Surrounded by a 10,000-acre estate in the Santa Ynez Valley, this family-owned ranch resort, ideal for multigenerational vacations, is a low-key retreat, where life moves at an easy pace. The 73 exceptionally comfortable rooms and suites feature an earthy color palette and an authentic Western décor and are tastefully appointed with vintage artwork, thick Pendleton blankets and leather chairs facing stone fireplaces. Common areas include an atmospheric library where complimentary wine tastings by local vintners are offered most evenings, a casual grill restaurant and an elegant formal dining room (jackets are required for men over the age of 16). The activities, including fly-fishing on the ranch’s 100-acre spring-fed lake, archery lessons and horseback riding, are steeped in Western culture and traditions. During the summer season, convivial seafood barbecues are served at the lake, and on Wednesday nights, a traditional rodeo followed by live country music and dancing is offered. The property also encompasses two 18-hole golf courses, an exercise room, an arts-and-crafts room and a sophisticated spa. Overall, the ranch offers its guests a glimpse of simpler times.