San Ysidro Ranch

Santa Barbara, CA United States
Neighborhood: Montecito

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily in the Stonehouse, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    For 2020:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily in the Stonehouse, for up to two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 41 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Casual
Beach Golf Seclusion

San Ysidro Ranch

Neighborhood: Montecito
Address:
900 San Ysidro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
United States
Nearest Airport:
Municipal (SBA)
12 mi / 19 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping

Services

  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

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
  • Boutique
  • 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
  • Biking
  • Spa and In-cottage spa services

Best of the Best

At San Ysidro Ranch, it's easy to hide away in one of 41 individually decorated cottages and suites, thoughtfully sited along the resort's hillside paths, neighboring the pleasant creek. Each offers a king-size bed, fireplace and patio, while the newest boast an outdoor hot tub and rain shower, as well as a flat-screen television. It's little wonder that John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned here — to this day, the resort is legendary for its discreet personal service and stunning natural environment. The Stonehouse offers remarkable regional cuisine, with herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site garden.

Hotel Tip

The Stonehouse’s wine cellar, rich in local selections, is extra impressive, as it has won Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award”!

Sustainability

Information not provided

Location

Address
900 San Ysidro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
United States
Neighborhood
Montecito
Nearest Airport
Municipal (SBA), 12 Miles / 19 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Romantic Garden Hideaways

Our four romantic garden hideaways, averaging 475 sq. ft. are nestled around a beautifully landscaped courtyard that surrounds a magnificent gnarled oak. They have charming private hallway entrances that open to quaint rooms (one even has a pot belly stove), plus four poster canopy beds, Italian linens, Nespresso coffee makers, complimentary minibar items, Persian rugs, stone fireplaces, polished oak floors and 55" curved TVs. Bathrooms feature a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, and unique crystal chandeliers. For evening relaxation, each cottage has a secluded patio with special seating for stargazing. Romantic Garden Hideaways also offer private parking. Cottage names: Fig, Peony, Poppy, Violet

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Romantic Ocean View Hideaways

These two charming hideaways, averaging 575 sq. ft. offer a unique blend of tranquility and privacy along with a view of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Entering through romantic French doors, the hideaways are individually decorated with select antique furnishings, polished oak floors, Nespresso coffee makers, complimentary minibar items, Persian rugs, Italian linens, plush four poster canopy beds and 55" curved TVs. The bathrooms feature a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, with beautiful hand painted mirrors. Offers private parking. Cottage names: Cypress and Ivy.

  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Romantic Garden Suites

These romantic spacious suites, averaging 900 sq. ft., include magnificent, elegant, old world furniture and specially selected artworks. They have polished oak floors, roaring fireplaces, four poster canopy beds, Italian linens, Nespresso coffee makers, complimentary minibar items, Persian rugs and 65" curved TVs. The bathrooms havae beautiful hand painted mirrors, chandeliers, and a complete array of Bvlgari amenities. Large private patios are filled with comfortable outdoor furniture for dining or simple relaxation. Offers private parking. Cottage names: Hibiscus and Lily.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Daisy Cottage

Daisy is truly quaint and intimate 775 sq. ft cottage with a lovely gated entrance that opens onto a whimsical private patio with an outdoor seating area and year round blooming plants. The cottage has a four poster canopy bed, Italian linens, polished oak floor, Persian rugs, stone fireplace, charming antique furniture, Nespresso coffee maker, complimentary minibar items and a 55" curved TV. The bathroom is complete with dual pedestal vanities, raidant heated bathroom floors and complete array of Bvlgari amenities. Private patio offers outdoor sunken hot tub. Daisy also offers adjacent private parking.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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French Lavender Cottage

These are private and intimate cottages, averaging 1,150 sq. ft. located foremost on the property with gated terrace surrounded by uniquely landscaped gardens. Each has exposed oak beams, a roaring fireplace, Italian linens, polished oak floor, 65" curved TV, Perisan rugs, select antique furniture and artwork and plush four poster canopy king size beds, Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary minibar items. Spacious baths feature a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, dual vanities, indoor/outdoor rain showers, radiant heated tile floors and outdoor deck with sunken hot tubs. Each cottage offers adjacent private cottage side parking. Cottage names: Lantana, Rosemary, Magnolia, Lotus, Tulip, Outlook.

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Creekside Cottages

These cottages, averaging 1,350 sq. ft., are set alongside a briskly running creek and are surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. They have polished oak floors, Persian rugs, beamed ceilings, elegant antique furniture, Italian linens, 65" curved TV, plush four poster canopy king size beds and a roaring fireplace, Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary minibar items. The bathrooms are complete with a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, dual vanities, radiant heated tile floors, and separate bath tubs and showers. A steaming hot tub and outdoor rainfall shower await guest on private decks. Each cottage is unique in its own intimate setting with a gated front entrance and private parking. Cottage names: Honeysuckle, Pepper, Iris, Sycamore and Lavender.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Jasmine Cottage

This true fairy tale 800 sq. ft. cottage features polished oak floors, Persian rugs, 65" curved TV, a four poster canopy king size bed, Italian linens, a magical cushion filled window seat revealing a secret garden and a beautiful hand carved stone fireplace, Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary minibar items. The very spacious bathroom has a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, crystal chandelier, a free standing claw foot tub, dual vanity sinks, indoor/outdoor rain showers and a secluded candle lit hot tub overlooking the San Ysidro Creek. Jasmine Cottage also offers adjacent private parking.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Wildflower Garden Cottages

These charming cottages, averaging 1,450 sq. ft. are nestled in a picturesque wildflower garden. They have plush four poster canopy king size beds with Italian linens, hand carved stone fireplaces, polished oak floors, Persian rugs, 65" curved TVs, hand selected artwork and antiques, Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary minibar items. Each features a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, sunken hot tubs on private outdoor patios with indoor/outdoor rainfall showers and radiant heated bathroom tile floors. Each cottage offers private parking. Cottage names: Acacia, Rose, Pine, Creek, Geranium and Oak.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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San Ysidro Creek Cottages

These cottages, averaging 1,550 sq. ft., are located alongside a tumbling hillside creek. These intimate cottages have polished oak floors, Persian rugs, Italian linens, 65" curved TVs, specially selected antique furnishings and hand carved stone fireplaces, Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary minibar items. Spacious bathrooms feature a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, indoor/outdoor rain showers, steaming hot tubs and radiant heated tile floors overlooking a tranquil creek and landscaped gardens. Each cottage offers adjacent private parking. Cottage names: Laurel and Oak Grove

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Waterfall Creekside Cottages

Our two waterfall creekside cottages averaging 1,800 sq. ft. with elegant antique furniture, polished oak floors, Persian rugs, 65" curved TVs, a roaring fireplace, four poster canopy king size beds with Italian linens, Nespresso coffee makers and complimentary minibar items. The palatial heated floor bathroom has a freestanding claw foot tub, chandelier, dual vanities and a complete array of Bvlgari amenities. The private outdoor decks feature an outdoor rainfall shower and candle lit hot tub. Each cottage is entirely private with its own parking, gated front and separate back garden alongside a cascading creek and waterfall. Cottage names: Eucalyptus and Lilac

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Creekside One Bedroom Cottages

These suites, averaging 1,900 sq. ft., have expansive patios nestled in a grove of oak trees overlooking landscaped gardens and a cascading creek. Willow Cottage has a beautiful large California Oak tree growing through the back patio. The suites feature polished oak floors and are filled with antique furniture, Persian rugs, Italian linens, 65" curved TVs, gorgeous lace canopy beds and hand carved stone fireplaces, Nespresso coffee makers and complimentary minibar items. The bathrooms feature a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, dual vanities, heated tile floors, indoor/outdoor rain showers and candle lit steaming hot tubs. Each suite offers adjacent private parking. Cottage names: Willow and Wisteria

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Channel Island View Cottages

These cottages, averaging 2,150 sq. ft., overlook the ocean and Channel Islands with expansive views of the entire property including a lotus filled lily pond, organic gardens, and a rose covered pergola. These two bedroom cottages have large four poster canopy king size beds, Italian linens, polished oak floors, Persian rugs, three 65" curved TVs, hand selected antiques and hand carved stone fireplaces, Nespresso coffee makers and complimentary minibar items. Large private decks have sunken hot tubs, indoor/outdoor rain showers and charming lounging area. Each cottage offers adjacent private parking. Cottage names: Orange and Terrace

  • Garden View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Kennedy Cottage

The Kennedy Cottage is 2,000 sq. ft. with a gated entrance that opens onto a large beautifully landscaped courtyard with unique benches and whimsical sculptures. Elegant furnishings provide the back drop for this enchanting and romantic hand carved stone cottage. It features two master suites with 65" curved TVs, four poster canopy king size beds, Italian linens, polished oak floors, Persian rugs, fireplaces and huge private bathrooms that feature beautiful stone walls, a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, crystal chandeliers, large dual vanities, free standing claw foot tubs and radiant heated tile floors. The living room has specially selected antiques a 65" curved TV and classic French doors that open onto the Ranch's largest private deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The upper level of the deck holds an outdoor rain shower and sunken hot tub. Kennedy Cottage also offers a Nespresso coffee maker, complimentary mini bar items and adjacent private parking. It is most renowed as the memorable cottage that John and Jackie Kennedy stayed in during thier honeymoon in 1953.

  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
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Warner Cottage

This is owner Ty Warner's 2,500 sq. ft. signature villa which is outfitted to recall a lush European home and is the Ranch's crown jewel. It has two master bedrooms with plush four poster canopy king size beds with Italian linens, custom stone fireplaces and 65" curved TVs. The palatial living room also has a fireplace, magnificent hand selected antiques, 55" curved TV and a formal dining area that opens onto a huge furnished terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean with views of Santa Barbara and Channel Islands. The residence includes a private heated 33 foot swimming pool, barbecue facilities and outdoor rainfall shower with steaming sunken hot tub. The entrance hall features unique Chinese decor and gorgeous powder room. The two large baths feature a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, built in vanities, crystal chandeliers, and a view of secluded gardens out of a large window next to the oversized tub. The cottage has a full ktichen with an antique French country dining area and full amenities including a washing machine and dryer and offers complimentary minibar items. This property is totally secluded with a private driveway and parking area.

  • Ocean View
  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
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Gardenia Cottage

Our 1,750 square feet Gardenia Cottage is located in the middle of the ranch property next to an orange grove of sweet smelling blossoms and jasmine. Guests have a stunning view of the ocean along with beautiful wildflower garden. Gardenia Cottage features polished oak floors, Persian rugs, Italian linens, two 55" curved TVs, Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary minibar items. The palatial bathroom has a unique antique filled vanity area, free standing claw foot tub, crystal chandelier and a complete array of Bvlgari amenities. Quaint French doors lead to a private deck featuring an outdoor rainfall shower and steaming hot tub. This cottage has private parking and an adorable old fashioned porch entrance.

  • Garden View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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Hummingbird Cottages

Tangerine and Citrus Cottages have patios that overlook the entire property with Ocean and Channel Island views. These cottages are whimsical with built in dining areas and rustic antique outdoor furniture to enjoy the magnificent sunsets. Olive Cottage is tucked in a grove of sycamores and gnarled oaks with a large back patio for evening relaxation. All three cottages have beamed ceilings, polished oak floors, Persian rugs, Italian linens, 65" curved TV, a stone fireplace, Nespresso coffee makers, complimentary minibar items and private decks with sunken hot tubs and indoor/outdoor rainfall showers. The bedrooms have four poster canopy king size beds and the baths feature a complete array of Bvlgari amenities, heated tile floors, twin vanities and free standing claw foot tubs. These cottages average 1,350 sq. ft. and offer adjacent private parking.

  • Garden View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Beach, Golf, Seclusion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 41
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Early Arrivals and Late Departures request are only based upon availability.  

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Full stay of room and tax deposit is required 30 days prior to the arrival date.  Kennedy Cottage and Warner Cottage requires a one night room and tax nonrefundable deposit at time of booking.  Remaining deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.  

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy is 14 days prior to the arrival date.  If cancelled within 14 days full deposit is forfeited.  If cancelled prior to 14 days full deposit is fully refundable.  Any changes must be made 14 days prior to arrival, i.e. shortening the dates of reservation.  

Accepted Forms of Payment

Valid credit cards Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover.  If sending a check payment, hotel must receive check 30 days prior to arrival.  Wire Transfer must receive 30 days prior to arrival.  Contact hotel directly for wire transfer instructions.  Reservation still requires a credit card in order to make a reservation.  

Terms & Conditions

Please inquire.

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily in the Stonehouse, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    For 2020:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily in the Stonehouse, for up to two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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By: Jan


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

The Ranch is our home away from home and we love everything about it! Our experience there sets the bar for every other hotel experience! Excellent, friendly, and responsive customer service. Great food, beautifully appointed rooms, and gorgeous gardens and landscaping! We try to go 3-4 times every year and thoroughly enjoy every moment we are there and always anticipate going again!
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Gavin