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A timeless roadside resort in the heart of California’s high desert. 

Cuyama Buckhorn is nestled within The Hidden Valley of Enchantment, a peaceful oasis, which sits in the middle of 4 counties just on the other side of Los Padres National Forest from Santa Barbara. We offer an intimate getaway filled with thoughtfully crafted meals, a bar where conversation flows effortlessly and revitalized rooms with stylistic nods to the past. Our valley rests between star-filled night skies, for some of the best stargazing in California and pastoral golden mountains boasting hiking trails and breathtaking wildflowers. The joy of shared experiences and creative spirit at Cuyama Buckhorn creates a connection to the natural beauty of Cuyama Valley.

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Each of our 21 guest rooms has been designed to bring comfortable elegance to the high desert with modern amenities like free WiFi and Bluetooth radios, complemented by custom-built furniture. Vintage accents, with a nod to our mid-century history, add a classic feel to these revitalized rooms. Locally-stocked mini bars, semi-private patios, plush linens and sustainably produced bath products are lovingly curated.

Eat & Drink

The Buckhorn Restaurant & Bar was originally established in 1952 as a roadside stop for weary travelers and as a gathering place for the local community. More than 60 years later, The Buckhorn has become an historic establishment featuring treasured favorites, as well as a new focus on connecting our food and beverage offerings to the local yield that surrounds us. We work to celebrate Central California’s bountiful ingredients across our food and beverage program from our farm-to-table restaurant and bar, to our craft coffee shop and market, to the mini bar trays in our guestrooms. We’re proud to provide elevated and unexpected farm-to-table comfort food for everyone to savor.

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TO-DO

The food, design and atmosphere of Cuyama Buckhorn is enhanced by the rich history of our local community and the bounty of the surrounding landscape. Our Inn features a glistening pool to dive into under the warm California sun, outdoor firepits and games to bring together friends new and old, as well as plenty of event spaces to celebrate the beauty of this unmatched haven. The valley offers endless opportunities to experience Santa Barbara County's high desert through nature walks in national monuments, wine tasting and farm tours with our neighbors, scenic drives that evolve by season, and peaceful evenings watching Cuyama's magical sunsets.

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"If you're looking for a getaway that has a stunning drive — this is it. I stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend and we did a mix of working remotely and relaxing and it was perfect. The staff was super attentive, the food and drinks were awesome. Be prepared to totally relax, do some local hiking, eat at the restaurant, have drinks at the bar, and chill poolside."

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"This was our third visit. We'll be back again. Nostalgic vibes, top notch food & drinks, epic high desert sunsets and plenty of neat places to explore in the surrounding area. We love that we can bring our dog and that the hotel is rarely "too busy" but always fun. The staff are exceptional and the atmosphere is from another time. Also hot, but that's what the pretty pool is for! Perfect for couples, families, pets, or whoever is in your herd. Enjoy."

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"We loved our experience and are already planning another trip in the next 12 months. The concierge set a bar for all other boutique hotels. We were so happy to see a classic motel restored in a manner greater than the original could have imagined. We drove an additional two hours out of the way and were not disappointed in the decision."

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"Nights were spent watching the sun go down while making s'mores and sharing in conversations with fellow guests. It's truly a place to unwind and relax and we had such a great time that we're already talking about a return visit."

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"Perfect for our small company getaway! Rooms were very clean and comfortable.

Every detail on the property was on point. food was great, drinks were great.

Loved all of the cozy fireplaces during the chilly evenings."

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"I have no notes. The entire experience was flawless. Excellent from top to bottom. Rooms, food, staff, location, views, quality. No detail was missed. S'mores kit? amazing. Parking, decor, pool, security. I'm not sure I can gush anymore."

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CATCH US ON THE BIG SCREEN

We're so incredibly excited to announce that we've been

featured in an episode of @magnolianetworks (Re)Motel!

The show highlights passionate motel owners across

America who have restored and redesigned their historic

properties to give them new life and turn them into

destination locations for a new generation of travelers. The

9-minute feature takes you through the process and

inspiration for our renovations, from our guest rooms, to our

dining spaces. We won't spoil too much… you just have to see

for yourself! Head to discoveryplus.com to stream now

(account required, free trial available).

We're so incredibly excited to announce that we've been featured in an episode of @magnolianetworks (Re)Motel! The show highlights passionate motel owners across America who have restored and redesigned their historic properties to give them new life and turn them into destination locations for a new generation of travelers. The 9-minute feature takes you through the process and inspiration for our renovations, from our guest rooms, to our

dining spaces. We won't spoil too much… you just have to see for yourself! Head to discoveryplus.com to stream now (account required, free trial available).

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4923 Primero Street

New Cuyama, CA 93254

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