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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

*Enjoy the privacy and quietness of The Country Ranch House in the middle of horse and wine country.

*This beautifully furnished and tastefully outfitted ranch style guest house was recently remodeled from the wall-boards out and is immaculately clean. The pictures do not do it justice.

*Located on a 10-acre working horse ranch, it is private and set apart from the main house with its own fully fenced side patio with BBQ, table & chairs and private backyard with firepit to enjoy the evenings outside.

*There is ample off street parking including RV or Horse Trailer.

*Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Separate dining area, full sized living room with large cushiony overstuffed couches in front of a wood burning fireplace.\\

*Flat screen TV with satellite television and Blue Ray DVD with library of DVD's.

*HIgh speed DSL internet connection.

*Two ample sized bedrooms , one with king and one with queen sized beds, and each has their own private tiled baths.

*A unique hand crafted and tooled bar complete with wooden stools sits in the living room with sweeping views of the surrounding Santa Ynez mountains.

*Popular Wine Exchange Program; drink hand selected wines left by previous guests...leave your own hand picked wines from your travels for the next guests to enjoy.

*Hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout, this comfortable and inviting guest house can comfortably accommodate 4 adults who are looking for a home away from home for rest and restoration and/or a recreational adventure in our destination vacation Santa Ynez Valley.

*Close proximity to wine tasting, biking routes, horse riding trails, golf, tennis, Lake Cachuma, and just around the corner from the quaint Danish Village of Solvang.

*Child, Pet and Equine friendly; reasonable conditions apply.

*Observe on-site horse training and lessons at Horseman's Hangout.

Keywords: house, ranch house, sanctuary, getaway, hideaway, pastime, peaceful, escape, retreat, refuge, relax, restful, adventure, fun, safe

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  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
This advertiser has been with since 2011
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Brian is an Architect that specializes in Christian based Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers all around the United States.

Marcia is the horse specialist and coaches and trains people and their horses. Marcia works with all ages, but especially loves to work with children. Marcia also specializes in rescuing and rehabbing horses and putting them back into full service with their people.

We participate and volunteer in The Ranch Church here in the Valley, a great place to visit if you're here over a Sunday. A casual upbeat Calvary Chapel Church with great worship music.

This is a family business with our two adult sons Dan and Jeremy helping and participating in bldg, constr and upkeep of our 10 acre property.

We have 2 grandchildren Noah 8 and Becca 19yrs that help too. Becca is our photographer! We have a couple of friendly dogs; MacKenzie and Cowboy.

We look forward to meeting you when you check in. You will love our area and our home away from home all prepared for YOU!

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

We love the area, the people, the shops and restaurants etc. Our favorite restaurant is The Los Olivos Cafe; our favorite shop is Back At The Ranch in SY.

There are many, many places to visit and see. Serious bike riders LOVE this area. There are so many places to train. Horse people LOVE this area. There are several guided trail ride operations in the area with nice trails. If you bring your own horse there are trails nearby where you can ride in the mountains and by Cachuma Lake.

If you just want to get some R & R, The Country Ranch House is nice enough to just stay and enjoy with the amenities it provides. You will go home refreshed and ready to face the world once again!

We have many celebrations here. A Day in the Country, Danish Days, Santa Ynez Valley Days and more. We have parades for every holiday in various of the towns here. We have music festivals and music & movies in the park in downtown Solvang.

The visitors bureau will help us to collect all the dates of all that happens here.

And of course Wine Tasting has become a very BIG draw here. Wineries galore. We have begun a fun wine exchange program. Buy your favorite wine and leave a bottle with a message on the bottle, take a bottle another guest has left for your fun.

Take one, Leave one...a great exchange idea!!

*Friendly Hosts

*Restful adventurous place to stay & visit

*Safe off street parking

*Security gated property

*Space for RV parking

*Space for your horses

*Space for your horse trailer

*See horsemanshangout dot com

*Contact info at horsemanshangout dot com

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County

Top of My List

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Our family enjoying staying at this horse ranch. The 2 bedroom house was well stocked with everything we could need. The owners really do more than most. It was clean, comfy and nicely furnished. It does not smell due to the horses. They keep their paddocks very clean. Town is just right down the road. We loved being on this gated ranch and will be coming back next year if not sooner. We stay in about 5 houses per year and have had great luck with VRBO. This one is at the top of our list.
Owner's Response: Hello again,
So good to hear that you loved the ranch as much as we do. I loved hearing all about your daughter's horse and her fun at home. I know the horses could tell a horsey girl when they met!!
We look forward to you coming again. We had a health emergency with a family member the day we met…..which happily is all resolved and good now. We hope to hear more of your horse adventures the next time you can get away!!
Sincerely, Marcia & Brian
The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County

Fantastic property. Perfect in every way...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We really could not have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did. The farm is beaufitful, the owners are very welcoming and the house is perfectly set-up for a get-away. Our only regret is that we were only there for the weekend. We were two couples and the house was ideally set-up for our needs. Two big bedrooms with private bathrooms, a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and big sized kitchen made the weekend very comfortable. We really enjoyed feeding carrots to the many horses on the grounds, and particularly enjoyed BBQing on the Saturday night (after a long day drinking wine in Los Olivos). We will definitely return!

PS. The wine sharing 'program' is a great touch. We arrived late on a Friday night and it was really nice to know that there would be some nice bottles to crack into on arrival. Hope the ones we left make someone equally as happy!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi all,
It does our hearts good to hear how much fun both couples had on your getaway. We all need to have time out of our busy schedules to have a sweet time away like this!!
We look forward to your return when you are in need of some getaway time again!!
Sincerely, Marcia & Brian
The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County

Another great weekend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This is the second year we have stayed at the Courntry Ranch House and had a great experience each time. The house is very nice, clean and comfortable and located on a beautiful property, walking distance to Santa Inez and a very short drive to Solvang and Los Olivos. Would highly recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: And you were just as awesome being our guests this year as last year!! We are so happy that you returned to The Country Ranch House.
It is so much fun to be hosts to such great people!!
We look forward to more visits in the future!
The Santa Ynez Valley is such a fun place to come and visit. Close to so much in the valley and in addition not that far from the beach.
Marcia & Brian, Owners
The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My wife and I and our dog spent three very pleasant days at The Ranch House in Santa Ynez. The house was well laid out and very clean and exceeded our expectations. Marcia, the owner could not have been nicer or more attentive. Lots of things to do in the area. Visiting Los Olivos and Solvang are a must see. More tasting rooms in LO per capita than anywhere in the world. Forgot my favorite hat but Marcia had it immediately mailed to me. Hope to get back again for another visit.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You were awesome guests!! What is a guy to do without his favorite hat! We had to get it off to you.
We really look forward to you returning for a future visit.
Our little valley here is so worth it for a great vacation.
Til the next time,
Marcia & Brian, Owners
The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County

Great place, great hosts, great location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
I just returned from 5 days, 4 nights at Brian and Marcia's Country Ranch House. My husband, 2 children and 2 dogs were all in tow for our Santa Ynez Christmas. The house is adorable and has all the amenities a family would need. There was even a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations. The yard is fenced in, so it was very easy to have our dogs with us as well.

My kids absolutely LOVED being on a ranch, especially hugging and feeding Champ a couple of carrots each day. We ran into Brian and Marcia on Christmas and they took our family for a tractor ride around their property. It was so fun. We also had gorgeous weather - about 75 to 80 each day (but definitely cool at night).

Overall we had a relaxing holiday and enjoyed all the sights of the Santa Ynez Valley. Our children have already asked to come back!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Your kids were so excited around the horses. And Champ was in heaven when they were on one side of the fence and he was on the other. He thinks I should lift the max of 2 carrots a day limit!! I heard your dogs but didn't meet them. It sounded like they had a good time too. It was fun to know your family was having so much fun over Christmas. And a tractor ride on a ranch…..that just had to happen and Brian was more than willing to take them. Our tractor is as simple as a golf cart. Safe and easy to be on and around. Thanks for your review.
Sincerely, Brian & Marcia, Owners
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Santa Maria
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maverick in Santa Ynez and Dos Carlitos
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Santa Ynez

Glider rides at nearby Santa Ynez Airport.

Close to Los Olivos, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Cachuma Lake.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Ynez House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 25 2014
Flat fee
3 nights
4th of July
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 5 2014
Flat fee
3 nights
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Flat fee
3 nights
Off Season Fall/Winter
Sep 2 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 nights
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 27 2014
Flat fee
2 nights
Christmas Dates
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 27 2014
2 nights
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 28 2014 - Dec 30 2014
3 nights
New Year's Dates
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 nights
Off Season Winter/Early Spring
Jan 2 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 nights
Martin Luther King
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
Flat fee
3 nights
President's Day
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
Flat fee
3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $15.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , King bed provided; other beds available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Queen bed provided; other beds available upon request.
  • King size bed (1) Very large oversized bedroom has ample space for the portable twin bed that is available. We also have fold out pads for kids in their sleeping bags. We can even scare up some sleeping bags if you need them. Has its own bathroom attached., Queen size Beds (1) Large sized room with its own bathroom attached., Twin or Single Beds (1) A roll out twin bed is available for $15 per night for having a 5th adult.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • golf
A fun and unique Wine Exchange Program; Drink a hand picked wine favorite left for your tasting pleasure by previous guests, leave some wine favorites of your own from your travels for the next guests to enjoy. 10 Acre Active Working Horse Ranch; 2 in and out horse stalls available for your horses. 3 indoor stalls available. Bring your horses with you!
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