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Santa Ynez Valley

Interested in exploring the real estate of the Santa Ynez Valley?  Did you know that there are six communities which make up the area of Santa Ynez Valley?  Most visitors to Santa Ynez are on their search for either the many world-class wineries and tasting rooms or to visit the Danish-inspired city of Solvang or to try their luck at the Chumash Casino.  No matter what brings you to Santa Ynez, you can be sure to find each community friendly and comfortable with an old-world style.

Los Alamos has an old-time Western feel to the seven-block long main street offering an antique mall in a historic train depot, quaint shops, restaurants and parks.  Los Olivos offers a slice of upscale Americana with art galleries, an art museum, boutiques, more than a dozen wine tasting rooms, a world-class inn and a flagpole in the center of the town.  The turn-of-the 20th century village of Santa Ynez serves real cowboys at a historic saloon and old west history at the museum along with inns, restaurants and stores.

Whether you would like to golf, hike, bike, fish, see wildlife, tour a horse ranch, take a horseback ride or soar over it all in a glider or in a hot air balloon, you are certain to find what you are looking for in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts
1880 Union Hotel & Victorian Mansion Los Alamos 805-344-2744
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort Solvang 800-4ALISAL
Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse Santa Ynez 877-431-5200
Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn & Spa Los Olivos 805-688-7788
Meadowlark Inn Solvang 800-344-9792
Santa Ynez Inn Santa Ynez 800-643-5774
Solvang Gardens Lodge Solvang 805-688-4404
Storybook Inn Solvang 805-688-1703
Wine Valley Inn & Cottages Solvang 805-688-2111


Cafe Quackenbush
Los Alamos, CA

Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Buellton, CA

Los Olivos Cafe and Wine Merchant
Los Olivos, CA

Maverick Saloon
Santa Ynez, CA
805 686 4785

Meadows Restaurant & Bar at Royal Scandinavian Inn
Solvang, CA

Trattoria Grappolo
Santa Ynez, CA

Vineyard House Restaurant
Santa Ynez, CA

Wine Cask
Los Olivos, CA

Vineyards and wine tasting

Bridlewood Winery in Santa Ynez         805-688-9000
Carina Cellars in Los Olivos                  805-688-2459
Curtis Winery in Los Olivos                  805-686-8999
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room in Solvang  805-686-9336
Shoestring Winery in Santa Ynez           805-693-8612
Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association in Santa Ynez  1-800-563-3183
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery in Santa Ynez  805-688-WINE

Recreation & Tourist Activities

Hot Air Balloon:  Take time to experience the incredible sunrise hot air balloon flights in the Santa Ynez Valley which are offered daily. The flight lasts from 45-60 minutes during which you will be soaring to several thousand feet providing stunning Valley views--over vineyards, ranches, fields and oaks.  Adventures Out West / 1-800-775-0935.

Cachuma Lake:  Has a wonderful Nature Center which offers exhibits and programs to thousands of guests each year free of charge: children on field trips, youth organizations, tour groups, camping clubs, churches, individual campers and day use visitors. The Center is unusual because of its location in a lovely, 1950s ranch house, its emphasis on hands-on materials, and its focus on local human and natural history. For information on the Nature Center, call 805-693-0691 or for information Cachuma Lake Recreation Area (camping, boating, picnicking, etc) call 805-686-5050.

Clairmont Farms is a family owned lavender farm. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Los Olivos. There are five acres of the Grosso variety lavender, known for its healing quality. The fields are breathtakingly beautiful with the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Three hundred year old oak trees dot the grounds. Filmmakers, photographers and painters arrive each year and apply their craft. The driveway is lined with olive trees that were planted by the Spanish Missionaries over 175 years ago. In addition to our essential oil, they also offer a complete line of lavender based personal care products, homemade soaps, etc. The farm in open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Tours each day with no charge. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the fields, picnic and shop in our boutique located next to the fields.  For additional information, call 805 688 7505. 

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours:  If you would like a customized cycling tour of the Santa Ynez Valley Wineries, then consider contacting this company who offers a variety of wonderful cycling tours during which you can visit several wineries and also get an up close view of the prime real estate that abounds in Santa Ynez.

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