Welcome to the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott - a place where business meets pleasure, where your senses are indulged and your spirit is renewed, a place where your most pressing decision is shiraz or chardonnay. A mix of countryside charm and modern amenities, the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott is designed for an unpretentious Santa Barbara wine country escape. Envelope your senses and renew your spirit in the serenity and beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Relaxation in the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
Softly lit lanterns and our attentive staff welcome you to the Italianate country setting, just 2 hours from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. The well-appointed guest rooms are an oasis in the heart of the Santa Barbara wine country featuring modern touches like luxurious linens, flat screen televisions, wi-fi and iPod entertainment docking stations. When you're ready to reconnect, business amenities let you tune in and stay productive during your wine country escape.
Ease into your day with our award-winning breakfast buffet at the Starting Gate Restaurant. Do as little or as much as you would like - wander the grounds, relax by the pool, work on your forehand at the on-site tennis courts or take it all in from your private balcony. When the mood strikes, venture forth and explore everything the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer, from over 141 wineries to the scenic streets of Solvang, thoroughbred farms, world class beer tasting rooms, intriguing shops, gourmet restaurants, and endless events and activities. The contemporary, yet casual setting of the Starting Gate Lounge invites guests to settle in for a nightcap or enjoy the setting sun over the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley.
For a truly memorable getaway in the Santa Barbara wine country that seamlessly blends casual comfort and sophistication, look no further than the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.
Pressing Matters in the Santa Ynez ValleyPosted May 21, 2013 - There is another fascinating tasting adventure that affords your taste buds a reason to celebrate in the valley. Olive oil! Like wine and craft beer, this magnificent treasure comes in a wide and distinctive range of varieties and flavors. Also parallel to wine and craft beer, a true tasting experience is indispensable in order to fully understand and appreciate it. Read a little Olive Oil 101 on the SYV blog >>
Santa Ynez Valley Taps into Craft Beer MonthPosted May 8, 2013 - In what is proving to be a glorious time in history for beer enthusiasts everywhere...tap real estate is booming! With well over 1,600 craft breweries throughout the U.S., California's Santa Ynez Valley is taking this opportunity to foster the craft beer spirit and is expanding its annual celebration of craft beer from one week to the entire month of May. It is officially Craft Beer Month in the Santa Ynez Valley and to kick-off the festivities, we have a gathered a bit of insight into this brewing revolution. Read more on the SYV blog >>
Santa Ynez Valley's Mother's Day ToastPosted April 16, 2013 - Looking for a memorable way to celebrate Mother's Day? How about a relaxing getaway nestled in the enchanting, rolling hills of Santa Ynez Valley's wine country. It's the stuff mothers' dreams are made of...Solvang's Danish bakeries with made-from-scratch pastries, gourmet restaurants featuring fresh local ingredients and inspired cuisine, unique shopping and art galleries...all paired with world-class yet unpretentious wine tasting. A seamless blend of sophisticated style and unhurried, small town charm is the ideal escape for the mother in your life this May. Read more on the SYV blog >>
Earth Day, Everyday, Santa Ynez ValleyPosted April 9, 2013 - How is your favorite wine made? What exactly is organic wine? Wine labels today are often as intriguing and beautiful as what you find in the bottle but the labels' semantics can get cloudy, to say the least. Eco-friendly, sustainable, vegan, green certified...how do these buzzwords translate to what's in your glass? Check out our latest blog for tips on label decoding and Santa Ynez Valley wineries' commitment to our planet. Read more on the SYV blog >>
Santa Ynez Valley Sipping into SpringPosted March 18, 2013 - Celebrate the arrival of spring in the Santa Ynez Valley with a fabulous immersion into more than fifty varietals and over one hundred, world-acclaimed wineries. An annual rite of spring, the Vintner's Festival held on April 19 - 22, returns to Mission Santa Ines in Solvang where it was born 30 years ago! What started as a small food and wine event for the locals in order to raise funding to print a visitors map of the 13 local wineries, has evolved into pure world-class wine bliss paired with homegrown gourmet flavor featuring celebrated local chefs and culinary professionals. Read more on the SYV blog >>
Savor the Adventure in the Santa Ynez Valley
Hungry for a bit of epicurean adventure?Posted March 6, 2013 - Nestled in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley's scenic rolling hills, lush rural pastures and fabulous vineyards you will find a charming surprise...the Danish capitol of America. This time of year, the European-inspired, flower-lined streets of Solvang are a truly enchanting springtime destination and also happen to be hosting a cultural food-forward adventure. The 21st Annual Taste of Solvang, March 13 - 17, invites fellow epicurean explorers to a delightful spring celebration of food, wine and entertainment. Featuring five days of flavor offerings highlighted with samples of locally grown foods, wines and the rich culinary and cultural heritage of Solvang, it is sure to have something for everyone. Read more on the SYV blog >>
May 2013 Culinary Events at SYV Marriott
May 2013 Santa Ynez Valley Events
- SYVVA Craft Beer Month - Wednesday, 5/1/2013 - Friday, 5/31/2013
- Tales from the Tavern - Maverick Saloon - Wednesday, 5/1/2013, 7:30pm
- Return to Freedom Sanctuary Tour - Saturday, 5/4/2013, 10:00am - 12:00pm
- The Circle V Ranch Camp Annual Open House - Saturday, 5/4/2013
- Rancheros Visitadores - Saturday, 5/4/2013, 3pm
- SoCal MTB High School League Finals - Monday, 5/6/2013
- Chumash Concert Series: Mariachi Vargas - Thursday, 5/9/2013, 8:00pm
- Return to Freedom Volunteer Work Day - Saturday, 5/11/12, 9am - 4pm
- Wine Country Half Marathon - Saturday, 5/11/2013
- Buellton Brewfest - Saturday, 5/11/2013, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
- Solvang Third Wednesday - Wednesday, 5/15/2013
- Chumash Concert Series: Huey Lewis - Thursday, 5/16/2013, 8:00pm
- Return to Freedom Sanctuary Tour - Saturday, 5/18/2013, 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Return to Freedom Wild Horse Walk - Saturday, 5/18/2013, 3:00pm - 6:30pm
- Relay For Life of Santa Ynez - Saturday, 5/18/2013 - Sunday, 5/19/2013, 10:00am
- Dirt Club Twilight Wednesday Race - Wednesday, 5/22/2013 - Race #1
- Return to Freedom Photo Safari - Friday, 5/24/2013, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
- Dirt Club Twilight Wednesday Race - Wednesday, 5/29/2013 - Race #2
- Chumash Concert Series: Celtic Women - Thursday, 5/30/2013, 8:00pm
Visit our blog to find the latest information on events and attractions in the Santa Ynez Valley.