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Tranquil & Private with Sweeping Views, River---all within 5 min of Santa Ynez

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Lodge has 3 Beds, 2 Baths. The Cabin (100 paved feet away) has 1 Bed, 1 Bath

UPDATE! The Lodge has been redone: new paint, floors, marble kitchen counters, new French doors; the deck has been extended and a beautiful new outdoor fireplace and seating area has been built.

The Lodge and the Cabin are the guest quarters for the historic Rio Ynez Ranch, an 85-acre horse ranch in Santa Ynez. Previously, these two houses were only available to guests of the owner, including many storied personalities. Now you can share in the total privacy--- while only 5 minutes from downtown Santa Ynez, 10 to Los Olivos. Stroll 100 paces and sit at the edge of the Santa Ynez River and listen to the landscape of birdsong. Sit on the sprawling deck with a glass of local wine and ponder the uninterrupted panorama of mountains. Swing on a hammock in the orchard and read. You won’t see a sign of civilization during your stay. Furnished with a mixture of antiques and rare rustic furniture.

The kitchen in the Lodge is fully equipped for you to cook a fine meal, but the restaurants of Santa Ynez are only moments away, wineries too numerous to mention.

The Lodge has one King Bedroom, Two Queen Bedrooms and Two Full Baths. The Cabin has One King Bed and one Full Bathroom.

THE LODGE AND THE CABIN DO NOT RENT SEPARATELY AS THEY ARE IN SUCH CLOSE PROXIMITY. THE CABIN IS LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FEET FROM THE LODGE, IT IS CONNECTED BY A LIGHTED PAVED PATH. Many guests of the ranch say the Cabin is their favorite spot on the ranch. It has been a honeymoon cottage. One couple was engaged in the cabin. It is very romantic and peaceful. And the bathroom in the cabin is the nicest on the ranch with a large claw-foot tub.

Initial inquiries should be made by email.


More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2017


Santa Ynez Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
While the Lodge is located on a professional horse ranch, horseback riding is not included.


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Tranquil & Private with Sweeping Views, River---all within 5 min of Santa Ynez
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful property, peaceful views, wonderful area

  • 5 of 5

ThIs was our third year at the Ranch. A great place to unwind and share with family and friends. Santa Ynez valley has so much to offer including world class wines, vineyards, tastings and eateries. Owner and staff at the ranch attentive to any issues. Amazing day breaks and sunsets, new patio is truly deluxe with large outdoor fireplace to chill and converse. We look forward to our next visit !

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary ranch weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples spend the weekend in this ranch home. While we had a fantastic time wine tasting in the area, the best part of our trip was this house. We got so lucky finding this place. It is the most beautiful rental I have ever stayed in. Rustic with all the charm we wanted. Everyone was so happy to be surrounded by the mountains, a river, and gorgeous open fields. At. At night we would stargaze and we have have never seen a more beautiful starry sky. Shooting stars, the Milky Way, and such beauty! The home owner Andrew was so easy and fun to work with. We had a last minute need to bring a dog along and he was totally fine with it. We would all happily return to this place. Oh and the beds were super comfy and uber was able to find it even though the place seems so remote and private. Do not hesitate to rent this place if you are lucky enough to make it to the Santa ynez valley!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA

Life on a true western ranch

  • 4 of 5

This property offers a wonderful getaway! From the wrap around porch all you can see are the surrounding hills. We stayed at both the ranch and the cabin ( a separate bedroom/master bath, unfortunately there is no air conditioning in the cabin). The property was clean and the owner, as well as Dave, the Ranch Manager offered great service. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a special and unique property. In addition, the owner provided great suggestions on dining and other activities..

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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amaing nature get away

  • 5 of 5

Our group was incredibly impressed by the country themed house, only outshined by the property itself. If you're looking for a great escape to nature, with a great cabin, this is the place. The cabin is situated near the base of a cliff which makes it very private and secluded from the rest of the ranch. There are great fields of grass, magnificent trees, and a huge old fashioned tree swing near the creek bed. You feel like you've been transported to Montana. We plan to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Amazing Property - Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We want up with friends to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and renew our vows...This place was absolutely ideal! Private, serene, rustic country charm with everything you need. Our cabin was beautifully appointed and cozy and we all spent hours on the deck enjoying the landscape. Thank you, Thank you for the perfect weekend and we will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Amazing, GEM

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Completely perfect property. Honestly, the pictures don't do this place justice. Truly a quiet escape from it all. Tons of land, charm, and nature.

Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Santa Barbara Intl Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Maverick Saloon
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
San Marcos Golf Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
154 and 246
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Trattoria Grappolo
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Santa Barbara

The Santa Ynez Valley is famous for its wineries and unspoiled pastoral vistas. There are fine restaurants and humble cowboy bars. Enjoy Cachuma Lake, bicycling, golf, gliding, hiking, horseback riding, or just hanging out. Santa Barbara with it's beaches and many diversions is 30 minutes away. There are several quaint shopping districts between Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. Just two hours from Los Angeles, the Santa Ynez Valley is the perfect weekend getaway.


Rates & Availability

Santa Ynez Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year Round
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200

Sorry there are no exceptions to the 2 Night Minimum. The Lodge and the Cabin can not be rented separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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