Big Owl Ranch
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nevada city, california

Big Owl Ranch





a welcome retreat


When you want to retreat and revive yourself, Big Owl Ranch offers the perfect escape. Built in 2004, the house is large and welcoming, perfect for families or a group of close friends. Relax in a chaise on the wraparound porch and read. Go for a hike or swim the Yuba river. Marvel at the millions of stars in the night sky. Or hop in the car for the five minute trip into Nevada City, one of California's most picturesque towns.


A getaway like no other. 


Come stay at Big Owl Ranch



Time slows down at Big Owl Ranch.  Chill with your people on the porch or in the spacious living room.  Take a nap, play cards, or wander the peaceful rural road. And though you'll feel a million miles from nowhere, you're actually just a five minute drive or half hour stroll from downtown Nevada City. Wineries are also close by, with all the deliciousness and none of the hurry you may feel elsewhere. 



Big Owl Ranch makes a marvelous place for up to 10 friends or family members to gather. Before, during or after a wedding.  A creativity retreat for honing your music, writing or performance art. A Mom's getaway. Or simply an easy location for a group of friends escaping the city. 


Group Retreats

Because Big Owl Ranch can accommodate up to 10 people, it's great for companies or others wanting to host an intimate retreat to celebrate a business milestone, strategize for the next quarter, or build rapport among your staff.


outstanding Italian feasts

For an unforgettable stay,  co-owner Giovanni, who grew up near Milan, is available to prepare special Italian feasts for you. Dine outside beneath the trees when it's warm, or at our large white pine table inside. Home-made gnocchi, risotto and delicious side dishes made with organic, seasonal ingredients are so good you'll swear you're near a piazza, not a pine forest. Giovanni has cooked for restaurants in San Francisco such as St. Vincent, at his own Jackson Place Cafe, and for organizations such as Harvard Alumni Association. Email us for availability and pricing.

On Lewis Road, just 5 minutes outside Nevada City, California


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