The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Avenue
Ballard, CA 93463
United States
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Toll Free (800) 638-2466 ; Local (805) 688-7770
Average rate/night $329.67
Check Availability *Rooms starting at 299.00

The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table, a romantic country inn located just 35 minutes north of Santa Barbara California, offers outstanding upscale and elegant accommodations in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County’s renowned wine country. Our country inn, rated 4 diamonds and a member of the prestigious Select Registry, is the perfect weekend getaway, just a short drive from Los Angeles or other locations in southern California.

If it's gourmet wine country cuisine and fine dining you’re looking for, The Ballard Inn's award-winning restaurant, The Gathering Table, is sure to please even the most discriminating gourmands. Chef Budi Kazali’s inspired food represents a fusion of East West flavors and techniques, resulting in the ultimate in California cuisine. With comfortable guest rooms, many with fireplaces, fine wines, and delicious food, our inn creates a tranquil atmosphere that exudes romance. Whether you are looking for peace and quiet or an active and fun vacation, The Santa Ynez Valley has something to offer everyone. If you are so inclined, we can arrange for a wine tasting tour, visiting the finest wineries the neighboring towns of Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Buellton have to offer, including the beautiful and legendary area of the Santa Rita Hills.

The Santa Ynez Valley has much more than wine to offer its visitors. Our area has a long history of horse ranching; our staff can arrange for a horseback riding excursion to get back to the old west. In addition, the valley is becoming an acclaimed destination for cycling enthusiasts and is the site of many bicycle tours and races. If golfing is your game, there are three wonderful courses to play, including the celebrated Alisal and La Purisima courses. With the vast selection of activities and comfortable meeting spaces, the Ballard Inn represents a great place to hold you next family reunion or small business retreat.

Select Registry member since 1993


  • Minimum Stay Required: Weekends
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly: Over 12


  • Inn Amenities Refine Search: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available

Food & Wine

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
  • Offered Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres
  • Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
  • Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Rooms & Suites

  • Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites
  • # Rooms: 15
  • Beds: Queen, King
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Rollaway Available, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, Turndown Service
  • Entertainment: CD Players, Video Library
  • Safes: Front Desk
  • Handicap Accessible: Full ADA
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Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: Yes
  • Front Desk/Security: Onsite
  • Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Restaurant on Site, Wine/Spirits available

Location Type

  • Location Type: Rural, Small Town/Village

Weddings & Events

  • Events Supported: Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon

Business Travel & Events

  • Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social