GRASS VALLEY, Calif. October 11, 2016 – Animal Place, California’s oldest and largest sanctuary for farmed animals, now offers overnight accommodations at its new Guest House, a picturesque country home that sleeps up to 12 adults. All Guest House proceeds support the 200 rescued farmed animals at Animal Place sanctuary.

Guests receive a tour of the sanctuary, where they can cuddle with cows, rub pigs’ bellies, feed treats to chickens, and enjoy the scenery and recreation in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Also included are vegan continental breakfasts, access to a shared, fully equipped kitchen, parking, WiFi, television with DVD player, board games, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and more.

Animal Place’s Guest House is located adjacent to the 600-acre sanctuary, 6.5 miles from downtown Grass Valley, about 55 miles from Sacramento, and about 130 miles from the Bay Area.

“Our new Guest House is a comfortable, affordable spot for visitors who want to relax and unplug, spend time with animals, or go on outdoor adventures,” said Animal Place executive director Kim Sturla. “Now we have a refuge for humans who need to get away from their daily grind, in addition to a safe haven for more than 250 rescued farmed animals.”

A shared room starts at a $75 donation per night. The entire three-bedroom, two-bath house is available for a $750 donation per night.

The Guest House is also available for private events, such as business or organizational retreats. Discounts are available for stays longer than four nights, or groups of six or more. All guests must be 18 or older.

In addition to lodging, Animal Place’s Guest House hosts themed retreats, adult camps, and other educational experiences. Upcoming weekend retreats include yoga, holiday cooking, and nutrition. Weekend retreats include two nights, continental vegan breakfasts, a vegan dinner, socializing with the animals, volunteer experiences, opportunities to enjoy the sanctuary, plus scheduled programs and materials. For more details see the calendar here.

For booking information visit, or contact Jacinda Virgin, 530-477-1757 x 207 or

About Animal Place

Animal Place was founded in 1989 and is one of the largest and oldest animal sanctuaries in the nation, operating a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, and a 60-acre animal shelter in Vacaville, California. Animal Place’s California animal shelters fill a much-needed niche of farm animal rescue, sanctuary, education, and adoption. Animals arrive from small and large farms, slaughterhouses, research facilities, and neglect or cruelty cases. Nestled between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, its Grass Valley location offers tours, cooking classes and workshops at the sanctuary as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. At its Vacaville location, needy farm animals including chickens from egg production facilities are rehabilitated and placed in permanent homes. Animal Place – named best farm sanctuary in the country by Best in Shelter – is a nonprofit 501c3 organization funded by private donors. For more information, visit

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