The Experience

San Ysidro Ranch

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 individually decorated private cottages and suites 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 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 John Trotta’s regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chef’s garden. Open for dinner from 6-10 p.m. daily.  

Enjoy a comfortable, convivial atmosphere in this locals’ favorite. Famous for its mac ‘n cheese and melt-in-your-mouth ribs, the P&A 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
  • In-room spa services
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 why 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.
In the Know
The Stonehouse’s wine cellar, rich in local selections, is extra impressive, considering that it was created from scratch after a fire in 2005. Distance from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA): 12 mi/19 km Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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