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Medical & Safety
Below, find hospitals, medical care, police departments and emergency medical services for your vacation in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley
City of Buellton Police Department
107 W Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427
Santa Barbara Police Department
215 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department
4434 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
California Poison Control
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W. Pueblo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
700 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
Buellton Medical Center
185 CA-246 #102, Buellton, CA 93427
Animals & Pets
At Mainstay Luxury Estates, we love pets! Of course it’s hard to leave your fur babies behind, even if it’s just for one night. For those excursions when they just can’t tag along, these pet-sitting services can help make your trip seamless while you’re out and about. Below, find pet-sitting services nearby in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.
ALICE’S NAIL BOUTIQUE
MATSON AND CO
Car & Limousine Services
Chefs & Catering
Find private chefs, personal cooks, catering and meal preparation services for your vacation in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Santa Barbara Chef Collective
A collection of great local private chefs, we are a one-stop spot to easily find and book a fabulous chef for your dinner. With varying styles and price ranges, you have access to multiple chef’s availability in just one place. The SB Chef Collective will connect you with the right chef for your group and help make your trip extra memorable!
Private Chef Brett Stephen
Farm Fresh Food for all Occasions.
Billy Ruiz Cowboy Caterin’
Barbecue and catering.
Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering
Owner and pie designer, Stephen Meyer, grew up in a small town in New York. He brought his love for pizza pie with him when he immigrated to California in 1980 and decided to open Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering. The art of the pizza pie is an Italian tradition. Its Stephen’s mission to pour his love of the pizza pie into every pie he designs. From the basic traditional ingredients to ethnic blends to custom made requests.
Island View Catering
Our unique culinary diversity and presentation – ranging from simple gourmet twists to old favorites, like macaroni and cheese, to cutting edge signatures, such as our signature passion fruit salad dressing and boysenberry, chipotle glazed tri-tip – accentuate our equally unique business model. Our decision to keep our operating structure strictly controlled by the owners of IVC allows us to offer exceptional pricing and a personal touch that only a truly owner operated company can offer.
New West Catering
From intimate soirees to large celebrations, we offer the right combination of versatility and experience to ensure that your party is a hit. In our hands, your event will be handled with style and care. Janet Olsson cultivated her extensive hospitality experience in some of the nation’s top restaurants. She helped celebrity chef Bobby Flay open his first Manhattan restaurant, where she met her future husband Jeff. She then spent a significant portion of her career managing the exclusive Restaurant Nora in Washington D.C. Jeff started cooking in restaurant kitchens at the age of 15 and later honed his skills under the tutelage of some of the nation’s most renowned chefs, including Mark Miller, Dean Fearing and Bobby Flay. Among other positions, Jeff served as executive chef at Miller’s Red Sage restaurant in Washington D.C., and he later became chef at Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the United States.
Jeff and Janet Olsson
LORRAINE LIM CATERING
Chef Jake O. Francis
When seeking a chef to craft an inspired menu utilizing local produce for a winemaker dinner, many winery owners enlist Jake O. Francis, both a heritage breed pig farmer and incredibly skilled chef. His depth of understanding the farming process from start to finish is apparent in his rustic yet refined approach, and showcasing locally grown and raised produce and meat.
Jake O. Francis
Chef Jensen Lorenzen
As a chef Jensen has become close friends with farmers, ranchers, foragers, cheese makers, vintners and brewers. Working as a part of the local food community has given him a close connection with locally harvested and seasonal foods. He believes that cuisine should be a reflection of a region, as such, sustainably harvested ingredients and thoughtfully sourced products are the heartbeat of all of his menus.
Country Garden Catering
All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels.
Private Chef Mattias Blom
Relaxed California Farmhouse cuisine with locally sourced organic ingredients. Specializing in sit-down dinners only.
Private Chef Robin
Intimate dinner parties and festive cocktail events.
The Traveln Chef
Valle Fresh is famous for our creative Taco Bars but not limited. Conrad has strong roots in Oak barbecue so this is an influence in his cuisine. He attended SBCC school of culinary arts in Santa Barbara, Ca. with 20 years of experience in the restaurant / hospitality industry.
MERCI TO GO
PURE JOY CATERING
At Mainstay Luxury Estates, we know that sometimes adults just need a “night out.” That’s why we provide a list of childcare providers for hire so that you can have the best vacation possible with and without the kids. Explore our carefully selected childcare providers for in-home, at the office, your vacation, or for events.
The Little Guest
Now guests and hosts can relax at special occasions with all the children professionally cared for – right on site! Enjoy your vacation getaway, wedding reception, party, or family gathering in the Santa Ynez Valley. With our licensed childcare services, your little ones get their own, expertly supervised, fun domain at your next function. Our certified staff can also babysit at your vacation rental home or hotel. The Little Guest has served the Central Coast of California since 1999. Please call Debbie Donley for rates and booking information.
Child Time Professional Nannies
Santa Barbara Baby Company
Offer clean and safe premium brand rental equipment.
Start your vacation by traveling with the luxury of minimized baggage. Full Service is provided: delivery, installation and pick up.
Service to hotels, airport, vacation rentals or private residence. Serving Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Summerland, Carpinteria, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Ynez, & Solvang.
Clothing & Accessories
Golf Courses (Private)
Golf Courses (Public)
Grocery Stores & Markets in the Santa Ynez Valley
El Rancho Market
El Rancho Market is an upscale full service supermarket, features an old-fashioned full-service meat counter, fresh local organic produce, a complete selection of local and international wine, champagnes and spirits and the best deli this side of the Mississippi, featuring 6 fulltime chefs led by Executive Chef Tim Neenan producing wonderful hot and cold entrees, salads, fresh baked bread and pies and a complete Boars Head deli.
The history of the firm which founded the Valley’s first supermarket, Nielsen’s Market east of Solvang along Highway 246 dates back to the birth of the Danish-American colony of Solvang itself. An outgrowth of the oldest store in Solvang Nielsen’s Market began as the town’s first store founded in 1911 by Sophus Olsen.
Address: 608 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang CA
222 E Highway 246, Buellton CA 93427
Los Olivos Grocery
The Los Olivos Grocery is a small country store that offers you the best of gourmet and specialty foods as well as the basics of everyday life. Stop in for European style hearth breads, artisan cheeses from around the world, charcuterie’, local and rare wines and the freshest locally grown and organic produce available. We are committed to discovering the finest sources of quality, artisan and specialty foods from our own back yard and from around the world.
2621 Highway 154, Santa Ynez CA 93460
New Frontier’s Natural Marketplace
1984 Old Mission Dr. #A10, Solvang, CA 93463
“We are in the business of providing naturally delicious foods of the freshest and highest quality, as well as a full array of other choices for healthy living.” New Frontier’s deli features fresh prepared salads, sandwiches, juices, and other food items. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options here too. This is the gals at SYVR’s pick for the best grocer.
Solvang Farmers Market
Every Wednesday, year-round, rain or shine in downtown Solvang between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive on First Street. The freshest fruits, veggies, flowers and local items in town! Delicious!
Summer hours: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Winter hours: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grocery Stores & Markets in Santa Barbara & Goleta
Trader Joes – Goleta
It’s not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.
5767 Calle Real, Goleta
Tel: (805) 692-2234
Albertsons – Goleta
5801 Calle Real, Goleta
Phone: (805) 964-2318
Vons – Goleta
163 S. Turnpike Rd, Goleta
Tel: (805) 967-2181
Farmers Market – All Locations
500 State St, Santa Barbara
Tel: (805) 962-5354
The Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market Association is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation that was founded in 1983 to provide California farmers with direct access at landmark locations to market their agricultural products directly to the local community. Our Association of 130 grower members, owned and operated by the members and its board of directors, is committed to helping promote local family farmers, and protecting the environment by sustaining and restoring surrounding greenbelt areas. The SBCFMA continues working diligently to bring the freshest and most nutritious produce our rich local agricultural land has to offer for you and your families.
The markets serve to strengthen the local communities ties and will help to provide weekly events at no cost while enhancing our community’s quality of life. Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Certified – the only way to buy!
Gelson’s Market – Santa Barbara
3305 State St, Santa Barbara
Tel: (805) 687-5810
Gelson’s Markets is recognized as one of the nation’s premier supermarket chains. Each location is singularly known as the area’s best market for superior produce, highest quality meat, seafood and deli, an unmatched selection of wine and liquor, and exceptional service. Contemporary market with a range of standard, organic & gourmet grocery items, plus prepared fare.
Lazy Acres – Santa Barbara
302 Meigs Rd, Santa Barbara
Tel: (805) 564-4410
Lazy Acres Market, your best source for wholesome, natural, and organic foods and products in the Santa Barbara and Long Beach areas. Lazy Acres Market is about natural foods and real people dedicated to providing unmatched personal service.
Whole Foods Market – Santa Barbara
3761 State St, Santa Barbara
Tel: (805) 837-6959
Whole Foods Market seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. We’re not only a fun and educational place to shop, but we offer a wide-array of monthly events for kids, teens and adults. Stop in today and taste why we are passionate about foods that support health, well-being and the environment.
Gyms & Fitness
Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez is home to multiple fitness centers and gyms to help you stay fit even while on vacation. Find a list of some of our favorite gyms and fitness centers below.
Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA
The YMCA is open to the public 7 days a week. Visitors are welcome. Offers premier cardio and strength training equipment, group classes such as spinning, yoga, pilates, step aerobics, dance, and an indoor pool. Day rates available.
900 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Upscale pilates studio in Los Olivos featuring reformer, mat, and barre classes.
2933 San Marcos Ave Suite 205, Los Olivos, CA
SANTA BARBARA ATHLETIC CLUB
Yoga, Pilates, Nia and more!
1607 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
CrossFit Santa Ynez Valley
3640 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
SomAdventures Santa Barbara
Pulse Fitness Santa Barbara
POWER OF YOUR OM
Spa, Massage & Bodywork
Get pampered by some of the best in the business. Pay a visit to one of our beautiful spas, or have luxury brought to your home.
Robin Sharpe Massage Therapy
The healing hands and serene energy of accomplished Certified Massage Therapist and personal trainer Robin Sharpe will help you unwind and provide optimal relaxation.
Brea Collier Massage Therapy
Professional and luxury massage available in the privacy and comfort of your Santa Ynez Vacation Rental. Morning, afternoon, and evening appointments available daily for Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Myofascial Therapy, Pregnancy or a customized massage.
Santa Ynez Wine Country Massage
Nirvana Hyperbaric & Wellness
2028 Village Lane, Suite 104
Solvang, CA 93463
Mobile Spa Infinita
Mobile Spa Infinita is a local business working in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, Goleta, Ventura and Santa Ynez. For the past 17 years Pamela Scott has provided spa services for local hotels and resorts such as the Bacara, Montecito’s San Ysidro Ranch and the Four Seasons Biltmore, individual homes, spa parties, sports events and retirement homes.
Fine Dining & Seafood
Vineyards & Wineries
Wineries, wine tasting, and wine tours! Explore our list of nearby wine tours, Santa Barbara and in the Santa Ynez Valley below:
Los Alamos Vineyards & Wineries
Los Olivos Vineyards & Wineries
- Alexander & Wayne
- Andrew Murray Vineyards
- Arthur Earl Winery
- Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio
- Beckmen Vineyards
- Bin 2860 Wine Shop
- Blair Fox Cellars
- Brander Vineyard
- Byron Wines
- Carhartt Vineyard
- Carina Cellars
- Cimarone and 3CV Wines Tasting Room
- Consilience & Tre Anelli Wines
- Daniel Gehrs Wines
- Dragonette Cellars
- Epiphany Cellars
- Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard
- Firestone Vineyard
- Longoria Wines
- Prodigal Wines
- Qupé Winery
- Rancho Sisquoc Winery
- Refugio Ranch
- Rusack Winery
- Saarloos & Sons
- Scott Cellars
- Tensley/Lea Wines
- Tre Anelli
Santa Ynez Vineyards & Wineries
- Bridlewood Estate Winery
- Carr Vineyards & Winery
- Gainey Vineyard
- Great Oaks Ranch
- Imagine Wine
- M Brown/ Kalyra Winery
- Roblar Winery
- Sunstone Winery
Ballard Vineyards & Wineries
Buellton Vineyards & Wineries
- Casa Cassara
- Cold Heaven Cellars
- Harrison-Clarke Vineyard & Winery
- Standing Sun Winery
- Ken Brown Wines
- LaFond Winery
- Mosby Winery
- Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Lompoc Vineyards & Wineries
- Ampelos Cellars
- Brewer-Clifton Winery
- Babcock Vineyards
- Fiddlehead Cellars
- Flying Goat Cellars
- Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery
- Huber Cellars
- Jalama Wines
- Longoria Wines
- Melville Winery
- Palmina Winery
- Sanford Winery & Vineyards
- Star Lane
- Transcendence Wines
- Zotovich Family Vineyards
Solvang Vineyards & Wineries
- Au Bon Climat
- Baehner-Fournier Vineyards
- Blackjack Ranch Vineyards and Winery
- Buttonwood Winery
- Dascomb Cellars
- Foley/Lincourt Vineyard and Winery
- The Good Life
- Lincourt Vineyards
- Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room
- Rideau Vineyard
- Royal Oaks Winery & Tasting Room
- Sante Wine Bar and Lounge
- Shoestring Vineyard & Winery
- Wandering Dog Wine Bar
Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association was founded in 1993 and is comprised of 13 premium wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. Each year the Association sponsors 4 Passport events and 2 Winery Dinners. The events they host build awareness and provide opportunities for consumers to sample the delicious varietals of the Valley.
Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association
P.O. Box 1558 Santa Ynez CA 93460-1558
Experience the beauty and serenity of the Santa Ynez Valley on horseback. Vino Vaqueros is fortunate enough to have access to the most breathtaking ranches and vineyards in the region. Each of our private rides is led by one of our knowledgeable guides, who will ensure your safety as well as your enjoyment. After the ride, relax and enjoy the pond and vineyard views or partake in a game of bocce while you sample two local wines and then enjoy a glass of your choice.
Saddle up with Vino Vaqueros for an experience you will never forget!
Adventure Company of Santa Barbara
PO Box 208, Santa Barbara
Tel: 805-884-WAVE (9283)
Your journey lies ahead… the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems that Solvang wine country has to offer.
The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle
Private Group Tours & Event Transportation
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours
P.O. Box 1439, Santa Ynez
Los Olivos Limousine Service
Adventure Company of Santa Barbara
Cloud Climbers Jeep Wine Tours
Join Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours, the Central Coast’s original Jeep sightseeing tour company.
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours
P.O. Box 1439, Santa Ynez, CA
Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours Inc. – Est. 2001
Valley Promenade Cab Company – Pete’s Preferred Wine Tours
Daily horseback riding and wine-tasting tours in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County.
Wine Country Tour Central
Small, private, high-end wine tours specializing in finding the best in the region.
Bob Sweeney, director of tours.