Experience the bounty of the season on a getaway to the American Riviera at Mar Monte Hotel! Our newly-renovated boutique hotel along the Santa Barbara oceanfront puts you within easy reach not only of the many wineries and tasting rooms for which our swath of the Central California coast is known, but also plenty of fine farms, orchards, and farm stands.
Visiting one or more of these bucolic properties gives you the chance not only to admire the hard work of our local producers, but also serves up beautiful Golden State scenery for a memory-minting daytrip from Mar Monte Hotel, An Unbound Collection from Hyatt!
Orchards & Farms Near Santa Barbara, CA
There are too many farms and orchards in our greater region to do justice to in one little blogpost. But some examples include Lane Farm (308 S. Walnut Lane, Santa Barbara, CA), which follows up the U-pick strawberries of summertime with a well-loved autumn Pumpkin Patch, underway from the last weekend of September through the end of October. Along with the patch itself, you can enjoy such classic fall activities as hayrides and a corn maze, plus meet-and-greet with some barnyard critters.
Over in the gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, Seein’ Spots Farm (2599 Baseline Ave, Solvang, CA) is another great destination. Besides picking among a dozen apple varieties spread among some 80 trees here, you can admire the resident “herd” of Mediterranean miniature donkeys, which are, needless to say, full-on charming. The U-pick apples here are usually available into November.
Earlier in the season, a variety of pick-your-own berries—including blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries—are available at Santa Barbara Blueberries (1980 US Hwy 101, Gaviota, CA), with stone fruit, preserves, and other products available in the farm store.
Then there’s Greenhaven Orchard (2275 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA), with its 10-plus apple varieties on offer, and Summerset Farm & Dale’s Nursery (3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA), which welcomes visitors in season for U-pick berries and apples.
(Always contact a given property before dropping by to confirm current U-pick and other farm-visit options.)
Explore Our Region’s Agricultural Mosaic on a Beachfront Escape to Mar Monte Hotel
Wandering local berry patches and apple orchards—and, of course, sipping amid the blissful beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country—makes for the finest kind of agritourism out of the American Riviera. And you’ll have perfection to return to after your countryside ramble, thanks to the historical boutique accommodations, on-site dining, and other amenities we offer here at Mar Monte Hotel, mere steps from the Santa Barbara surf.
Come join us soon—and sample the Santa Barbara area’s romance and fertility while you’re at it!