• Folded Hills Ranch (1) - Main House
  • Folded Hills Ranch (2) - Main and Guest
  • Folded Hills Ranch (3) - Lake Dock
  • Folded Hills Ranch (4) - Lake Lounge
  • Folded Hills Ranch (49) - Lake and Dock Lounging
  • Folded Hills Ranch (48) - Swimming Lake Dock
  • Folded Hills Ranch (5) - Sports and Tennis Court
  • Folded Hills Ranch (45) - Back View
  • Folded Hills Ranch (44) - Garden Fountain
  • Folded-Hills-Ranch-(7) - Wraparound-Patio
  • Folded Hills Ranch (8) - Front Door
  • Folded Hills Ranch (9) - Kitchen
  • Folded Hills Ranch (10) - Stove
  • Folded Hills Ranch (11) - Formal Dining Room
  • Folded Hills Ranch (12) - Formal Seating Area 1
  • Folded Hills Ranch (14) - Wet Bar
  • Folded Hills Ranch (15) - Rec Room Pool Table
  • Folded Hills Ranch (13) - Formal Seating Area 2
  • Folded Hills Ranch (38) - Santa Ynez Valley
  • Folded Hills Ranch (37) - Main Lawn
  • Folded Hills Ranch (36) - Guest House
  • Folded Hills Ranch (35) - Guest House Common Area
  • Folded Hills Ranch (32) - Guest House Seating 1
  • Folded Hills Ranch (32) - Guest House Bed
  • Folded Hills Ranch (31) - Guest House Bedroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (30) - Guest House
  • Folded Hills Ranch (28) - Carriage House Bedroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (27) - Pool House Bedroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (26) - Pool House Kitchen
  • Folded Hills Ranch (25) - Pool House Seating
  • Folded Hills Ranch (24) - Patio Dining
  • Pool at Folded Hills Ranch
    Pool at Folded Hills Ranch
  • Folded Hills Ranch (22) - Patio and Fire Pit
  • Folded Hills Ranch (21) - Girls Bedroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (20) - Boys Bedroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (19) - Jack and Jill Bath
  • Folded Hills Ranch (18) - Guest Bedroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (17) - Master Bathroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (29) - Carriage House Bathroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (16) - Master Bedroom
  • Folded Hills Ranch (6) - Polo
  • Folded Hills Ranch (47) - Lounging
  • Folded Hills Ranch (46) - Pool
  • Folded Hills Ranch (39) - Horses
  • Folded Hills Ranch (42) - Horses Grazing
  • Folded Hills Ranch (40) - Horses Walking Path
  • Folded Hills Ranch (41) - Emu
  • Folded Hills Ranch (51) - Main House at Night
  • Folded Hills Ranch (52) - Pool Lit at Night
  • Folded Hills Ranch (53) - Grounds at Night
  • Folded Hills (50) - Outdoor Lake Dining

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–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: 600 Acre Private Ranch

Neighborhood: Santa Ynez

Maximum Occupancy: 17

– Main House: 11
– Pool House: 2
– Guest House: 2
– Carriage House: 2

Bedrooms: 7

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

Bathrooms: 6

Main House (sleeps 11)

– Master Bedroom: king bed; en suite 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: 2 twins alone, 2 double bed lower bunks, 2 twin bed 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)

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
– Newly remodeled with separate entrance
– Heating and air conditioning

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: www.santaynezvacationrentals.com/standard-amenities

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)

Per Night
Per Night
Per Week
7 nights
Per Night
Major Holidays
Up to 17 Guests
(Main House, Guest House, Carriage House & Pool House)
$4,350 $4,350 Inquire Within $4,350


Property Reviews

We will be back!

​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!

Leanne Schlinger is the founder and owner of Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, which provides our guests with all of the luxuries a hotel has to offer, in the comfort of beautifully appointed private Santa Ynez homes.