Gold Country's Exclusive Event and Retreat Destination

“If you want a team of smart, creative people to do extraordinary things, don’t put them in a drab, ordinary space”
– Priya Parker

Just two hours from the Bay Area, a unique and exquisite retreat space beckons. Cradled by an oak forest, saluted by epic views, this Spanish villa on 15 acres provides multiple indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for up to 24 participants and overnight accommodation for up to 10.

Upcoming Events

Expert Clayton Szczech

Tequila Tasting with Expert Clayton Szczech

Friday, May 28 @ 7:00 PM & Saturday, May 29 @ 5:00 PM

Interested in experiencing hard to find top-shelf tequilas with a world-renowned expert? This event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience tequila that you’ve never experienced before, with insight and perspective not normally found outside of Mexico, on a boutique agave ranch in Northern California.

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Artist Paul Valadez in Placerville

Paul Valadez: Food and Kittens Art Exhibition

Saturday, June 12 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

An exploration of some of Valadez’s quintessential comfort imagery: food and kittens. Browse through these iconic works in the stunning Santa Fe style Villa Agave (the architectural embodiment of Spanish and American cultures), sip tequila from Jalisco, Mexico, listen to live Mariachi, and enjoy treats from both of these rich and vibrant cultures.

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About the Venue

Gathering and Other Spaces

  • West Deck: A 378 square foot outdoor space with a fireplace and views of the oak forest and mountains to the south.
  • South Deck: a 368 square foot outdoor space with epic views of mountains to the south.
  • Spanish Courtyard: a 480 square foot Spanish courtyard with fountain and views of the northern oak forest.
  • East Deck: A 1,395 square foot, concrete base area with epic views of mountains to the south.
  • Great Room: A 378 square foot indoor space with fireplace, Saltillo floors and views to the south and west.
  • Agave Bar: An intimate space for relaxation
  • Two indoor dining rooms plus one outdoor dining room that combined seat 18 spaciously or 24 cozily.
  • Kitchen, service ware for up to 20.
  • Note that the villa has two bathrooms for use by all guests and participants.


  • Three luxurious suites.
  • A trundle bed in the Agave Bar which can be used as two twin beds or a king bed.
  • A roll-up twin that can be placed anywhere.
  • A large couch in the great room. (It is not a fold-out couch.)

Your fees forward our mission to provide habitat to wildlife whose options for refuge are shrinking, and to ensure this space that we share with the wildlife is safe, abundant, and non-toxic.