Live Like The Lone Ranger: 4 Homes Near the Movie’s Filming Locations
Disney’s remake of The
Lone Ranger – starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title
character – debuts this Wednesday, July 3. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and
director Gore Verbinski captured the spirit and scenery of the American Old West by
filming across six states – Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and
California – often near historic mining and railroad towns.
Today on Cool Houses Daily, we’re attempting to capture this same spirit by checking out homes for sale near The Lone Ranger’s filming locations. Take a look at these four breathtaking estates, and see if you recognize any of the stunning landscapes when you head to the theater.
After a whopping 11 weeks of set construction, The Lone Ranger's cast and crew spent
three weeks filming in Creede, a historic Colorado mining town set near the Rio
Grande. Located just moments from the town, this luxurious log home boasts
spectacular views of the famous river and surrounding mountain peaks. Inside,
the home is full of the finest woodwork and high-end finishes. See more photos on the Zillow listing.
Residents of Abiquiu should be well accustomed to film crews by now – besides The Lone Ranger, scenes from Red Dawn, Cowboys & Aliens and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull were filmed in the town. Gorgeously designed with walled gardens and floor-to-ceiling windows, this Southwest-style home overlooks some of the area’s best scenery: a narrow mesa known as Cerro Pedernal. See more photos on the Zillow listing.
According to IMDB, The Lone Ranger’s train scenes – sure to be some of the most thrilling in the movie based on the trailer – were filmed in the old Colorado railroad town of Durango. This 38-acre equestrian estate just a few minutes north of Durango is nestled in the lush Animas Valley with unobstructed views of the area’s famous Engineer Mountain. See more photos on the Zillow listing.
Lone Pine, Calif.
Tonto’s flashback scene was filmed in the town of Lone Pine, which frequently attracts film companies for its incredible views of the Alabama Hills and the Sierra Nevadas, as seen towering above this cozy cabin. Large decks surround all sides of the 1-bed, 1-bath home, providing the ideal place to admire the scenery. See more photos on the Zillow listing.