Solvang is an adorable little town in the Santa Ynez Valley, featuring Dutch architecture and a love of Christmas.  I have visited Solvang several times, and it is a favorite destination for me. CLICK HERE to read my article Christmas Starts Early in Solvang.

The Landsby is a stunning 41-room boutique hotel offering warm hospitality and refined accommodations. The Landsby features clean contemporary designs influenced by traditional Scandinavian aesthetics. Featured amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, limited room service and pet-friendly accommodations. The Landsby, 1576 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463; https://www.thelandsby.com/

The Landsby: courtesy of the Solvang Tourism Bureau


Wine Valley Inn and Cottages (our cover shot), located in a quiet downtown neighborhood, offers 56 spacious guest rooms, 6 charming individual cottages surrounding a private garden, and one grand suite. Amenities include free hot breakfast, on-site spa and 24-hour fitness center. Wine Valley Inn & Cottages, 1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463; https://www.winevalleyinn.com/

If you are looking for a hotel located in the heart of Solvang, stay at the Hamlet Inn. This hotel is the perfect place to relax after spending the day shopping, dining and taking in the sights in town. Some feature amenities include complimentary bikes, a central location and free wifi. Hamlet Inn, 1532 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463; https://thehamletinn.com/

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort; photo by Richard Bilow; courtesy of ETG

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, set on a 10,000-acre private ranch, will take you on a departure from the typical hotel experience in Solvang. The Alisal is the epitome of a world-class resort, steeped in true western culture. Enjoy horseback riding, two 18-hole golf courses surrounded by natural beauty, tennis and fly-fishing on the resort’s 100-acre spring-fed lake. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, 1054 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463; https://www.alisalranch.com/

Also located in the heart of the Danish village of Solvang, the King Frederik Inn is within walking distance of 150 boutique shops and international dining and 18+ wine tasting rooms. Amenities include complimentary breakfast from Olsen’s Bakery, heated pool and spa and a spacious meeting room for up to 20 people. King Frederik Inn, 1617 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463; https://kingfrederikinn.com/

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