Rustic, Romantic or Rugged Event Venue

Have you ever imagined holding a special event in a rustic and romantic 19th Century barn surrounded by pine trees and the largest alpine valley in the West? Well, go ahead and kick your imagination into high gear. The Diamond “S” Ranch may be the “real deal” venue you’ve been dreaming about.

The Smith Family Ranch has hosted many wonderful special events including; weddings, family reunions, corporate groups, sports groups, concerts, fundraisers and more. Do it all yourself or you can also add an ATV Tour, Trap Shooting Expedition or our signature Tri-Tip BBQ to any of your special events.

Venue Includes:

  • 1500 acres of surrounding ranch including natural spring, pond and pines.
  • Interior of Barn seats up to 150 guests
  • Ranch History Museum
  • 4 day access to facilities for set up, event and take down
  • Standard venue price: $3,500 plus $650 management fee


For more information or to book your event, please give us a call at (800) 596-8840 or (530) 832-5450.


Directions to the Barn:

From Reno: Take highway 395 north to Hallelujah Junction. Take Highway 70 west to Beckwourth, California. Go 1/8 mile past Beckwourth on Hwy 70 and turn South (left turn) on County Road A-23. Continue 2.3 miles on A-23, and you will see an ATV high in the air on your right. That’s us! Total driving time about 45 minutes.

From Truckee: From Truckee or I-80, take Hwy 89 north to Sierraville, California. At the “T” in Sierraville, turn left on Hwy 89 (yes, it’s still the same road!) to Sattley. At Sattley, turn right on County Road A-23. From there, go 13 miles. You will see an ATV high in the air on your left. You’re here. Total driving time about 45 minutes.

From Graeagle: Take Hwy 89 north to Hwy 70 east and head toward Portola. About five miles after you go through Portola, take County Road A-23. You will see  an ATV high in the air on your right. You’ve arrived. Total driving time about 20 minutes.