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Having accommodated its first guests in 1893, San Ysidro Ranch is among California's most exclusive and historic hotels. For more than a century, celebrities, notable writers, politicians and other discriminating travelers have chosen the Ranch for its blend of exquisite natural beauty, storied heritage and discreet pampering.

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.

Forty one individually decorated private cottages, suites and rooms 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.

RANCH ROOMS The most intimate and traditional hotel-style accommodations are located in a village setting around a central courtyard highlighted by a California Oak. All feature a king-size bed, flat-screen TV, fireplace and private outdoor patio. 350-800 sq. ft. average

COTTAGE ROOMS Intimate cottage-style accommodations with a private entry featuring a king-size, four-post bed, Old World masonry fireplace, private patio with hot tub and outdoor rain shower. The bathroom offers radiant-heated floors, dual vanities and a separate shower. The Cottage Room is 650 square feet and features a optional connecting door to a One-Bedroom Suite.

SUITES These spacious accommodations offer a private entry featuring a king-size, four-post bed, flat-screen TV and Old World masonry or hand-carved fireplace. Lovely bathrooms include dual vanities, separate tub/shower and radiant-heated bathroom floors. A secluded hot tub and outdoor rain shower await guests on the private patio. 950-1,900 sq. ft. average

COTTAGES The free-standing cottages are the Ranch's signature accommodations, offering a complete sense of seclusion. All feature a king bed, flat-screen TV and Old World masonry or hand-carved stone fireplace. Spacious bathrooms feature dual vanities, separate tub/shower and radiant-heated bathroom floors. An outdoor sunken hot tub and rain shower await guests on a private patio. 650-1,540 total square feet

KENNEDY COTTAGE History and stylish furnishings provide the backdrop for this enchanting and romantic hand-carved stone cottage. Renowned as the memorable cottage where John & Jackie Kennedy stayed on their West Coast honeymoon in 1953, the cottage consists of two master suites, attractively appointed with king-size beds and fireplaces as well as two luxurious bathrooms with separate tub and shower and radiant-heated floors. The living room features a third fireplace and is highlighted by fine antiques and original artwork. Classic French doors lead to an expansive deck featuring views of the Pacific Ocean and an upper deck features a large raised hot tub.

WARNER COTTAGE The Warner Cottage is our premier private residence. This signature single-story villa features a private drive and parking area, private entry with powder room, two full master suites with oversized bathrooms, three fireplaces, a spacious living room, formal dining area and full kitchen. The living spaces open onto a beautifully furnished patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The private fully fenced yard features a ten-meter heated swimming pool and hot tub. Modern amenities include three TVs with DVD players, WiFi home entertainment system, fax machine, steam showers and oversized bath tubs. The cottage offers 2,200 square feet of single-story living.

Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary parking adjacent to your accommodation
  • Concierge services
  • TVs (some plasma-screen TVs), DVD/CD players
  • Complimentary movie rental
  • In-room safe
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary local telephone calls
  • Evening turndown service
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary morning newspapers delivered to your doorstep
  • Attended gate house
  • Laundry & dry cleaning services


  • Extensive menu of spa treatments, provided in-room by appointment
  • 17 miles of beautiful hiking and walking trails
  • Lush flower gardens and working organic chef's garden
  • Heated swimming pool with a sunbathing deck, in a garden setting
  • Fitness center with exercise machines and free weights
  • Private instruction in Yoga and personal fitness, and guided meditations and hiking tours
  • For golfers, the Ranch partners with three area courses: Montecito Country Club, Rancho San Marcos Golf Club and Sandpiper Golf Club

THE STONEHOUSE 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. The Stonehouse's regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chef's garden.

PLOW & ANGEL 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.

Pets are welcome at the Ranch in cottage accommodations and are pampered with the "Privileged Pets" program. ($100 per pet per stay)

Contact Information
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
T 805.565.1700 - F 805.565.1995