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.

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Relax in refined comfort and pastoral charm in idyllic downtown Ballard. The 15 beautifully appointed rooms provide a nostalgic retreat for the quintessential valley experience.

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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.

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Savor the valley

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.

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Rooms

Thoughtfully curated boutique rooms.

Unforgettable accommodations surrounded by the glorious mountains and spectacular vineyards, orchards and ranches of the Central Coast.

Suite

Suite

425 sq. ft. of opulence, outfitted with a plush King bed, fireplace, and a private balcony, creating an intimate retreat for our guests.

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$ 575.00 USD
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Premier

Premier

Premiers include a plush King bed, fireplace, and bay windows, featuring one-of-a-kind antiques and private bathrooms.

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$ 525.00 USD
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Deluxe

Deluxe

Deluxe Rooms feature a plush Queen bed, private balcony and fireplace, featuring one-of-a-kind antiques and private bathrooms.

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$ 475.00 USD
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Classic King

Classic King rooms creates a relaxing and intimate retreat for our guests, featuring one-of–a-kind antiques and private bathrooms.

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$ 425.00 USD
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Dine with great company

Gather for a meal in our welcoming restaurant. Enjoy a nosh with a craft cocktail on our cozy front porch or fireside in our living room.

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Experiences

Enjoy what the ballard inn has to offer

Timeless charm, casual comfort, and relaxation await you at The Ballard Inn.

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Rest

Want to unplug? Read a book on the porch, patio or any of our inviting lounge areas.

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Relax

Rebalance and rejuvenate body & soul with a massage in the comfort of your room.

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Recharge

Sit, sip & nosh while taking in the spectacular surroundings on the Ballard's newly completed patio.

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Read what our guests have to say & leave a review.

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.

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San Francisco, CA
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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.

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Georgina P.
Santa Barbara, CA
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