The Ballard Inn

2436 Baseline Avenue Ballard, CA 93463

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  • Romantic B&B in Santa Barbara Wine Country


    Nestled between lush green wineries in Santa Ynez, the Ballard Inn is charming and cozy. The Inn had different themed rooms, each more inviting than the next. The Jarado room with its native American decor has hardwood floors, area rugs, and buckskin chairs. The Ballard Inn was quaint and romantic, and didn't fall short of any expectations. The staff was young and friendly, always willing to help, and paid attention to making their guests comfortable. The surrounding area is beautiful! The Inn keeps bicycles for their guests to use. At only $8 an hour, it is a fun and active way to ride the rolling hills and experience the serenity of the area. The Inn also has a wine and appetizer hour from 5 to 7 pm with yummy grilled veggies, cheese, olives, and crackers- a great way to try wines of the area and meet other guests. The breakfast was also tasty offering egg and pancake options. The Ballard Inn was perfect for our relaxing and romantic getaway.

    Unique Quality: Helpful and friendly staff!

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    My brother had his wedding in Los Olivos and we stayed at the Ballard Inn. I'm used to a more traditional hotel all of the comforts, like phone and TV. This B&B has none of that... I understand it's a B&B so by design it's not trying to be a hotel, but no phone in the room? Cell phone service was spotty at best, so the lack of phone was rough. And for almost $300 a night, i expected a phone and a TV. We were there on a Saturday in the Fall, it would have been nice to have a little college football on in the background.

    The room we stayed in, named "The Equestrian" was great, notwithstanding my issues above. My brother stayed in "The Vineyard" and it was equally nice.

    Unique Quality: They have bicycles for the guests to use. I think that is a great touch, even though riding a bike home from wine tasting can be hazardous especially with other wine tasters behind the wheel of their car trying to keep it on the road.

    The restaurant: It smelled great! The restaurant is on the bottom floor and the aroma from the kitchen fills the entire house. If you're a vegetarian, i think it could be tough on you, because I smelled plenty of savory meats being cooked in their kitchen. We didn't eat there so I can only comment on the delightful smells.

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My Hometown of Ballard

by thewanderingbrett

"Ballard - In the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley"

I will keep this short and sweet, since that is a perfection description of the little town of Ballard which consists of about 100 homes placed neatly on three very short streets: The main drag is Baseline Ave. which ends/starts in Ballard and runs East/West across most of the Santa Ynez Valley. Baseline intersects with the other two main streets, Lewis Street and Cottonwood Street. There is a hotel, The Ballard Inn, which also houses the towns' only restaurant. The only thing to see in town, other than the many friendly inhabitants who often wave to anyone who drives through, is the Little Red Schoolhouse. It was built in 1883 and has been in continuous educational operation since then. It's oozing with memories of the many years it has been teaching the children of the valley. Definitely worth a quick drive by and it's close to just about anywhere else in the valley.


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