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The Ballard Inn & Restaurant

At a Glance


  • exceptional food
  • attentive staff
  • secluded


  • some baths could use updating

The Ballard Inn & Restaurant Review

Set among orchards and vineyards in the tiny town of Ballard, 2 miles south of Los Olivos, this inn makes an elegant wine-country escape. Rooms are furnished with antiques and original art. Seven rooms have wood-burning fireplaces; the inn provides room phones and TVs on request. The tasting room serves boutique wines on weekends. At the Ballard Inn Restaurant ($$$), which serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday, owner-chef Budi Kazali creates sumptuous French–Asian dishes in a romantic dining room.

    Hotel Details

  • 15 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-21-2013

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