Los Olivos, California
The Inn At Mattei's Tavern
An Auberge Resort
What we think
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Opening Late 2021
A stunning escape just north of Santa Barbara, at the heart of historical Los Olivos, the Inn at Matteis Tavern has long held a fabled place in Central Coast lore. The beloved landmark opens a new chapter in 2021 as the definitive luxury destination in the Santa Ynez Valley. From its earliest incarnation, in 1886 as a popular stagecoach stop during California’s Gold Rush, to its years as a surreptitious hangout through Prohibition, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern has long held a fabled place in Central Coast lore. Revered and raucously enjoyed for generations, the beloved landmark opens a new chapter in 2021 as the definitive luxury destination in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Rich with rustic sophistication and legitimate history, Mattei's Tavern effectively fuses old with new. The Tavern Building dates back to 1886 and the original cottages have been painstakingly restored to preserve their distinctive details, while new buildings sit alongside them – seamlessly blending with the authentic structures.
Restaurants & Bars
The Tavern - California ranch-inspired restaurant
Gin's Tap Bar - tap bar and smokehouse hidden within the grounds of the hotel
Felix Feed & Coffee - offering coffee and baked goods
The Shed - poolside dining