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Villa Montagne Equestrian B&B

28495 Big Basin Way Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek, CA 95006 USA (Show map)
6 Reviews
$170 - $195
per night

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Luxurious Italian inspired estate set in the Redwood Forest w/pool, gym, stable and riding arena. Ridge top, ocean and forest views, colorful gardens abound. Guests can choose to venture out into the wilderness on the Skyline to the Sea trail,hiking, biking, or horseback riding; or just relax in the luxurious setting of the Villa. The saltwater pool is placed inside the forest perimeter enhanced by a lush garden landscape of local flora and vibrant flowers. Finish a memorable day around the fire pit under the stars.At Villa Montagne we've given special attention to equestrians and lease trail horses in addition to providing stabling for guest horses. Skyline to the Sea trail crosses the estate surrounded by coastal redwood forests and State Park lands of Big Basin, Castle Rock, Portola and Butano State Parks providing direct access to miles of riding and hiking. The Villa is also a great staging area or destination for equestrians camping at Rancho Del Oso. The Woodlands Garden Cottage 1bd/bath, sleeps 4 complete with living/dining room, kitchenette, with windows overlooking forested canyons. Or stay in the Villa guest rooms adjacent to the Billiards and Theater Room. Breakfast is served overlooking Monterey Bay. Equipped with a solar array, local well, organic garden and recycle program we are an ECO tourist resort. Breakfast includes farm fresh eggs, sausage or bacon, a selection of organically grown fruit and fresh baked muffins from organic ingredients. All other items are made with natural or organic ingredients.The private estate is completely secluded behind a locked gate located in the heart of California's Santa Cruz Mountain wine region. Our neighbor at Big Basin Vineyards provide a selection of organic wines and can accommodate private wine tastings upon request. The vineyard also hosts the amazing Shakti Yoga Shala with drop in practice 3 days/wk.

Rooms & Rates

Bernhardt Garden Room

Private Bathroom and private entrance. The view overlooks the Jasmine garden and has a private entrance from the patio by the pool with only ten steps to the hot tub. Quiet and peaceful, no sounds except the wind blowing through the trees. Room rates $180 - $195, call 888-831-6361 for reservations or email Add com after us. (this site doesn't allow links). Check for availability on our calendar at website (add com after us.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Iris Room

Fit for a princess with dressing table, writing desk and a canopy bed draped in lavender and cream. Overlooking the fern garden with views of the forest below. Room rates $170 - $185, call 888-831-6361 for reservations or email Add com after us. (this site doesn't allow links). Check for availability on our calendar at website (add com after us.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Horseman's Room

Suited for the Equestrian or anyone who adores horses. The warm pine furnishings, blue/green bedding, and copper accents are soothing to the spirit. Enjoy sunset views of the forest below from this room. Room rates $170 - $185, call or email for reservations 888-831-6361 or Add com after us. (this site doesn't allow links). Check for availability on our calendar at website (add com after us.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Woodlands Cottage

The Woodlands Cottage with separate bedroom, huge walk in closet and bathroom with tub/shower. A fully equipped Kitchen with dining area and living room with queen size sofa bed, TV/DVD, and stereo. Wi-fi throughout the cottage and patios. Open and light with views of the garden/pool and old growth Redwood trees in the back. Room rates $260 - $275, call or email for reservations 888-831-6361 or Add com after us. (this site doesn't allow links). Check for availability on our calendar at website (add com after us.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.7

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Best place for hiking Big Basin Redwoods and Castle Rock

5 on September 17, 2012

We stayed in the Cottage for three nights. The day after the evening we checked in we hiked Big Basin Redwoods Park, and the day after that, Castle Rock. Those two parks comprise the best sampling of the Santa Cruz mountains, and this B&B is equidistant between the two. The breakfasts were great and kept us going for our hikes. The place was very private and the room was comfortable, clean, and spacious. Connie attended to our every need and was very helpful with local information. We could watch the sun set over the Pacific right from our patio. We loved Connie's garden, and Carley and Doug added a lot to our experience.

Quaint B&B in Boulder Creek

4.8 on May 21, 2012

We stayed here one night on the way to Santa Cruz for a wedding. It was a very nice experience, cozy couches with a home theater, nice breakfast, hiking at your doorstep. A perfect getaway near the bay.

Mini-vacation in Big Basin

4.8 on June 12, 2011

My wife, daughter and I stayed a Villa Montagne for two nights at the end of May, 2011. We arrived late in the afternoon and were met in front of the main house by Connie and her extremely friendly Rottweiler, Carley, who showed us to the Woodlands Garden Cottage. The cottage was spacious, comfortable and very clean, and had great views out the front and back. The cottage is attached to an extremely spacious exercise room which included a Bowflex home gym. That afternoon we walked about a half-mile down the Skyline to the Sea Trail, which is just a short distance from the property. In the evening we cooked our dinner in the cottage’s well-equipped kitchen, and then headed over to the main house to watch a movie in the Theater Room, which allowed us access to 400 movies. Connie had mentioned earlier that she would be taking a yoga class the following morning and invited my wife and daughter to come along with her. They did, and they enjoyed the class immensely. Afterwards, Connie brought us fresh fruit and muffins, and the food was delicious. We spent the remainder of the day at Big Basing Redwoods State Park, which is just a short drive down the road, and Byington winery and vineyard, which is easily one of the most beautiful wineries I’ve ever visited. I should mention that a highlight of our stay was Carley, the owners’ Rottweiler. Carley visited us often at our cottage and stayed with us while we watched movies. My daughter fell instantly in love with Carley, and we all felt like Carley did her best to make us feel welcome.

Connie and Scott are the best hosts you could imagine

5 on August 29, 2010

Villa Montagne is very secluded and private. Scott is an excellent cook and we enjoyed our evening with them, great food, good wine and interesting company. Connie went above and beyond when I forgot my cell phone charger...she mailed it back to me the very next day.

A Terrific, Peaceful Getaway

5 on August 04, 2010

Villa Montagne is truly a gem. I wanted to plan a surprise weekend away for me and my husband but I was a little behind in my planning. Thank God that there was an opening at Villa Montagne. This is a great value for anyone looking to get away and be surrounded by peaceful mountain landscape. The grounds are beautiful and the pictures don't do it justice. We were immediately greeted by Connie & Scott's friendly dog, Carly. We loved hanging out on the patio chatting with another lovely couple that were staying there that weekend. Scott is an excellent chef so I highly recommend eating in. Their prices are very reasonable given the quality of the food. And the homeade muffins in the morning were so delicious. I am a big supporter of organic sustainable living so it was impressive to see Connie pick the spinach for our salad and strawberries for our breakfast right in her backyard. Connie and Scott have created an exceptional getaway that I would highly recommend. There are LOTS of hiking trails surrounding the property which was another bonus! My husband and I had a refreshing hike the morning we checked out. It was a perfect weekend. We definitely plan to go back.

4th of July

5 on July 19, 2010

My husband and I were very happy with our stay at Villa Montagne. We went with another couple over the 4th of July weekend. Myself and the other lady we went with were 8 months pregnant and she went into labor. We had to drive to the hospital and Connie and Scott helped us find a hospital and took care of our dog while we were gone. They were so hospitable and caring. It was a crazy weekend and Connie and Scott took great care of us and made us feel like family. They also cooked wonderful fresh food and immediately made us feel welcome. I would highly recommend this destination and know that we will go back.

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Location Type

Big Basin State Park, Castlerock State Park, Butano Ridge, Redwood Forest, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Wine country


San Jose, CA (SJC) 35 miles

Directions to property:

From SJO - West toward Santa Cruz on Hwy 880/17, Exit Los Gatos Highway 9, follow ~4 miles, Turn left in Saratoga to stay on Hwy 9 (Big Basin Way)16 miles toward Big Basin Park through blinking stop sign onto Hwy 236. From SFO - North on 101, Take 380 exit to connect to 280 south, Go South on 280 to 92 West, 3 miles toward Half Moon Bay then Left on Skyline Blvd 25 miles to Hwy 9, South on Hwy 9 eight miles to 236 (straight at blinking red stop sign) toward Big Basin Park (total 50 miles)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Big Basin Redwood State Park -Old growth redwoods, Big Basin Vineyards our neighbor winery, Bay Area Ridge Trail - bike, hike, horseback, Skyline To the Sea Trail, Ocean and Forest Views, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Guest Ranch, Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Workout facility , Ocean & Canyon Views, Cottage Kitchen, Exercise Gym, Swimming Pool, Patio Garden, Stable, paddocks, riding arena

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Exercise Gym, Scenic Mountain driving on winding roads, Fire Pit, Theater Room 400+ movies, An on site stable, horses available for lease, Horseback riding, trails & arena, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3pm- 8pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children attended by adults at all times, cottage only.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Must be freindly with other dogs, cats, horses, and turkeys.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservation deposit of 1 nights stay for 1-3 nights, deposit 2 nights stay for 4-7 nights. Accepting checks, or Paypal if you pay the 3% service fee.
  • Cancellations: First time guests must arrive before dark, as gate closes at dark. Eight days prior to arrival -- full refund minus any fees charged by Paypal. Three-Seven days prior to arrival a $25 cancellation fee will be deducted in addition to Paypal fees if used.If cancelled less than 72 hours in advance, no refund but you may exchange for a reservation credit to be used another more convenient time.



Connie DeJong and Scott Cherf

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs , 3 horses Others

About the innkeepers

We love to share stories with our guests from the years we have lived in the area and our adventures in Wyoming. Scott and Carly (our female dog) are certified in search and rescue and as a wilderness first responder. Buddy the new pup is learning. Scott is the house chef & Connie spends her time as a horse trainer with a gardening habit, previously a ski instructor. She now provides trail guiding services with her three quarter horses for experienced riders.

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  • Time Served: 8am - 10am
  • Serving Location: Veranda, Pool Patio, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Non-Dairy, or gluten free meals available.

Signature Dish

Black Bean Chile
Our gourmet chef loves to share his favorite dishes: Bouillabaisse, Beef Bourguignon, Pork Chile Verde, Clam Bisque, Hungarian Goulash, Chicken Andouille Gumbo, Ravioli Bolognese w/Black Chanterelles, Seafood Grill w/white wine sauce, or Chateaubriand w/wild mushroom wine sauce. Evening meals available with advance notice only.


Hot Deal

ROMANTIC ESCAPE DEAL 20% off 2nd night

Regular Rate: $170 now $136 (20% Savings:)

Relax the whole weekend and get 20% off your second night in any room at the Villa. Applies to Thursday - Sunday, LABOR DAY Weekend deal applies to third night.

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28495 Big Basin Way , Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek, CA 95006 USA (Show map)

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