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KAP Land & Cattle

KAP Land & Cattle
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Address:
6300 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 325-3658
Hours:
Monday - Sunday 8:30AM – 7:30PM
Website:
kaplandandcattle.business.site/
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A one of a kind horseback experience, KAP Land & Cattle offers horseback rides through the historic Fess Parker Ranch and Vineyards for almost all ages. Fully customizable offering such options as real cowboy experiences, gourmet picnic lunches, wine tasting and more! Catering to all levels of riders from first timers to experienced. Call or email us today to book your next horseback adventure!

To book, call (805) 325-3658

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Demetria Estate

Demetria Estate
Address:
6701 Foxen Canyon Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 686-2345
Website:
demetriaestate.com/
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Established in 2005, Demetria Estate is a family owned winery. Our goal is to produce wines of distinction and character rivaling those of the world’s greatest estates. Our wines are artfully crafted to showcase the unique growing conditions of the Santa Ynez Valley and Sta. Rita Hills. We believe that low yields, sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, and gentle winemaking produce wines of exceptional quality.

Demetria Estate grew out of the desire of owners John and Sandra Zahoudanis to continue a family legacy connecting his Greek heritage with their family’s future. John grew up on a modest family farm at the base of Mount Olympus in Greece. The unparalleled beauty and Mediterranean feel of the Demetria Estate reminded John of his homeland and became the perfect location to carry on the family tradition of farming and careful stewardship of the land.

Call to make an appointment for one of the most unique wine tasting experiences in Santa Barbara Wine Country.

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Evan’s Ranch Winery

Evan's Ranch Winery
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Address:
2901 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA
Phone:
888.424.6398
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 12pm-6pm Last tasting @ 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm Last tasting @ 5:30pm
Website:
www.evansranchwines.com/
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EVAN’S RANCH is located in the renowned Santa Rita Hills appellation of western Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. It was established during the 1990s by the Gainey family, who have farmed in Santa Ynez Valley for four generations and were searching for an ideal site on which to cultivate the classic cool-climate varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Named after owner Dan Gainey’s great-grandfather, Evan’s Ranch is just ten miles from the Pacific Ocean and benefits from its marine influence, which lengthens the growing season, limits crop yields, and produces grapes with ripe, concentrated flavors balanced by bright acidity and a refreshing minerality. This enables us to craft six very limited-production, world-class wines: Las Brisas and La Marina Chardonnays, Las Brisas and Lone Oak Pinot Noirs and Las Brisas and Lone Oak Syrahs.

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Dragonette Cellars

Dragonette Cellars
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Address:
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave
Los Olivos, California
Phone:
(805) 693-0077
Hours:
Daily 11am-5pm
Website:
www.dragonettecellars.com
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In the remarkable climatic and soil diversity in Santa Barbara County, Dragonette Cellars produces small lots of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah of interest and distinction.

Buellton winery with a tasting room in Los Olivos, CA. Dragonette Cellars produces small lots of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.

“Dragonette is one of the most fascinating wineries in the Central Coast. The best wines are truly world class, and I don’t use those words lightly.”
— Antonio Galloni

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Kaena Wines

Kaena Wines
Address:
2890 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 688-4069
Hours:
M, T, W, Th 12:00pm- 5:00pm island time!
Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm island time!
Website:
www.kaenawine.com/
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Kaena is a boutique winery that sources from Tierra Alta Vineyard and Larner Vineyard in the Ballard Canyon AVA , primarily. Winemaker, Mikael Sigouin, who is part Hawaiian and raised on the Oahu shores, uses a shortened version of his given name for the brand – Kaena – which means “potential for greatness”.

That “greatness” is evident in the wines – in 2006 Wine Spectator named Mikael one of the top 10 new Rhone producers. Known affectionately by his peers and fans as The Grenache King – Kaena produces 2,000 cases of Rhone & other varietals with an emphasis on Grenache.

Kaena has been serving up the Aloha in the Santa Ynez Valley for the last three years in the beautiful quaint town of Los Olivos. The vibe is welcoming, chill, relaxed. We feel so proud of our staff we consider them our O’hana, which means “Family” in the Hawaiian language. Our O’hana is knowledgeable, compassionate and just down right fun to cruz with! Come in and enjoy the best Grenache around!

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Happy Canyon Vineyards

Happy Canyon Vineyards
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Address:
1100-1198 Secretariate St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 203-0749
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For a truly special experience, we offer private, by appointment only tours of our vineyard and wine tastings. Reservations typically require about a two-week advance notice. Contact us today!

Email: info@happycanyonvineyard.com
Phone: (805) 203-0749
Website:
www.happycanyonvineyard.com/
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Happy Canyon Vineyard is nestled into the undulating hills of the beautiful Piocho Ranch. The Barracks have taken great pride over the years in being stewards of the land and along with their wine maker Doug Margerum, have created something that is unique to the beauty and richness of the place. Piocho, is a Chumash Indian word meaning “where the two rivers meet and go to heaven”. The ranch is also home to the “Piocho” polo team.

There are the top wines called Barrack Brand, Barrack Blanc and Barrack Ten–Goal and two companion wines; PIOCHO is the champion wine made mostly from Cabernet Franc. There is also a nouveau styled Bordeaux blend released each Easter (perfect with Spring Lamb) called CHUKKER.

Our wines are available on our website and in our new tasting room, located in Santa Barbara at 30 El Paseo, open 12pm – 6pm daily. For a truly special experience, we offer private, by appointment tastings at our ranch and vineyard.

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VINEYARD TOURS AND TASTINGS

For a truly special experience, we offer complimentary, private, by appointment only tours of our vineyard and wine tastings. Reservations typically require about a two-week advance notice. Contact us today!

Email: info@happycanyonvineyard.com
Phone: (805) 203-0749

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CrossHatch Wines

CrossHatch Wines
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Address:
1090 Edison St #104
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 691-9192
Hours:
We are open for wine tasting and wines by the glass from 12pm – 6pm Thursday – Monday. We are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Website:
crosshatchwinery.com/
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All of the wines produced by CrossHatch Winery are co-fermented blends sourced from Santa Barbara County vineyards. The idea of co-fermented wine is nothing new. Some of the best and oldest wines in the world are made this way, but with the micro-climates of Santa Barbara it really adds another layer to the process. Co-fermentation brings out and creates flavors in the wine that would not have existed otherwise. This makes the CrossHatch wine truly one of a kind.

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Brick Barn Wine Estate

Brick Barn Wine Estate
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Address:
795 W. Hwy 246
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
805.686.1208
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Website:
www.brickbarnwineestate.com/
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Since the 1800s, the Brick Barn Wine Estate has been a place of farming, ranching, Arabian horse breeding, and entrepreneurship.

We now fulfill its destiny as a premium wine estate.

Our winemaking philosophy is to stay as true to the estate vineyard as possible. In light of our unique location and non-invasive farming practices, we believe that our fruit provides all of the natural ingredients needed to produce wines of personality and distinction.

We never stop seeking new ways to accentuate what the fruit in each block is telling us. Through continual exploration, we will always aim to produce wines that capture the intention of the land and its potential for greatness.

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Brave & Maiden Estate

Brave & Maiden Estate
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Address:
649 North Refugio Road
Santa Ynez, California 93460
Phone:
(805) 693-2989
Hours:
Email us at reservations@braveandmaiden.com
Website:
braveandmaiden.com
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We take our name from the “Legend of Nojoqui” (pronounced Naw-ho-wee), an indigenous incarnation of Romeo & Juliet. Set at the nearby Nojoqui Falls, the legend recounts the story of star-crossed lovers who choose sacrifice over separation. Inspired by such profound commitment, we’ve created a twofold and ambitious commitment of our own: to craft extraordinary wines and to share them with unforgettable hospitality.

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Cecco Ristorante

Cecco Ristorante
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Address:
475 1st Street
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-8880
Hours:
Lunch: Mon-Sun 11:30am–3:00pm
Dinner: Sun-Thu 5–9pm, Fri-Sat 5–10pm
Website:
ceccoristorante.com/
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California native and Solvang resident, Chef David Cecchini combines fresh ingredients with diverse influences and years of experience to offer rustic Italian Cuisine in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. CECCO is located in downtown Solvang at 475 1st Street. The food is Italian in spirit, using local and seasonal ingredients.The menu features Neapolitan inspired, thin crust pizzas baked in an Italian wood burning brick oven with two daily-changing special pies and a “piatto del giorno” from the oven. CECCO’S menu is country casual and friendly, featuring hand made fresh pasta, salumi, salads, grilled meats and seafood. Local wines served by the bottle, glass and quartino are some of CECCO’S other tasteful offerings.

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Mendenhall Museum

Mendenhall Museum
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Address:
24 Zaca St.
Buellton CA, 93427
Phone:
805-689-2402
Hours:
Museum Tours are by appointment only. 
Please call (805) 689-2402 to schedule your tour.
There is a $15 donation per person for tours.

Website:
www.mendenhallmuseum.com
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The Mendenhall Museum is a private collection located in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The museum has one of the west coasts largest petroliana collections including gasoline pumps, globes, and porcelain gas, oil, & road signs. There are also race cars, racing memorabilia, license plates, gas & oil items, and other miscellaneous antiques.

This collection was started over fifty years ago by the late Jack Mendenhall and is carried on today by his son and daughter in law, Mark and Vickie.

We will schedule private tours for individuals and clubs. We host special events, such as weddings, birthday parties, class reunions, family reunions, anniversary’s, etc. We also have car and motorcycle club gatherings.

Museum Tours are by appointment only.
Please call (805) 689-2402 to schedule your tour.
There is a $15 donation per person for tours.

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Solvang Chamber of Commerce

Solvang Chamber of Commerce
Address:
485 Alisal Road #245
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-0701
Hours:
Mon, Wed, and Fri. 10am-2pm
Also, By Appointment
Website:
www.solvangcc.com/
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The Solvang Chamber of Commerce is a champion of business, providing advocacy, education and resources to the business community. Since 1921, the Solvang Chamber of Commerce has been working within the community to make Solvang a better place to do business. Creating an environment where businesses thrive is key to a strong community, economy and quality of life.

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Barbieri Wine Company

Barbieri Wine Company
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Address:
2369 Alamo Pintado Avenue,
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 688-8882
Hours:
Monday: 12pm-5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday: Open during Summer/ Fall- Closed Winter/ Spring

Thursday: 12pm- 5pm

Friday, Saturday: 12pm- 6pm

Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Website:
www.barbieriwines.com/
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BWC was founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri. Prior to 2005, Paolo started making very small lots in his garage in Las Vegas. This eventually evolved into forming Barbieri Wine Company to set out to produce his own wine. The objective was to produce Rhone Varietals from top vineyards located in Santa Barbara County. The approach was simple: work with great growers and use minimalistic wine making techniques without heavy oak influence. Before and during the development of Barbieri Wine Company, Paolo worked in the restaurant business for over 30 years managing numerous world class wine lists from Europe and later in the United States exposing him to the best wines in the world, which ultimately shaped his approach for his own wines. During this time, Erin Kempe joined Paolo, and together they continued to fulfill their passion for wine making and developing hand-crafted boutique wines.

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Motel 6 Buellton

Motel 6 Buellton

Motel 6 Buellton – Solvang Area is located near many restaurants. Play golf or visit California’s local wineries and vineyards, all within 4 miles. Lake Cachuma is only 12 miles. Enjoy our outdoor pool. Relax with Wi-Fi in all guest rooms for a fee.

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Svendsgaard’s Lodge

Svendsgaard's Lodge
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Address:
1711 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
1 (800) 733-8757
Website:
www.svendsgaardslodge.com/
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Svendsgaard’s Lodge – Interested in visiting Solvang? We are a resort lodge located in the heart of the Danish Village. The lodge has 48 units, including 18 mini-suites with gas log fireplaces. All of our rooms include refrigerators, cable TV with HBO, direct dial phones, hair dryers, ironing boards and in-room coffee. Small meeting facilities are also available.

Complimentary continental breakfast is featured each morning consisting of Danish pastries, bagels, orange juice, and assorted hot beverages and are served in front of the cozy fireplace in our lobby.

Our lodge is located downtown within walking distance of ten restaurants, world famous bakeries, and over 50 different gift shops. A championship golf course and restaurant is a short six blocks from the Lodge. Award winning wineries surround Solvang in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, and are open for daily tours and tasting.

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn
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Address:
3539 Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 688-4142
Hours:
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Website:
www.brothersredbarn.com/
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The Nichols brothers, Matt & Jeff, grew up in Ames, Iowa where their love of cooking, good food and a sense of family and community was nurtured. In the summer of 1996, they opened the original Brothers Restaurant in Solvang, which they soon outgrew. In 2002, the brothers brought fine dining to Mattei’s Tavern and are proud to have been the caretakers of that venerable spot until they opened Sides Hardware & Shoes – a Brothers Restaurant in Los Olivos in 2012.

The 2013 opening of their second Santa Barbara Wine Country restaurant, Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn in Santa Ynez, allows them to offer visitors and locals alike great food, wine and hospitality. The brothers strive to have legendary service, innovative “made from scratch” cuisine, and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that causes you to return time and again.

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The M Solvang

The M Solvang
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Address:
293 Alisal Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
1 (805) 688-4404
Website:
www.themsolvang.com/
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Welcome to The M, a charming boutique hotel in the quaint town of Solvang, CA. Come and enjoy our lovely gardens amidst the characteristic old Danish village! We are walking distance to great wine tasting rooms, traditional shopping, and great restaurants.

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Vinland Hotel & Lounge

Vinland Hotel & Lounge
Address:
1455 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-2018
Website:
www.vinlandhotelandlounge.com/
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We know that after a full day of strolling Danish Provincial streets and seeing 300-pound ostriches sprint at full speed, there may be no better way to unwind than a good long soak in one of the only pools and hot tubs in Solvang. At Vinland, we maintain a long list of amenities aimed at anticipating your every need like complimentary parking, contact-less check-in, Concierge services, complimentary Wifi, an in-room safe, cold brew coffee bar, mixology hour, a dog-friendly policy and Malin and Goetz products for private baths. Whether you are streaming a movie or looking for a USB outlet to plug your phone into our sound system for a little music, you will see that we have spent time to ensure those moments are effortless.

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Viking Motel

Viking Motel
Address:
1506 Mission Dr.
Solvang, California 93463
Phone:
(866) 779-1773
Website:
www.vikingmotelsolvang.com/
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The Viking Motel is part of the celebrated Danish culture in Solvang. It was originally built in 1920 by Danish immigrants and was called “The Little House”. Over the years it has been a honeymoon cottage, a boutique and a doctor’s office. The palm trees in front of the motel were planted in 1922. Today, the historic Viking Motel offers comfortable, affordable accommodations with a flavor of old world charm.

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Sideways Inn

Sideways Inn
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Address:
114 East Highway 246, Hwy 101 N & 246 E
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
(805) 688-8448
Website:
highwaywestvacations.com/properties/sidewaysinn
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Travel the Highway West to Sideways Inn where you can unwind in a freshly updated rustic room with the Danish charm of nearby Solvang. Enjoy California’s breathtaking central coast with a variety of amenities at our attached sister property Flying Flags. Guests can enjoy the resort swimming pool, playground, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Sideways Inn also allows guests to easily access many of the area’s most popular attractions and destinations. Wine tasting at a local winery, the charming town of Solvang, and the serene surroundings of Lake Cachuma and Los Padres National Forest are just a few of the points of interest situated just moments away from our resort. The inn itself is an attraction as it was one of the shooting locations for the film Sideways. If you are looking for a memorable vacation experience in California’s wine country, look no further than Sideways Inn!

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S Y Kitchen

S.Y. Kitchen
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Address:
1110 Faraday St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 691-9794
Hours:
LUNCH
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Daily

DINNER
Sunday - Thursday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Website:
www.sykitchen.com/
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S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse. Dinner is served in the Front Room where guests are warmly welcomed; on the Porch with cushioned banquet seating and a bit of fresh air; or in the cozy Dining Room which also hosts family seating and private parties.

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Nojoqui Falls Park

Nojoqui Falls Park
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Address:
Nojoqui Falls Park
3250 Alisal Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone:
(805) 568-2460
Hours:
8:00 AM to Sunset
Website:
www.countyofsb.org/parks/day-use/nojoqui-falls.sbc
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Nojoqui Falls Parks is located just off Highway 101 north of the Gaviota Tunnel between Santa Barbara and Buellton. In addition to picnic tables and playing fields, the park offers a short hike to an eighty-foot waterfall. This two-thirds of a mile round trip trail ascends 175 feet up a shaded canyon to the enchanting Nojoqui Falls.

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Ball Fields, BBQ Grills, Benches or Picnic Tables, Group Picnic Areas, Hiking Trails, Playground, Restrooms.

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Grass Mountain Trail

Grass Mountain
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Address:
5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Grass Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near the towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Depending on the season, the trail may feature beautiful wildflowers which adds to its popularity. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rated as difficult; dogs on leash are also able to use this trail.

Starting off easy, this trail steadily increases in difficulty until the final mile directly up the side of the mountain to the peak. It is not the highest mountain in the area but has commanding views over most the surrounding area.

The Grass Mountain hiking trail is part of The Midland School trails, a private trail system opened to the public through the generosity of the school. Hikers must fill out a permit and parking pass at the trail head, where permit boxes are located.

Finding the Trailhead: Shortly after passing what was formerly Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, as you ascend Figueroa Mountain Road, you will cross over a cattle guard. Parking should be availab

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Solvang Alisal Vacation Cottages

 Solvang Alisal Vacation Cottages
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Address:
409 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 904-0218
Hours:
Always Open
Website:
solvangalisalcottages.com/
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A warm welcome to our Solvang Alisal Vacation Cottages! Our eight-year journey began with a dream to convert the property next door with its two old-worn-down-empty houses into the four lovely Cottages you see today. After purchasing the property and getting preliminary approval from the city for the new buildings, we were on our way. These Cottages represent Solvang’s heritage and the fulfillment of our dream. We are so proud of our Cottages and the thought, hard work and design that went into each of them. We want guests to feel welcome and relaxed in our special little corner of the Solvang world. Velkommen!
Betty Elings & Eric Wulff

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New Haven Inn

New Haven Inn
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Address:
271 Alisal Rd
Solvang, Ca 93463
Phone:
(805) 618-8541
Website:
www.newhavensolvang.com/
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New Haven Inn –  modern boutique Inn consists of 10 different styled rooms. You’ll be sure to find a room that suits your taste whether it be a double room with a gas fire pit and private patio, or a deluxe two bedroom suite. Our King rooms feature vaulted ceilings, walk in double showers, chandeliers, and five star rated beds. Just steps away from wineries, dining, and world class danish bakeries.

Located in the heart of Solvang, this beautiful modern Inn is also just a few blocks away from Solvang village square and the famous Alisal River golf course. Just steps away indulge in a glass of wine from our local vineyards, or experience a world class danish bakery, Solvang is also known for great shopping and a seasonal outdoor theater. All rooms feature complimentary high speed wifi, flat screen cable tv’s, coffee machines, air conditioning and modern wood or tile floors.

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