A Taste of Heaven
We (my wife and two children) stayed here for a week during Spring Break. I've been to the Santa Ynez Valley before (always a pleasure) but this heavenly canyon is almost beyond description. The rolling green hills dotted with Oaks and other flora. The animal life along Ballard Canyon Road, stretching about 5 miles from Solvang to Los Olivos (the farmhouse is equidistant to both) is diverse and amazing...bison, longhorn cattle, sheep, llamas, horses, cattle, and more. A treat for adults and kids alike. Perfect for hiking and bike riding. And then there is the house...charming, warm, elegant, comfortable, inspiring. Great kitchen and a long deck with grill and outside seating. Views like in the Sound of Music. We plan on returning whenever possible. Very, very and very nice people in the Santa Ynez Valley. Eight thumbs up from our party!
Grand Meadows Friesian Farm - Located on the Bucolic, Scenic Ballard Canyon Road