San Ysidro Ranch

san ysidro ranch dog

San Ysidro Ranch has always been on my list of places to stay and my guy definitely knew that, so for my birthday he says to pack a suitcase and that we’re going somewhere. We drove north as I was trying to guess–Santa Barbara? Santa Ynez? San Luis Obispo? 

Long story short, the directions he printed (MAPQUEST–oh god) weren’t exactly correct and he got lost. He took the exit San Ysidro Rd proclaiming he needed to get directions at a gas station. Wellll, then I knew (even though he kept denying it til we literally drove into the place).

What can we say about San Ysidro Ranch that hasn’t been said before? It’s rated #1 Hotel in the World by Travel & Leisure, #1 Hotel in America by Forbes and even John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned here.

It is rustic, romantic and feels like a dignified hideaway full of olive trees and fragrant lavendar. It is also one of the most dog-friendly hotels we’ve ever visited.

We walked into our room and inside was a plush doggie bed, bowl, treats, and Evian water just for Weston. OH and a homemade doggie biscuit with his name spelled out in peanut butter and custom postcards with his photo printed on it. What is this dog’s life?

A few days here and you feel reset–exploring the 500 acres, the gorgeous pool and the individual cottages (ours had an outdoor jacuzzi and balcony!), I never wanted to go back home.

Rooms start at $1450. $100 per pet, per stay. 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito CA 93108.

 

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