What's Near Rancho Oso?
It's easy to settle in at the resort, but there is a whole lot to see and do near Rancho Oso. The resort is in the Los Padres National Forest in the mountains above Santa Barbara, so this is a beautiful area to explore.
When you first look at the map, you may think there is nothing near this remote resort. However, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained within about a half hour drive. You'll find good food and wine tasting along with many ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Go through the photo gallery, so you can see my favorite and plan your own trip.
The Bradbudy Dam was built in the 1950’s across the Santa Ynez River, which created Lake Cachuma. You’ll see signs for the vista point from Highway 154, so that you can get a look at this massive structure. Also, there are some hiking trails and picnic tables.