Fodor's Expert Review Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard, California, 93463, USA Fodor's Choice

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. At The Gathering Table ($$$), which serves dinner from Wednesday through Sunday, owner-chef Budi Kazali creates French–Asian-California fusion dishes by the fireplace in a cozy, modern farmhouse-style dining room.

PROS

  • exceptional food
  • attentive staff
  • secluded setting

CONS

  • some baths could use updating
  • restaurant noise sometimes travels upstairs
  • no in-room phones or TVs

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
RomanticService
Intimate
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 805-688–7770 | 800-638–2466

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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