Situated in the exclusive enclave of Montecito, near Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch encompasses 500 acres between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The Ranch is located just minutes from Montecito Village and downtown Santa Barbara and a short twenty minute drive to Santa Barbara Airport (private aircraft services are available). The Santa Ynez wine country is less than an hour's drive and private tours are available. The Ranch is located ninety miles north of Los Angeles.
Nestled into the lush Montecito foothills, San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil retreat for discriminating travelers for over a century. Guests are drawn to this legendary hideaway for its blend of exquisite natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury. Myth and history mingle in the fragrant gardens where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows; in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon retreat.
Forty One individually decorated private cottages wind along San Ysidro's hillside creek- and tree-lined paths. Built in classic bungalow style, most offer plush king-size beds with fine linens, fireplaces and patios. Recently renovated suites and cottages feature hot tubs on private outdoor patios with outdoor rain showers, hand-cut stone or Old World masonry fireplaces, radiant-heated bathroom floors, flat-screen TVs and hand-selected antique furnishings.
Located in a 19th-century citrus packing house, The Stonehouse, a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning restaurant, features a relaxing lounge with full bar service and a separate dining room with crackling fireplace and creekside views. Weather permitting, dine under the stars on the ocean view deck—a wood-burning fireplace and heated stone flooring provide year-round comfort. Chef Matt Johnson's regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chef's garden. Open for breakfast 7-10 a.m. daily, dinner from 6-10 p.m. daily, lunch Monday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday.
Enjoy a comfortable, convivial atmosphere in this locals' favorite. Famous for its mac 'n cheese and melt-in-your-mouth ribs, the Plow & Angel is the place to see and be seen. The cozy ambiance is enhanced with original artwork, including gorgeous stained-glass windows and an homage to its namesake, Saint Isadore, hanging above the fireplace. Dinner is served from 5-10 p.m. daily with bar service extending until 11 p.m. weekdays and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Services and amenities include:
- Concierge services
- Attended Gatehouse
- Laundry & dry cleaning services available
- Privileged Pet program
- Year-round heated swimming pool
- Fitness center
- 17 miles of hiking trails in the Santa Ynez Mountains
- Day trips to local beaches, wineries & attractions in and around Santa Barbara
- Guided hiking
- Nearby golf
- Spa and In-cottage spa services