Horizon Villa & Vineyard
A River Retreat in the Sierrra Foothills
Nestled in a secluded canyon in the Sierra Foothills is an Tuscan-style villa with a vineyard, mature olives trees, an orchard and 1000 feet of riverfront. With the perfect combination of beauty and function, this property is truly unlike any other. From the perfect location on the North Fork of the Cosumnes River, to the high-end amenities, to the personality built-in throughout the design, this estate is ready and waiting to become your ideal vacation retreat. The Villa has four fireplaces, an 1800 square foot deck, and stone pathways and walls that provide an old world atmosphere. Take a stroll through the gardens, vineyards, and olive groves and enjoy the peace and serenity of this country property.
There are two Tuscan styled homes on the property. The Villa Main House accommodates up to eight guests- six guests in three private bedrooms, each with a king bed. There's also a very comfy queen tempurpedic sofa bed in the library for two additional guests. The Guesthouse accommodates up to six guests in three bedrooms, each with a king bed. Additional sleeping options are available upon request.
ABOUT OUR PROPERTY
There is a full-service chef's kitchen in the Villa main house and a second kitchen in the guesthouse. The closest grocery store is about 20 minutes away so bring what you will need. You won't want to leave.
We've recently installed Starlink internet in the Main House. Internet and Wifi can also be accessed through cell service with AT&T or Verizon either through hotspotting from a phone or using a jetpack you can bring with you. We do have cell phone reception (AT&T or Verizon only), and it can be spotty in certain locations.
Our 41 acre property has three acres of vineyards, over 500 mature olive trees, 50 pomegranate bushes, gardens full of roses, perennial flowers, grasses, vegetables and fruit trees. Many large heritage oaks grace the property along with Italian Cypress trees.
Ask us about holding your wedding, family and friends reunion, corporate retreat or life cycle event in this idyllic setting.
Tell us what you need or desire We can arrange for a housekeeper , yoga instructor, masseuse, or chef to come to the property to pamper you. Just ask, and we will work to make it happen for you.
The Villa property is located in a canyon along the banks of the Cosumnes River. The terrain is steep and is not suitable for those who cannot navigate stairs or hills.
THINGS TO DO
There are many great wineries in El Dorado County. Some excellent local wineries include Holly's Hill Vineyards, Sierra Vista winery, Miraflores Winery, Ursa Winery, and Starfields Vineyards
The Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic park is located about 30 minutes from the Villa and is where the gold rush began. There are museums, tours, gold panning and scenic hikes.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is about 45 minutes from the Villa. Activities include hiking, biking, running, camping, fishing, horseback riding, water skiing and boating.
Sly Park Recreation Area/Jenkinson Lake is also a beautiful 45 minute drive from the Villa. There is an easy walking trail around the lake.
For golfing, the Apple Mountain Golf Resort is located in Apple Hill
For skiing, Sierra-at-Tahoe is 55 miles from the villa and takes less than 1 1/2 hours to drive. A bit further away are Kirkwood (64 miles) and Heavenly (69 miles) ski resorts.
Also check out great hiking options in the area.
White Water Rafting
Rafting on the American River out of Coloma, California is a short 40 minute drive. Check out OARS, American River Outpost, or American Whitewater Expeditions.
Allez in Diamond Springs serves delicious French fare. Check out Poor Reds BBQ for great barbecue and salads. There are also a variety of great options both in downtown Placerville (a 20 minute drive) and in Folsom (a 40 minute drive).
Karthik, August 2023
"From the start Barry was very responsive and helpful. The place itself is really beautiful and worth the drive from South Bay. It's a perfect spot for a large group, and ours had a lot of fun. The creek is such a great activity with kids and they really enjoyed the place. Kitchen and bedrooms were very comfortable and suited all our needs. Overall I would not think twice about re-renting the space for a large group!"
Wanzheng, July 2023
"A stunning place! Both the main house and the guest house are amazing. The host attends to our request really fast. This is definitely a great place for a large group of people hanging out."
Asita, June 2023
"Peaceful, serene, and a perfect getaway from the hustle of the Bayarea. It was a beautiful space to have a family reunion and just hangout at the house. One can easily spend the mornings by the river and enjoy the most beautiful star filled skies at night. Would definitely recommend this place for any gathering where you want to be away from the crowds and spend quality time as a group."
Eric, June 2023
"Home is very secluded at the end of a long driveway. Beautiful river and vineyards on property."
Aaron, April 2023
"Completely stunning property with countless amenities and such impressive attention to detail. Host has great communication. Amazing stay for our party of 10. Thanks for the memories!"
Alex, February 2023
"What a beautiful place nestled into the foothills. Barry was an amazing host that was in communication with us to make our stay the best it could possibly be. both houses were very spacious for our group of 6 couples. We enjoyed the peaceful setting with views of the vineyard and river below. The kitchen was stocked with all the amenities we needed for the weekend. Everyone in our group agreed we would all come back to enjoy Barry’s Villa."
Geetha, January 2023
"The villa is in an absolutely stunning location, with a gorgeous river running behind it and exactly as described. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely. We brought our family dog who also had a lot of fun! Highly recommended."