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Robert Redford Lists His Horse Whisper Ranch in Utah for $4.9M

By Kathryn M.

The 30-acre parcel lies just 15 minutes outside the actor’s famed Sundance Mountain Resort.

Actor and director Robert Redford is bidding adieu to the Horse Whisper Ranch, a rustic parcel in the southwest corner of Utah’s Heber Valley. Its 30 acres host seven buildings, including a two-bedroom cottage, a garden/hobby house, a woodshop, and an oversized garage.

Located in Charleston, Utah, the Horse Whisper Ranch is just 15 minutes away from the coveted community of Sundance—home to the Sundance Film Festival.


Redford, 84, bought the ranch in 1996, and it’s not the only property he owns in the area: He acquired his first parcel of land in Utah in 1969, which he converted into the Sundance Village and Sundance Mountain Resort. Today, he owns an estimated 1,800 acres in the Sundance area alone.

Riveting views of Mt. Timpanogos—often referred to as Timp—can be seen from the pastures.

The Horse Whisper Ranch—which Redford named for his 1998 hit movie The Horse Whisperer—is mainly used as winter grazing lands and to house the actor’s horses during severe weather. “This property is in an incredible location,” says co-listing agent Steven Mavromihalis. “It offers 360-degree pastoral views of the valley, as well as the majestic Mt. Timpanogos—the second highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range.”

Though the ranch has celebrity ties, the structures present a modest aesthetic. “The buyer’s going to be more wowed by the [overall] property and its location,” says co-listing agent Jaisa Bishop. 

“Nestled between the Deer Creek State Park/Reservoir and the Provo River, this ranch is ideal for anyone seeking respite in nature, a plentitude of outdoor activities, and cultural and entertainment experiences,” continues Mavromihalis. Despite its remote setting, the property is only a 15-minute drive to Sundance and the Park City ski resorts.

According to Jaisa Bishop, co-listing agent, the property presents a “horse ranch with a compound situation.” “We believe that whoever buys it will improve it,” she explains, noting the flexibility offered by the property’s various structures.

After owning the Horse Whisper Ranch for 25 years, Redford is now seeking a buyer to take it over so he can prioritize expanding his Sundance property located in the nearby Provo Canyon. Scroll ahead to see more of the ranch, currently listed for $4,900,000.

The Horse Whisper Ranch, located in Charleston, Utah, is currently listed for $4,900,000 by Jaisa Bishop of Windermere Utah Real Estate and Compass agent Steve Mavromihalis.