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An Enriching Getaway

Explore a variety of amenities and activities to cultivate new memories with a program of offerings and experiences designed to connect you with our hotel, the land, and other guests.

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Santa Barbara Experiences

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Enchanting Forest

Walk past a historic piano in the enchanted forest. Daydream on a daybed swing. Find respite on artistic benches and wander into a door that leads nowhere. Dine alfresco under the stars and twinkle lights. Enchanting little details are sprinkled throughout our property. 

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Renovated Historic Fitness Barn

Unwind at the barn which houses our state-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton bikes and NOHRD DumbBells, or deepen your practice on our yoga lawn. Complimentary yoga class is available for all guests every Saturday at 9am.

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Complimentary Yoga

Namaste at the Garden Lawn, in front of Terra restaurant for complimentary yoga classes held every Saturday at 9am. Our Yoga Lawn next to our historic fitness barn is also open for hotel guests for some private zen moments.

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Resort-Style Pool

Relax and enjoy a little private time in our poolside cabanas, creating a tranquil oasis in the center of our garden. If you want to take a swim, you can comfortably do so any time of year. Our pool is heated.

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Complimentary House Bikes

Tour the grounds and beyond by checking out one of our complimentary bicycles. For added safety and security, each loaner bike comes with a helmet and lock.

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Lawn Games

Unwind with a variety of fun community lawn games in the garden or in our forest hideaway with Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect 4, Ladder golf, and more. Find a picnic table and enjoy our natural hideaway.

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Sexton House

Enjoy a local wine tasting or afternoon tea on the porch of the historic Sexton House. Originally built in 1880 by pioneering horticulturalist Joseph Sexton, this storied Central Coast landmark is the crown jewel of our hotel. 

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Tableside Amaro Bar Cart

Sip and savor our selection of classic and local herbal digestives, to be enjoyed neat with local oranges - once grown by Joseph Sexton himself - or prepared into a unique after-dinner cocktail tableside at Terra, our on-site restaurant and bar. 

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Horticulture Hour

Sample chef-inspired, plant-based appetizers as you participate in seminars that cover a wide range of topics from how to grow avocados, how we use herbs grown in our on-property garden and how to be a steward.