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San Ysidro Ranch

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98 Editor Rating
Scale of 90-100

This sophisticated 500-acre cottage-style resort in the leafy foothills of Montecito, just outside Santa Barbara, has reopened. Devastating damage caused by mudslides in 2018 required a comprehensive rehabilitation and refurbishment of the entire property. Newly landscaped grounds contain 41 handsome lodgings in peaked-roof cottages, many with generous sitting areas, stone fireplaces or stoves, private patios (some augmented by hot tubs) and polished oak floors. Creekside cottages are very special, as are premium cottages such as the Kennedy, where John and Jackie Kennedy stayed during their honeymoon in 1953, and the romantic Gardenia. Two dining venues, both overseen by chef Matt Johnson, include an atmospheric bistro and the Stonehouse, set in a 19th-century citrus-packing house, for regional cuisine. Among the amenities are a heated outdoor hillside pool, more than 17 miles of hiking trails, a fitness studio and a Valmont spa.


San Ysidro Ranch Features:

  • Bar
  • Biking
  • Children welcome
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa

Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):

Lowest Rate: Garden Hideaway, $900; Editor’s Choice: Creekside Cottage, $1,400 (minimum stay required on weekends).

Standard Inclusions:

Wi-Fi; Parking

Learn more about San Ysidro Ranch:

To learn more or call +(805) 565-1700. Contact Andrew Harper Travel to book this hotel as part of your next vacation.

In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.


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