If you are looking for a magical getaway for a special occasion, such as a wedding anniversary, look no further than the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. This place is filled with beauty and history. It was where John and Jackie Kennedy spent their honeymoon and Laurence Oliver and Vivien Leigh were married.
Entrance to the San Ysidro Ranch
Fields of lavender and olive trees that line the entry way
We were there about a month ago and had a charming room that was set amongst oak trees and lush gardens. This place is a bit of a splurge, but if you don't get a free standing cottage and instead opt for a room in this very pretty multi- cottage unit, it's not too bad. Trust me, it is still extravagant but we were having an early celebration of our wedding anniversary and wanted to go somewhere special.
Each room is named and ours was "Hibiscus"
"Hibiscus" cottage has a patio with its own little garden
And speaking of gardens, the property is filled with them
I love this arbor
There are many beautiful sitting areas
The Stone House Restaurant
Dinner on the patio
I love these lanterns that are on each table
The Plow and Angel, the more casual restaurant, has great food and a beautiful outdoor setting
Every time I visit the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito I am excited and inspired by the beauty that California has to offer. Just 90 minutes away from Los Angeles, this place feels very far away and has a wonderful, relaxed ambiance. It is a very special retreat and I relish the times we have spent there.