With its inviting, airy interiors, timeless California glamour, and sweeping views of Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto has everything needed for a tranquil, five star getaway. This iconic hillside hotel may not technically be in Wine Country, but is within minutes of Santa Barbara’s numerous urban wineries. It also does a fine job of highlighting the bounty of the region, from locally-sourced culinary delights and regional wines to locally-made products available in the boutique shop. To make a stay here even more sublime, be sure to visit the spa to enjoy one of the many treatments available. Inspired by nature’s healing powers, services use fresh botanicals and tropical ingredients to revive the mind and body. Opt for The Body Regeneration, a head-to-toe skin treatment and massage, or one of the custom facials designed by skincare guru Linda Ross. Then extend your afternoon of “me time” by making use of the spa’s serenity lounge, rain showers, and garden patio.
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, (805) 845-5800