Santa Ynez: A Sophisticated Cowboy Town

In the vintage township of Santa Ynez (population 4,418), it’s sometimes hard to tell if it’s 2014 or 1884 with its period-style false-front building facades housing shops, saloons, feed stores and random horses hitched to posts. However, this rather sophisticated cowboy town also boasts plenty of conveniences for modern-day trail riders. A variety of restaurants serve up delicious options from casual burgers, pancakes, and waffles (beloved by locals), to steaks, seafood, regional Italian fare, Latin fusion and locavore cuisine. Modern shops and galleries line streets with horse-shoe embedded crosswalks. Don’t miss the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House for a fascinating does of Old West heritage and myriad events year-round such as the Vaquero Show & Sale in November. The Chumash Casino Resort is adjacent to the township with 24/7 gaming, live entertainment, dining and a luxurious hotel. Old Santa Ynez Day every June is just one fun time to visit, when the town celebrates with a street fair, parade and country-western entertainment. Cyclists gravitate to Santa Ynez as well for a world-class training center, tours or just the chance to ride a bike along serene country roads – there’s plenty to see and do in the town that gave the Valley its name.


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BlueStar Parking

BlueStar Parking

(805) 819-0527

Santa Barbara's Best, Most Cost-Effective Valet Parking and Attendant Service!
Request a Quote Today...We Cannot Be Underbid!

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Brander Vineyard

Brander Vineyard

2401 N. Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805.688.2455

Established in 1975, The Brander Vineyard is one of the oldest and most distinguished wineries in the Santa Barbara County.

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

3539 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-4142

As chefs, brothers Matt & Jeff Nichols continue to experiment with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch,” homemade element.

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Carr Vineyards & Winery

Carr Vineyards & Winery

3563 Numancia St. #101, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-5757

We specialize in the production of ultra premium wines: Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cab Franc from SB County vineyards.

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Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(800) 248-6274

Chumash Casino Resort’s main attraction is it’s world-class gaming floor, featuring 2,000 slots, table games, bingo, poker and weekly giveaways.

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Circle V Ranch Camp

Circle V Ranch Camp

2550-4747 Highway 154 , Santa Barbara, CA 93105,
(323) 224-6213

Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest surrounded by mature oak trees and miles of hiking trails.

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Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar

3544 Sagunto Street, At the Corner of Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460,
(805) 688-0033

Dos Carlitos offers fresh, inspired Mexican cuisine and award-winning margaritas.
Voted “Best Restaurant in Santa Ynez Valley" & "Best Happy Hour".

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El Rancho Marketplace

El Rancho Marketplace

2886 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805)688-4300

We are a full-service Gourmet/Organic/conventional Supermarket, specializing in fresh food, fresh made, fresh locally sourced and Wine

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Eleven Wine Lounge

Eleven Wine Lounge

3640 Sagunto Street, Suite 204, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9134

An elegant place to come to try International wines, beer and Alberto Mastrangelo's magical, evolving, taste bud tormenting food!

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ForFriends Inn

ForFriends Inn

1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 693-0303

Santa Ynez's only boutique B&B & Vacation Rental. Guests enjoy $300+ in free wine tastings & food in Wine Country. Walk to fine dining/nightlife.

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Gainey Vineyard

Gainey Vineyard

3950 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-0558



Our beautiful, Spanish-style Tasting Room is open daily and offers wine tasting and barrel tastings.

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Grapeline Wine Tours

Grapeline Wine Tours

(888) 894-6379

Grapeline - Santa Barbara County's premier Wine Tour - offers an insider's view of Santa Ynez Valley wineries aboard spacious deluxe shuttle coaches.

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Grassini Family Vineyards

Grassini Family Vineyards

(805) 897-3366

Grassini Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated, boutique winery which specializes in handcrafted Bordeaux varietals.

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Kalyra Winery

Kalyra Winery

343 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-693-8864

The original Kalyra Winery featured in the 'Sideways' movie, the best view in the valley & sampling flights of red/white wine and dessert wines.

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Noozhawk

Noozhawk

P.O. Box 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93102
(805) 456-7198

Noozhawk delivers the freshest news in Santa Barbara County to you in a simple and organized all-electronic format, 24/7.

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Painting in the Vineyard with Gypsy Studios

Painting in the Vineyard with Gypsy Studios

PO Box 2, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 990-2105

Discover your inner artist while you sip on a glass of wine and paint the scenic Santa Ynez Valley vineyards!

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Palmina

Palmina

1520 East Chestnut Court, Lompoc, CA 93436
805.735.2030

Palmina produces a full range of wines crafted from Italian varietals grown in Santa Barbara County, California.

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Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

3750 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105,
(805) 683-5686

Bordered by Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Ynez River, Rancho Oso offers acres of beautiful scenery and endless opportunities.

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Roblar Winery

Roblar Winery

3010 Roblar Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
8056862603

Join Roblar Winery's friendly staff for an unforgettable vineyard tour while savoring our award winning wines.

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S.Y. Kitchen

S.Y. Kitchen

1110 Faraday St. , Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9794

S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in a unique setting, described as "a California version of a little Italian farmhouse."

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Sanja Cota Lodge

Sanja Cota Lodge

3099 E. Hwy 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460,
(805) 688-5525

Located off Highway 246 in Santa Ynez.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

34 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-1414

We’ll take care of all the details while you enjoy the heart of Santa Ynez Wine Country, with your transport, gourmet lunch and tasting fees included!

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Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe

Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe

1000 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 697-7109

Welcome to SY Billiards!
Hand crafted Mediterranean food, 16 beers on tap & over 100 craft beers for you to enjoy here or take for the road.

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Santa Ynez Chamber of Commerce

Santa Ynez Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 1738, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 350-8517

The Santa Ynez Chamber is committed to promoting the Township of Santa Ynez, both as our hometown and as a visitor destination.

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Santa Ynez Inn

Santa Ynez Inn

3627 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(800) 643-5774

The luxurious four diamond rated Santa Ynez Inn delivers a unique hotel experience with grace and warm hospitality nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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