Best Movies Filmed In Westlake Village!

top-best-movies-filmed-in-westlake-village.pngFor a city of barely 8,500 residents, the city of our limo- and party bus services, Westlake Village, has a remarkable cinematic history and has been featured in over 100 movies and TV-series. From American Pie to The Karate Kid, in this article we will highlight our favorite movie scenes filmed right here in Westlake. Straddling the Ventura-LA County border, Westlake is situated at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Known for its wealth, celebrity residents, lake and home of multimillion dollar companies such as Dole, Westlake is amongst the most affluent suburbs of Los Angeles. While two-thirds of Westlake Village has been annexed by Thousand Oaks, the remaining one-third of Westlake has established its own independent city: City of Westlake Village in LA County. Westlake Village has been described as one of America’s wealthiest cities by Money Magazine, and according to the FBI, Westlake is also among the safest communities in the country. With nearly 38 percent of the population having an annual household income of over $150,000, Westlake ranks as one of the wealthiest areas in both Ventura- and Los Angeles Counties. According to Los Angeles Times, Westlake has the 15th highest median income in LA County as of 2017, outranking Agoura Hills, Calabasas and even Beverly Hills! American Luxury Limousine is located in Westlake and offers Thousand Oaks party bus and limousine rentals to all of Southern California.

Scene from The Karate Kid (1984) outside Hyatt Westlake Plaza

With its beautiful surrounding nature areas, close proximity to Hollywood and mild Mediterranean climate, Westlake is an ideal place for movie-productions. Having been located here for twenty years, American Luxury Limousine is proud to offer limo services to Westlake Village and surrounding areas. Conveniently located just 16 miles from Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, Malibu wine tours are popular for residents here. Another recent trend for limousine rental and Thousand Oaks party bus clientele is to explore the local places where their favorite movies were filmed. Whether for a romantic night for two or a Thousand Oaks party bus night out in Hollywood, renting a limousine rental can make any day and any event memorable. We are proud that our limousine rental service is rated “The #5 best thing to do in Westlake Village” by TripAdvisor. Let us present to you our list of “best movies filmed in Westlake Village”!

Westlake Village Inn is featured in xXx (2002)

A beloved movie for many is American Pie (1999). What many don’t realize is that the location of prom night in the movie actually was filmed here in Westlake, in a house located at 410 Lake Sherwood Drive. The house is mostly hidden from the road, but clients have booked limo services to stop by here for pictures. Lake Sherwood is actually named for Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood, as both Robin Hood (1922) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) were both filmed here. The Sherwood Country Club is also featured in Bridesmaids (2011) as the place where Lillian’s engagement party took place! Other movies filmed in Lake Sherwood includes Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1970), Billy the Kid Returns (1938), The Last Mohicans (1936), King of Texas Rangers (1941) and many more. Closer to town is where scenes from The Karate Kid (1984) were filmed. The Encino Oaks Country Club, where Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) goes to get Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue) for their date, is actually Hyatt Westlake Plaza! This hotel was also featured as the fictional El Cañon Country Club in Tuff Turf (1985). The hotel looks identical still today, and many customers like to get their photos taken here after arriving in a Thousand Oaks party bus or limo at the hotel. Another hotel to be featured in movies is the Westlake Village Inn. This hotel functions as the Capital Country Club in the film xXx (2002), where Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) steals a Corvette.

Several movies have scenes from Westlake High School

You may have recognized the San Angeles Police Department from the film Demolition Man (1993). This was actually filmed at the Prudential Building on Thousand Oaks Blvd., another popular stop for limo services in town. Furthermore, an office building close to our limousine rental headquarters on 2550 Willow Lane was used as the emergency dispatch center in the film The Call (2013). The car trunk scenes from the movie was filmed inside these office facilities. Numerous movies have scenes from Westlake High School, including Gridiron Gang (2006), A Friend to Die For (1994) and Magic Kid II (1994). The adobe home of Jane Adler (Meryl Streep) in the movie It’s Complicated (2009) is also located here, at 714 West Potrero Rd. Located nearby is also Kieran Vollard’s (Jemaine Clement) ranch in the movie Dinner for Schmucks (2010), which is located at 1313 West Potrero Rd. Both of these are located high up in Santa Monica Mountains, a popular destination for Malibu wine tours with limos or party bus vehicles as well. One of the wineries we often serve on Malibu wine tours include Malibu Family Farms. Movies have also been filmed on their vineyards, the Saddlerock Ranch. Some movies filmed here include The Girl of the Golden West (1938) and California (1947). This winery isn’t just a filming location, but offers its own safari wine tours!

Scene from American Pie (1999) filmed in Westlake

The governor’s mansion in the movie Black Sheep (1996) is also located in the Hidden Valley area, located at 874 West Potrero Rd. Just a few of the other movies filmed in Hidden Valley include Commando (1985), Roadhouse (1989), Come On, Tarzan (1932) and many, many more. Did you for example know that the zoo in We Bought a Zoo (2011) actually is the Greenfield Ranch? Or that the lake house in Geography Club (2013) is the Canyon Ranch, located at 368 E. Carlisle Road? The Steaming Springs Country Club in the movie Invitation to Hell (1984) is really the North Ranch Country Club, located at 4761 Valley Spring Drive. The fictional Woodlake City Hall in Gidget Gets Married (1972) is in fact the Westlake Village Business Park.

Numerous old classics were also filmed in the area. The prison in King Rat (1965) was for example situated where the Westlake dam is now located. A western classic, Rainbow Over Texas (1946), was also filmed here, in a ranch located at 426 W. Potrero Road. French Ranch is one of many ranches used for filming in the Hidden Valley region. Movies filmed at French Ranch include The Lone Ranger (1956), The Man In the Saddle (1951), Hawaiian Buckaroo (1938), Thunder Over Texas (1934) and others. Yet another Westlake ranch, Russell Ranch on Triunfo Canyon Road, was a popular place for filming classics. Some movies filmed here include Flying Tigers (1942), State Affair (1945), Apache (1954), The Tall Stranger (1957), The Command (1954), and many more. Episodes of Buck Rogers, Bonanza, Gunsmoke and Tarzan were also filmed within city limits.

Looking for fun things to do? See our list of Best Things To Do In Thousand Oaks!

Whether you are looking for a cinematic tour of Westlake, Malibu wine tours, wedding transportation or maybe a Thousand Oaks party bus for a night of fun in Hollywood, contact your local Westlake limo service today for an affordable & luxurious ride. We are proud to be one of few LA limo services to offer an exclusive price guarantee, which guarantees customers the lowest rates available. Our price-match-guarantee is available for Thousand Oaks party bus rentals, Malibu wine tours, wedding transportation, LAX drop-offs, and all other transfers.

Hyatt Westlake Plaza appeared in The Karate Kid (1984)
Best Movies Filmed In Westlake Village!

Best Movies Filmed in Thousand Oaks!

best-movies-filmed-in-thousand-oaksHundreds of Hollywood movies and TV-productions have been filmed in Thousand Oaks. Cinematic tours by limo services in town have become very popular. Despite what you might have thought, Conejo Valley with its canyons, mountains, fields and scenic nature is a Hollywood favorite for filming. Did you for example know that the British film Lassie Come Home (1943) was filmed in Wildwood Regional Park? Or that a hillside by California Lutheran University (CLU) was used in the filming of Spartacus? Few people know that the zoo featured in We Bought a Zoo (2011) actually was Greenfield Ranch in southern Newbury Park! From a gas station in Thelma & Louise (1991) to the home in It’s Complicated (2009), Conejo Valley has been seen in tons of movies! Tours to various filming locations are tremendously popular for even LAX transfers and LA limo services. From the most recent movies and TV-shows to the old classics, this is our list of best movies short in Ventura County’s Conejo Valley!


San Andreas Police Department in Demolition Man (1993) is in Thousand Oaks

While many may know that the neighborhood and home in Poltergeist (1982) is located in nearby Simi Valley, did you know that scenes for the movie actually also was filmed at the Holiday Inn in Thousand Oaks? The actual house and residential area is a popular destination for limo services in Simi Valley, where clients take a limousine to 4267 Roxbury Street to see the house and neighborhood from the famous horror movie. Have you ever thought the location of Lillian’s engagement party looked familiar in the film Bridesmaids (2011)? This was actually the Sherwood Country Club on W. Stafford Road! This place is a common destination for our limousine service. You may also recognized the locale in the hospital scene in Click (2006) featuring Adam Sandler, which also was filmed here in Thousand Oaks. Furthermore, the San Angeles Police Department in the film Demolition Man (1993) is actually Baxter Pharmaceutical on 1 Baxter Way in Westlake Village! Car stunt scenes from both the Dukes of Hazzard film (2005) and TV-series (1979-1985) were filmed off Potrero Road in Hidden Valley. Why not order a Thousand Oaks party bus to bring your friends along on a cinematic tour to Hidden Valley by limo bus?


Mr. Nottingham’s palace in Bedtime Stories (2008) is on a hill in T.O.

A place often checked out with limo services or even Thousand Oaks party bus vehicles is Ventura Farms on 235 W. Potrero Rd. This was the location of the Carrington stables which appeared in numerous episodes of Dynasty (1981-1989). The Hidden Valley area has been used for filming many movies and TV-series. Recently we transferred people here to film an episode of the Biggest Looser (2004-2016) where they ran from Hidden Valley to Camarillo. Just a few of the movies filmed in Hidden Valley include Commando (1985), Come On, Tarzan (1932), Roadhouse (1989), Doctor Doolittle (1967) and Lassie Come Home (1943). More recent movies and TV-series includes Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), American Horror Story (2011-), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1992) and Columbo (1971). Come On, Tarzan (1932) was for the most part filmed at French Ranch, another popular place for limousine service travelers and even movie enthusiasts utilizing LAX transfers. Other movies filmed at French Ranch include Law and Lawless (1932), The Lone Ranger (1956), Border of Outlaws (1950), The Californian (1937), Rainbow Riders (1934) and many more.


The filming of Gunsmoke in Wildwood

Lassie Come Home (1943) was in large part also filmed in Hidden Valley, but also includes scenes shot in Wildwood Regional Park. You may have thought Dodge City in Gunsmoke (1955-1975) looked familiar, particularly if you enjoy hiking. This fictional city was actually also located in Wildwood. Other TV-series to be filmed in Wildwood include Bonanza (1959-1973), which was filmed at the former Janss Conejo Ranch in Wildwood, along with other Western-favorites such as the Rifleman (1958-1963), the Big Valley (1965-1969) and Wagon Train (1957-1965). Movies filmed in Wildwood includes Flaming Star (1960) featuring Elvis Presley, Gunsight Ridge (1957), the Wrapes of Wrath (1940), Duel in the Sun (1946), Wuthering Heights (1939), Clearing the Range (1931), Flaming Frontier (1958), To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945) and the Horse Soldiers (1959). Despite its story taking place in Japan, many will be surprised to hear that most of the movie Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) was actually shot at a private ranch here in Thousand Oaks. Order a party bus and come see the ranch for yourself!


Lake Sherwood is named after Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood (1922), which was filmed here

Did you know the community of Lake Sherwood actually is named for Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood? As most of the film Robin Hood (1922) was filmed in Lake Sherwood, the residents decided Lake Sherwood would be an appropriate name for the new community. Later, the movie the Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) was also filmed here as well as Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), which used wild animals transported from Goebel Lion Farm in Thousand Oaks. No wonder “Robin Hood Park” in Lake Sherwood is such a popular destination for our Thousand Oaks party bus service! Some additional movies filmed in Lake Sherwood include The Last Mohicans (1932), Galloping Romeo (1933), The Cowboy and the Kid (1936), Way Out West (1937), Red River Renegades (1946), Three Hours To Kill (1954), Old Yeller (1958), and many others.

While this one may be harder to recognize and not exactly an LAX transfers destination for tourists, the mansion of Skeeter’s boss in the film Bedtime Stories (2008) is located on 2300 White Stallion Rd. in Thousand Oaks. You may have watched the TV-series 24 (2001-2010, 2014) without realizing that president Charles Logan’s home in season five and six is actually Ventura Farms in Hidden Valley. Furthermore, the former Rancho Conejo Airport in Newbury Park was used to film the airport scenes of the movie It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). While scenes from the TV-show M*A*S*H (1972-1984) were filmed at Malibou Lake, scenes from the Grapes of Wrath (1940) was filmed at Janss Conejo Ranch in today’s Wildwood Park. While getting a limousine service to California Lutheran University might be most popular for dates and friends outings, we have also transferred Thousand Oaks party bus and limousine service renters here to see the scenes from their favorite movie, Spartacus (1960) which was filmed in the hillside right behind the university. Before California Lutheran University even was built, movies as Welcome To The Hard Times (1967) was filmed where the university now is located. Also nearby is where limo services visit the site of the ranch in The Rifleman tv-series. Another popular place in T.O. for film-enthusiasts is to visit the JMJ Ranch on Potrero Rd. to see where scenes from Teen Wolf (2011-) were filmed. We recently even had a birthday spent onboard a Thousand Oaks party bus visiting film locations in Hidden Valley, including where Teen Wolf was filmed.

Many other Thousand Oaks-based ranches have been features in classic Western movies. Some were filmed at Ventura Farms at 555 W Potrero Rd. These include In Old Kentucky (1935), Rainbow Over Texas (1946) featuring Roy Rogers, Sons of New Mexico (1950), and many others. An unnamed ranch at 426 W. Potrero Rd was used for filming Rainbow Over Texas (1946). At the former Conejo Valley Airport is where The Paleface (1948) and Riders of Whistling Pines (1949) amongst others were filmed. At Greenfield Ranch (1388 W. Potrero Rd) is where Down Argentine Way (1940) was filmed, while much of the TV-series Fury (1955-1960) was done at the former Jungleland. Hondo and the Apaches (1967) was in large part filmed at the former MGM Ranch in Hill Canyon in Newbury Park. Hill Canyon can be visited by driving – or taking a limousine service, – to Rancho Conejo Playfield. Another ranch, Joel McCrea Ranch at 4500 N. Moorpark Road, was used for the filming of The Great Man’s Lady (1942).

See also our list of Top 7 Best Things To Do In Thousand Oaks!

Whether you’d like a cinematic tour by limo services of the Conejo Valley or just LAX transfers, we can help you! We have been located in the city for over twenty years now and service all of Southern California with regional offices in cities such as Ventura, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. Whether you want a limo or party bus in Thousand Oaks or any other Ventura County city, we can take you to the sets from your favorite movies, head out on town for a night of fun or any other activity you may have in mind.


Best Movies Filmed in Thousand Oaks!

10 Most Haunted Places in Ventura County

ghost-encounters-in-ventura-county-haunted-places-paranormal-ghosts-simi-valleyWhether you believe in paranormal activity or you don’t, the excitement of haunted places sure is a lot of fun. While maybe most ghost-hunters using our limo services are heading down south, to for instance the famously haunted Queen Mary, some clients have also ventured to many of Ventura County’s haunted sites. And whether you believe them or not, Ventura County has one of America’s highest number of haunted location. In this article, let us present some of the most haunted houses, caves, cemeteries, and more.


The Manson Caves in the Santa Susana’s is said to be a haunted place.

Recently featured in the first show of the new series The Unexplained Files on the Science Channel, the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula is among California’s most haunted locations. The hotel is now registered on the US National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1911 in Bungalow-tudor style, there are numerous stories of deceased people haunting the hotel rooms here at nighttime. Having been named one of the world’s most haunted places, the hotel is a certain pick for the annual conventions for the Paranormal Society of Ventura County. Besides being the main headquarters for the American Paranormal Research Association, Glen Tavern Inn has been featured in numerous TV-series, including the Unexplained Files and Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel. Although a beloved destination for local limos for rent, we have heard countless of paranormal stories from clients having visited the hotel. Our local Thousand Oaks party bus department and others have heard stories from clients about everything from a woman singing in room 218 to people witnessing poker-playing cowboys at nighttime.


on-the-road-to-a-wine-tour-in-the-malibu-canyons-for-wine-tasting-toursThe City of Ventura is where we find numerous haunted sites, as for instance the Olivas Adobe, one of the original haciendas of the great land-grants. Currently operated as a museum, the adobe was constructed in the early 1840’s. This Spanish-inspired adobe is now a state historical landmark and on the national register of historic sites since the 1970’s. Paranormal tours of the Olivas Adobe are available throughout the year, and there are many suggestions to who are haunting the old adobe. Believed to be the ghost of Teodora Olivas, or her child Dominga whom died by birth in the early 1890’s here. Dominga was later buried on Halloween at the Mission San Buenaventura. Many using our local limousine services have reported seeing the ghost of a woman haunting the building. Another guess for who’s haunting the adobe might be Maria, a Chumash-Indian servant who worked for the Olivas family in the 1850’s. Killed by a family-friend of the Olivas family, the Chumash girl was victim of a gruesome assassination after she complained about her working conditions. The killer cut out both of Maria’s eyes, then raped her, before strangling her to death. Having been featured in the TV-series Ghost Hunters on the SyFy Channel as well as the Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, Simi Valley limo clientele and other locals often use our services to go ghost-hunting at the Olivas Adobe.


The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills is often combined with our wine tour service to wineries in the Malibu Canyons!

Yet another popular haunted destination for our Simi Valley limo- and other Ventura County-based services is Berylwood in Port Hueneme. Berylwood was built as a house by its owner, the influential politician Thomas R. Bard, who is said to still haunt his old home. We have heard from people booking our limousine services about all the ghosts still said to be haunting the old mansion, including Bard himself and other characters. One of the ghosts is supposedly Ah Ching, a home servant for Bard that was originally from China. While the ghosts of Mr. Ching is said to mostly appear the 3rd floor, Thomas R. Bard’s wife is often seen by the restroom mirrors. Maybe Newbury Park’s most famous landmark, the Stagecoach Inn, is yet another Ventura County location said to be haunted. Built during the 1870’s, the former hotel is now a popular museum focusing on Newbury Park history. Some of the ghosts said to haunt the location include Cecil Hague, one of the hotel’s former managers. While the ghost of Mr. Hague is said to mostly appear on the balcony, the herder Pierre’s ghost is said to mostly appear indoors upstairs of the hotel.


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No article on haunted places in Ventura County could be complete without mentioning the California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), which is located where the former Camarillo State Mental Hospital was situated. Operating from the 1930’s until 1997, it is said to be one of America’s most haunted mental hospitals. Several people booking our wine tour service or other services have told us about the paranormal activity centered surrounding the Tower building. Many have reportedly witnessed a female in the second story of the tower. The hospital was made famous by the 1976 song “Hotel California” by the Eagles, where they refer to the mental hospital: “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” Scenes from the TV-series M*A*S*H was also filmed here in the foothills of Camarillo. One of the reasons to why it’s haunted is reportedly because of the treatment used on patients here, including shock-treatment and more. Reports of ghosts here already began in the 1990’s while the hospital was still operating. A nurse saw for instance reportedly grabbed and shaken by a ghost while being outside alone for a break. Another nurse reported she was pulled by her hair out of a chair by a ghost. Today, many workers at CSUCI have reported equipment vanishing and many say they avoid the university due to headaches and the feeling of disorientation when visiting the campus.

luxury-limos-by-the-four-seasons-hotel-westlake-village-2016-erik-smithOther haunted locations include for instance the Nordhoff Cemetery in Ojai, with various reports of ghost-sightseeing of a young girl, as well as the Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore, where there are several reports of children-ghosts crying during nighttime. We recently also had a client using airport transfers from Simi that told us about strange phenomenons happening around the Manson Caves in Chatsworth Park, as well as surrounding Stoner’s Den and Spahn Ranch, a former home of Charles Manson and his followers. Numerous other areas in the Simi Valley area is said to be haunted, including the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center who was investigated by Kenny Kingston already in 1998 for paranormal activity. Others using our selections of limos of rent have mentioned the Ventura Majestic Theater, Ventura High School, the Ventura City Hall, and the High Street Art Center in Moorpark as other haunted locations in Ventura County.

At the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Halloween is coming up. Why not take the family on the Ghost tour at Strathearn Park in Simi Valley? These guided tours are held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October in the month of October. Alternatively, take the family, kids or friends to the Terror Haunted House in Thousand Oaks! The fifteen-year-old terror house is located at the Janss Marketplace in T.O., and is a popular place during October for our Thousand Oaks party bus services. For more serious lecture-, course- and tour options, check out to see local ghost investigator Richard Senate’s upcoming events in Ventura County.


10 Most Haunted Places in Ventura County

Why Ventura County Is “Best Place To Live In America”

Ventura-party-bus-limousine-limo-Ventura-County-Moorpark-Simi-Thousand-Oaks-Camarillo-Newbury-Oxnard-serviceVentura County, California was described as the “absolute most desirable place to live in America” by the Washington Post earlier this year. This index, where everything from topography, climate to income was examined in our nation’s 3,144 counties, found our county to be the best of the best. That makes us, the largest luxury transportation provider in the county, tremendously proud. From once a small office in Simi Valley over twenty years ago, our company now is represented with our headquarters in Thousand Oaks, in addition to minor offices in cities such as Simi Valley and Ventura to be better able to serve our clients where they are. We are not only the top rated and largest Ventura limo service, but also received Malibu Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 best Malibu limousine award. In other words, you are traveling safe when riding with us!
We serve all the county and neighboring counties

Our county is surely blessed with a beauty found few other places. The combination of wide valleys, high mountains, broad plains, numerous rivers and creeks, as well as our gorgeous offshore Channel Islands National Park, make our county one of the very best places to live in the country. With more than half of the county assigned as National Forest land, you can experience native California like no other place here in Ventura County. Whether you are in need of limos or maybe a Thousand Oaks party bus, we will be able to accommodate your wishes, wants, and requirements for luxurious transportation. From the lovely Ojai Valley to the golden sand beaches of Oxnard, we serve all of the county, now also with our own exclusive price match guarantee provided by no one else in Southern California. From Moorpark to Newbury Park, we serve not only all communities within Ventura County, but we are also proud of offering premier transportation services throughout all of Southern California.

Besides local transportation in Ventura County, we are also offering the top rated LAX airport sedan services for pickups and drop-offs for travelers throughout the larger Los Angeles region. We not only serve LA airports, but any Southern California airport, including for example the Santa Barbara Airport, Burbank, and many smaller airports throughout the area. In our county, we serve local airports such as the Camarillo- and Oxnard airports. Our award-winning and media-covered LAX airport sedan services will also be able to pick you up or chauffeur you to any destination in the greater LA area, including all of Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and also Orange County. Besides our limousine services operating throughout the region, we are also happy to now offer Malibu Canyons, Temecula-, and Santa Ynez wine tour options for all our clientele. A recent trend among many of our Malibu limousine clients is to head to all the great wineries and wine-tasting venues found in and around the Malibu area.

So whether you are looking for local Ventura County luxurious transportation, such as a Ventura- or Thousand Oaks party bus provider, we will be able to help accommodate all your needs, wants and requirements for a successful trip in one of our premier limousines. If you would prefer touring the Malibu Canyons for some great tasting options, or maybe one of our exclusive Santa Ynez wine tour offers, we will not let you down!! We also boast the largest luxury fleet in all of Southern California and we have a vehicle to accommodate everything from a date night for two, or a larger bus vehicle for transporting larger groups of people, for example for some great clubbing in the Hollywood area and similar. We are not only the top rated Ventura limo service, but we have served the county now for more than sixteen years with our award-winning transportation services. Check out our Yelp reviews, and accompanied with our exclusive price match guarantee, you have nothing loose when reserving your luxury ride with us!
Why Ventura County Is “Best Place To Live In America”