After closing for repairs resulting from the January 2018 mudslides, The Four Seasons Resort Biltmore Santa Barbara has re-opened and plans to celebrate all summer long.
The 200-room Spanish Colonial resort first opened its doors in 1927 in the Santa Barbara County town of Montecito, across from the idyllic Butterfly Beach, and has long been a cherished getaway for Hollywood stars. During its nearly five-month closure, the resort introduced fresh landscaping across the 22 acres of garden-lined grounds as well as some new decadent features.
Come July, for instance, you can stay at the new Anacapa Suite, which offers over 2,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including its own plunge pool, fire pit, and private driveway (not to mention gorgeous views of Butterfly Beach and the Pacific). Anacapa guests also receive access to the resort’s members-only Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.
Or hit The Spa, which is flanked by the resort’s rose garden and Jungle Pool and features many treatment rooms with ocean views. New treatments include the KYPRIS Rose Quartz Facial, which includes sustainable botanicals, massage movements inspired by ocean waves, and rose-quartz-gemstone therapy. Or choose a massage using oils from Santa Barbara‘s The Grapeseed Company, such as the Herbal Lavender, Coastal Citrus, and Majestic Montecito (inspired by the local lotus, hibiscus, and other flowers). Be sure to pick up a bottle of Vitajuwel Wellness Water from the spa lounge, enhanced by amethyst, rose quartz, and clear quartz, and purported to boost both awareness and tranquility.
For other life-affirming elixirs, come for one of the Summer Tasting Series events, held at the resort’s lounge areas. Rosés paired with caviar pasta and other delights will be featured on June 8 and the Red, White and Brew event on July 4 will celebrate local craft beer.
You can also get a good deal to come check it all out. The Experience More—Resort Credit Package offers you a resort credit of up to $300 for a two-night stay, and the Wellness Revival Package includes daily breakfast, your choice of two wellness activities (such as spa, personal training, or tennis), and 20 percent off more spa services.
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