A Southern California horse and cattle ranch owned by legendary actor John Wayne back in the 1970s has once again popped up for sale. Sited in the small agricultural community of Sage, just south of the city of Hemet, the 2,000-acre spread is asking $12 million; and that includes 10 parcels of land holding a stucco house, plus a barn, three wells and Native American artifacts sprinkled throughout the land.
Known as Rancho Pavoreal (Peacock Ranch), the rambling property rests near the foothills of Palomar Mountain, just minutes from Temecula Wine Country, and is showcased by a three-bedroom, three-bath house with 3,000 square feet of single-level living space offering up sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
In addition to the aforementioned amenities, the ranch also enjoys miles of horse and hiking trails filtered throughout the fenced and cactus-laced grounds. It’s also just one of the residential properties the Iowa native owned during his lifetime, including his longtime waterfront home in the Orange County city of Newport Beach that has since been demolished.
Used as a dude ranch after the “True Grit” star’s death in 1979 at age 72, the property has been on and off the market since 2018. Previously marketed as an equestrian compound, cattle ranch, shooting range, private retreat, sports camp and cannabis farm, it sits right next door to a ranch that was once owned by Walt Disney.
The listing is held by Tatiana Novick with the Rancho Santa Fe office of Coldwell Banker Realty.