Fascinating Story behind the Real-Life Ranch Where 'Yellowstone' Was Filmed

Gracious Egedegbe
Jun 20, 2019
03:33 A.M.
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The incredible details concerning the location where the series “Yellowstone” was shot always seem to leave one in awe!


The American TV series, “Yellowstone” first aired in 2018 in the city of Utah which featured as Montana, under the Paramount network. It is a well-structured production that involved enormous funding. It happens to be a huge project for the web as well.


According to a representative of the Paramount network, David Schwarz, he gives an insight into the objectives of the project. He said:

“It is the biggest thing we’ve ever done. Easily it is one of the biggest things Viacom television has done. The goal is to make it look like a movie every week. When you sit down and watch ‘Yellowstone’ next summer, we want you to feel like you’re watching a big movie.”

The TV drama has its setting in various places in Utah, from  Ogden to Spanish Fork, to Salt Flats, to Park City, but one of the most mind-blowing and exquisite locations is the Chief Joseph Ranch which architectural history dates as far back as 1917.


The piece was put together by Bates & Gamble enterprise, and It features a 5,000 square foot log mansion, with a double story parlor of 2,200 square feet which is 35-foot in length.

Chief Joseph Ranch, located in Darby, is also known as the largest ranch in America, and it harbors Shame and Angela Libel. However, the family gave up their house, due to its fascinating features, until the production is complete.


The location manager explained that the ranch happens to be one of the principal characters due to its “scope and scale.” Other team members seem to corroborate this story, as a makeup supervisor, Greg Moon expressed his delight by talking about the quality of the filming on the ranch.

Kevin Costner is a star actor on the series, and his role entails him living on the ranch with his family. The script features an array of suspense as well as other Hollywood actors including, Danny Huston, Kelly Reilly, Jefferson White, Luke Grimes, Dave Annable, and Kelsey Asbille.


Nothing beats the complete dedication a cast shows towards the actualization of film production, and the series has shown that its actors and actresses, as well as the production team, have confidence in its content. 

Kevin described it as “fun” and even claimed that he felt good to be on the project. The intricacies of the drama were presented in an official synopsis, where the nucleus if the show dissected.  It read:

 “Yellowstone follows the violent world of the Dutton family, which controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park."