Los Alamos

Surrounded by ranches, farms and vineyards at the northern “entry” to the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos (population 1,890) is located at the junction of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (the main thoroughfare known as Bell Street) It’s only seven blocks long yet reflects as much Old West heritage as any small town on California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1876, two ranchers each donated part of their land to create the town site. Named Los Alamos (Spanish for “the cottonwoods” that still grace the area) it looks and feels vintage yet with a burgeoning food, wine, arts & antiques scene. One-of-a-kind lodging includes the historic 1880 Union Hotel, a Victorian-style bed & breakfast with six incredible theme suites, an inn with a view and a classic motor court. Buildings old and new house art galleries, antique shops, food and wine tasting rooms and a surprising variety of restaurants for every type of diner from locavore to carnivore. The Los Alamos Third Saturday Stroll every month offers themed special events. During the last weekend of September, Los Alamos Old Days honors the town’s western heritage with a celebration including arts & crafts fair, BBQ, car show, dance and parade – an excellent time to wrangle a visit with free fun for the whole family.


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1880 Union Hotel

1880 Union Hotel

362 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2744

The 1880 Union Hotel is nestled in the little town of Los Alamos in the beautiful Santa Barbara County.

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Alamo Motel

Alamo Motel

425 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2852

Welcome to Alamo Motel, conveniently located in the center of Los Alamos, California.

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Bell Street Farm

Bell Street Farm

406 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-4609

Bell Street Farm is an essential culinary destination in Santa Barbara County wine country.

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Casa Dumetz Wines

Casa Dumetz Wines

388 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1900

We craft elegant, alluring and authentic Rhone varietals with grapes sourced from extraordinary vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Global Gardens & Caliterranean Café

Global Gardens & Caliterranean Café

380 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2222

Start with quality basic ingredients and your kitchen will be a healthier, tastier place.

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Mariah Marketing

Mariah Marketing

Post Office Box 939, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1717

Since 1989, founder Laura Kath provides marketing, public relations, writing and event consultation for service-oriented businesses and organizations.

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Skyview Motel

Skyview Motel

9150 US Highway 101, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-3770

Located among beautiful vineyards, The Skyview Motel sits atop one of many rolling hills overlooking the historical town of Los Alamos.

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Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast

326 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1300

Recognized as a "must see" in California. Six luxurious, masterfully themed suites in the heart of the wine country, each with fireplace and hot tub.

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