San Ysidro Ranch Spa Debut

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 13, 2021
The tranquil retreat features lavish furnishings and a stone fireplace, adding to the ambiance

This weekend Montecito’s famed San Ysidro Ranch will host a preview of its new Salon & Spa, located in a classic board and batten style cottage on the picturesque property. With plans to fully open next week, the Salon & Spa also features a relaxing courtyard surrounded by fragrant gardens and shaded by vine-covered pergolas. 

“No detail was spared in the design process and it was designed with the comfort and relaxation of our resort guests and local patrons in mind,” said a rep for the award-winning hotel, which is owned by Ty Warner

The cottage-style retreat features lavish furnishings, a stone fireplace, and whimsical wall coverings of hand-painted vignettes of songbirds. 

“Imagine if the Queen’s Hamlet at Versailles had a salon and spa,” said the hotel rep. “It’s a beautifully restored rustic cottage that has a storybook feel with whimsical songbird murals and surrounded by meticulously manicured gardens. But it also offers the modern conveniences of a world-class spa featuring state-of-the-art facilities and luxury services.” 

The spa features private dining from the award-winning Stonehouse Restaurant, and wines from the resort’s award-winning wine cellar. 

The Ranch has always offered salon and spa services on property, in the privacy of the guest cottages. The new Salon & Spa building once housed administrative staff before being transformed into a tranquil spa destination. SYR will continue to offer guests the option to have services/treatments in their private cottage gardens; each cottage is outfitted with a sunken tub and outdoor shower.

San Ysidro Ranch has been open throughout the pandemic, offering contactless check-in, cottage-side parking, and complimentary in-cottage dining or patio dining at the Stonehouse Restaurant. 

The Salon & Spa will feature Yon-Ka Paris luxury skincare and Intraceuticals oxygen therapy and is the only salon in the region to offer world-renowned Shu Uemura haircare products. The Salon features Yume Spa Dream chairs crafted in Japan, allowing for deep relaxation. Each treatment is delivered with a nurturing touch and customized to guest preferences. Essential oils for calming treatments are infused with lavender, rosemary, and lemons extracted directly from the Ranch gardens, and the Spa will offer outdoor hair and nail care under the courtyard pergolas. 

Offerings include men’s and women’s haircare, including cuts, colors, and style; custom facials and massages; aromatherapy body treatments; waxing; bridal hair and makeup; and manicures and pedicures. For those wanting a true spa day, the Salon & Spa offers a “Day of Rejuvenation,” which includes a 30-minute soak in a hydro spa tub or steam shower, a 90-minute Swedish massage, a 60-minute facial, and a salon wash and style. 

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