Named No. 4 Hotel in the World ~ Travel + Leisure’s T+L 500: World’s Best 2011 Nestled in the Montecito foothills of Southern California’s wine country, San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil vacation destination for discriminating travelers for over a century. Guests are drawn to the Santa Barbara hideaway for its blend of natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury. Myth and history mingle in the lush 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 and suites wind along San Ysidro’s hillside creek- and tree-lined paths. Built in classic bungalow style, all offer plush king-size beds with fine linens, fireplaces and patios. The luxury Montecito resort’s 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.
The Ranch provides exceptional settings for small retreats and meetings, private dinner parties and intimate wedding and anniversary celebrations. The Hydrangea Cottage, The Wine Cellar and The Old Adobe each offer unmatched surroundings in which to host unforgettable special occasions.