Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine country, The Ballard Inn is a treasured landmark retreat, with recently refurbished public spaces carefully curated to honor its storied Santa Ynez Valley heritage. Just a two hour drive from Malibu, the boutique hotel is a place where memories are easily made, and life is deliciously simpler.
Plume, the newly named restaurant at the Ballard Inn led by Chef Bailey Smith has been a historic gem beloved by both locals and valley visitors alike for decades. Celebrate with thoughtfully prepared local fare from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards in our intimate dining room with warm hospitality.
For generations, travelers have discovered the stunning Santa Ynez Valley, an enchanted canyon brimming with abundance and natural beauty. Whether you’re drawn by the award-winning vineyards, sprawling ranches or majestic mountain views, it’s time to unwind at The Ballard Inn.
Unforgettable accommodations surrounded by the glorious mountains and spectacular vineyards, orchards and ranches of the Central Coast.
Timeless charm, casual comfort, and relaxation await you at The Ballard Inn.
Want to unplug? Read a book on the porch, patio or any of our inviting lounge areas.
Rebalance and rejuvenate body & soul with a massage in the comfort of your room.
Sit, sip & nosh while taking in the spectacular surroundings on the Ballard's newly completed patio.
The Ballard is a beloved local landmark that offers a bucolic escape in a sumptuous setting, with world-class dining, and uncompromising attention to detail.
The Ballard Inn is a must if you want to leave the city to relax, golf and eat fantastic locally-sourced food and wines. The recent renovations are beautiful and inviting. I’ve already booked my next visit.
An exceptional property, The Ballard is an incredible destination for anyone looking to experience fine dining, luxurious rooms, and the warm and welcoming staff went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect.