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Gold List 2010

San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California 

900 San Ysidro Lane

Santa Barbara, California
United States

Tel: 800 368 6788

Tel: 805 565 1700

Fax: 805 565 1995

Located on 500 acres above Santa Barbara, this working citrus farm and resort "is unassuming but incredibly beautiful." Cottages along a creek and tree-lined paths have fireplaces or stoves; most have private patios with sunken hot tubs. Both the Stonehouse and Plow & Angel have contemporary California cuisine like blackened red snapper or Kobe beef alla bolognese. Service is "not over the top but provided everything we needed."

(41 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Pool

Overall Score: 90.8

  • Rooms: 93
  • Service: 89.1
  • Food: 84.9
  • Location: 90.6
  • Design: 89.8
  • Activities: 78.9
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