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 vista point is on Highway 154 between Paradise Road and The Cold Spring Canyon Arch Bridge, so it’s close to Rancho Oso. It’s a nice place to stretch your legs, but is more than that. The views of the valley are spectacular, and there are signs with historical and cultural information. You can also take a short hike up a trail for a different viewpoint or you can relax at a picnic table.