Folded Hills Ranch

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–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 5 minutes 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. One feels a thousand miles away while rocking on the porch overlooking the Folded Hills.

Property Type: Ranch

Maximum Occupancy:17

7 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms

Main House (sleeps 12)

Master Bedroom: king bed; full bathroom with tub and separate shower
Guest Bedroom #1: full size bed; full bathroom
Guest Bedroom #2: 2 twin beds (or king conversion); shared full bathroom
Bunk Room: (sleeps 6) 2 twins alone, 2 double beds lower bunks, 2 twins upper bunks; shares bathroom with guest bedroom #2

- Fully equipped kitchen with fireplace
- 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 and pool table
- Large porch with rocking chairs and swing
- Outdoor BBQ
- Laundry Room (Washer and Dryer)

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 Guest House (sleeps 2)

Master Bedroom: queen bed; full bathroom

- Newly remodeled with separate entrance
- Heating and air conditioning

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

Indoor Overview

- Sleeps 17 comfortably throughout 7 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)
- DirecTV in the main house, pool house, and guest house
- Phone and intercom throughout all living areas and dock area
- Washer/dryer
- Maid service upon request
- 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
- Ranch manager will give you an orientation on site and is your “go-to” person

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. (guests receive voucher)
- 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 5-30 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:
Infant & Toddler Supplies (available upon request)
High chair · Pack and Play · Co-Sleeper · Sheets/Blankets · Removable safety locks for cabinets · Plug Covers · Toddler Potty

Optional Onsite Services

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

General Notes

No Smoking · Pets Not Allowed

Cleaning Fee: $500

City Occupancy Tax: 10% of nightly rate

2 night minimum (3 night minimum during major holidays)

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Per Night
Mon. – Wed.
Per Night
Thu. – Sun.
Per Week
7 nights
Per Night
Major Holidays
Cleaning Fee
Up to 17 Guests
(Main House, Guest House, Carriage House & Pool House)
$3,725 $3,725 Inquire Within $3,725 $500


  1. 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!

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