Venture Retreat

Nestled among ancient redwoods and located only about an hour away from San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz, Venture Retreat Center is an ideal destination for Bay Area groups to host wellness, spiritual, artistic, or personal growth related retreats, as well as family & friend getaways, corporate retreats, and unique overnight weddings!

The Center's culture of humanistic values and land stewardship provides a positive, safe energy that permeates every corner of the property, inside and out.

Venture Retreat Center, was founded in the early 1960's by a group of Bay Area pioneering individuals. The group was rooted in what was later coined "The Human Potential Movement," and held workshops, retreats and training sessions to explore the big questions of, "Who are we? Why are we here?."

In the decades since, Venture have remained an active retreat, workshop and training hub in Northern California for groups dedicated to personal, spiritual, ecological, and community growth. In addition to retreat groups, we host conscious Bay Area companies who are looking for a unique space for offsite retreats, as well as nature-loving couples who want to create a magical multi-day experience for their family and friends!

why venture retreat center?*
Reconnect with nature: Spend time with your team amongst ancient redwoods and starry night skies!

More quality time: Spend more time with your team! Your team can stay on-site the whole weekend, and they’ll save money otherwise spent on hotels & Airbnb’s.

Large communal spaces: You’ll have plenty of options for indoor & outdoor areas to host meetings and events.

Fun in the sun: splash around in our pool, relax in our hot tub, and run team-building activities in our meadow!

Campfires & s’mores: Gather ‘round our fire for late night snacks & bonding.

Sample corporate package:
-Exclusive use of the entire retreat facility
-Large meeting space in our Main Lodge with blank walls for projecting images
-Commercial kitchen & BBQ pit (charcoal and gas available) for your group to use
-Full use of our outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and fire pit!
-Large lawn meadow for group bonding activities
-3pm checkin with option to check-in early
-11am check-out with option to check-out late

Accommodation Capacity:
Beds: 42 individual beds (OR 50 spaces if sharing)
Camping: Up to 50 camping spaces

Exclusive Rental
Exclusive access to our entire venue - 22 acres of meadows, forests, and starry night skies all to yourselves!

Full access to our lodge, communal spaces, dining room, commercial kitchen

Use of our swimming pool, hot tub & campfire pits

Accommodation Capacity:

Beds: 42 individual beds (OR 50 spaces if sharing)

Camping: Up to 50 camping spaces

Partial Rental
Main Lodge & Nasturtium Cabin

Beds: 26 individual beds (OR 32 spaces if sharing)
Add-on Option: 14 cots in the Lodge living room
Serenity Yurt Rental
Beds: 14 individuals beds + option to use 2 fold-out futons

Majestic Tent Rental
Beds: 2 individual beds (OR 4 spaces if sharing)

Location Overview: Off the beaten road, yet conveniently located 50 miles away from San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Cruz, Venture Retreat Center is an ideal Northern California retreat center for company retreats and gatherings.
ADA Accessible
Bar or Lounge
Business Facilities
Complimentary Breakfast
Fitness Center
Meeting Spaces
Onsite Dining
Onsite Parking
Host Details: Today, Venture Retreat is an active participant in a variety of networks dedicated to spiritual, ecological, and community related issues. Both adult and youth organizations are welcome. Venture is always interested in facilitating community building by supporting the gathering of small groups to explore specific interests or topics.