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The Hill House- Circa 1886

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Last updated: 09/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Take a step back in time. The Hill House circa 1886 is located on the famous Foxen Canyon wine trail, just a half mile from downtown Los Olivos. This historic horse and cattle ranch was home and business to the famous Mattei Family. Stagecoaches stopped here to rest horses after dropping off travelers at the Central Hotel (later known as Mattei’s Tavern). The Hill House was originally a cheese house for the small dairy that was here as well. The cozy rustic cottage is filled with old west charm, vintage furnishings, and a wood burning stove. Its simple, sweet, character is unlike any other accommodation in the Santa Ynez Valley. This will be an experience you will never forget.


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Two twin beds in loft (for kids only)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio


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2 night min stay
$150 $200
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10%


2 night minimum (3 night minimum during major holidays)

You will be charged 50% of the total rental fee at the time of your reservation and your rental balance will be charged 30 days prior to your arrival. If your reservation is within 30 days of your check in date, payment in full will be charged at the time of reservation. Payment by Credit Card Only. Receipt of transaction will be sent via email.

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Last updated: 09/01/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
SBA Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in the Santa Ynez Valley
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alisal Golf Course
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara/Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 154
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in the Santa Ynez Valley
20 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


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Date last modified - Thursday, September 10, 2015

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The Hill House- Circa 1886

Los Olivos #514312

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