Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

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  • The thing we love about performances at Villa Montalvo - their uniqueness! Artists who have presented there before show their enthusiasm to be back again, and engage freely with the audience and chang...  more »
  • The Montalvo Arts Center is located in a typical sentries century estate. One can tour the house and grounds. The outdoor venue is wonderful.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Gorgeous place for events and outdoor fun! I can't recommend this place enough!!! The Arts Center has expanded into a plethora of enriching offerings! I've attended arts events here for decades, and now there's so much more to come for. There's a host of experiences waiting for you whether it's visual art, music, theater, and now even dance! (I just offered a Caribbean Dance workshop as part of their first dance series!) For a day hike, it's perfect. I've been frequenting Villa Montalvo's grounds for decades; and am sure to share this joy with out of area visitors. Easy short trails that lead to beautiful views. For a casual stroll around decorative gardens, people can stay near the main buildings to explore the enclosed garden area or one of the designed pathways. For events, elegance meets natural ambiance. The lavish grounds add to the spectacular line up of artistic events and live entertainment. If you're not yet familiar with Villa Montalvo... You're in for a real treat.
  • This is a beautiful venue for a whole host of events. The outdoor stage is very cool and the house is lovely. We went for Christmas fair and also walked around the grounds. A very serene site. Parking can be a bit of a challenge depending on where the event is that you are going to but they do have quite a few spaces.
  • This is a great place to come and get outdoors for an afternoon without having to drive very far. There are interesting art installations to look at and sometimes interact with. And some good hiking trails to go on in the surrounding hills. I have brought my toddler here several times and she always has fun.
  • We were pleasantly surprised by the trails at Villa Montalvo. Although not a great distance they were steep and really got your heart rate up. The view from Lookout Point was worth the effort to get there. Plenty of free parking. The grounds and restrooms were neat and clean. The trail map could use some updating to be more informative, such as distances between trailheads or points of interest and some indication of the elevation changes.
  • Beautiful concert hall. Intimate setting and good acoustics. Lovely grounds worth exploration.
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