Sophisticated Cowboy – Santa Ynez

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THE SOPHISTICATED COWBOY

Victorian-era grandeur meets the energy of the Old West in the town of Santa Ynez, where a stay at Santa Ynez Inn pampers with posh surroundings.

Elevated eats (and drinks) in town goes from morning pick-me-ups at Pony Espresso, to mid-day margaritas at Dos Carlitos.  Then enjoy cheese boards and craft sandwiches from The Lucky Hen Larder.

While away an afternoon at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House, or visit the galleries and boutiques in the tiny town.

Minutes away, hills of vineyards roll out to a palatial villa at Sunstone Winery.

Try games of the more relaxing sort await at the Chumash Casino Resort Spa.

Enhanced cowboy adventures happen at The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, a rarified dude ranch in nearby Solvang.

Back in town, wine countrified-Italian awaits at Trattoria Grappolo, or S.Y. Kitchen, which pairs pizzas, pastas, and proteins with proper cocktails.

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn serve burgers and mouth watering steaks. While elevated Southern fare is served with a side of line dancing at Maverick Saloon. Plan your escape to cowboy-wine-country.