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    Travelers' Farm

    Santa Ynez Valley, California

    Price Available Upon Request

    Travelers Farm is located in the heart of Happy Canyon, a prime Santa Ynez Valley location known for its horse farms and the Happy Canyon AVA with the terroir, climate and water for premium Rhone varietal vineyards.

    Along California’s Central Coast, the Valley offers the best in country lifestyle, quaint towns with fine dining and convenient access via U.S. 101 or regional airports.

    This approximately 116 acres consists of level to gently rolling terrain. Its gated entry road passes lush fenced horse pastures and there is over 40 acres of land plant-able to vineyards.

    The main residence has formal living and dining rooms, a family room, open kitchen with informal dining area, a climate controlled wine cellar, office, master suite with den, exercise room, his and her walk-in closets and luxurious bathroom. There are 3 additional in-suite bedrooms, a laundry room and a 4 car garage. The 6500+/- square foot house has 4 bedrooms, a one-half and 5 full bathrooms and 4 fireplaces. The naturally shaped pool, patios, the tennis court and green house are ideal for outdoor enjoyment.

    The well scaled equestrian facilities include a center-isle 8 stall barn with tack and feed rooms, office, vetting station, wash racks and breeding stalls with an observation apartment. There is a 300' by 150' arena, hot walker, covered and open round pens. There are shop/equipment and feed/hay barns. The manager’s 4 bedroom 3 ½ bath house has a detached 2 car garage.


    About The Santa Ynez Valley


    Resting serenely between the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains just a half-hour drive northwest of internationally-renowned Santa Barbara, California, the Santa Ynez Valley is known for its world-class vineyards and wineries, famous equestrian ranches, rich history of cattle ranching and agriculture and, most recently, its “wine country ambiance.” Its ranches, wineries and vineyards are set among verdant meadows and rolling hills. Five small, charming towns dot the valley and each offer their own unique flavor to the area.

    While its atmosphere is relaxed, the Santa Ynez Valley is brimming with opportunities for the active lifestyle. Golf, tennis, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding are all popular, as is fishing at nearby Lake Cachuma. Cultural activities are also plentiful, and the valley’s rich history is celebrated continuously at its museums and 1804 vintage Mission Santa Ines.


    The Chumash, one of the westernmost tribes of Native Americans in the U.S., were apparently the earliest known inhabitants of the Santa Ynez Valley, followed by the arrival of the Spanish in 1769. When the region fell into the hands of Mexico, its most elite families and top-ranking military personnel received land grants typically totaling thousands of acres.

    Throughout the past more than two centuries, the Santa Ynez Valley has been home to large cattle ranches, dairy farms, renowned equestrian ranches and numerous agricultural crops – from walnuts and prunes, to world-class wine grapes. It also hosted the only stagecoach route linking points north to Santa Barbara.

    The term “Valley of the Arabians” was coined in the 1960’s beginning with the development in the valley of large-scale equestrian ranches. Shortly thereafter, winegrowing began in earnest. Today, this gifted region of California’s Central Coast enjoys an exalted reputation for its climate, scenic beauty, cultural and recreational opportunities and excellent schools. Those things, in combination with proximity to Santa Barbara and easy access to Los Angeles, make the Santa Ynez Valley a mecca for privileged residents immersing themselves in the lifestyle of relaxed sophistication.


    Roughly 20,000 residents call Santa Ynez Valley home. There is a lengthy list of famous past and present residents, including former president Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Bo Derek, and numerous television and film personalities, including Bob Eubanks, John Forsythe, David Crosby and Fess Parker. The five small and friendly towns that act as the valley’s population centers -- Solvang, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Ballard and Los Olivos -- attract an eclectic mix of residents and visitors.


    The Santa Ynez Valley enjoys a typically mild “Mediterranean” climate. Predominately west-northwesterly breezes usher in clean, moderating Pacific Ocean air. Daytime temperatures in winter average in the 60’s (F.); with 30’s and 40’s (F.) at night. Summer raises daytime averages into the 80’s and occasional 90’s, with refreshing, cool nighttime temperatures. Rainfall, occurring primarily November-April, averages 16-17 inches annually and turns the Valley and its hills into a virtual sea of green.


    While the local Santa Ynez Valley Airport can accommodate small private and corporate jets, larger planes are accommodated at nearby Santa Barbara International and Santa Maria Airports. Los Angeles International Airport is a convenient two hours away by automobile.