Venture Retreat is a stand-out among small northern California retreat centers. The efficient and caring staff provides quiet service to groups who choose Venture for their meeting, wedding, retreat, or workshop. Your group receives great value through Venture’s reasonable rates and your guests are highly valued by Venture’s staff.
If you want a lovely woodsy experience, with beautiful spacious grounds, incredible access to a gorgeous state park, and wonderfully comfortable common spaces, this is a great spot. Our group really loved it and everybody wants to come back.
This magical property near the beach is just a 5 minute drive to the quaint town of Pescadero and about 10 minutes to Pescadero beach. There is a plethora of sleeping arrangements, a kitchen with tons of appliances and utensils, a very large living room, long dining room table, a massive pool, and one of the largest hot tubs I’ve seen at an Airbnb. The house was well labeled so everything was easy to find and had plenty of linens on hand. A few cats roam the property and coastal song birds can be heard throughout the day, adding to the tranquility of the place. Definitely recommend for weddings, birthdays, company outings, or just family gatherings.
This place was perfect for our school group. Lots of space and room for a large group. Amazing kitchen.
My husband and I got married at Venture. We wanted a nontraditional ceremony and a relaxing weekend-long reception that didn’t feel fluffed up by the commercial wedding industry. Venture was absolutely perfect for us. The house and the grounds are beautiful: blooming artichokes in the garden, a big fireplace in the living room, ancient trees overhead and songbirds singing all weekend long. We were married in front of a giant, brambly rosebush and afterwards our friends and family walked 50 feet to the porch of the house for champagne, dinner, a live band, and a midnight soak in the hot tub. 40 of our friends stayed in the house and camped on the lawn, which meant that we didn’t need any set schedule; people just came and went, enjoying Venture’s pool and the nearby hikes and beaches. We cooked most of our meals in the big kitchen (except for the main post-wedding meal, which was catered). There are so many beautiful nooks and crannies on the Venture property! Venture is pretty much a dream place to throw a party: a giant house in the woods, where you can swim and dance and do a lot of nothing with a hundred of your favorite people. If that sounds like a good way to spend your wedding, then Venture is for you.
The yurt is quite beautiful! There is a giant skylight in the middle and the symmetry of the wooden boards is mesmerizing. Lights around the perimeter as well as outside are a very nice touch. Tucked in a little nook on the property, it feels like we had our own little pocket in the woods. In summary: A great place for a group retreat, and we plan to be back!
This place was exceptional for our offsite— a great balance of fun and relaxation paired with a large space for meetings!
We recently booked the Venture Retreat Facility for a work retreat where staff were able to bring their children and partners. There was plenty of room for a group of 20+ to sleep. While our team of staff met and planned, our children and partners were able to enjoy the wonderful pool, jacuzzi and outdoors. Janelle was very timely in her response to my questions. Made sure the gas grill was prepared (with extra propane tanks handy) as we planned that 2 of our meals would require grilling/bbq. The children enjoyed the fireplace as we made s’mores in the evening (there’s an outdoor firepit as well). I would describe this home as a large cabin located off the scenic drive along highway 1 nestled in the small and quaint town of Pescadero. If you enjoy being in nature and surrounded by wilderness, then this is a place to definitely consider. Our team discussed making this an annual retreat location as it could accommodate large groups. We got work done, brought our speakers and played music by the pool, cooked and prepared food, enjoyed our adult beverages and had an awesome time continuing to build community.
Communication and description about the place was spot on. The location and ambiance was too good and we enjoyed every bit of our stay. The kitchen is vast and it suited our big group. Would definitely come back here and would recommend to anyone who is looking to bring in a big group for a get-together.
Cute glamping tent located on 22 acre retreat. The inside of the tent is beautiful and great for 2 people to sleep (awesome king size bed), lounge on a futon or eat some snacks at a breakfast nook in the corner. Also has a cute fridge. Think posh 1850s cabin with a rustic feel. Very romantic...The surroundings are beautiful and it is literally 5 minute drive from Pescadero. Janelle was super nice and really made us feel at home. ..Great spot all in all based on its location to surrounding area. Very quiet!