San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara

Tucked away in the Montecito foothills of Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch provides the perfect retreat for travellers seeking luxury and peace with a rustic charm. The setting of this resort is truly stunning, so its no wonder this is a popular wedding venue that sees its guests returning time after time. Standing in stark contrast to the bright lights and buzz of LA, San Ysidro and Santa Barbara will give you a taste of the serenity and natural beauty that California has to offer.


This romantic hideaway is nestled in the Montecito foothills, surrounded by lush gardens and inspiring landscapes. The charming accommodation seems to blend seamlessly with the natural beauty of the resort’s surroundings, giving you the feeling of being well and truly hidden away from the rest of the world.

Your room

No expense has been spared in the decoration of each of San Ysidro’s 40 suites and cottages. All accommodations come with king-size beds, fine linens, and private patios. You’ll also be treated to your own outdoor hot tub, an outdoor rain shower, huge masonry fireplaces for those visiting in the winter months, flat-screen TVs and hand-picked antique furniture. Trust us, you’ll never want to leave…

Why we like it

Named by Forbes as the ‘Best Hotel in America’ in 2009, we feel this resort is extremely well deserving of this accolade, even 4 years on. We loved the feeling of being isolated in our own luxurious lodgings and dining under the romantic scene of Southern California’s stars on the ocean view deck of the resort’s restaurant is an experience not to be forgotten.