Peter Strauss Ranch - National Recreation area, Santa Monica Mountains
This enchanting oak woodland has long ago been a source of dreams, visions, and memories. Inhabited for thousands of years by the Chumash people, this area became part of Rancho Las Virgenes after Spanish colonization. The original coast live oak, used as the marker in the 1881 land grant survey, still stands just west of the swimming pool. The upside-down letter "T" is still evident in the bark. The "vision of enchantment" continues at this site today with hiking, concerts, picnics, and art exhibits.
Explore this peaceful refuge and create some memories of your own.
America cinema plays a starring role in the cultural life of the United States and the world. Since before the advent of "taking pictures", Paramount Ranch has served as a setting for hundreds of cinematic productions. In 1927, Paramount Pictures purchased 2400 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch". For 25 years, a veritable who’s who of Hollywood practiced their craft at Paramount Ranch including direc-tor Cecil B. Demille and actors Bob Hope, Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert. The diverse landscape was the real star of the show. It offered film makers the freedom to create distant locales such as colonial Massachusetts in The Maid of Salem, an-cient China in The Adventures of Marco Polo, a South Seas island in Ebb Tide (1937) and numerous western locations including San Francisco in Wells Fargo. The art of illusion was mastered on the landscape.
For more information an directions, visit http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/paramountranch.htm
The Wine Country Experience in LA'S Backyard!
The Wines of the Santa Monica Mountains
Why drive grandpas Buick when you can take the next greatest for a ride?
With over 50 vineyards in our own backyard there is plenty to discover. Come visit us at Cornell Winery & Tasting Room as we have 30 different wines available for you to take home and start enjoying right away with more being discovered every week.
Hours of Operation Thursday - Sunday
Cornell Art Gallery
We are proud to be the new home to a very special selection of origianl art from some of the top talent at this years Celebration of Fine art in Scottsdale, AZ. Our curator and local impressionist and sculptor, Douglas Tharalson, has installed close to 30 new pieces for your enjoyment.
For more information an directions, visit Cornell Winery & Tasting Room