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Animal Place’s Guest House


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Come stay with us! Cuddle with the cows, rub pig bellies, feed treats to chickens, hang with the bunnies, and enjoy the scenery and recreation in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California (Grass Valley, California).

Animal Place’s picturesque Guest House offers a unique experience, reasonable rates and a chance to meet the amazing rescued animals who call Animal Place home. We host themed retreats, adult camps, and other educational experiences!

Animal Place’s Guest House (next door to the sanctuary) is 6.5 miles from downtown Grass Valley, 8 miles from Nevada City, and a short drive from the Yuba River, local, and state parks.

Want to bring a group? The Guest House is available to host your getaway with friends, reunion, or business/organization retreat. Let us help you plan an overnight, weekend, or even week-long stay that your group will never forget. We can accommodate groups of 6 to 12.

The Guest House is family friendly, people of all ages are welcome to stay!

At this time, unfortunately we can only allow adults 18 and older to volunteer due to our liability insurance.

About Your Stay

All guests have access to a shared fully equipped kitchen, parking, WiFi, television with DVD player, board games, cards, dominos, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and more. At this time we do not provide toiletries so please bring your own. (Out of respect for the animals, we ask that you bring cruelty-free and vegan soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other necessities.)

Daily rentals include a free modified 30-minute guided tour where you will meet 1-2 species of animals. A private, 2-hour guided tour is available for an additional fee of $75 and includes meeting 4-6 species of animals.  Please be sure to select the “full guided tour” option when booking your stay.

Contact us for discounted rates for stays longer than four nights, or groups of six or more.


Our Wilbur Pig room and Bob Goat room feature two bunkbeds in each room. Wilbur Pig and Bob Goat’s guests share the home’s main bathroom.

Rent a Bunkbed: $75 donation per night
Rent the whole room: $150 plus $20 per additional person per night

$150 x 1 person
$170 x 2 people
$190 x 3 people
$210 x 4 people

Our Shelby Cow room features two bunkbeds and a private bathroom.

Rent a Bunkbed: $100 donation per night
Rent the whole room: $200 plus $20 per additional person per night

$200 x 1 person
$220 x 2 people
$240 x 3 people
$260 x 4 people

Rent the entire Guest House (three bedrooms, two bathrooms, maximum 12 guests): $750


Weekend Retreat

Want to take your activism to the next level, master meditation, learn photography? Want to meet new friends who share your passions and ethics? Want to immerse yourself in the love of hundreds of rescued cows, pigs, chickens, goats, and more? Join us at one of our two-night Weekend Retreats! We offer a variety of themed educational weekend retreats that include time with the animals, volunteer experiences, and opportunities to enjoy our blissful 600-acre sanctuary.

Check out these upcoming Retreats. For itineraries, click here.

  • February 10th-12th – Valentine’s Day Retreat
  • February 24th-26th – Animal Film Festival
  • March 17th-19th – MeatOut
  • April 7th-9th – The Plant-Based Journey
  • April 21st-23rd – Earth Day

Weekend Retreat Rates

Rates include Friday and Saturday night accommodations,  plus scheduled programs and materials.

Wilbur Pig room or Bob Goat room (shared bathroom): $200
Shelby Cow room (private bathroom): $250

Questions? Please contact Rebecca at 530-477-1757 x 207 or Rebecca@animalplace.org.


 Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.