With the holidays upon us, what better way to celebrate this special time than with a delightful stay at the beautiful and iconic Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara?
Head north from Los Angeles and within 90 minutes you will be nestled high up in the mountains with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the California coastal town below.
The Forbes Five-Star luxury retreat will offer you quiet respite and serenity in any of the 70 bungalows or 22 suites dotted around the lush grounds on the seven-acre property. First opened in 1918 and re-launched after a 7-year, $134million renovation, the property still retains its quaint charm while delivering all of the modern amenities to make it one of the best resorts in town.
One of the highlights of staying at Belmond El Encanto is enjoying culinary delights at The Dining Room and Terrace, which features local and artisanal ingredients enjoyed while looking out at the expansive and breathtaking views. Over the holidays the hilltop hotel will feature special menus with seasonally inspired entrees with The Wine Room a great place to reserve for an intimate holiday gathering for up to 12 people.
And to unwind even more, The Spa at El Encanto is the most idyllic spot to cater to your every whim, making the Belmond El Encanto the perfect destination for travelers looking to escape the holiday hustle and bustle of LA.