La Petite Maison - Perfect for a peaceful, relaxing, romantic getaway!
La Petite Maison is a very special place. Tucked away on a rural road in the gorgeous Santa Ynez valley surrounded by horse farms and wineries - you will revel in the intoxicating lavender farm solitude that Farmer Craig and Dana have created. My husband and I chose to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in this charming little cottage ... we had never visited this region of California before and were pleasantly surprised by the natural beauty and quaintness of the area. Santa Ynez and the neighboring communities of Los Olivos and Solvang are a wine lovers paradise -- there are wineries and tasting rooms around every corner - literally! The cottage is warmly and beautifully decorated, very well appointed, and cozy-comfortable for 2-4 people (two bedrooms with queen beds, one full size bathroom with an Awesome tub/shower combo and the Stewart's amazing line of lavender products to enjoy!). The kitchen is small and does not have much counter space for cooking - but who wants to cook on vacation anyway?!! We enjoyed the local eateries of which there are too many to try them all (nice problem!). Loved watching the sunset on the patio, walking "the loop" (and visiting the horses, grazing cattle, and goats along the route), cuddling by the fireplace in the morning, and just appreciating the simple abundance of peace, nature and unplugging.There is DISH so if you want to catch a game or watch a movie, you can! We didn't get to meet Farmer Craig, but we did get to meet and visit with Dana who is incredibly welcoming, accomodating, thoughtful, and available for any need or question that arises during your stay -- beautiful hospitality from check-in to check-out (thank you, Dana!). The ONLY recommendations I humbly suggest are to please provide a regular, straight-up coffee maker (although the Nespresso is really cool, we're not espresso/frothy coffee people; and perhaps higher quality bed pillows would be a nice touch. We hope to return someday ... it was magical! Thank you for sharing your lovely home and farm with a couple of Minnesota suburbanites. God bless.

April 2017
La Petite Maison In Santa Ynez
La Petite Maison In Santa Ynez
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