Two South Bay entrepreneurs operate a private guest ranch just a couple hours away, where guests can experience Tuscany right here in Southern California. Established in 2017, The Ranch at Canyon Ridge is located in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country on 20 acres with incredible views, a sprawling farmhouse, huge lawn, an infinity pool with jacuzzi, and two smaller cottages.
Guests enjoy a cozy, comfortable, upscale getaway surrounded by endless views, chickens, goats, cows and llamas. Husband-and-wife owners Greg and Bernadette Hindman came across this scenic site several years ago and knew they had found a magical place centered on their shared passions: a peaceful lifestyle, a small town, good food, good wine and good friends.
“The Ranch brings all these things together,” says Bernadette, who owned Elegance Boutique Spa in Manhattan Beach for nearly 40 years. “We love to share our rural homestead dream with others!” says Greg, who founded Nearfield Systems Inc. in Torrance and today owns and operates Next Phase Measurements in Garden Grove while managing all the home automation devices and IT needs for The Ranch.
As guests approach The Ranch, located just 40 minutes from Santa Barbara, they enjoy a beautiful drive that meanders through green and golden rolling hills, passing farms and Lake Cachuma, then entering the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country. They are greeted with muffins, homemade cookies, farm-fresh eggs, cream and a complimentary bottle of The Ranch’s own wine. After a day of wine tasting, hiking, biking, horseback riding or shopping in the villages of Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez, guests can enjoy total relaxation at the on-site, charming spa.
For a soothing slice of country life, choose The Ranch at Canyon Ridge for your next vacation, unforgettable holidays or as the perfect venue to host a yoga or corporate retreat or even a cooking workshop.