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A Legendary Hideaway

San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil vacation destination for discriminating travelers since 1893.
This Santa Barbara hideaway has drawn many notable guests over the years with a flawless blend of natural beauty, romantic heritage, and classic luxury. Myth and history mingle in the lush gardens as hummingbirds and honeybees offer a gentle score of serenity across 550 acres.

Relax in vine-covered cottages with cozy fireplaces, private patios, oversized sunken spas, and outdoor rain showers tucked away in ultimate seclusion over-looking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands from the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Adventure awaits in those same foothills, with miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, and inspirational views.

Resort Amenities

  • Award-Winning Restaurants with World-Renowned Wine Cellar
  • Complimentary Dining throughout the Property
  • Private Wine Tastings Available
  • Private Dining & Event Venues
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Pool Bar
  • Lawn Games & Mini Golf
  • Signature Salon & Spa with Private Patio Dining
  • Fitness Studio
  • Private & Group Yoga Instruction
  • Nightly Live Music
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Pampered Pets Program
  • Access to 17 Miles of Hiking Trails
  • Bicycle Rentals Available
  • Complimentary Cottage-side Parking & Charging
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Access to Private Golf Course at the Exclusive Montecito Club
  • Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Services
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24-hr Security
  • Retail Boutique
hotel bed with dog bed and dog toys along side it
Dog on chair with Woof sign in background
Salmon dish with Woof bone and pampered pet program pamphlet
Dog in front of San Ysidro Range sign


From the moment you arrive on property with your beloved pet, The Pampered Pet Program offers a heartwarming welcome and renowned 5-star service. Pets may sign in alongside their owner in the Pampered Pets registration book and receive a welcome treat from the pet-friendly cookie tray on the front desk.

The program is offered specifically in our pet-friendly cottages and includes:

  • Plush San Ysidro Ranch pet bedding and water bowl placed in cottage
  • Personalized Welcome Amenity
  • Pet-friendly in-room dining menu available

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San Ysidro Ranch provides the following rules for guests and their four-legged family members so that everyone can enjoy a relaxing and memorable stay: 

  • Pet should always keep their parents on a leash
  • Parents should pick up any "deposits" left by their pets
  • No swimming or bathing allowed in the pool or bathtubs (per health code)
  • Be kind to the pet next door, please no barking

Pet friendly cottages can accommodate dogs of all sizes. There is a one-time cleaning fee of $150 per stay.