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The San Ysidro Ranch oozes with so much romance that Hilary Duff and NHL hockey player Mike Comrie chose the Rosewood Hotel for their wedding site. They actually got married there yesterday.
She wore Vera Wang that complemented the ambiance of this super swank spot where JFK and Jackie honeymooned, celebrities flock to hole up and yours truly has celebrated several special occasions.
Most recently we dined at the hotel’s Stone House where, as usual, the meal was a culinary masterpiece with each course dancing in your mouth making you hunger for more.
It’s no wonder that Hilary and Mike picked the San Ysidro Ranch for their nuptials. A magical marriage or honeymoon sanctuary, with 41 individually crafted, private cottages and suites, winding along a hillside creek- and tree-lined paths.
Built in classic bungalow style, accommodations come with plush king-size beds with fine linens, fireplaces, patio, some with hot tubs on private outdoor patios with outdoor rain showers, hand-cut stone or Old World masonry fireplaces, radiant-heated bathroom floors, flat-screen TVs and hand-selected antique furnishings.
We celebrated an anniversary in one of free-standing cottages where we sipped Cristal Champagne on the terrace, by the hot tub, and enjoyed a perfectly-served room service dinner. After breakfast in bed the next morning we hiked on the well manicure trails, took a steam in the outdoor, coed facility and lazed by the inviting pool. Hilary and Mike probably did this as well.
There is actually a hand-carved stone Kennedy Cottage adored with stylish furnishings where John & Jackie Kennedy stayed during their honeymoon in 1953. The cottage features two master suites, attractively appointed with king-size beds and fireplaces as well as two luxurious bathrooms with separate tub and shower and radiant-heated floors. The living room features a third fireplace and is highlighted by fine antiques and original artwork. Classic French doors lead to an expansive deck featuring views of the Pacific Ocean and an upper deck features a large raised hot tub.
Amenities at the Ranch are many and include:
Complimentary parking adjacent to your accommodation
Fine linen bedding, Euro down pillows & goose down comforter
Bathrobes & slippers
Ironing board & iron
Furnished private patio, deck or veranda surrounded by lush landscaping
Fireplace or stove
Cable TV & DVD player with complimentary video library
Stereo with CD player
Wireless high-speed Internet access in guest rooms
Complimentary local telephone calls
Complimentary amenity basket featuring gourmet snacks from local purveyors
Choice of newspapers delivered each morning
Evening turndown service
and a pet friendly policy that allows furry friends for a $100 per pet cleaning fee.
San Ysidro Ranch, 900 San Ysidro Ln., Santa Barbara, 805.565.1700 F 805.565.1995 Email: [email protected] Reservations: 888.Rosewood