SANTA BARBARA, CA — Travel + Leisure has named San Ysidro Ranch “the best resort in the continental U.S. and Canada” on the World’s Best Awards list. Compiled by Travel + Leisure’s international team of reporters and editors, the annual World’s Best Awards list, which is voted on by Travel + Leisure readers, ranks the 500 highestrated hotels, resorts, inns and lodges from around the world.
Nestled in the lush Montecito foothills, San Ysidro Ranch has been an icon of California and one of the world’s most exclusive and historic retreats for more than a century. “San Ysidro Ranch has always been recognized for its unparalleled service, luxury accommodations and one-of-a-kind guest experiences,” said Seamus McManus, Managing Director of San Ysidro Ranch. “We are honored that Travel + Leisure readers who have visited the property have acknowledged the resort in the same light.”
An oasis of understated luxury, San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil retreat for sophisticated travelers including celebrities, notable writers and politicians since its debut in 1893. Guests are drawn to this legendary hideaway for its blend of exquisite natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury. Offering a first-class combination of discretion and grace, the resort features 41 individually decorated private cottages, suites and cottage rooms, which wind along San Ysidro’s hillside creek and tree lined paths.
Gracious and romantic dining awaits guests in The Stonehouse restaurant where guests can dine inside amongst crackling fireplace and creekside views or outdoors under the stars on the oceanview deck. Additionally, the Plow & Angel features a comfortable convivial atmosphere for dinner, while the Colman Cottage, The Cellar and the Old Adobe offer private dining options for small groups.
The 500 acre property also includes lily ponds and breathtaking gardens, along with a heated hillside pool and 17 miles of stunning hiking trails in the adjacent Santa Ynez Mountains. Having accommodated its first guests in 1893, San Ysidro Ranch is among California’s most exclusive and historic hotels. For more than a century, celebrities, notable writers, politicians and other discriminating travelers have chosen the Ranch for its blend of exquisite natural beauty, storied heritage and discreet pampering. San Ysidro Ranch is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, which was founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner, the multi-billionaire who is committed to making the best hotels, resorts and golf courses in the world even better.
Consistently rated a top resort in North America by Forbes Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, San Ysidro Ranch was most recently named the #1 resort in North America by Travel + Leisure in their 2010 World’s Best Awards. (San Ysidro Ranch — 900 San Ysidro Lane — Santa Barbara, CA 93108 — T. 805- 565-1700 — F. 805-565-1995 or check out www.sanysidroranch.com)