The Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table is an award-winning bed and breakfast and restaurant set amongst the scenic vineyards and orchards of the Santa Ynez Valley. Located close to Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang, the AAA four diamond rated bed and breakfast offers luxurious, country-style accommodations, upscale amenities, acclaimed gourmet cuisine and gracious, inviting hospitality.

Beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites are individually decorated with antique furnishings, wood-burning fireplaces, and bay windows with breathtaking views, and The Gathering Table, led by gourmet chef Budi Kazali, presents a sophisticated fine dining experience of French-Asian inspired cuisine paired with fine wines from around the world. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts are served in the dining room every morning, and local wine tasting is available on weekends. The Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table are ideally located for exploring the beauty of Santa Barbara County’s renowned wine country and is only a few miles from the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art and Sunny Fields Park.

More ideas near me: Best Day Trips, Free Things to Do

Guest Accommodations

The Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table features 15 beautifully appointed, uniquely decorated guest rooms and suites designed for comfort and style. Reflecting the rich history of the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley, each room creates a relaxing and intimate retreat for guests, decorated with country-style décor, antique furnishings, and private bathrooms. Rooms and suites have king or queen-size beds dressed with luxury linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, thick towels and bathrobes, and organic bath products. Spacious sitting areas have plush sofas and armchairs, wood-burning fireplaces, large bay windows that look out over the gardens, and which open onto private balconies through French doors. In-room conveniences include individual climate control with heating and cooling, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, complimentary wireless Internet.


Guests are treated to a delicious, healthy, and hearty gourmet breakfast every morning, which includes homemade granola, yogurt, cereals, fresh fruit, freshly baked pastries and bread and hot entrées. Freshly brewed artisan coffee, imported teas, and fruit juices are also available.

The award-winning restaurant, The Gathering Table Restaurant exudes a captivating and comfortable atmosphere in which to enjoy gourmet cuisine that celebrates the bounty of the Santa Barbara wine country. Chef Budi Kazali creates an innovative menu of Asian and French-inspired cuisine prepared from fresh locally sourced ingredients and produce and paired with some of the region’s finest wines.

Amenities and Recreation

In addition to luxurious accommodations with country-style décor and antique furnishings, The Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table offers gourmet cuisine at the award-winning The Gathering Table, a communal lounge and lobby with a fireplace and coffee and tea served throughout the day and a front desk with concierge services. A delicious continental breakfast is served every morning, and daily newspapers can be found in the lobby each day. Bicycles can be rented for exploring the area, and nearby activities and attractions include the Lincourt Vineyards, Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, the Old Mission Santa Ines and the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art. Ballard is home to a variety of historic churches, galleries and a classic traditionally-built little red schoolhouse that dates back to 1883, as well as several excellent restaurants and wineries with tasting rooms.

2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard, California 93463, Phone: 805-688-7770

More Romantic Getaways in CA, Solvang