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Welcome to the Santa Ynez Valley…

There are several small communities that make up the area known as the Santa Ynez Valley including Ballard, Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang. There are also two adjoining communities nearby, Lompoc and Los Alamos, with the cities of Santa Maria 30 miles to the north and Santa Barbara 30 miles to the south. To be precise, Santa Ynez is located at 34°36’43” North, 120°5’18” West (34.612080, -120.088262).

To help you explore and discover the Santa Ynez Valley region, I have put together this comprehensive collection of 333+ Local Links that will allow you to easily access a wide variety of useful information about our area. If you’ve never been here before, consider this page an introduction. If you’ve been here before, consider it a useful guide for your next visit. And if you’re fortunate enough to live here, consider this an easy-to-find resource for just about everything that the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Please bookmark this page for future reference.

Santa Ynez Valley Information

Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic
Santa Ynez Valley Local Weather
Santa Ynez Valley Airport Webcam

Local Community Information

Santa Barbara Resource Guide
Santa Barbara County Government
SB County – Planning & Development
Buellton City Information
Buellton Chamber of Commerce
Buellton Recreation Center
Santa Ynez Chamber of Commerce
Solvang City Information
Solvang Chamber of Commerce
Solvang Conference and Visitor Bureau
Solvang Tourist Information
Lompoc City Information
Lompoc Chamber of Commerce
Los Alamos City Information
Los Olivos City Information
Vandenberg Space Force Base
Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce
Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Santa Barbara Conference and Visitor Bureau
Central Coast Tourism Council

Local Activities

Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours, Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley – Things to Do
Santa Barbara Adventure Tours
Hiking in Santa Barbara County
Horseback Riding, Santa Ynez Valley
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Los Padres National Forest
Cachuma Lake
Jalama Beach Park, Lompoc
Nojoqui Falls
Santa Barbara Surfing Guide
Skydiving, Lompoc Airport
Biking in Santa Barbara County
Best Trails in Buellton
Central Coast Bicycle Adventures
Wine Country Cycling Tours, Santa Ynez Valley
“Sideways” Bicycle Tour
Figueroa Mountain Bike Trail Journal and Pictures
Solvang Trolley
Motorcycling in the Santa Ynez Valley
Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Solvang
Elverhoy Museum, Solvang
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum
Wildling Art Museum, Solvang
Seein’ Spots Farm Miniature Donkeys, Ballard
Ostrichland, Buellton
Mission Santa Ines, Santa Ynez
La Purisima Mission, Lompoc

Local Entertainment

Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez
PCPA Theaterfest, Solvang
Tales from the Tavern
Maverick Saloon, Santa Ynez

Places to Stay

Ballard – The Ballard Inn
Buellton – Sideways Inn
Buellton – Hampton Inn & Suites
Buellton – Pea Soup Andersen’s
Buellton – Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
Buellton – Quality Inn
Buellton – Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground
Los Olivos – Auberge & Mattei’s
Los Olivos – Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse
Los Olivos – Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Los Alamos – Skyview Motel
Los Alamos – 1880 Union Hotel
Los Alamos – Victorian Mansion B & B
Santa Ynez – Chumash Resort & Spa
Santa Ynez – ForFriends Inn
Santa Ynez – Rancho Oso Guest Ranch and Campground
Santa Ynez – Santa Ynez Inn
Solvang – Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort
Solvang – Best Western King Frederik Inn
Solvang – Hadsten House Inn & Spa
Solvang – Hamlet Inn
Solvang – Hotel Corque
Solvang – Kronborg Inn & Spa
Solvang – The Landsby
Solvang – Hotel Ynez (Dog Friendly)
Solvang – Mirabelle Inn
Solvang – New Haven Inn
Solvang – Royal Copenhagen Inn
Solvang – Solvang Gardens Country Inn
Solvang – Solvang Inn & Cottages
Solvang – Svendsgaard’s Lodge
Solvang – Wine Valley Inn & Cottages
Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables, Santa Barbara
El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara
VRBO Rentals
Air BNB Rentals

Local Wine Tours

805 Wine Country Tours
Artisan Excursion Wine Tours
Breakaway Wine Tours
Luxe Transportation Wine Tours
Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours
Silk Road Transportation & Wine Tours
Solvang Wine Tours
Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours
The Wine Line – Wine Country Shuttle

Local Vineyards & Wineries

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
Santa Barbara County Vitners Association
Santa Barbara County Wine Information
Santa Barbara Winemakers Information
Santa Barbara County List of Appellations
Santa Rita Hills Wine Region
Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance
Scenes and Location Map from the film “Sideways”
All Los Olivos Tasting Rooms
Alexander & Wayne Winery
Alma Rosa Winery
Alta Maria Vineyards
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Arthur Earl
Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio
Au Bon Climat
Babcock Vineyards
Barbieri & Kempe Wines
Beckmen Vineyards
Bedford Winery
Bella Cavalli Farms & Vineyard
Blackjack Ranch Winery
Blair Fox Cellars
Brander Vineyard
Brave & Maiden
Brick Barn Wine Estate
Brophy Clark Cellars
Buttonwood Winery
Byron Winery
Cambria Estate Winery
Carhartt Vineyard
Carina Cellars
Casa Cassara Winery
Casa Dumetz Wines (Babi’s Los Alamos)
Cinque Stelle Winery
Consilience Tasting Room
Coquelicot Estate Vineyard
D’Alfonso – Curran Wines
Dascomb Cellars
Demetria Estate Winery
Dierberg Vineyard
Dragonette Cellars
Dreamcote Wine Co.
Epiphany Cellars
Evan’s Ranch
Fess Parker Winery
Fiddlehead Cellars
Firestone Vineyard
Flying Goat Cellars
Foley Estates Winery
Foxen Winery
Gainey Vineyard
Hitching Post Wines
Huber Cellars
Imagine Wine
Kaena Wine Company
Kalyra Winery
Ken Brown Wines
Koehler Winery
Lafond Winery
Larner Vineyard & Winery
LinCourt Vineyards
Lions Peak Tasting Room, Solvang
Lompoc Wine Trail
Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop (Consumable Art)
Los Olivos Wine Merchant
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
Lumen Wines
Martian Ranch & Vineyard
Melville Vineyards and Winery
Mosby Winery and Vineyard
Presqu’ile Tasting Room, Los Olivos
Prodigal Wines
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Refugio Ranch Vineyards
Richard Longoria Wines
Rideau Vineyard
Roblar Winery & Cooking School
Royal Oaks Winery
Rusack Vineyards
Samsara Wine Company
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Saarloos and Sons Tasting Room, Los Olivos
Standing Sun Winery
Star Lane Vineyard
Stolpman Vineyard & Winery
Summerland Wine Brands (Terravant)
Sunstone Vineyards and Winery
Tensley Wines
Tercero Wines
Terravant Wine Company
Tessa Marie Wines
Toccata Tasting Room, Solvang
Tre Anelli
Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery
Verdad Wines
Vincent Vineyards
Vino de Sueños
Vino Vaqueros – Horseback Wine Tasting
Vogelzang Vineyard
Wandering Dog Wine Bar, Solvang
Westerly Wines
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards
Zinke Wine Co.
Custom Wine Cask Wood Carvings

Local Golf Courses

River Course at the Alisal, Solvang
Alisal Ranch Course, Solvang
La Purisima Golf Course, Lompoc
Sandpiper Golf Course, Santa Barbara
Glen Annie Golf Club, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Golf Club, Santa Barbara
Central Coast Golf Trail

Everything Equine

Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association
Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Association
Santa Ynez Valley Pony Club for kids
Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary
The Animali Farm Wild Horse Rescue
The Little Big Riding School
Aljassimya Farm
Bella Cavalli Farms
D Ranch (Peruvians)
Dutch Horsefriend (Friesians)
Evergreen Arabians
Flag is up Farms
Flying C Ranch (Icelandics)
Full Moon Farms
High Meadow Ranch
Horseman’s Hangout Training Center
Om El Arab International
Pollyrich Farms
Rancho La Purisima
Rancho Soñado
San Lucas Ranch
Seein’ Spots Farm Miniature Donkeys, Ballard
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds
Varian Arabians
Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding
Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center
Vet’s Here – Mobile Veterinary Service
Platinum Performance
Ponies and Paints for Parties
Photography – Liz G Photography
Photography – Kimerlee Curyl
Retail – Jedlicka’s, Los Olivos
Retail – Santa Ynez Feed & Milling

Clubs & Organizations

National Charity League – SYV Chapter
People Helping People
Rona Barrett Foundation
Santa Ynez Valley Association of Realtors
Santa Ynez Valley Foundation
Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society

Places of Worship

Bethania Lutheran Church, Solvang
Christian Science Society, Ballard
Church at the Crossroads, Buellton
Community Church of the Santa Ynez Valley
First Baptist Church, Solvang
Old Mission Santa Inés Parish
Ranch Church
San Lorenzo Seminary
Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community
Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church
St. Marks in the Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos
Valley Christian Fellowship

Local Publications

Santa Ynez Valley News
Santa Ynez Valley Journal
Santa Ynez Valley Star
Inside the Santa Ynez Valley
The Lompoc Record
Santa Barbara News-Press
Santa Barbara Independent
Pacific Coast Business Times

Banking & Financial

Montecito Bank & Trust, Solvang
Pacific Western Bank
Rabobank America
Union Bank of California
Wells Fargo Bank
Mortgage Calculators

Airports & Transportation

Santa Ynez Valley Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
Santa Maria Airport
Lompoc Airport
Amtrak Train Service
L.A. Rail Car Excursions & Rentals
Santa Barbara Airbus
Santa Ynez Valley Transit (Local Bus)
Bay Limousine Service
Classic Motoring Car Rentals
Eos Transportation
Executive Limousine & Coach
Gold Coast Limousine & Tours
Santa Barbara Luxury Limousines
Santa Ynez Limousine
Silver Cloud Transportation
805 Transportation

Local School Information

Santa Barbara County Education Office
Ballard School, Ballard (K-6)
Jonata Middle School, Buellton(6-8)
Oak Valley Elementary School, Buellton (K-5)
Dunn School, Los Olivos (6-12)
Los Olivos Elementary School, Los Olivos (K-8)
The Family School, Los Olivos (K-5)
Midland School, Los Olivos (9-12)
Olive Grove Charter School, Los Olivos (K-12)
Santa Ynez Elementary School, Santa Ynez (3-8)
Santa Ynez Valley Charter School, Santa Ynez (K-8)
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Santa Ynez (9-12)
Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy, Santa Ynez (K-8)
Solvang Elementary School, Solvang (K-8)

California General Information

California Government HomePage
California Department of Real Estate
California Facts and Links
California State Parks
California Travel Information
California Visitor Information
California Coastline Aerial Views
California Adventures
Places to Visit in California
U.S. Government Search Engine

If you need any additional information about the Santa Ynez Valley area or have any suggestions for links that should be added to this page, please e-mail me at syvhome(at)yahoo(dotted)com 

Thank you again for visiting…


Brett Ellingsberg
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
California Properties

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