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Twenty Mile House

Twenty Mile House is a premier eco-estate wedding and event venue hidden within the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Surround yourself with the vast, open-air landscape that offers quaint garden hideaways, unparalleled views, babbling woodland creeks, all tucked away underneath the pristine mountain sky.

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twentymilehouse.com

700 Old Cromberg Rd Cromberg, CA 96103

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Twenty Mile House is a premier eco-estate wedding and event venue hidden within the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Surround yourself with the vast, open-air landscape that offers quaint garden hideaways, unparalleled views, babbling woodland creeks, all tucked away underneath the pristine mountain sky.

Dating back to 1854, this historic stagecoach stop has been the backdrop for lasting memories, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and heartfelt “I-do’s”. Embrace the 200 acres of our all-inclusive wedding venue, combining the ease and elegance of Northern California.

Your day of wedding coordinator will ensure your vision comes to life. They’ll take care of the details from your local and organic freshly-cooked food, to the organic wedding cakes and desserts you choose, and of course, natively grown flowers curated to meet your needs. Enjoy the abundance found in the community of Plumas County and the hospitality of our Twenty Mile House family. Download our Wedding Planning Guide below to start your journey with us:

https://twentymilehouse.com/wedding-planning-guide/

A Historic Venue

Originally constructed as a stagecoach stop and trading post, Twenty Mile House has long served as a respite for weary travelers. In the present day, our 200-acre eco-estate is a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We are proud to be a certified carbon-free venue and Green America–approved business. We are committed to limiting our ecological footprint and doing our part to ensure the pristine natural beauty of our property for centuries to come.

Originally constructed as a stagecoach stop and trading post, Twenty Mile House has long served as a respite for weary travelers. In the present day, our 200-acre eco-estate is a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We are proud to be a certified carbon-free venue and Green America–approved business. We are committed to limiting our ecological footprint and doing our part to ensure the pristine natural beauty of our property for centuries to come.

TWENTY MILE HOUSE HAS LIVED MANY LIVES OVER THE DECADES. TAKE A TOUR THROUGH OUR RICH HISTORY IN THE TIMELINE BELOW.

Trading Post

1854

WHERE (AND WHEN) IT ALL BEGAN…

Twenty Mile House was born as a stagecoach stop and trading post. With the towns of Beckworth and Quincy 20 miles away on either side, the property was aptly named “Twenty Mile House.” It became a frequent stop on what teamsters at the time called the “Reno-Quincy” run. Twenty Mile House was a place where travelers could take refuge from the elements, sell goods, and refresh their horses.

A Welcome Respite

1880s

A GENERAL STORE, POST OFFICE & MORE

The Langhorst Brothers made the first expansion with the addition of the general store, which still serves as the heart of the property. Later, they expanded further to include a federal post office and Gerhard Langhorst served as postmaster of Cromberg for over 30 years. A two-story addition of 10 hotel rooms adjoining the general store meant that no traveler was ever turned away.

The Train is Coming

EARLY 1900s

ALL ABOARD! MAKE WAY FOR THE RAILROAD

The Western Pacific Railroad rolled into town for the first time in 1909 bringing new travelers to the small town of Cromberg and Twenty Mile House. However, outlaws weren’t far behind. In 1912, three men put guns to Langhorst’s head and robbed the post office of $200, the equivalent of about $5,000 today. By 1924, the property changed hands once again, to a man named John Hussey.

Hidden Gems Abound

1945

A HOUSE OF UNEXPECTED TREASURES

In 1945, Twenty Mile House was sold to Mathew E. Magill. Magill and his wife and family made the journey to Cromberg from Pasadena by way of train. The Magill’s son Henry eventually made Twenty Mile House his lifelong home. Henry left quite an estate behind after his death in 1985. Some of his treasures now reside in the Smithsonian and Peabody museums.

All In The Family

MID 1900s

NEW LEGACY OF LOVE BEGINS

In the 1940s, Robert Gage began visiting Twenty Mile House with his family. In 1976, Rob and Barbara Gage bought Twenty Mile House and its approximately 200 acres. They did not occupy the property until after Henry’s death in 1985. The Gage family continued to travel to Cromberg from Laguna Beach to spend their summers at Twenty Mile House.

Love This Land

1991-TODAY

BELOVED B&B TO WEDDING VENUE

In 1991, Barbara moved to Cromberg full time to turn the sprawling 200-acre property into a bed-and-breakfast, creating the foundation for the secluded retreat that is Twenty Mile House today. In 2009, Barbara’s son Kevin and his wife Karen Steele moved in with their 2-year-old baby girl. They have since transformed the estate into the thriving destination wedding venue it is today.

The “I Do” Crew

The Twenty Mile House staff truly is a “dream team”. After all, our number one priority is making your every wedding wish come true. Our professional wedding coordination team will use their expertise to guide you through every step in the planning process. You can relax knowing every moment of your day will be customized to you, your partner, and your guests.

THESE FRIENDLY FACES WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU THROUGH TO “I DO” AND AFTER, TOO.

tmh event team
TMH EVENT TEAM

RACHEL,
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

Rachel has been with Twenty Mile House since 2017. Rachel’s favorite part of her job is that she gets to be a part of each couple’s big day. She adores working with her fellow staff and vendors to bring our clients’ visions to life. She is grateful to work with people who genuinely love what they do.

tmh event team
TMH EVENT TEAM

PENIE,
WEDDING COORDINATOR

Penie started at TMH as a part-time housekeeper. With a background in customer service, she found that she loved helping with wedding setup and planning. Penie worked her way up to wedding coordinator and her favorite part of her job is helping to make each couple’s wedding dreams come true.

tmh event team
TMH EVENT TEAM

CASSANDRA,
HOSPITALITY MANAGER

Cassandra has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. She has high standards for our guests, staff, and vendors and ensures all accommodations are perfect for every check-in. She enjoys working with our staff, getting to meet new guests, and taking in the lush scenery of Twenty Mile House.

TMH VENUE TEAM

CHRIS,
FACILITIES MANAGER

Chris is only in his second year at Twenty Mile House, but he has made such a difference to our team! With over 10 years of facility and maintenance experience working on ranches and resorts, he ensures daily operations run smoothly. Chris also serves as our in-house jack-of-all-trades. With a friendly, can-do attitude, he can build or fix pretty much anything and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

TMH VENUE TEAM

JASON,
GROUNDS MANAGER

Jason has been with Twenty Mile House for over six years. We never cease to get compliments on how beautiful our grounds look year-round – a testament to Jason’s over 20-plus years of experience in landscape maintenance. One of the biggest reasons Jason adores his job is because he loves working for our wonderful owners Kevin and Karen, saying, “They’re the best employers I’ve ever worked with, hands down.”

TMH OFFICE TEAM

KEELY,
OFFICE MANAGER

Keely is a Plumas County local who has truly found her home at the Twenty Mile House! She works diligently behind the scenes to ensure the procedures of our wedding venue are seamless. Keely enjoys that there is always something new for her to do each day at the most beautiful office ever!

TMH Owners

TMH OWNERS

TMH Owners

KAREN & KEVIN,
VENUE OWNERS

Kevin’s love for Twenty Mile House spans decades. It all began when he spent his childhood summers exploring the property and surrounding wilderness. After marrying at TMH in 2004, Kevin and Karen discovered how stressful planning a wedding can be. When they took over in 2009, they made it their mission to create a wedding planning process that is as fun and stress free as possible for our couples.

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