Tel. (805) 682-9616

Escape to nature while still being close to downtown.

Welcome to a unique place of beauty and serenity. When you need rest and restoration, why not treat yourself to a stay at the Hermitage in Santa Barbara, California.

the setting
We are located on a property bordering a meandering creek and surrounded by lush and diverse gardens. Find peace and spiritual healing as you wander down the pathways of our cactus, rose, shade, and oriental gardens, or rest by the creek and admire the wild flora of Mission Canyon. 
Feel your tension melt away as you sit on a meditation bench overlooking the Japanese garden.

You will have a private room and private bath in a gated residence, located in a secluded setting near to downtown and easily accessible to restaurants, stores, and all amenities.

nearby attractions
Right at our front gate is a walking trail to the Museum of Natural History, with acres of grounds to explore as well as many fascinating exhibits in the Museum itself.  Just beyond is Rocky Nook Park, a place to stroll down wooded paths or have a picnic under the trees.  A short walk takes you to the  Mission, one of the most photographed sites in the city, where you may take a tour or sit in the Rose Garden admiring the spectacular view.

For fifty cents, you can board a shuttle bus to the downtown area and poke around in the many exotic boutiques, exclusive shops and cafes of Santa Barbara or walk along the waterfront where artists sell their wares.

Experience the highlights of beautiful Santa Barbara or kick back and relax in your room. 

the accomodations
Luxurious decorator pillows and an elegant velvet silk comforter grace the queen bed.
A white wicker rocker offers a perfect place to curl up with a book or magazine.  Bring your own reading or sample one of a variety of publications displayed on the book case. 

Open the door and sit out on your private patio, breathing in the heady fragrance of the rose garden. A fountain is visible from your bed and will lull you to sleep.   At nighttime, you will hear frogs croak, but no traffic noise.

You may also choose a movie from our extensive collection of fine films to be delivered to your room.  We have carefully selected films of the highest quality in each genre to suit every taste.
You will love the striking pink floral bathroom, equipped with Egyptian cotton towels entitled "Lush" for good reason.  A shower and mini soaking tub are included.

a unique option
A signature feature of the Hermitage is its quietude and calming ambience.  If you wish,
by prior arrangement, you can choose to have your stay in silence.

number of occupants
We can accommodate one person or couple at a time. Sorry, no pets. Children must be supervised at all times.

Reservations: (805) 682-9616

Come visit us soon.