Welcome to Villa Montalvo, once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, operated by the Montalvo Art Center. This 166 acre park offers a peaceful environment among formal gardens. Villa Montalvo was built in 1912 and was Senator Phelan's favorite home. It became a center for artistic, political, and social life in Northern California. The Montalvo Arts Center has continued to nurture this artistic oasis and provides opportunities for creation and presentation of arts of all types. Visit the Montalvo Arts Center website for more information.
*The park will be closed on September 29, 2021. The park will reopen on September 30, 2021.
How to Get There
Villa Montalvo is located at:
15400 Montalvo Rd Saratoga, CA 95070
Park Office: (408) 355-2375
Montalvo Association: (408) 961-5800
Villa Montalvo's expansive lawn area is a favorite site for outdoor weddings. A summer concert series is hosted on the grounds. The Villa Montalvo Association manages all areas of the park except the hiking trails above the Villa which are managed by Santa Clara County Parks. These county managed trails offer miles of hiking within the park grounds. Dogs on a 6 foot leash are allowed in the upper trails however they are restricted from the botanical gardens and grounds of Villa Montalvo.
Hours and Fees
The park trails are open year-round from 8:00AM to sunset. There are no fees collected at this time for vehicle entry.
In compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (‘ADA'),the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its programs, services, or activities. The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, services, facilities, and activities. If you need assistance with an ADA request, please contact our ADA Coordinator.