Nestled in the lush foothills of Montecito, San Ysidro Ranch, the iconic luxury getaway, is celebrating two distinct honors with a Post-Quarantine Getaway Experience unlike any other. This month the resort was honored with a distinguished Forbes 5-star rating as well as featured in Travel & Leisure’s 2021 Top 500 Hotels in the World. Known for nearly a century as Hollywood’s hideaway, San Ysidro Ranch is taking the stress out of pandemic life with exclusive guest experiences in luxury cottage accommodations with complimentary cottage-side parking and high-speed internet, and even complimentary in-room or restaurant dining from the award-winning Stonehouse Restaurant.
"San Ysidro Ranch is a special place where one can indulge the senses and invigorate the soul; it is a slice of Heaven unlike anywhere else in the world. The Ranch prides itself on the history, the beauty and the spirit of this special property. We all have worked diligently during the pandemic to ensure public safety and make it a relaxing experience for our guests," said Ty Warner, owner of San Ysidro Ranch.
Garden walks, yoga with an ocean view, lawn games, luxurious pampering treatments, adventurous hiking and picnics under enthralling gnarled oak trees are popular pastimes. Stroll through the meticulously landscaped grounds in privacy with 550 acres perfectly conducive to social distancing. The herbaceous gardens and lantern-lit hanging gourds in the loquat trees are reminiscent of countryside villas in Provence, France.
The award-winning Stonehouse Restaurant and Plow & Angel are open for outdoor dining, or guests may opt to dine in their cottage by a cozy fire, or al fresco in their private garden. Seasonal herbs and vegetables from the on-site organic garden highlight a menu of exquisite farm to table dishes. Sommelier-selected wines can be perfectly paired with a classically flambéed Steak Diane, and Cherries Jubilee to top off the ultimate evening of luxury and romance under the stars.
Forty-one vine-covered cottages are spread across the lush hillsides of the 550 acre property, which was originally established as a citrus farm in the early 1800s. Each cottage comes with its own private, gated entry, enclosed gardens and cottage-side parking. Three new cottages, featuring private backyards and gardens with rain showers and oversized sunken spas, were recently added along the San Ysidro Creek. There are no resort fees applied to your stay, with accommodations starting at $1,295 per night. For more information, please visit http://www.sanysidroranch.com
Additional Post-Quarantine Getaway Highlights Include:
Exclusive Dining at Carriage House
The Carriage House is a storybook-style cottage venue with French doors opening to a private stone-paved patio, lined with scaling vines and twinkle lights for another starlit dining experience by Executive Chef Matthew Johnson. The regal ambiance of its décor coupled with the natural beauty of the surroundings make it a perfect setting for romantic evenings under twinkle lights and oak trees.
Private Wine Cellar Tour with Champagne and Canapes
Couples and small family sets may enjoy a private tour of the underground wine cellar with a reservation. Guests will sip and savor champagne with hand-crafted canapes while our sommelier introduces some of the most coveted wine selections as well as make wine recommendations for dinner. The wine cellar houses more than 12,000 of the most premium and diverse wines and champagnes from around the world, reinforcing its place on the annual Wine Spectator Grand Award list. Stonehouse Restaurant holds the distinction of its commitment to wine service and being named one of only 100 restaurants across 17 countries worldwide.
A Day of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf
With advanced reservations, San Ysidro Ranch guests may reserve a day of golf at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at the exclusive members-only Montecito Club, a partner property by Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts. Resort guests are invited to inquire about annual memberships. The 18-hole, par-71, 6,540-yard course includes mature Monterey Cypress, Live Oak and Sycamore trees, Platinum Paspalumgrass greens, Santa Ana Bermuda grass fairways and tees, Platinum Paspalumgrass roughs, riparian grasses, wetlands and wildflowers in the native areas. Native Santa Barbara sandstone found onsite during the construction of the golf course has been incorporated into the bridges and landscape features throughout the golf course. All bunkers feature Augusta White Sand.
State-of-the-Art Disinfection Protocols
San Ysidro Ranch’s anti-infection protocols continue to include daily disinfection of public areas (including dining rooms, bar areas, kitchens, employee stations, restrooms and outdoor benches) in combination with (non-harmful to humans) Ecolab virus killing chemicals supported by use of electrostatic sprayers. The resort is featured in Forbes Travel Guide as a Health Security Verified property.
For more information, please visit http://www.sanysidroranch.com