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Located in Santa Barbara Wine Country, this B&B offers evening wine and appetizers. Guest rooms include free WiFi. A restaurant is on site and a full American breakfast is served daily. An private bathroom is featured in each uniquely furnished guest room at The Ballard Inn and Restaurant. Ironing facilities are also provided. This nonsmoking property features a well-manicured garden and front veranda for guest relaxation. Bicycle hire is available for guests on site. Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks Janeway Carriage House are both 3.1 mi away. Old Mission Santa Ines is less than 10 minutes’ drive from this B&B.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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  • Adrienne
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Hadn't been since the renovation. Standard room was beautiful and clean.
  • Rebecca
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff at the inn were exceptional. Friendly and professional. The inn itself was just lovely
  • Susan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The inn is very nice and the gal working the front desk was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a disappointment. We stayed two nights. The first breakfast was a chiorizo omelette which was dry and lacked any pizazz. Also, the server...

Host Info

Host Review Score

The Ballard Inn is located in the historic town of Ballard, founded in 1880 by a Wells-Fargo station owner (whom the Inn is also named in honor of). We're only located three miles from the popular tourist destination of Solvang and the historic town of Santa Ynez, and two miles from the wine-tasting destination of Los Olivos. While there are no shops or restaurants in Ballard, save for our very own award-winning Gathering Table Restaurant, the local scenery is great for walking or biking around. There is the Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch less than half a mile down the road, along with Rideux Tasting Room and Vineyard right across from it. Los Olivos has many tasting rooms and small boutiques to check out, and with the Ballard Inn's rental bike service it would make for an easy ride and pleasant afternoon without having to drive.
Language spoken: English

Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Amenities of The Ballard Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Room service
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Dryer
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Room service
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Couples' massage
  • Back massage
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Ballard Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and up are allowed)

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Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

*We are open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday starting at 17:00

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 06:00:00.

FAQs about The Ballard Inn

  • Room options at The Ballard Inn include:

    • Double

  • Yes, The Ballard Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at The Ballard Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • The Ballard Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • The Ballard Inn is 1,000 feet from the center of Ballard. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Ballard Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Ballard Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Ballard Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Couples' massage
    • Bicycle rental
    • Horseback riding
    • Bike tours
    • Back massage
    • Happy hour