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An Exclusive Society Dedicated to Uniting Three of Life's Biggest Passions...

Southern California

Nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Central California Coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, Bacara offers comfortable luxury and incomparable natural beauty. Our Santa Barbara hotel features direct access to beautiful beaches, world-class golf and wine country.

Adjacent to the resort community of Santa Barbara, the four-star Bacara Resort & Spa is located along California’s most spectacular stretch of Pacific paradise, between the ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Just ten minutes from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Bacara is approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles (90 minutes by car) or three hours from LA via the scenic Amtrak “Surfliner.” The resort is a five-hour drive from San Francisco.

With 78 acres of ocean front property – including two miles of natural beach – Bacara Resort & Spa offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky, while the resort’s innovative and artful design – low-storied buildings, terraced to the sea and connected by meandering garden paths – is in keeping with the intimacy and aesthetics of a Mediterranean village

Complete with flower-filled courtyards, restful fountains and red-tiled roofs, Bacara is the perfect place to enjoy the leisurely pace and warm embrace of the California lifestyle, where the climate is Mediterranean – mild and sunny, with average daytime temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. Cool, crystal-clear nights are ideal for stargazing (unlike most Southern California coastal areas, where the concentration of urban lights and frequent nighttime cloud cover can obscure even the moon).

Four Luxury Hotels. One Exclusive Lifestyle.

A Special Fall Offer from Meritage Collection

As a Society member, enjoy 22% at the Meritage Collection hotel of your choice, including Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla. For reservations, please call 855.464.3630 or visit and enter or mention promo code DISTMC at the time of booking. 

If you would prefer to call Reservations directly, please call the Meritage Collection Reservations Departments 855.661.7427. Mention that you are requesting the FFWS negotiated rates for dates requested. Special Code (NEGFFWS).

FFWS negotiated rates are valid through December 30, 2014, based on availability. 22% guestroom discount applies to best available rate. Offer is subject to availability; blackout dates apply. Not valid on groups. Not eligible for existing reservations.


Bacara Resort & Spa
8301 Hollister Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117

Phone: 805-290-1475
Toll Free: 855-968-0100




Save 22% at the Meritage Collection
Enjoy this savings at the Meritage Collection hotel of your choice! This includes the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, and The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa.
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Foley Food & Wine Society "Secret" Tour
Offered exclusively to guests of Bacara, the tour includes barrel tastings, “soil to bottle” tours and access to private estate quarters at the Firestone, Foley and Lincourt vineyards with door to door transportation in a luxury SUV. Learn more.

Relax at the Spa
Bacara's Spa has 60 unique synergistic programs of treatment to achieve maximum results in specific areas of body and mind enhancement.

Lounge at the Pool
Two zero-edge, heated saline swimming pools (saline is easy on the eyes, skin and hair), the Cabana and Resort Pools feature expansive ocean views, along with their own heated saline hydrotherapy whirlpool spas.


Firestone Vineyard
Firestone Vineyard is set in Los Olivos, a charming little village in the Santa Ynez Valley.
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Lincourt retains the rural charm and simplicity of an earlier era.
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Eos Estate
Founded in the mid-1980s by the Arciero family and over the years has received rave reviews for its Zinfandels, Cabernets and "Tears of Dew" Moscato dessert wines.
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Foley Estates
The winery’s success can be attributed to strict winemaking protocols and two extraordinary estate vineyards.
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