Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Framed by rows of vines in rolling hills with mountains on the horizon, romantic retreat Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in the Santa Ynez Valley perfectly reflects Santa Barbara’s reputation for fine wines, relaxed living, and effortless elegance. During your stay, participate in a complimentary wine-tasting session before creating your own pairing of local wines and refined ranch cuisine at The Bear and Star restaurant. The laid-back feel continues in each of the 19 plush guestrooms, where king-size beds and roaring fireplaces set the mood for a memorable getaway.
- Dine on inspired ranch cuisine created from local produce by star chef John Cox
- Sample fine wines from the Fess Parker Winery, owned by the family of the Davy Crockett actor
- Set a roaring fire in the hearth of your romantic guestroom
- Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage, beauty treatment, or yoga session at the spa
- Explore Los Olivos’s nostalgic stagecoach-town character
- Venture into wine country, head to the beach, or soak up Old West history — all on your doorstep
Television and film star Fess Parker fell in love with the hotel’s delightful Prairie-style Victorian façade and its superb valley location — and you will, too. He and his family created the cozy retreat to celebrate exceptional wine, home-cooked food, and a genuine Old West welcome, balancing peace and tranquility with a romantic panache.
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Elegant and roomy, the resort’s 19 exquisite guestrooms and suites reflect wine country style, with natural fibres, hardwood floors in living spaces, and glossy tiled bathrooms. Open the window blinds to reveal views of either the lush gardens, the town of Los Olivos, or the infinity pool. Each guestroom features its own open fireplace for extra coziness. Rewind in a deep armchair with a good book or a nightcap, or to just reflect on another perfect day.
For a more lavish treat, stay in one of five suites, each featuring a spacious separate lounge with plush sofas and handsome armchairs set before warming gas-controlled fires. Sink into a deep bathtub or feel invigorated in your Jacuzzi, sleep well, and wake up to breakfast for two in The Bear and Star.
Refined with a relaxed ambiance, dining at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn blends prime Californian produce with Texan hospitality and flair.
The Bear and Star – Sustainable home-grown ingredients result in an ever-changing menu that reflects the seasons at The Bear and Star — named for the symbols of Fess Parker’s home states, Texas and California. The restaurant’s celebrated chef partner John Cox makes use of the pick of the best livestock and organic produce from the nearby Fess Parker Home Ranch in Foxen Canyon to create succulent steaks, flavorsome burgers, and exceptional entrees, perfectly paired with highly-acclaimed wines from the Fess Parker Winery estate.
Relax in the hotel’s lounge, The Library, or take a picnic to the lush garden. Join one of the hotel’s complimentary wine tasting sessions then explore the Fess Parker Family wineries along the valley. Soak in the hot California sun by the infinity pool with its hanging garden or join a yoga session at the spa, and let the hotel concierge help you make the most of your stay.
Go horseback riding through vineyards and the Santa Barbara countryside, enjoy a round of golf at one of four nearby courses, or conquer biking and hiking trails. Take off in a hot-air balloon for a unique view of the landscape, or kayak and fish for trout at Lake Cachuma. A must-see is the nearby Danish village of Solvang, with authentic windmills, bakery, and a plethora of wine-tasting rooms.
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn is in the charming town of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley, sandwiched between mountain ranges and with the beach and cultural attractions of Santa Barbara just over half-an-hour’s drive south. In the heart of the town’s historical quarter with its quaint turn-of-the-century style, the hotel is surrounded by wineries and tasting rooms.
Santa Maria Public Airport is 27 mi / 43 km and 30 minutes north.
Santa Barbara Airport is 35 mi / 56 km and 40 minutes’ drive south of Los Olivos.
Los Angeles International Airport is two hours and 130 mi / 209 km away.
The nearest Amtrak station is Solvang Park (North), just 6 mi / 9.5 km away. Amtrak in Santa Barbara is 40 minutes, 34 mi / 55 km by car.