los olivos guests!
Friday 5/17 - Sunday 5/19
Get ready for
Check in is 2PM on Friday 5/17 but you can come enjoy the property anytime on Friday. The party officially starts at 4PM. Need something, call or text Karen: 973-715-0076
2350 Railway Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Once you’re off the PCH and the 101 you can either take the windy scenic Route 154 inland or continue North on the 101 for a straighter but a tad longer highway route.
Park at the Tavern (address above) then walk across the yard to the courtyard, toward the water tower, where we’ll get you acquainted.
What to Bring
Dress is casual
Weather is cool in the mornings & evenings and can get hot during the day - pack layers
Food and drink. Breakfast and dinner is included and lunch will be during family free time. We will have recommendations on restaurants or feel free to stock your fridge with lunch and snack items. Please note: Wine and beer are provided with dinner. We are forecasting for a bottle of wine and 3 beers per adult per dinner (if you want more - no judgment here! - it may be best to bring some of your own stash or grab some finds when out wine tasting!) Margarita party at your house? Feel free!
There is a grocery store as you enter Los Olivos for groceries, wine, beer or sandwiches
Los Olivos Grocery
2621 Hwy 154, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
A monitor? If you have one and want to use it it could come in handy when your kids are sleeping
You don’t need to bring a scooter or bikes for the kids. The actual property is either grass or gravel, so we didn’t get any use of our scooters and town is quite small
What to Do
During Wyldfower Kids Club (Saturday 9-11am & 3-6pm, Sunday 9-11am) when your children are having fun, you can do an array of things including wander through the tasting rooms of Los Olivos, head to a vineyard, sleep, hike, go to the spa etc. On site we’ll provide this map of our favorite tasting rooms and nearby wineries for you to visit. Please note - many places close early! Some by 5PM, there are a couple that stay open till 6/7pm so hit those last (Carthartt till 6PM (my favorite) and Community Craft till 8PM)
Walkable Los Olivos recommendations
Los Olivos Lemons: Serving Open 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at 2971 Grand Ave., Los Olivos; www.facebook.com/losolivoslemons/.
The cheery citrus-shaped Los Olivos Lemons hut serves craft lemonade with flavorful housemade syrups.
Los Olivos General Store: Friday through Sunday 11-5
2900 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441 https://losolivosgeneralstore.com/
Located the heart of Santa Ynez Wine Country, we feature a broad selection of merchandise ranging from home goods, gourmet food, books, candles, and more
Gallery Los Olivos (2920 Grand Ave.)
Serves as a perusable almanac of local artists, with works from more than 40 represented throughout. Refreshed lighting highlights the many types of art packed into the bright space: vibrant pastel landscapes, dreamy watercolors, chiseled wood carvings, sculptures, and handcrafted jewelry. Gallery Los Olivos
Saarloos and Sons: Open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at 2971 Grand Ave.,
Los Olivos; saarloosandsons.com.
Enjoy wine and cupcakes at this family owned winery with a lawn for lawn games.
Carthartt Tasting Room: Open daily 11am to 6pm
2939 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
Compact, homey tasting room & tranquil garden patio from a local, family-owned winery.
Figueroa Brewing Company: 11am-9pm Friday-Sunday
2363 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
They’re having a local craft show on Saturday 5/18
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company's Los Olivos taproom features a game room, an outdoor area with fire pit, fireplace room and plenty of bar and table seating with all of our core beers on tap and ready "to go" in bottles, cans and 32oz crowlers.
Refugio Ranch: Friday: 11am - 6pm, Saturday: 11am - 6pm, Sunday: 11am - 5pm
2990 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA, 805-697-5289
This early 1900's warehouse is now home to our two tasting bars, a VIP lounge and an expansive outdoor deck ~ making it one of the largest tasting rooms in Los Olivos.
Barbieri Wine: Friday, Saturday: 12pm- 6pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm
2369 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Waylan Winery: Thursday through Sunday 11am-5pm
963 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Community Craft tasting room: Open Friday & Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-7
2446 Alamo Pintado Ave Suite C, Los Olivos, CA 93441
A stylish new watering hole – a place to find uncommon beer and wine from local wineries and breweries that do not have tasting rooms.
Fess Parker Hotel and Spa
2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
805.686.9202 email@example.com https://fessparkerinn.com
Enjoy the upscale and delicious restaurant the Bear and Star or their pool with spa reservation
Sides Hardware and Shoes - a Brothers Restaurant: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3pm
2375 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA
Sidesrestaurant.com (805) 688-4820
Inventive comfort foods such as thick cuts of house made bacon turned out in a historical building.
Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe: Open Friday 11-8, Saturday 11-8, Sunday 11-8
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Los Olivos Cafe offers local California Wine country cuisine. Seen in the movie "Sideways," this restaurant & wine merchant are quite a popular destination. Cal-Med fare is paired with local wines at this casually elegant cafe with vintages for purchase.
Panino Los Olivos: Friday - Sunday 10-4
2900 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Part of a small chain of lunch spots serving sandwiches, salads & soups ordered at the counter.
Corner House Cafe Open daily, 7AM - 2:30PM
2902 San Marcos Ave., Los Olivos, CA
Casual coffee and breakfast/lunch spot
Want to explore outside of Los Olivos?
Here are some easy family friendly excursion ideas listed by distance from Los Olivos (all of this will be provided for you on-site)
Global Gardens (1 mile from Los Olivos)open Thursday thru Monday 10-5
2450 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA
We've created a wine country Farm Stand at our 3-acre mini farm, at the junction between Los Olivos & Solvang, CA. Get an education on all things extra virgin at our world famous Tasting Bar! Home-grown Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Fruit Vinegars, Spice Blends, Olives, Mustards, Spreads, Organic Snacks & Beauty Products made with our own olive oil. https://www.globalgardensonline.com
Seein’ Spots Miniature Donkey Farm (3 miles from Los Olivos) Open Saturdays 11-3 or by appointment2599 Baseline Ave, Solvang, CA 93463
This family owned and operated miniature donkey farm has evolved into a full farm animal rescue. Kids will love feeding the rabbits, petting the pigs, and watching the newborn miniature donkeys take their first steps. They ask for a suggested donation of $3 per person so be prepared and come with cash. Visit seeinspotsfarm.com for details.
Sunny Fields Park Playground (4.5 miles from Los Olivos)
Sunny Fields Park is an elaborate playground centrally located in the Valley off of Alamo Pintado Road. There are large playing fields and picnic tables adjacent to the playground. Find it at the corner of Alamo Pintado Rd. and Coyote Creek Rd.
Solvang Village Square (6 miles from Los Olivos)
Wander Solvang’s pedestrian-friendly streets, lined with shops, bakeries and traditional Danish buildings. Some might mistake this town for a theme park, but Danish immigrants first settled here in 1911 and the cultural ties are the real deal.
Figeroa Mountain hiking (7 miles from Los Olivos)
Grass Mountain Trail head Directions 5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Hiking area in Santa Barbara County, California
OstrichLand USA (10 miles from Los Olivos)610 Highway 246, SolvangAdmission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 12 and younger. Ostrich feed is $1 per bowl. Open from 9 a.m. to dusk daily. www.ostrichlandusa.com
Lake Cachuma (12 miles from Los Olivos)
Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Children's playgrounds, lake cruises, the nature center, fishing piers, and hiking trails await you and your family. The Marina is open year-round and sells bait and tackle, fuel and fishing licenses. They also have a full rental fleet to get you out on the water. https://countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma.sbc
The Farmstead at Folded Hills (14 miles from Los Olivos toward the beach)2323 Old Coast Hwy, Gaviota, directly off Hwy 101 North
Offers organic produce from their fields and local farms, homemade baked goods, and local staples from small batch purveyors. Once you pick out your fresh, local goodies you can meet and feed the animals including KuneKune pigs, miniature donkeys, goats, and our miniature Jersey cow. foldedhills.com/the-farmstead/
your Road trip
If you think your little ones will need to get out and stretch before you arrive, here are a few great stops along the way
Beautiful beaches, small shops and cafes, right off the highway about halfway up to Los Olivos
Santa Claus Lane - Santa Claus Lane is a popular locals favorite for it's wide stretch of gorgeous white sand with a perfect break for swimming, boogie boards and beginning surfers.
Padaro Beach Cafe 3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Fish tacos and a sand pit for the kids to play in with an ocean view. Right on the beach for a little beach walk before or after a bite.
The Spot 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
A hamburger stand that has been serving burgers and fries for more than 50 years. There’s nothing fancy about the burger: ground beef, American cheese, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, a dill pickle and thousand island dressing. But there it is — the classic beach burger.
Across from The Spot is a playground and the a beautiful walkway along the Carpinteria State Beach.