Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Los Olivos (Santa Ynez Valley), Fess Parker Wine Country Inn is close to Bridlewood Winery and Lincourt Vineyards. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard and Sunny Fields Park.
Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 19 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and a fitness center. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We recently stayed in one of the Fess Parker Inn's Wine Country Cabins. We've stayed here before and love the location, amenities and style. But there were some distinct differences between this stay and the last.
The cabin is located a few steps off the main street in Los Olivos, which we love because we can walk to tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants. It's also nice to have the car port in back.
The cabin itself is well-appointed (though dish cloths and a towel in the kitchen would have been nice so that we could have hand-washed our few dishes). We like the spacious living room, full kitchen, and two bed/two bath arrangement. The AC didn't seem to be working properly during our stay, as we had it set to 70 but the actual temp would fall to 64 (we tried to turn it off, too, but it kept running).
The disappointment came in the service we received at the Bear & Star restaurant. In previous stays we received complimentary breakfast there each day (and really enjoyed it!), and before this most recent stay we received a confirmation email that breakfast would again be included. On our first day there this time, though, we were hassled about it (we had to produce the email to prove we had been promised breakfast after staff insisted we were wrong about it being included), and the hostess in the restaurant denigrated other staff for apparently making this mistake. This was unprofessional, and we were not sure how to react. We were eventually given breakfast (with vouchers to use the following the days). On other days, though, we were again questioned. We also experienced uneven treatment of some items ordered -- sometimes we were charged for coffee and side items, and sometimes we were not; one morning we received one free breakfast (even though our voucher said breakfast for two and the email for four). Having paid more than $600/night for the cabin, this all seemed ridiculous. (Later we learned from someone else in town that the restaurant would be closing soon because their farm-to-table concept was not financially viable. This helped us understand the nickel-and-dime treatment we received -- but still guests should not be treated this way, and staff should not criticize other staff in front of guests.)
We love the cabin and will consider staying there again when we return in 2020 -- but we also already looked at Airbnb options in Los Olivos, which provide many of the same amenities at a fraction of the price -- and with no unpleasant taste left with us at breakfast.
My wife and I , my daughter and her now husband hosted a wedding weekend at the Fess Parker Inn. We sold out the entire Inn for purposes of wedding events , meals etc.( approximately 20 rooms)
As soon as we walked in we were greeted very
warmly by Miguel, Will and Austyn and shown to our rooms immediately. Our luggage followed very quickly.
The rooms are beautifully furnished, spotless with fireplaces and intricate crown moldings-throughout the Inn.
We had the meet and greet in the Epiphany
Wine area just a very short walk from the Inn.It was the perfect Area to accommodate a large number of guests.
On Saturday, the day of the wedding the ceremony was held at the Rodney Vineyards. It was the perfect spot to accommodate our 100 guests with a beautiful view of the vineyards in the foreground and the majestic mountains in the background.The vistas were surreal in many ways. We had a cocktail reception at this site with all the appetizers supplied by the Bear and Star restaurant which were all wonderful . From cold oysters, hush puppies, duck confit tacos and more.
The reception was held back at the Inn and everything went beautifully. The food again was prepared by Bear and Star Restaurant with everything using Ranch to table concepts. At the appropriate time the tables were cleared and it was an ideal spot for dancing and singing until the end of the evening.
The advantage of having the Inn to ourselves was that we were able to use the pool area across the way from the Inn for the after party.
All in all as I stated earlier it was a magical wedding weekend. Emma was a great help and helping to arrange all these functions in a timely manner. Whether having a wedding or just to get away to the beautiful town of los Olivos you couldn’t find a nicer place to go then to Fess Parker Inn.
As the father of the bride my wife and I couldn’t have been happier that way everything went.We will be back to enjoy a somewhat less hectic weekend in the near future!!
Austyn was the reason we were able to have the over the top experience at Fess Parker. Every time we approached her she took control and made our request happen. She will be our go to girl for our visit in 2020. Love Fess Parker and CAN NOT wait to return!!!!