The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table, a romantic country inn located just 35 minutes north of Santa Barbara California, offers outstanding upscale and elegant accommodations in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County’s renowned wine country. Our country inn, rated 4 diamonds and a member of the prestigious Select Registry, is the perfect weekend getaway, just a short drive from Los Angeles or other locations in southern California.
If it's gourmet wine country cuisine and fine dining you’re looking for, The Ballard Inn's award-winning restaurant, The Gathering Table, is sure to please even the most discriminating gourmands. Chef Budi Kazali’s inspired food represents a fusion of East-West flavors and techniques, resulting in the ultimate in California cuisine. With comfortable guest rooms, many with fireplaces, fine wines, and delicious food, our inn creates a tranquil atmosphere that exudes romance. Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or an active and fun vacation, The Santa Ynez Valley has something to offer everyone. If you are so inclined, we can arrange for a wine tasting tour, visiting the finest wineries the neighboring towns of Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Buellton have to offer, including the beautiful and legendary area of the Santa Rita Hills.
The Santa Ynez Valley has much more than wine to offer its visitors. Our area has a long history of horse ranching; our staff can arrange for a horseback riding excursion to get back to the old west. In addition, the valley is becoming an acclaimed destination for cycling enthusiasts and is the site of many bicycle tours and races. If golfing is your game, there are three wonderful courses to play, including the celebrated Alisal and La Purisima courses. With the vast selection of activities and comfortable meeting spaces, the Ballard Inn represents a great place to hold your next family reunion or small business retreat.
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
Featuring French Asian inspired cuisine from gourmet chef Budi Kazali and delectable local vintages—The Gathering Table serves an award-winning and sophisticated dining experience.
Meals Offered: Breakfast , Dinner
Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public
Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments , Complimentary Snacks , Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres , Complimentary Warm Cookies before bed
Rooms & Suites
# of Rooms: 15
Beds: Queen, King
Safes: Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Full ADA
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Rollaway Available, Turndown Service
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services
Minimum Stay Required: Weekends
Smoking Policy: Smoke Free
Family Friendly: Over 12
Weddings & Events
Events Supported: Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon
Business Travel & Events
Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social