Los Alamos: A Small Town With An Old West Heritage

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. Moreover, the main thoroughfare is 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. A surprising variety of restaurants serves every type of diner from locavore to carnivore.

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. What an excellent time to wrangle a visit with free fun for the whole family.


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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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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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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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Bob's Well Bread Bakery

Bob's Well Bread Bakery

550 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-3000

We pride ourselves on baking old world style artisan breads using only the finest ingredients, sourced locally and seasonally, in all of our products.

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Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Winery

5391 Presquile Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-8110

Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

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Plenty on Bell

Plenty on Bell

508 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440,
3238040928

Farm-to-table restaurant in historic building in Los Alamos featuring interior and patio dining, Versatile venue space.

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Skyview Los Alamos

Skyview Los Alamos

9150 , US-101, Los Alamos, CA , 93440
(805) 344-0104

Skyview Los Alamos is a modern boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.

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Pico Restaurant

Pico Restaurant

458 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1122

Pico Restaurant at the Los Alamos General Store - Pico’s mission is to create innovative food from local ingredients.

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Bell's

Bell's

406 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440

Bell's is a French-inspired Bistro in Los Alamos, California.

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Babi's Beer Emporium

Babi's Beer Emporium

380 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
8053441900

We use our travels and connections to curate a delightful collection of craft beers from all over the world.

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The Maker's Son

The Maker's Son

346 Bell Street, Los Alamos, California 93440
(805) 344-1926

Elevated comfort food meets rustic California cuisine. Located in a 1920s gas station/garage, meet The Maker's Son. Great for dining and events!

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Dovecote Estate Winery & Ranch

Dovecote Estate Winery & Ranch

9229 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos, CA 93440
805-570-0443

Dovecote Ranch and Estate Winery is dedicated to growing and crafting wines that allow the beauty and character of our land to speak through them.

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Lumen Wines

Lumen Wines

458 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 350-4054

Cool-climate wines by Will Henry and Santa Barbara's first independent female winemaker, Lane Tanner, with grapes sourced from biodynamic vineyards.

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