movie “True Grit” is on sale for $11 million

In all its glory, nothing better represents the American Old West than the well-preserved Colorado ranch from John Wayne’s 1969 movie, “True Grit.”

And now, for a whopping $10.95 million, someone can snap up a piece of film history.

The owner has carefully preserved the three iconic buildings featured in the motion picture by constructing a modern cabin at a guarded distance in 2019, according to

Spanning a colossal 374 acres, the property’s three structures featured in the film remain exactly the same.

The main, livable property was newly built in 2019 and measures over 6,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

The three structures have been preserved and remain exactly the same since the film first premiered.

John Wayne and Kim Darby on set of the film “True Grit.” Paramount

One of the three original structures from the film.

One of the older structures featured in the film.

Features of the primary residence include a two-story great room with a towering stone fireplace and views of the San Juan Mountains.

The property also comes with a 1,500-square-foot guest cabin.

The main house spans 6,200 square feet.

The two-story great room boasts mountain views.

The chef’s kitchen features breakfast bar seating.

One of five bedrooms.

The primary en-suite bathroom.

Located in the town of Placerville, the entire ranch is nestled in the mountains and is 30 miles from the popular ski and film festival location of Telluride.

Pegged as a “sportsman’s paradise,” the estate rests near some of Colorado’s most pristine hiking and fishing destinations with sizable populations of elk and mule deer.

The driving path to the ranch.

The ranch features several hiking trails and hunting options.

An aerial shot of the compound.

The dining space.

Open stairs lead to the second floor.

Views from the second floor hallway.

Wayne would go on to win his only Oscar for “True Grit,” starring alongside Glenn Campbell. Wayne plays US Marshal “Rooster” Cogburn, a man of “true grit,” hired to track down a man who murdered a 14-year-old girl’s father.


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