Welcome to Downtown Los Olivos, CA

A place to soothe your soul and excite your palate

"A place to soothe your soul and excite your palate"

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A little about Los Olivos

This charming historic town of 1,000 residents is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Recognized for its expansive views in the center of Santa Barbara's 50 wineries and horse ranches, it is a rewarding and relaxing village to visit. Los Olivos is noted for its eclectic art galleries, wine tasting, unique shopping, epicurean restaurant opportunities, antiques and generally friendly populace. Many of the downtown and residential buildings date back one-hundred years when Los Olivos was served by a stage line and the Pacific Coast Railway. Our historical ambiance is preserved by a Victorian architectural overlay.

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The history of Los Olivos

In 1861, the Overland Coast Line Stage Station was established in Ballard, just south of Los Olivos. The stage coach route ran from San Francisco to Los Olivos, then to Los Angeles and San Diego. Anticipating the arrival of the Pacific Coast Railway, Felix Mattei opened a hotel in 1887. The hotel, now know as Mattei’s Tavern, accommodated rail and stage passengers making north and south connections in Los Olivos. Following the first whistle of the much anticipated engine, land auctions were held in 1887, creating the quaint village of Los Olivos. The town was first named after a nearby ranch made up of 5,000 olive trees. Presently Victorian architecture can be found sprinkled throughout this little western village. Many of the downtown buildings and residences date back over one-hundred years.

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Businesses in Los Olivos, California

Here is a collection of downtown Los Olivos, California businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Gallery Los Olivos


Featuring art from 40 regional artists


Sansone Studio Gallery


Created here at 1500 degrees


Fess Parker Inn & Spa


A charming 19 room luxurious inn


Alexander & Wayne Tasting Room

Museums / Attractions

Explore wines and paired cheeses with us


Alta Maria Vineyards

Museums / Attractions

Stewardship providing benefit to the palate


Curtis Winery

Museums / Attractions

We love the Rhones


Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

Museums / Attractions

A place to understand wine


Firestone Winery

Museums / Attractions

We focus on the grape and it shows


Foxen Winery & Vineyard

Museums / Attractions

The art of winemaking


Koehler Winery

Museums / Attractions

Life lived better


William James Cellars

Museums / Attractions

Award winning wines created with passion


Corner House Coffee


We feature Peet's Coffee, baked items, ice cream and pizza


Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant


Have a great meal and try and buy great wine


Panino Los Olivos


Fresh made Panini's


Petros Los Olivos


Petros, located in the Fess Parker Inn


Champagne Spa & Boutique


Complete Spa service in relaxing environs


Artisans Gallery


Handmade Leather Accessories


Avec Moi Decor


European gifts and antiques for your home and garden


Bonita Summerland


For the love of Gypset style


First Street Leather


Crafting fine leather since 1972


J. Woeste in Los Olivos


Perfectly arranged with gifts you cannot live without


Los Olivos General Store


Take the valley's wine and art home


Olive Hill Farm


Artisan olive oils from local trees




An experience to behold


Stafford's Famous Chocolates


Fresh handmade chocolate creations


The Style Junction


Vintage and new women's designer apparel


Toro for Men


Mens clothing and accessories


Waxing Poetic


Jewelry, charms, candles and general amusements