Representing Buyers & Sellers in the Santa Ynez Valley since 1984 
Claire Hanssen 2933 San Marcos Ave., Suite 102
P.O. Box 778
DRE #887277
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Cell: (805) 680-0929
Fax: (805) 456-4567
Email Claire

Santa Ynez Valley Local Links




Welcome to the Santa Ynez Valley…


There are several small towns that make up the area known as the Santa Ynez Valley including Ballard, Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang. There are also two adjoining towns nearby, Lompoc and Los Alamos, with the cities of Santa Maria to the north and Santa Barbara to the south.


If you want to find out more about our area, please visit any of the following links:


Santa Ynez Valley Information 
Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association
Santa Ynez Valley Local Information
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital  
Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic 

Santa Ynez Valley Local Weather 
Santa Ynez Valley Airport Webcam

Local Community Information  
Santa Barbara County - City by City Guide
Santa Barbara Resource Guide
Santa Barbara County Government
SB County - Planning & Development 
SB County - List of County Offices & Stats 
Buellton City Information
Buellton Chamber of Commerce 
Buellton Recreation Center 
Santa Ynez Chamber of Commerce
Solvang City Information
Solvang Chamber of Commerce
Solvang Conference and Visitor Bureau
Solvang Tourist Information
Lompoc City Information
Lompoc Chamber of Commerce
Los Alamos City Information
Los Olivos City Information
Vandenberg Air Force Base 
Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce
Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Santa Barbara Conference and Visitor Bureau
Central Coast Tourism Council

Local Activities  
Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours, Santa Ynez Valley 
Glider Rides, Santa Ynez Valley Airport 
Santa Ynez Valley Horse Farm & Winery Tours 
Santa Ynez Valley - Things to Do 
Santa Barbara Adventure Tours
Santa Barbara Outdoors and Hiking Info 
Hiking in Santa Barbara County
Horseback Riding, Santa Ynez Valley 
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Los Padres National Forest
Cachuma Lake
Jalama Beach Park, Lompoc 
Nojoqui Falls 
Santa Barbara Surfing Guide  
Skydiving, Lompoc Airport 
Biking in Santa Barbara County
Best Trails in Buellton   
Central Coast Bicycle Adventures
Wine Country Cycling Tours, Santa Ynez Valley
Undiscovered Country Cycling Tours
"Sideways" 50-Mile Bicycle Touring Map via Los Olivos  
"Sideways" 50-Mile Bicycle Touring Map via Lompoc
Figueroa Mountain Bike Trail Journal and Pictures 
Segway Tours of Solvang 
Motorcycling in the Santa Ynez Valley
Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Solvang
Elverhoy Museum, Solvang
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum 
Wildling Art Museum, Solvang
Quicksilver Miniature Horses, Solvang  
Seein' Spots Farm Miniature Donkeys, Ballard 
Ostrichland, Buellton  
Mission Santa Ines, Santa Ynez
La Purisima Mission, Lompoc

Local Entertainment  
Parks Plaza Movie Theater, Buellton 
Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez
PCPA Theaterfest, Solvang 
Tales from the Tavern
Maverick Saloon, Santa Ynez

Places to Stay
Ballard - The Ballard Inn
Buellton - Days Inn Windmill 
Buellton - Pea Soup Andersen's
Buellton - Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
Buellton - Quality Inn 
Buellton - Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground 
Los Olivos - Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse  
Los Olivos - Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Los Alamos - Skyview Motel 
Los Alamos - 1880 Union Hotel
Los Alamos - Victorian Mansion B & B
Santa Ynez - Chumash Resort & Spa 
Santa Ynez - ForFriends Inn 
Santa Ynez - Rancho Oso Guest Ranch and Campground
Santa Ynez - Santa Ynez Inn 
Santa Ynez - Zaca Lake Retreat 
Solvang - Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort
Solvang - Best Western King Frederik Inn  
Solvang - Hadsten House Inn & Spa
Solvang - Hamlet Inn   
Solvang - Holiday Inn Express
Solvang - Hotel Corque 
Solvang - Kronborg Inn & Spa   
Solvang - The Landsby  

Solvang - Meadowlark Inn (Dog Friendly) 
Solvang - Mirabelle Inn 
Solvang - New Haven Inn 
Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn 
Solvang - Solvang Gardens Country Inn
Solvang - Solvang Inn & Cottages 
Solvang - Svendsgaard's Lodge
Solvang - Wine Valley Inn & Cottages
Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables, Santa Barbara
El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals  
VRBO Rentals  
Air BNB Rentals  

Local Vineyards & Wineries 
Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
Santa Barbara County Vitners Association
Santa Barbara County Wine Information
Santa Barbara Winemakers Information 
Santa Ynez Valley (AVA) Appellation
Santa Rita Hills (AVA) Appellation
Santa Rita Hills Wine Trail
Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance
Scenes and Location Map from the film "Sideways"  
Santa Ynez Valley Horse Farm & Winery Tours   
Breakaway Wine Tours 
Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours
Sustainable Vine Wine Tours
The Grapeline - Wine Country Shuttle 
The Wine Line - Wine Country Shuttle 
Wine'edventures Tours  
All Los Olivos Tasting Rooms 
Alexander & Wayne Winery 
Alma Rosa Winery  
Alta Maria Vineyards     
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Arthur Earl
Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio 
Ascendant Spirits 
Au Bon Climat 
Baehner Fournier Vineyards
Babcock Vineyards  
Barbieri Wine Company  
Beckmen Vineyards
Bedford Winery   
Bella Cavalli Farms & Vineyard 
Bernat Winery 
Blackjack Ranch Winery 
Blair Fox Cellars 
Brander Vineyard
Bridlewood Winery 
Brophy Clark Cellars
Buttonwood Winery
Byron Winery 
Cambria Estate Winery 
Carhartt Vineyard
Carina Cellars
Casa Cassara Winery 
Casa Dumetz Wines (Babi's Los Alamos) 
Cinque Stelle Winery   
Cold Heaven Cellars 
Consilience Tasting Room
Coquelicot Estate Vineyard 
Curtis Winery 
D'Alfonso - Curran Wines
Daniel Gehrs Winery 
Dascomb Cellars 
Demetria Estate Winery
Dierberg Vineyard
Dragonette Cellars 
Dreamcote Wine Co. 

Epiphany Cellars 
Evan's Ranch 
Fess Parker Winery
Fiddlehead Cellars
Firestone Vineyard 
Flying Goat Cellars
Foley Estates Winery  
Foxen Winery
Gainey Vineyard 
Hitching Post Wines 
Huber Cellars 
Imagine Wine 
J Ludlow Vineyard 

Kaena Wine Company 
Kalyra Winery
Ken Brown Wines
Koehler Winery
Lafond Winery 
Larner Vineyard & Winery 
LinCourt Vineyards 
Lions Peak Tasting Room, Solvang 
Lompoc Wine Trail
Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop (Consumable Art) 
Los Olivos Wine Merchant 
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards  
Martian Ranch & Vineyard 

Melville Vineyards and Winery 
Mosby Winery and Vineyard 
Pacific Ridge Vineyards 

Presidio Winery
Presqu'ile Tasting Room, Los Olivos
Prodigal Wines
Rancho Sisquoc Winery 
Refugio Ranch Vineyards 
Richard Longoria Wines
Rideau Vineyard 
Roblar Winery & Cooking School 
Rusack Vineyards 
Samsara Wine Company 
Sanford Winery & Vineyards 
Saarloos and Sons Tasting Room, Los Olivos 
Scott Cellars, Los Olivos
Shoestring Winery
Sort This Out Cellars 
Standing Sun Winery 
Star Lane Vineyard
Stolpman Vineyard & Winery 
Sunstone Vineyards and Winery  
Tensley Wines  

Tercero Wines 
Terravant Wine Company 
Tessa Marie Wines 
Toccata Tasting Room, Solvang
Tre Anelli  
Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery 
Verdad Wines   
Vincent Vineyards 

Vino de Sueños 
Vino Vaqueros - Horseback Wine Tasting 
Vogelzang Vineyard
Wandering Dog Wine Bar, Solvang 
Watering Hole Wine Bar @ Mattei's Tavern  

Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards 
Zinke Wine Co. 
Custom Wine Cask Wood Carvings

Local Golf Courses
River Course at the Alisal, Solvang
Alisal Ranch Course, Solvang
Rancho San Marcos Golf Course, Santa Ynez
La Purisima Golf Course, Lompoc
Marshallia Ranch, Lompoc VAFB 
Sandpiper Golf Course, Santa Barbara
Glen Annie Golf Club, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Golf Club, Santa Barbara 
Central Coast Golf Trail 

Everything Equine
Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association
Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Association  
Santa Ynez Valley Pony Club for kids
Santa Ynez Valley Horse Farm Tours
Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary
The Animali Farm Wild Horse Rescue 
The Little Big Riding School 
Alpacas at West Ranch 
Alpacas - Silver Sun Alpacas 
Aljassimya Farm 
Arroyo Arabians 
Bella Cavalli Farms 
Burkman Centre
Canyon Spring Ranch
D Ranch (Peruvians)
Day Dream Arabians
Dutch Horsefriend (Friesians) 
Evergreen Arabians
Fair Oak Farm Arabians
Flag is up Farms
Flying C Ranch (Icelandics)
Gainey Fountainhead Arabians
Gallun Farms
Haras de Cardenas
High Meadow Ranch
Horseman's Hangout Training Center
Jade Creek Arabians
Magali Farms
Merriewold Morgans 
Om El Arab International  
Pollyrich Farms
Quicksilver Miniature Horses
Rancho de la Florecita (Peruvians)  
Rancho La Purisima 
Rancho Soñado
San Lucas Ranch 
Seein' Spots Farm Miniature Donkeys, Ballard  
Silver Maple Farm 
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds 
Varian Arabians
Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding
Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center
Vet's Here - Mobile Veterinary Service
Platinum Performance
Ponies and Paints for Parties
Photography - Darryl Larson 
Photography - Vicki Fletcher  
Photography - Kimerlee Curyl 

Retail - Jedlicka's, Los Olivos 
Retail - Santa Ynez Feed & Milling   

Clubs & Organizations
Artists Guild Santa Ynez Valley 
National Charity League - SYV Chapter 
People Helping People  
Rona Barrett Foundation  
Santa Ynez Valley Association of Realtors 
Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society
Santa Ynez Valley Technology Club  
The Valley Foundation

Places of Worship
Berean Baptist Church, Los Olivos  
Bethania Lutheran Church, Solvang 
Christian Science Society, Ballard
Church at the Crossroads, Buellton     
Community Church of the Santa Ynez Valley
First Baptist Church, Solvang 
Gate Way Foursquare Church, Santa Ynez
Old Mission Santa Inés Parish
San Lorenzo Seminary  
Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community  
Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church 
St. Marks in the Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos  
Valley Christian Fellowship

Local Publications
Santa Ynez Valley News
Santa Ynez Valley Journal 
Santa Ynez Valley Star 
Inside the Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley Guest
Santa Ynez Valley News Summaries 
The Lompoc Record
Santa Barbara News-Press
Santa Barbara Independent
Santa Barbara Sentinel
Pacific Coast Business Times

Banking & Financial
Montecito Bank & Trust, Solvang
Pacific Western Bank 
Rabobank America
Union Bank of California 
Wells Fargo Bank 

Mortgage Calculators
Mortgage Information
Donald E. Bratt, Appraiser

Airports & Transportation
Santa Ynez Valley Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
Santa Maria Airport
Lompoc Airport
Amtrak Train Service 
L.A. Rail Car Excursions & Rentals  
Hertz Rent A Car
Santa Barbara Airbus
Santa Ynez Valley Transit (Local Bus)
Solvang Taxi & Wine Tours
Bay Limousine Service
Classic Motoring Car Rentals 
Dee Tours, Santa Barbara 
Eos Transportation
Executive Limousine & Coach
Gold Coast Limousine & Tours
Limousine Link & Transportation 
Promenade Taxi & Wine Tours
Spencer's Limousine & Tours  
Stardust Cruises Limousine Service
Vin Dal Limousines 
Wine Country Cabbie 

Local School Information
Santa Barbara County Education Office
Ballard School, Ballard (K-6)
Jonata Middle School, Buellton (6-8)
Oak Valley Elementary School, Buellton (K-5)
Dunn School, Los Olivos (6-12)
Los Olivos Elementary School, Los Olivos (K-8)
The Family School, Los Olivos (K-5)
Midland School, Los Olivos (9-12)
Olive Grove Charter School, Los Olivos (K-12)
Santa Ynez Elementary School, Santa Ynez (3-8)
Santa Ynez Valley Charter School, Santa Ynez (K-8) 
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Santa Ynez (9-12)
Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy, Santa Ynez (K-8)
Solvang Elementary School, Solvang (K-8)

California General Information
California Government HomePage
California Bureau of Real Estate
California Facts and Links 
California State Parks
California Travel Information
California Visitor Information
California Coastline Aerial Views
California Adventures
Places to Visit in California
Things to do in California 
U.S. Government Search Engine


If you need any additional information about the Santa Ynez Valley or have any suggestions for links that should be added to this page, please e-mail me at

Thank you again for visiting...




Claire Hanssen


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