Take a Ride Through This Celebrity Horse Ranch

Jim Wilson, the Academy Award winning producer of 'Dances With Wolves, once owned this 190-acre equestrian property in the hills above Los Angeles.
By: Lisa Johnson Mandell

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

Photo By: Jeffery Biebuyck & Dana Olmes

The Road to Avalon Ranch

The main house at Avalon Ranch, built and developed by Kevin Costner's production partner Jim Wilson, has seven bedrooms, and there are two more in an apartment above the garage on the left. There's also a spacious guesthouse, and plenty more accommodations for horses on this 190-acre property.

Front Porch at Avalon Ranch

The main house was completed in 1998, but the porch swing and pops of red give it a timeless feeling of traditional hearth and home.

Avalon Ranch Estate View

This photo shows the ranch house from behind, as well as some of the property's equestrian features. There is a pool and a tennis court hidden behind the trees.

Hilltop Porch at Avalon Ranch Guesthouse

You can get a great view of the main ranch house, as well as of the Santa Monica Mountains and your own private valley, from this expansive guesthouse porch.

Pool at Avalon Ranch

The property features a dark-bottom pool and spa, presided over by a stone pool pavilion with a cozy fireplace.

Family Room at Avalon Ranch

The family room, not to be confused with the living room, has a stone fireplace and numerous design elements reminiscent of the Old West.

Charming Kitchen at Avalon Ranch

This main house kitchen is one of several on the estate. Some of the appliances and hardware may appear to be vintage, but they are absolutely up-to-the-minute state-of-the-art.

Casual Dining Area at Avalon Ranch

In addition to the formal dining room, the Avalon Ranch features this circular dining area in the main house that has a view of the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.

Avalon Ranch Stables

The equestrian property features this beautiful 16-stall barn with tack room, a day barn with turnout, sand arena, a 1-acre horse pasture and myriad miles of horse trails.

Backyard Porch at Avalon Ranch

Numerous outdoor living spaces are characteristic of Avalon Ranch, so residents can take full advantage of mild Southern California weather.