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Montalvo Arts Center

15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
+1 408-961-5800
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Beautiful historical mansion & gardens just outside of downtown

The mansion is sometimes open for tours; the gardens are beautiful all year round. The outdoor... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
atwellsue8
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Saratoga, California
Surprised!

The Art Center is so much more than a performance venue. Simply walking the grounds after dinner is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Desiree R
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A Mediterranean-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also includes an artists residency, a small gallery, hiking trails, and both indoor and outdoor theatres for concerts and performances.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
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+1 408-961-5800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The mansion is sometimes open for tours; the gardens are beautiful all year round. The outdoor Fontaine Theater (yes, THAT Fontaine family) presents live performances, mostly music. There is a second theater on the grounds indoor for a smaller venue. Music & theater!

Thank atwellsue8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Art Center is so much more than a performance venue. Simply walking the grounds after dinner is beautiful.

Thank Desiree R
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting center for the arts with an 'artists in residence program'. There are concerts, exhibitions and activities happening throughout the year and there are numerous trails for walking. There are also wonderful innovative summer camps for kids of all ages. If you become a...More

Thank Rosemary A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to if you take the time to ride the bus from West Valley Community College. Don't drive up and park; it's a hassle for you and everyone else. The venue is itself unique; you've got to experience it on warm / balmy...More

Thank SamHahn
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Villa Montalvo has a nice set of trails in the hills behind where it is located. These hikes are not so steep and are very shady - a great place to hike during the summer. There is a lookout at the top of one of...More

Thank StormyMarin
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We always visit here when we are in the area, there is always something going on, today was a wedding. One year there was a sculpture exhibition. Just walk around.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Have visited the trails several times in the last few weeks, they are all good for kids 3 and up. We spend on average 1.5 hours when hiking or you can just enjoy the lawn in front of the villa playing fresbee or reading a...More

Thank italian_in_NY
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The carriage House venue with only 300 seats is an intimate, comfortable setting for small concerts. I recently saw Jimmy Webb here and it was perfect-no bad seat in the house. Outside in the summer you can't drive up to the Villa, you have to...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 29 January 2017

An excellent line-up of performances every year, with variety from Hawaiian guitar to opera and grand piano. A real resource for the area.

Thank stcyrienne
Reviewed 18 January 2017

In the past 16 years, I take my dog there a lot. We participated a lot of the activities they held. In the past, it was very quiet and without any events most of the time not many people around. Recently, they have more and...More

Thank Olivia J
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