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The Inn at Mattei's Tavern

Santa Barbara, California

SWIPE THROUGH GALLERY

"A dreamy cottage-style stay at the heart of Santa Barbara wine country."

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Wellness Hideaway Culture
Description

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern is a modern experience with years of history dating back to California’s Gold Rush. Featuring The Lavender Barn, an Auberge Spa, with seasonal treatment menus, bespoke wine tastings, an outdoor film series, and more, a visit to Mattei’s is an experience unto itself. The inviting, rustic interiors marry the original buildings and details at Mattei’s with today’s understated luxury designs. There are nods to its former life as the primary stagecoach stop between San Francisco and Los Angeles throughout the spaces.

Vibe

West Coast history reborn as a modern, wine country haven.

Rooms + Suites

Rich with rustic sophistication and legitimate history, Mattei’s Tavern effectively fuses old with new. The original cottages have been restored to preserve their distinctive details alongside new buildings. Featuring exposed beams and structural elements, warm wood floors, and working fireplaces, the cottages have been thoughtfully modernized while maintaining the fundamental characteristics that attracted travelers centuries ago.

Pool + Gym

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern features an outdoor pool and indoor fitness center.

Spa

Utilizing the harvest’s best with a local, hand-blended plant-based product range that changes with the seasons, the Lavender Barn spa house encourages visitors to explore new therapies. Five private rooms host peaceful treatments, and a separate room for couples opens onto an ample outdoor space with two horse trough tubs for therapeutic bathing amongst the elements. The Lavender Barn water lounge is a stunning experience that offers guests views of the dramatic outdoors.

Restaurants

This hotel builds upon its storied history of providing good eats with dining destinations led by The Tavern’s unfussy, chef-driven menus utilizing grown on-site produce. The Tavern is a California ranch-inspired restaurant spotlighting a diverse wine list and classically-prepped grilled dishes and vegetables made from honest ingredients. If you’re looking for a coffee-bakery experience with some European flare, head to Felix Feed & Coffee with their expert baristas and bakers. For some poolside eats, The Shed offers a quiet respite at the center of the property.

Bar

Gin’s Tap Bar is a vibrant bar where you can enjoy local session beers, Wild West-inspired cocktails, a thoughtfully curated wine list, and a menu of bar snacks while taking in the cozy scent of a nearby fireplace. Paying homage to Gin, the longtime chef of the original Mattei’s who was of Chinese descent, the novel food menu juxtaposes traditional ranch smoking techniques with the flavors of Shanghai.

Who's it for?

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern is perfect for those looking for a secluded experience in beautiful Santa Barbara wine country. The hotel encourages you to explore the region’s award-winning vineyards and admired horse ranches. Then, head back to your cottage-style stay and unwind around their outdoor firepit.

Location

The Inn at Mattei's Tavern is located in Santa Ynez Valley, surrounded by grapevines and olive groves. The hotel sits at the heart of the little town of Los Olivos.


Agent's Tips

Looking for a memorable destination to celebrate a special occasion? The hotel's lush Hartley Lawn, adjacent to the landmark water tower, offers a dreamy backdrop for any milestone celebration.

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