• Pool at Folded Hills Ranch

Property Description

Private Retreat

Folded Hills Ranch, a 600-acre, ultra-private retreat, is located 10 minutes from the quaint Danish town of Solvang and provides serenity and unparalleled relaxation in nature. It is the perfect getaway for families and friends.

Enjoy the many activities this property has to offer: a pristine lake and dock for sun bathing, lunching, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding. There is a sparkling saltwater pool and hot tub, tennis court, an outdoor BBQ, a cozy outdoor fire pit, and hiking trails. It also includes an organic farm bursting with organic local produce where you can pick your own berries! Ambitious groups can set up softball, soccer, or golf games on the expansive 16-acre manicured sports field. Or, simply relax and admire the many domestic and wild animals grazing peacefully amid the rolling hills.

Nojoqui Falls Park is a leisurely walk from the property, and Alisal golf course is only a five-minute drive away. with Sandpiper and San Marcos golf courses just a bit further. Gaviota Beach is a 10-minute drive, and downtown Santa Barbara is 40 minutes away. The historic Santa Ynez Mission, and shopping and dining in the charming towns of Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Buellton and Ballard are within minutes as well. Fabulous restaurants and some of the finest wine tasting in California await you.

Explore the area on your own, or you may hire knowledgeable wine tour guides to find the locals’ best-kept secrets. Perhaps the ranch’s greatest offering is the luxury of doing nothing in peace and quiet. You’ll feel a thousand miles away while rocking on the porch overlooking the Folded Hills.

Property Details

Property Type: 600 Acre Private Ranch

Neighborhood: Gaviota

Folded Hills Ranch is located in the neighborhood of Santa Ynez Valley

Maximum Occupancy: 22

– Main House: 12
– Pool House: 2
– Guest House: 2
– Carriage House: 2
– Barn House: 4

Bedrooms: 8

– Main House: 4
– Pool House: 1
– Guest House: 1
– Carriage House: 1
– Barn House: 1

Bathrooms: 7

Main House (sleeps 12)

– Master Bedroom: king bed; en suite bathroom with tub and separate shower
– Guest Bedroom #1: full size bed, full bathroom (accessed through master bedroom)
– Guest Bedroom #2: 2 twin beds (or king conversion), shared full bathroom
– Bunk Room: 2 twins alone, 2 double bed lower bunks, 2 twin bed upper bunks; shares bathroom with guest bedroom #2 (accessed through guest bedroom #2)
– Fully equipped kitchen
– Sun room/breakfast room, seats 8
– Dining room with fireplace, seats 10
– 2 half baths on first floor
– Large living room/bar area with grand fireplace – great for casual dining for up to 20 comfortably
– Large family room with grand fireplace, flat screen TV, Sonos and pool table
– Large porch with rocking chairs and swing
– Outdoor BBQ
– Laundry Room (Washer and Dryer)

Pool House (sleeps 2)

– Master Bedroom: king bed, full bathroom
– Newly remodeled
– Full kitchen
– Large living room with flat screen TV and stereo with indoor/outdoor speakers
– Private Entrance
– Heating and Air Conditioning
– Large built-in outdoor Viking grill

Guest House (sleeps 2)

– Master Bedroom: king bed and room for small child or baby; full bathroom with tub and separate shower
– Newly remodeled
– Small kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave
– Sitting room, fireplace, great bay window views, TV
– Private terrace
– Heating and air conditioning

Carriage House (sleeps 2)

– Master Bedroom: Queen bed, full bathroom
– Separate entrance
– Heating and air conditioning

Barn House (sleeps 4)

– Master Bedroom: King bed plus additional bunkbed, full bathroom
– Kitchenette
– Newly remodeled with separate entrance

Indoor Overview

– Sleeps 22 throughout 8 bedrooms
– Fully equipped kitchen (Main House), fully equipped kitchen (Pool House), outdoor Viking grill and food preparation facilities (Pool House), and small kitchenette (Guest House and Barn House)
– DirecTV in the main house, pool house, and guest house
– Sonos in main house
– Phone and intercom throughout all living areas and dock area
– Washer/dryer
– Private chef upon request

Outdoor Overview

– 600 acres
– Salt water pool and hot tub
– Tennis court
– Seated outdoor fire pit
– 3 BBQs in total
– 2.5 acre lake
– Private gated entrance

Activities On Ranch

– Tennis court – lighted, 30 yards from pool, basketball with glass backboard
– Ping-pong and pool table
– Organic farm – meet the farmer, learn about organic farming, and hand-select freshly harvested vegetables, berries, lettuce, etc.
– Beautiful 2.5 acre lake with 40’x30’ sun dock and entertaining area – includes 4 chaise lounge chairs, 12 person dining table covered by large retractable awning, surrounding bench seating, BBQ, refrigerator, microwave and full bathroom
– Swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding
– Great fishing for large mouth bass, Channel Catfish, and Bluegill (fishing poles, bait, and tackle available)
– 16 pristine, irrigated grass acres – ideal for softball, soccer, golf, and much more (special arrangements can be made for equestrian lovers)
– Wildlife viewing – deer, turkey, bobcat, coyotes, osprey, hawks, and much more
– Walk to Nojoqui Falls Park waterfall just across the road (2 miles roundtrip)
– Working ranch – make arrangements to feed and to learn about the ranch’s over 100 animals (goats, emu, horses, mules, donkeys, pigs, cows, chicken, etc), barns, and gather your own eggs at the chicken house

Activities Near Ranch

– World class wineries and wine tasting within minutes
– 3 top golf courses less than 30 minutes away
– Santa Barbara, 40 minutes
– Solvang, 10 minutes
– Beach, 10 minutes
– Whale watching trips, 30 minutes
– Biking (bring your own or make arrangements to rent)
– Horse back riding

Amenities Provided

For a full list of amenities provided, please view: www.santaynezvacationrentals.com/standard-amenities

Infant & Toddler Supplies:
Available for rent through Santa Barbara Baby Company: www.sbbabyco.com

Optional Onsite Services

Private Chef · Child Care · Concierge · Massage · Beauty Services · Yoga/Pilates

General Notes

No Smoking · Pets Not Allowed


 Folded Hills Ranch Per Night
Per Night
Per Week
7 nights
Per Night
Major Holidays
Up to 18 Guests
(Main House, Pool House, Guest House, Carriage House & Barn House)
$4,500 $4,500 Inquire Within $4,500

Cleaning Fee: $550
City Occupancy Tax: 12% of nightly rate
2 night minimum (3 night minimum during major holidays)


Availability Calendar

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Property Reviews

Patrick Bardsley

"World class property! Our group of 10 couples and 5 kids had an absolute blast at Folded Hills Ranch thanks to Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals and the property managers and owners!! If 6 stars were available, they earned them all."


​"My 50th birthday wish was to be surrounded by my best friends, in one location, doing the activities we enjoy ​in a beautiful setting .  We found it at Folded Hills Ranch.  High lights included playing a round of croquet dressed in whites as the sun was setting; tennis tournament on campus; wine tasting at the pond; outdoor dinner by the pool and two nights of fireside chats at fire pit.  There is room for many and the little cottages will spoil the lucky ones with tons of privacy.  Watching the playfully entertaining horses on the ranch was a bonus.  We won't wait to celebrate 60 before we return!!"


"My family and I just completed a week long vacation at Folded Hills Ranch. The property is an amazing retreat with a little something for everyone (wine tasting, golf, fishing, hiking, beach). Thank you to the owner and especially the ranch manager for making sure every last detail was perfect. A truly unforgettable week in paradise!"