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Little Piece of Heaven - 'Little Bear Cabin'

Santa Ynez, CA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - Sleeps 3 - surrounded by beautiful oak trees

Little Bear Cabin: Some call it magical, transformative, charming, a authentic wine country experience. Whatever ever anyone says it’s always a great memory. Little Bear Cabin sits on Cricket Canyon Ranch in the heart of Santa Ynez.

The ranch is surrounded by thousands of majestic red and white oak trees, some dating back hundreds of years, before the Spanish Missions and Santa Barbara Presidio.

This very special ranch inspires all who visit with a sense of serenity as it posses a mystical quality that seems to transcend reality. It’s amazing what four thousand oak trees can do to ones spirit.

This is the Santa Ynez experience at its very best!

From hilltop vistas, the surreal Figueroa and Santa Barbara Mountains rise up from the valley floor and greet you with an awe inspiring panoramic views for your morning walk. In the evening, the hilltop provides the perfect spot for star-gazers, as the darkened valley is the perfect location to watch the heavens.

In contrast the ranch also provides the serenity of the oak meadows where you can picnic under huge oak limbs that seem to embrace you.

Each spring thousands of native birds migrate to the ranch and the lush oak canyons providing a chorus of songs throughout the day. We have a wide assortment of wildlife including; deer, bobcat, grey squirrels, coyotes, red fox, raccoons, owls, golden eagles, bald eagles, hawks, and falcons, all call the ranch home during different seasons.

Miles and miles of hiking, riding, cycling trails all seem to connect right from the ranch entrance. Want to bring your horses, no problem. The horse barn is a favorite hangout for the western pleasure crowd.


Ree Embley

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • 1 Bedroom with sitting room attached with twin sofa bed. A twin rollaway can be set up in the bedroom or living room for a fourth person.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • 1 bathroom-shower, toilet and sink


        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Romantic
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                  Air conditioning in living area. Fans in bedroom, living room and dining room.
                • Fireplace
                  Two, one in Dining room and the other in the downstairs sitting room
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                            • Games
                            • Music Library
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Bicycles
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Golf
                                  The Alisal River Public course is with in short distance
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Wood burning grill and fire pit


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Onsite Services

                                        • Massage


                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • shopping
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking


                                                            • Santa Barbara is 35 miles, beach Gaviota 20 miles. Enjoy wine tasting at many of the surrounding vineyards in the area. The quaint towns of Solvang and Los Olivos are minutes away. Bring your bicycles and ride the country roads in the beautiful valley. Dine at one the fabulous restaurants in Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Solvang.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              17 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great little cabin!

                                                              Ashlee M.

                                                              The perfect accommodations for a weekend away. The property is beautiful and Ree couldn’t be sweeter. We’ll definitely be back

                                                              Was great relaxing loved it!!!

                                                              Greg T.Born Newport Beach California


                                                              Greeted by 6 deer in the am




                                                              Just what he “doctors wife” Ordered

                                                              Middle of great world class vineyards and tasting Rooms

                                                              Officially unplugged with no cell sights

                                                              Thank Ree!

                                                              Tracy and Greg


                                                              Chris S.

                                                              Hello Ree,

                                                              Thank you for a wonderful time in Santa Ynez. Your property is beautiful, peaceful, and just what we needed to relax and get out of the city. The cabin was more than adequate, clean, and very well stocked. We will definitely be back as often as we can. Thanks again.

                                                              Nice quiet cabin; great location

                                                              Terry R.

                                                              Little Bear is a lovely cabin located near hiking and wineries.

                                                              The bed was very comfy; although the bedroom is located below the main floor

                                                              and does not have natural daylight. Bathroom is upstairs.

                                                              Living room very comfortable; lots of games for a fun evening and the kitchen is well stocked.

                                                              The owner very friendly and left a bottle of wine to greet us.

                                                              Quite country location perfect for a couple looking to get away.

                                                              Paul K.

                                                              Beautiful propert. The cabin's a nIicely apppointed, comfy country retreat. We had deer out front in the morning. Only five minutes from wineries and Los Olivos. The bonus room was perfect for our toddler.

                                                              The cabin is quaint and nice. Beautiful place.

                                                              Eric Y.

                                                              My kids and I had a great stay. The Satellite TV wasn't working which was just fine; nice to unplug once in awhile. Ree, the owner let us know ahead of time. We went to Santa Barbara for the day because it was really hot during our stay. At night, we sat outside and relaxed. We played Monopoly until 1AM and had great family time. We are looking forward to going back this winter.


                                                              Santa Ynez, CA, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Credit card. Deposit of first night is requires and non-refundable if reservation is canceled within 5 days of arrival

                                                              17 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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