Guest Resources

& Local Information

Guest Resources

& Local Information

Medical & Safety

Below, find hospitals, medical care, police departments and emergency medical services for your vacation in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley


Call 911


City of Buellton Police Department

107 W Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-5177


Santa Barbara Police Department

(805) 897-2335
215 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department

(805) 681-4100
4434 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

California Poison Control

(800) 222-1222


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

400 W. Pueblo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

(805) 688-6431
700 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463


Buellton Medical Center

(805) 686-8555
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.


K9 Resort

Santa Barbara
(805) 845-0500


Camp Canine

Doggy Resort & Spa

Santa Barbara
(805) 962-4790

Santa Ynez Pet Care

Dog Boarding & Pet-Sitting

(805) 691-9561


Buellton Veterinary Clinic & Boarding

914 W Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688–2334


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
(805) 686-2037


Bilancia Pilates

Upscale pilates studio in Los Olivos featuring reformer, mat, and barre classes. 

2933 San Marcos Ave Suite 205, Los Olivos, CA
(805) 686-2933

Bloom Yoga

Yoga, Pilates, Nia and more!

1607 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
(805) 350-0318

CrossFit Santa Ynez Valley

3640 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 705-2428


SomAdventures Santa Barbara

(805) 770-5117


Pulse Fitness Santa Barbara

(805) 636-3639


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.

(805) 688-1812

Child Time Professional Nannies

(805) 729-5460

University Sitters



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.

(805) 275-2414

Chefs & Catering

Find private chefs, personal cooks, catering and meal preparation services for your vacation in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.

Private Chef Brett Stephen

Farm Fresh Food for all Occasions.

(805) 451-3472


Billy Ruiz Cowboy Caterin’

Barbecue and catering.

(805) 344-3210


Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering

Steve Meyer 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.

(805) 637-0980


Island View Catering

Geoff Boyd
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. (805) 569-5747


New West Catering

Jeff and Janet Olsson
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.

(805) 688-0991

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.

(917) 459-6103


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.

Jason Finley
(805) 688-4571


Pete Clements Catering

Over 30 years of professional Chef experience specializing in private gatherings and client menu collaboration. We offer everything from casual family to five-star dining in the relaxed atmosphere of your home, vacation rental, estate, or private yacht.

(805) 637-8706


Private Chef Robin

Intimate dinner parties and festive cocktail events.

Robin Goldstein
(805) 284-4264


The Traveln Chef

(805) 815-1683


Valle Fresh

Conrad Gonzales

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.

(805) 865-2282

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.

Address: 2886 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Tel: 805-688-4300
Fax: 805-688-8157

Nielsen’s Market

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
Tel: 805-688-3236


222 E Highway 246, Buellton CA 93427
Tel: 805-693-1069

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
Tel: 805-688-5115


New Frontier’s Natural Marketplace

1984 Old Mission Dr. #A10, Solvang, CA 93463
Tel: 805-693-1746

“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.

Tel: 805-962-5354

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.

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.

(805) 350-3197


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

Linda Ashby

(805) 886-4551

Nirvana Hyperbaric & Wellness

2028 Village Lane, Suite 104
Solvang, CA 93463

Phone: 805-693-8100


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.

(805) 705-8196

Vineyards & Wineries

Wineries, wine tasting, and wine tours! Explore our list of nearby wine tours, Santa Barbara and in the Santa Ynez Valley below:

Wine Tastings

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association

P.O. Box 1740 Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Tel: 800-563-3183
Fax: 805-686-4269

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
Tel: 805-688-0881

Vino Vaqueros

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!

Tel: 805-559-4232

Wine Tours

Adventure Company of Santa Barbara

PO Box 208, Santa Barbara
805-884-WAVE (9283)


Artisan Excursion

Your journey lies ahead… the endless romantic vines and rolling hills. You will discover the hidden gems that Solvang wine country has to offer.
(805) 734-7565


The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle

Private Group Tours & Event Transportation
Tel: 888-894-6379


Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours

P.O. Box 1439, Santa Ynez
Tel: 805-686-9490


Vino Vaqueros

Horseback riding and wine tours
Tel: 805-944-0493


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
(805) 686-9490


Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours Inc. – Est. 2001

(805) 686.8347


Valley Promenade Cab Company – Pete’s Preferred Wine Tours

PO Box 304, Santa Ynez, CA
(805) 403-5912


Vino Vaqueros

Daily horseback riding and wine-tasting tours in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County.
(805) 944-0493


Wine Country Tour Central

Small, private, high-end wine tours specializing in finding the best in the region.
Bob Sweeney, director of tours.
(805) 705-5458