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- Since 1959 -

Skyview - an iconic roadside motel turned boutique luxury, offers 33 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant, heated pool and a working vineyard. Perched on a hillside overlooking Santa Ynez wine country, the 5 acre outpost merges mid century style with modern rustic chic.

 
 
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The DESIGN

Skyview is a modern boutique hotel born from a historic 1950’s motel. The company behind Granada Hotel & Bistro, purchased the property and completed a multi-million dollar renovation intent to restore the iconic mid century property while modernizing the décor and offering. The best of both worlds’ philosophy preserves the historic elements of the property while offering guests a modern luxury experience.

Throughout the hotel, original mid century architecture has been enhanced with a modern rustic aesthetic and luxury trimmings. The guest rooms have undergone a stem to stern renovation and feature hardwood floors, AC/heat, flat panel televisions, down duvets, leather club chairs and marble-clad bathrooms. Many rooms have indoor fireplaces and private patios with stunning wine country views.

 

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OUR TOWN

Skyview is located in Los Alamos, California; a small and picturesque slice of Sta. Rita Hills wine country, nestled along the 101 freeway in Northern Santa Barbara County. The 5 acre property is ideally situated on a hilltop visible from and adjacent to the 101 freeway. Positioned as a stylish, unconventional alternative to Los Olivos, Los Alamos has a growing following of regulars and celebrities who visit its highly publicized restaurants, tasting rooms and art galleries. 

 

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The History

Founded in 1876, two ranchers, John S. Bell and Dr. James Barron Shaw, each donated part of their land to create the town site. Named Los Alamos (Spanish for “the cottonwoods” that still grace the area) it looks and feels vintage yet with a burgeoning food, wine, and arts scene. The town is surrounded by ranches, farms and vineyards at the northern “entry” to the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos (population 1,890) is located at the junction of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (the main thoroughfare known as Bell Street). It’s only seven blocks long yet reflects as much Old West heritage as any small town on California’s Central Coast.

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