The Famous Mattie's Tavern!

Mattie's Cottages

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Once a stagecoach stop pioneered by the Swiss-American Felix Mattei during the late 19th century, and a social center frequented by the likes of Bing Crosby and Clark Gable, Mattei’s Tavern is now one of the most familiar historic sites in the Santa Ynez Valley. Its romantic heritage is revealed through the gabled buildings and pastoral surroundings, and its old-world charm is palpable. The property has served as a gathering place, bringing together loved ones and strangers alike, ever since. For over 125 years, The Bungalows have provided sanctuary for those seeking the tranquility and adventure of California’s Central Coast.

Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, The Bungalows and Cottages at Mattei’s Tavern provide a jumping off point for walkable tasting rooms and a respite from the everyday hustle. Wander the streets of Los Olivos, sip a glass of wine on your patio, or dine at the best restaurants in town. These accommodations are a reminder to slow down and enjoy life.

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Newly renovated and meticulously designed, the historic Mattei’s Tavern properties boast bright white walls, stunning wood floors and intricate details throughout. With a total of 17 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms across all properties and beautiful open floor plans, the Cottages and Bungalows vaunt endless opportunities for both entertaining and relaxation.

If you are staying at any of the Mattie's Tavern cottages or houses, use the coupon code "MATTIES18" for 10% off any Santa Barbara Classic WIne Tour wine tour. 

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Featured Vacation Rentals & Wine Country Retreats

Bernat Retreats

Two of the Bernat Retreats are located on private property in the heart of Los Olivos.  Away from it all but a short stroll or bike ride to the charming town of Los Olivos.  Our four-acre CCOF certified organic vineyard graces the views of both retreats with sweeping vistas of the Santa Ynez mountains and surrounding farm land. We take pride in the comfort of our guests from luxurious bedding to planning wine excursions based on your tastes.  Wine country living  is our way of life, let us share it with you!

The Los Alamos Retreat is 15 minutes north in the quaint historic town of Los Alamos. Not on our vineyard yet the same attention to detail and comfort makes the Los Alamos Retreat an affordable and delightful way to explore the Santa Barbara Wine Country.  (Please call Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours to ensure we can pickup from here on the day you wish to go as this is a little farther north than we normally go for pickup.)

If you book a stay with Bernat Retreats, use the coupon code "Bernat" when booking your wine tour with us to receive 10% off  your wine tour with us!


If you book a stay with Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, use the coupon code "SYVR" when booking your wine tour with us to receive 10% off on your wine tour with us!

Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals

Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals is pleased to provide our guests with all of the luxuries of a hotel, in the comfort of a beautifully appointed private home. We offer a variety of unique vacation rental properties and concierge services that will make your visit to the scenic Santa Ynez Valley an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our vacation home rentals are the ideal base for your family explorations.

Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals offers the largest selection of privately owned estates, ranches, homes, cottages and guest houses in the Santa Ynez Valley. Our exceptional property rentals and concierge services are designed to offer you a home away from home indulgence with unmatched luxury and comfort. We have a variety of rentals that will accommodate groups large and small with budgets high and low. We aim to ensure that your every need is met throughout your stay, with the leisure and ease characterized by Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals.