Buellton’s Exclusive Experiences
As California travelers are starting to experiment with some much needed vacation time, we understand that everyone will have a different level of comfort with travel during these times. To help those more cautious travelers, here are some great private Buellton experiences that can be done with responsible social distancing in mind. Each opportunity allows you to enjoy some of the best Buellton has to offer, with the added perk of being in your own small, private group for each experience.
Each of these unique activities requires advanced reservations. Please contact the location directly for additional information and to arrange your private experience.
Include Everyone with a Private Virtual Tasting from McClain Cellars
The newest member of the Buellton wine roster, McClain Cellars, offers an awesome private in-person experience, but also has what you need to have a private wine tasting “social distance” style. Each person in your tasting group can receive a series of 1 or 2 oz pours in the mail. Then simply join up virtually for a tasting experience like this. Perfect for groups that are separated or who aren’t able to sync up traveling schedules.
Experience Life on the Farm at Hidden Canyon Ranch
Hidden Canyon Ranch offers a unique 90 minute walking tour of their ranch, led by an experienced rancher who is prepared to answer all your questions. There will be ample opportunity for some animal interaction in the form of feeding and brushing – and you can even take home some farm fresh produce or other post-harvest products from the Farm Stand! In light of the need to be especially careful due to Covid-19, they are limiting these amazing private tours to single families at a time, so book now and you could have this beautiful ranch all to yourself!
Explore one of the Largest Collections of Vintage Petroliana at Mendenhall’s Museum
No words will ever do justice to this amazing archive dedicated to the history of the evolution of motor vehicles, the culture surrounding them and even of the City of Buellton itself. Take a 90 minute private (by appointment only) tour of Mendehall’s Museum and take a step back in time as Mark and Vickie Mendenhall guide you through their amazing museum and share some great stories. If that’s not enough, Mendenhall’s is also the home of the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame, so be sure to check that out during your visit!
Enjoy a Private Wine Tasting Lakeside at Pence Vineyards
Enjoy an unparalleled tasting experience with Pence Vineyards and Winery by booking your private tasting today. You can choose from a variety of small, exclusive tastings while also maintaining social distance guidelines in several amazing locations. Keep it simple in their tasting room, or explore the ancient oaks and native plants of their personal tasting in the canyon. There is even an option to enjoy your tasting on the dock next to the beautiful Pence pond!
Experience the Magic of Folded Hills with the “Whole Shebang” Tour
Folded Hills Winery Ranch and Farmstead has opened their amazing property to limited groups for private tours and tastings. You could sip through their best wines inside of a 100 year old barn while a private wine concierge guides you through the experience. You can also experience the Whole Shebang which includes a private tour of the owner’s ranch and lakeside dock, plus a chance to meet and feed some of the amazing animals and guidance from a personal wine steward. Don’t wait to schedule one of these one-of-a-kind experiences!
Take the Family Glamping at Flying Flags RV Resort
A weekend camping trip probably sounds pretty good right now. With Flying Flags’ Canned Ham Village you can take the entire family for a unique vintage trailer camping experience. This 4 unit village includes a private entrance, outdoor kitchen and restroom facility, making it ideal for those with social distancing concerns. If vintage trailers are not your speed, Flying Flags also offers premium private cottages with The Santa Ynez Guest Ranches. Equipped with kitchen appliances, flat screen TVs, WIFI and a barbecue they are another great option for a relaxing getaway so your family can be together, apart.
Come Feed the Bad Boys of Buellton at Ostrichland USA
Ostrichland USA is open and offering guided tours if you book in advance. Watch these majestic creatures and if you are feeling brave, try feeding an ostrich. They currently have some new babies and summer is the best time to see them as they grow so quickly. Book a tour today and don’t miss out on your chance to experience over 100 ostriches and emus!
Even More to Explore
We also have a wonderful assortment of ways to enjoy Buellton right from your own home!
Bringing A Taste of Buellton to You – From the original recipe to make Andersen’s Pea Soup in your kitchen, to edible decorating kits to keep the kids busy while you participate in a virtual wine tasting. We’ve pulled together some fun ways to bring a taste of Buellton to you!
Color Your Way Through Buellton – We turned some of our favorite photos into coloring pages so you could have a little mental vacation while learning something new about a few of our favorite spots. From family favorites like Ostrichland USA and Santa Barbara Blueberries, to popular adult hangouts like Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. and Buscador Winery, there are options for every age and ability.
Pieces of Buellton – Need a distraction for a few minutes? Try one of our free online puzzles, powered by Jigsaw Planet! With difficulties ranging from beginner to expert, we’ve got 22 unique options to help you unwind.
Host Your Next Virtual Hangout from Iconic Buellton Locations – If you want to hide your living room backdrop or are just itching for a change of scenery for your next virtual hangout, we’ve compiled a collection of virtual backdrops from some of our most popular and iconic locations for you to use the next time you “Zoom”!
Discover Buellton’s Virtual Experiences – We’ve compiled these videos to help you explore our charming town from the comfort of your home. Some are short glimpses into beautiful outdoor locations, and some will help you get to know a few of the unique offerings our community provides. Plus we’ll continue to add to this list as new videos become available.