Sprawling ranch — where John Wayne’s ‘presence still lives on’ — lists in California

He was the legendary star of many beloved westerns like “The Cowboys” and “Red River,” and now John Wayne’s former sprawling, 2000-acre ranch has landed on the real estate market in the Golden State.

It can be yours — for $12 million.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get your hands on the former ranch of the iconic western film star John Wayne,” listing agent Tatiana Novick said in a news release. “As an action hero to many, John Wayne’s presence still lives on in Rancho Pavoreal’s very masculine and western aesthetic.”

The ranch, named Rancho Pavoreal, is nestled in the agricultural community of Sage, the listing on Coldwell Banker Homes describes. It has a plethora of functioning features throughout its large acreage, including:

  • Primary ranch house

  • Barn

  • Three wells

  • Horse trails

“Upon John Wayne’s passing, this property was transformed into a dude ranch, where visitors saw it as a ‘home away from home’ that rejuvenated their body and nourished their soul,” Novick said. “A perfect multi-purpose ranch, Rancho Pavoreal can be used for camps, hunting, horseback riding, cattle grazing, riflery, archery, hiking, equestrian use, a motorcycle ranch–you name it, it has it.”

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor John Wayne. Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by Wayne in 1945’s “Flame of Barbary Coast,” Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy as he presided over the Senate Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He declared it John Wayne Day in Texas to mark the Hollywood legend’s 108th birthday and named the actor an honorary Texan. (AP Photo, File)

Wayne, lovingly known as The Duke, was an iconic actor known for playing “the strong, silent type” of cowboy throughout his long film career. He was catapulted to fame thanks to the 1939 western “Stagecoach.” Though he appeared in several award-worthy roles, he didn’t win an Oscar until his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn, a moody U.S. Marshal who teams up with a young girl to track down her father’s killer in “True Grit.” He died in 1979.

Hemet is about 85 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

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