Victoria from Atlantic City, NJ
Submitted: April 29, 2013
Stayed: September 2012
What can I tell you about my experience at the Bjorklund Ranch yurts? It’s not for everyone. Thank goodness!
I have stayed at both yurts and have now booked my fourth visit. If you are looking for a fancy spa/hotel vacation, look at The Four Seasons or Bacara.
My East Coast childhood was filled with summer vacations in log cabins on a beautiful little lake in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. The Bjorklund Ranch experience is so reminiscent of that. It’s camping, but not really camping, with a full kitchen, bathroom, DirecTV, a woodstove, unbelievable deck and view, a dreamy bed, and upscale linens. Roxanne even provides coffee, extra virgin olive oil, and basic spices!
My son is a recent graduate of UCSB. I wasted three years, staying at all the different hotels Santa Barbara has to offer. Very nice hotels, but, imagine getting up in the morning, making a cup of coffee, opening the French doors leading to the deck and watching two horses with riders, cantering across the adjacent mountain ridge… Imagine spending the day(s) seeing all that Santa Barbara has to offer, then coming “home” to this unique yurt, cooking up some of those beautiful organic veggies from the farmers’ market, and while it is simmering, enjoying a glass of Santa Barbara Sauvignon Blanc on the deck in that “golden hour” of light, overlooking the ocean. The lights start to twinkle in Santa Barbara, dinner is ready, and it’s time to go inside. Maybe start a fire in the woodstove, or just chill and savor…
My best day was shopping at the farmers’ market, coming home, and cooking for my son and a bunch of his UCSB friends. They were amazed by it all.
I hesitate to write this review because I would like to keep this place my best kept secret. Now that my son has graduated, the Bjorklund Ranch is the only reason I keep coming back to Santa Barbara.
Families with Teenagers,
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