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San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort

Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, San Ysidro Ranch

No. 1 San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort, Santa Barbara, CA

When you drive up this 500-acre property’s long driveway lined with olive trees and lavender, you have the sense of being on the frontier—at the last citrus grove before civilization gives way to the scrubby Santa Ynez Mountains. No wonder this was JFK’s honeymoon spot. In addition to the 27 rooms in the main house, most of the 14 vine-covered cottages have decks and hot tubs. Eat at the Stonehouse Restaurant, where chef John Trotta serves refined dishes like mascarpone and scallion risotto.

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