‘1883’ Star Eric Nelsen Spent His New Year’s at the Real ‘Yellowstone’ Dutton Ranch

by Amy Myers

You would think that with how much time the 1883 stars spend on set, they wouldn’t want to stick around the Yellowstone-verse during their off-time. This isn’t the case for star Eric Nelsen, though. In fact, the actor behind the ruggedly handsome cowboy, Ennis, celebrated New Year’s with his wife at the real Yellowstone Dutton ranch.

Chief Joseph Ranch, which doubles as the famous fictional location in the Yellowstone franchise, is a 2,500-acre ranch located in Darby, Montana. The property is a real-life historical landmark and a working family ranch. And, of course, when Sheridan and his team aren’t filming the show, the ranch doubles as a guest house with rental cabins.

During Nelsen’s stay at Chief Joseph Ranch, there was plenty of snow on the ground and on the mountains. He and his wife, Sainty, huddled close underneath heavy coats for a couple of cute photos in front of the house and Yellowstone symbol.

“Happy New Year from @yellowstone Dutton Ranch!” the 1883 star captioned the post. “Did ya catch the season finale last night??”

Nelsen, himself, has admitted that he was a huge fan of the main series even before he got the part of Ennis. A real-life cowboy, the 1883 star is no stranger to a saddle and a whole lot of dirt. No doubt, the two spent last night curled up in front of the fire watching the Season 4 finale of Yellowstone.

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Somehow, between his time on the 1883 set and spending time with his adorable family, Nelsen still has time to hang out with Yellowstone star Jefferson White and shoot a Ram commercial. Just a few days before Christmas, Nelsen dropped a couple of photos from the shoot in Venus, Texas, and the results were jaw-dropping, to say the least.

“Had way too much fun filming 4 @ramtrucks commercial spots with the incredible @_jeffersonwhite!” Nelsen said of the job. “Did you catch the first two during last nights @yellowstone and @1883official on @paramountnetwork?? You’ll even see some of his epic photography in them. GUTS. GLORY. RAM.”

Not surprisingly, the two look like they’re in their element amid the wide-open skies and dusty ground. With those two Yellowstone celebrities in the shot, who could possible focus on the truck behind them?

Here are a few more cover-worthy shots of the 1883 star during the commercial shoot. According to Nelsen, White took these photos. He even left a caption on the post, “The king.”

Needless to say, the two have grown pretty close over the past year.