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Your Top 10 Guide to Film Sites in Conejo Valley

Posted on April 5, 2023 by Christina Wicker

With Los Angeles as its star-studded neighbor, it should be of no surprise that Conejo Valley has several famous film sites within its borders. Hollywood prefers the area for its privacy and laid-back vibe, so much so that many celebrities have homes here and celebrity sightings are a common occurrence.  

Swing by and snap as many photos as you like – barring private property, of course. Read on for the must-sees. 

Top 10 Famous Film Sites 


Villa de la Vina Conejo Valley

1.) Villa de la VinaThe Bachelor Mansion

Set on a 10-acre property, this 10,000 sq. foot mansion located in the Santa Monica Mountains is the famed home of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette TV series. Albeit with less roses, the mansion has also been spotted in Farmers Insurance and Land Rover commercials. 

Paramount Ranch Conejo Valley

2.) Paramount Ranch – HBO’s Westworld 

Located in Agoura Hills, this location has been frequently used for both TV and the silver screen since 1927. More recently, it’s been featured in TV shows including Westworld, Weeds and The Mentalist. Sandra Bullock fans will appreciate that The Lakehouse has been filmed here too.

Malibu Creek State Park Conejo Valley

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3.) Malibu Creek State ParkPlanet of the Apes 

Sci-fi sensation Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H set pieces were once spotted by eagle-eyed travelers amid this mountainous terrain – however, its cinematic surroundings are still open for adventure. 

Sherwood Country Club Conejo Valley

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4.) Sherwood Country ClubBridesmaids 

The setting for several TV shows and movies, including Bridesmaids and The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn, Sherwood Country Club has also hosted several PGA Tour events, including the World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods. 

Calamigos Ranch Conejo Valley

5.) Malibu Conference Center at Calamigos RanchThe Biggest Loser 

Used mainly for meetings, weddings and photoshoots, this picturesque ranch situated right in the heart of Malibu Wine Country has hosted several seasons of The Biggest Loser. 

Canyon Ranch Film Location Conejo Valley

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6.) Canyon Ranch StudioTrue Detective 

With 400 acres of sets and captivating natural landscape, this location is an often-used site for films, music videos and TV shows including True Detective, This Is Us, The Masked Singer, Sons of Anarchy and New Girl.  

The Canyon Club

7.) The CanyonVanderpump Rules 

A local staple, The Canyon is a club where “music meets soul.” It’s been the backdrop of comedians such as Dana Carvey, but also was recently featured in a few episodes of hit Bravo show and cultural phenomenon, Vanderpump Rules 

California Lutheran University Conejo Valley

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8.) California Lutheran University – Spartacus 

This local university has been the backdrop of movies, including Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas, and Wuthering Heights starring Laurence Olivier. The TV shows Gunsmoke and Lassie were filmed here too. 

The Old Place Conejo Valley

9.) Old Place – Grey’s Anatomy 

Moonlighting as a rugged Montana hangout, the Old Place in Cornell served as a film site for an episode of the ever-running TV series Grey’s Anatomy. For horror buffs, legend tells us this restaurant’s rustic ambiance has been featured in Twin Peaks as well. 

Thousand Oaks Blvd Conejo Valley

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10.) Thousand Oaks Blvd – It Happened One Night 

Formerly known as Ventura Blvd., this street was a film spot for It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. It was the first film to win the “Big Five” Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing). Only two other films have achieved this feat since — One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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