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Rough & Ready Vineyard and Guesthouse -- Retreat Center

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Private Country Estate on 16 acres in California's Gold Country

Our private estate can host your family and friends for a vacation, a small conference, a celebration, or just a peaceful retreat. The home has beds for 16 people and 3.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom is a luxurious retreat, even featuring a claw foot tub! The home and property has plenty of room to spread out, while created to also come together around the kitchen and living area.

While our home is great for adults, we've tried to ensure we can also accommodate children. We have a pack & play as well as a small bassinet-type sleeper that will help parents of little ones feel right at home.

Our home also features a large great room (with half bath) downstairs that can be used for gathering together, dining, setting up tables for projects, and more!

It has beautiful grounds that feature a seasonal creek, heritage oaks, and an Italian marble gazebo. The pastoral setting is wonderful for family photos or just quietly exploring. We enjoy walking the property, occasionally running into deer or raccoons, and watching the neighboring horses.

The California Foothills are fun year-round, and our estate is a central location for day trips to ski in the Sierras, go to the beach or San Francisco, hike in the Tahoe National Forest, visit the Wild and Scenic Yuba River, or learn about the history of gold mining while trying your own hand at striking it rich! Thanks for learning more about our home and area -- we hope to welcome you soon!

*Pricing is for Guesthouse stays only.*

Rough and Ready Vineyard and Guesthouse Tours –

We can only provide tours by prearranged appointments . Please call (530)-432-7375.

It’s important we provide our guests privacy without interruptions.

Our property is also our private residence, working vineyard, we are not able to accommodate any drop-in’s. We look forward to speaking to you.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2018

About The Owner

I love traveling and writing about my travels! I am a California native and love the beauty of the California Foothills, as well as sharing it with others.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why The Owner chose Penn Valley

I believe this is one of the loveliest areas in the state, and so many people have commented on the natural beauty of our estate in the Penn Valley area. It is a working vineyard, so you may see us occasionally out in the grapes or tending the garden, but you will have privacy during your stay in the Guesthouse.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Heritage oaks, beautiful pastures, and private areas to explore, the Rough & Ready Vineyard and Guesthouse is a unique, one-of-a-kind property, well-known in our community for it's beautiful setting and amenities!


Penn Valley Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No outside amplified music past 10:00pm
  • Please leave all sheets and bedspreads in their respective rooms at the end of your stay. All towels go into the marked bins across from the laundry.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest - toilet , shower
    Dressing Room - toilet , shower
    Great Room Powder Room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king
    Writer's Nook - 1 queen
    Morning Room - 2 twin/ single
    Blue Room - 4 twin/ single , Two day beds, two trundle beds underneath that pull out
    Sun Room - 2 twin/ single , One daybed with a trundle that pulls out underneath
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two double size hide-a-beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Rough & Ready Vineyard and Guesthouse -- Retreat Center
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Marysville, CA

Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5

The place was a nice stay! My Youth group stayed there for a weekend and Mardie was very accommodating!!! Outside is very spacious, made our group activities easy to run. First floor has a pretty good size room that we used for indoor activities as well as a meeting room. Thanks again, Mardie!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark It was our pleasure and we look forward to having you and your group back once again. I’m so happy you enjoyed our lovely community and guest house and grounds. Thanks again ! Mardie
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Perfect Place for family get together!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect site for our family of 15 to stay + benefit of event space below for Thankgiving reunion. Staff very helpful and accommodating. House well stocked with everything (utensils, pots, pans, gadgets) we needed in the kitchen. Would stay again for sure. Next time will bring our own pillowcases as that was the only thing that they were short on! Tons of pillows, just no linens.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really good, comfortable, spacious and a convenient location! pricey though

  • 4 of 5

Really good, comfortable, spacious and a convenient location! pricey though

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for Family Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered and spent a long weekend at this beautiful house--celebrating a family birthday. We're glad we discovered this peaceful vacation spot. We loved the morning walks around the property and vineyard (sampling the grapes since we were there at harvest time!). Much of our time was hanging out in the great room & kitchen area. Other favorite spots were the front porch and the deck. The cousins loved staying together in the "bunk room" that sleeps 4 in beds. We found this vacation rental secluded, yet close enough to town for morning coffee (Peets!) and eating out. One fun day trip was to the Yuba River near the old covered bridge. And another to historic Nevada City. But always anxious to get back to the house and just hang out. We can see how this would also be an amazing wedding spot...what a setting! We'd go back again, for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Private Estate

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here as a family and came together for a wedding in the gazebo, followed by a lovely catered dinner in the chapel. It was a beautiful day and a restful weekend. I can't imagine a more perfect and peaceful place to spend time with loved ones and celebrate the beginning of life together. Thank you to the wonderful staff who ensured we had solid referrals to a great caterer, florist, and photographer, and made the preparations for us for tables and chairs as well as decor. The home was beautiful and comfortable, and provided every need. We hope to return next year for just a weeklong getaway with extended family to explore more of the area (we loved Bridgeport and swimming in the Yuba river!) and enjoy a restful week in the foothills. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Tack Room
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nevada County Golf Course
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak - Sacramento Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Historic Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Twelve 28
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Boreal Mountain Resort (at Donner Summit)
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Bridgeport on the Yuba River
Car: necessary

Bridgeport on the Yuba River is just 10 miles down the road and offers plenty of hiking and swimming opportunities.

The Penn Valley area offers some tasty treats in its cafe's and numerous secondhand stores for hunting down unique treasurers. There is a nearby grocery store (Holiday Market) and a number of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Stroll along the streets of downtown Grass Valley with its eclectic mix restaurants, coffee houses, antique shops, and local businesses. Visit the Empire Mine, a California state park, to see what was one of the richest gold mines in the world! It is an adventure for all ages and a fun look back into the history of California's gold country.

Venture in downtown Nevada City for the quaint historic town tour. Many fine eateries line the streets of Nevada City as well as many as many great locally owned shops!

Centrally located, you can be skiing at Boreal and other Donner Summit area resorts in an hour, or exploring Lake Tahoe by driving just a bit further. Find a local fishing guide during summer to catch striped bass and king salmon on the Feather and Sacramento rivers. Old Town Sacramento is another great destination, only an hour away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295
Additional Guest Fee $20
Pet Fee $300
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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