|The diverse topography of the Bonnie B Ranch has provided the scenic background for commercials, still photography, and feature films.
From rolling hills dotted with oak trees and five small lakes, to more mountainous terrain with pine and cedar forests, the ranch provides realistic settings right out of the midwest, northeast, or pacific northwest.
A gristmill with water falling over its water wheel, a covered bridge, quaint footbridges spanning the streams, a stone bridge in the bed of the stream, long stretches of stonework and winding split-rail cedar fences, all lend themselves to period pieces, battlefields, or unique backgrounds for more contemporary film shoots.
Directors have marvelled at the long hours of "non glare" sunlight time which accommodates their schedules of long shooting days.
With North Fork, Oakhurst, and Fresno nearby, an abundance of restaurants, motels, and movie support companies are available.
The Bonnie B Ranch is a private, secluded, 400 acre former working cattle ranch with security,
nestled in the foothills of the Sierras at 3000 ft, near the town of North Fork. The ranch features 5
sparkling lakes, as well as streams, timberland and rolling hills. A rustic covered bridge, grist mill and
a variety of western looking buildings are available as well as a 3000 sq.ft, 3 bedroom, 3 bath house.
The Bonnie B Ranch is as beautiful in its winter scenes as during the spring, summer and autumn months! Whether real or artificial, snow lends a beauty to the landscape that is only enhanced by the filmmaking art.
Past shoots at the Bonnie B Ranch have included commercials for Wells Fargo Bank, Fleetwood Motorhomes, and two major-release motion pictures. Make the Bonnie B Ranch "best supporting actor" in your next film!
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The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1991), filmed on the Bonnie B Ranch starred Richard "The Giant" Keil, Jack Elam, and Bart the Bear
Mouse Hunt, filmed in 1996 features Nathan Lane, Lee Evans and Christopher Walken.
On a hill overlooking one of Bonnie B's five lakes, a 90-member construction team worked 8 weeks erecting the mansion's exterior under the direction of Linda DeScenna. In the film, no saturated colors were used, giving the house a bleak, scary feeling.
This is the mansion set constructed at the Bonnie B Ranch as it looked during the daylight hours.
Snowy scenes included the film brothers sliding across an icy lake in a bathtub.
The "bathtub" mechanism used in the scene is shown above.
Another delightful local on the Bonnie B Ranch.
Our Covered Bridge is quite popular.
Beautiful trails abound on the Ranch.
Fleetwood filmed commercials for its Savanna Travel Trailers on the Ranch
Another shot of the Fleetwood Commercials filmed on the Bonnie B Ranch