Yellowstone has become an exceptional neo-western TV series over the past four seasons. The series premiered for the first time in 2018 on the original Paramount Network and has released four seasons so far with a fifth season in progress.
The series tells the story of billionaire land developers and wolves of the Big Sky Country in the ranch of Montana. You will be amazed to see the shooting locations of the series as you are already familiar with the places. The filming took place exactly where the show sets in. Let’s discuss all the shooting places in detail.
Where was Yellowstone filmed?
First three seasons of Yellowstone series were filmed in various locations across Utah as a part of the state’s film incentive program. Almost 75% of the shooting was done within Utah while the remaining scenes were shot in the original Dutton Ranch inside Montana. The cast was spotted at Mary’s Brazos Cafe inside Parker Country, North Texas. Fourth season of the Yellowstone series was filmed entirely inside Montana because of limited tax incentive program in Utah.
The UT locations used for the filming purposes were located inside Salt Lake City, Park City(Utah Film Studios), Kamas, Coalville, Heber City, Ogden, Francis, Spanish Fork. Even though most of the filming for first three seasons took place in Utah, the characteristic scenes were still filmed inside Montana cities like Livingstone, Helena(Courtroom scenes), Bozeman, Hamilton, Florence, Missoula, Divide(Highway sequence), and most importantly Darby where the ranch is located.
After the season 3 filming, the cinematography become expensive and that’s why creators decided to stop the production in Utah as their new charges were creating holes in their pocket. They returned to their home sweet home with more charismatic acting and beautiful set designs.
Is Yellowstone Dutton Ranch a real place?
Yes, Yellowstone Dutton Ranch(or Chief Joseph Ranch) is a real place located at 125 Appaloosa Trail, Darby, Montana. The ranch is currently owned by John Dutton as it is inherited by Dutton family for seven generations. It has been under constant threat by land developers, Casino moguls, mafias, and Broken Rock Reservation but daring Dutton family keeps on thriving. John Dutton is the actual owner of the Dutton ranch who are constantly improving the place by hiring new workers.
Can you stay at the Dutton ranch? How much does it cost?
Yes, you can stay inside the Dutton’s place. The cabin begins at $1200 per night for four guests, according to Travel End Leisure. Don’t know why this is so expensive. Probably, your room will be made up of diamonds and gold.
Is Yellowstone based on a true story?
Nah, Yellowstone is not based on a real story. It is a fictional TV series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson but the ranch featured in the series is real and exists in real life. Moreover, the Montana ranch is featured in all the seasons of the western drama. Either it is first, second, third, fourth or even the upcoming fifth season, the ranch remains the same.
All the seasons of Yellowstone TV series are exclusively streaming on the original streaming network.