San Ysidro Ranch Est. Prior to 1930

900 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito, CA, United States

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$1,045 avg. room rate
San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil destination for discriminating travelers for over a century.
Dazzling 360 views turn from the Channel Islands beyond Santa Barbara, to rambling canyons under ancient canopies of Eucalyptus. Fragrant Magnolia and orange blossoms perfume the countryside.
The Lowdown
Type
Boutique Hotel
Garden
Historic Building
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Garden
Mountains
Ocean
Style
Country
Romantic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Nestled in the Montecito foothills of Southern California's wine country, San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil 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.

The Ranch occupies over 500 rolling acres of unspoiled coastal landscape between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Dazzling 360 views turn from the Channel Islands beyond Santa Barbara, to rambling canyons under ancient canopies of Eucalyptus. Fragrant Magnolia and orange blossoms perfume the countryside. The light in these gentle hills is Artist’s Light – scrubbed clean by the sea, a prism of pure color.

Private cottages wind along the Ranch’s hillside creek and tree-lined paths. Built in classic bungalow style, all are individually decorated, all with fireplaces or stoves, decks giving way to sweeping vistas and outdoor hot tubs. Here, every guest and privileged pet receives a warm welcome. Relaxation and refuge are premium, enhanced by the discreet personal service and flawless attention to detail that are Ranch hallmarks.

With its idyllic climate and deep embrace of the outdoors, San Ysidro Ranch is a place to indulge the senses and invigorate the soul. Seventeen miles of active hiking trails or a swim in our hillside pool coexist with the quiet pleasures of in-cottage spa treatments, a stroll in our vibrant gardens, and the art of doing nothing. Here, mind and body are emptied of care and transformed in the curative power of nature.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $250 to $350

Additional Charges

*Requires licensed wedding coordinator for all weddings on property*
All ceremonies held on property incur a $750 Ceremony Fee.  Only one ceremony is permitted on property per day.
Saturday events, May through November, require booking the Gardens in conjunction with an indoor reception venue.
Sales tax 7.75%
Service charge 22%

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
N/A
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
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.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Awards & Notables #1 America's Best Hotel...Forbes Traveler
#1 America's Best Resort...Travel + Leisure
Grand Award...Wine Spectator
Celebration Locations
Old Adobe:
In 1825, an adobe ranch house was constructed by Thomas Olivier, the son of a Presidio soldier, and remains today as a California Historical Landmark and one of the most unique dining rooms on the West Coast.
- Max Capacity: 8
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Wine Cellar:
The Wine Cellar is a beautifully appointed private dining or meeting room for a maximum of 30 guests. The interior room features masonry barrel-vaulted ceilings, stucco walls and original artwork. A stunning glass doorway leads to a private patio where guests can mingle under a canopy of loquat trees, next to a wood-burning fireplace.
- Max Capacity: 30
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Hydrangea Cottage:
The Hydrangea Cottage is exceptionally suited for every type of event from executive retreats to dinner parties to weddings & anniversary celebrations. Conveniently located near the Hacienda and restaurants, this venue offers a state-of-the-art facility housed within a storybook cottage. The interior features residential decor, with French doors opening to a private stone-paved patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining.
- Max Capacity: 68
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Stonehouse Restaurant:
Located in a 19th century citrus packing house, The Stonehouse Restaurant features a relaxing lounge with full bar service and a separate dining room with crackling fireplace and creekside views. The award-winning regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chef's organic garden.
- Max Capacity: 110
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Gardens:
Lush, peaceful, and nestled into the Santa Ynez Mountains our Gardens offer a magical setting for your dream ceremony and cocktail reception.
- View: Lush Gardens with Mountain Backdrop
- Max Capacity: 110 to utilize an indoor reception venue, 200 for ceremony and cocktail reception
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Upper Estate Lawn:
Nestled in the Santa Barbara Foothills The Upper Estate Lawn features a 10,000 square foot lawn lined by sycamore trees to the west and a lemon grove to the east. The unparalleled view of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands to the south is complemented by the crackling San Ysidro Creek. This venue offers guests the ability to design a unique and personalized event space for up to 200 guests while utilizing the natural beauty of Santa Barbara and the serenity and privacy of the Ranch.
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Located in a 19th-century citrus packing house, The Stonehouse features a relaxing lounge with full bar service and a separate dining room with crackling fireplace and creek side views. Guests can dine under the romantic gaze of Southern California's stars on the ocean view deck--a wood-burning fireplace and heated stone flooring provide year-round comfort. The Stonehouse regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chef's garden.

Enjoy a comfortable, convivial atmosphere in this locals' favorite. Famous for its mac 'n cheese and award winning ribs, the Plow and Angel is the place to see and be seen. The cozy ambiance is enhanced with original artwork, including gorgeous stained-glass windows and a homage to its namesake, Saint Isadore, hanging above the fireplace.
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