Rates from US$159
Scandinavian design meets California cool at this boutique hotel in the heart of Solvang, a small town in the Santa Ynez Valley that was established by Danish settlers in the early 1900s. Located less than an hour drive north of Santa Barbara, the Landsby’s 50 rooms come in nine styles, which include standard rooms with views of Solvang, premium rooms with patios and jetted tubs, and junior suites with lofted spaces housing king-sized beds and bathrooms with soaking tubs. All the rooms are filled with unique design touches—custom furniture, wooden floors, whimsical artwork and rich wood and bronze accents. Grab a meal at the on-site Mad & Vin restaurant, which serves central Californian seasonal fare such as a ceviche made with citrus-cured local fish, before relaxing around the garden courtyard’s firepits.
Nearby: For breakfast, visit one of the five Scandinavian bakeries in Solvang, such as Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery, for tasty and authentic old-world treats.
[This story appears in the September 2018 issue of WestJet Magazine]
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