On the outside, the Victorian Mansion is a gorgeous, recently-renovated 1864 Victorian nestled in the heart of wine country. On the inside, it houses six incredible theme suites featuring theme beds, in-room hot tubs, fireplaces and hidden bathrooms. Music, fragrance, hand painted murals and tiles, movies and furniture will immerse you in the fantasy of your choice - will you stay in a sheik's tent? A 50's drive-in? A pirate ship? A gypsy caravan? Fantasy does not come at the expense of luxury or taste. Each room features impeccable decor and premium mattresses, sheets, towels and bathrobes. With our standard rates, a delicious bottle of local wine waits for you on arrival and a hot, gourmet breakfast is delivered to your suite every morning. Come visit us in the heart of the wine country made famous by the movie, Sideways - only a short drive from Los Angeles or San Jose through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the U.S. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
Welcome to the Egyptian Suite, where you can relax in modern luxury inside a sheik's tent. A golden sarcophagus guards the way to your private shower and balcony, and a two-person, in-room stone hot tub will melt away all of your cares. You will be surrounded by handpainted murals and tiles and ancient Egyptian furniture. After snuggling by the fireplace, enjoy the best sleep of your life wrapped up in high threadcount sheets on our premium Four Seasons(R) mattress.
Welcome to the Gypsy Suite where the sounds of the forest will lull you to sleep. Watch the flicker of your stone fireplace from your sunken, in-room hot tub surrounded by river rocks. Your caravan bed houses a premium queen-sized mattress and high threadcount sheets. Follow the stone path along the grass to your private bath featuring handpainted tiles.
Welcome to the 50's Suite where you can sleep inside of a '56 Cadillac convertible at a drive-in movie theater. This convertible features a premium queen-sized mattress and ulta high threadcount sheets. Period movies are projected from a booth above your head to the huge screen in front of you. Have your own, private sock-hop with music from your diner jukebox and follow it up with a dip in your sunken, 2-person hot tub. The 50's Suite is one of our most popular rooms, featured in numerous travel guides and "best of" lists.
Enjoy luxury fit for an emperor in the Roman Suite. Climb the marble steps to your two-person hot tub, where you can watch Rome burning in the background as you listen to music from Ancient Rome. Share a toast by the light of your private marble fireplace while snuggled in your complimentary bathrobes. Then, get ready for the best sleep of your life in your chariot bed - complete with a premium Four Seasons(R) mattress and high threadcount sheets.
Hear the tumultuous sea and watch the lanterns sway in the Pirate Suite. Polished wood with hand-carved accents surround you as you soak in your deep, captain's-sized hot tub. Slide a treasure map to one side to enter your hidden private bath featuring a barrel sink and enjoy the gourmet breakfast on your cannon coffee table. As with all of our suites, you will sleep like Davy Jones on our premium queen-sized mattress with high threadcount sheets.
This delightful artist's loft overlooks Paris and the Eiffel Tower, complete with artwork and a beautiful sunset mural you can see from your balcony. A charming circular iron staircase dramatically leads to your bed in the loft with a premium Four Seasons (R) mattress and high threadcount sheets. The elegant powder room is tastefully appointed and the spacious suite boasts an in-room hot tub and cast iron fireplace.
5 on September 08, 2013
I didn't know what to expect when we booked this suite. We picked the 50's room and were completely blown away at the attention to every single detail imaginable. The artistry and ingenuity are not to be understated. We toured all of the rooms with the exception of the Pirate room, which was occupied, upon our arrival. Our room included an impeccably restored yellow '56 Chevy convertible that was made into a bed. The bed faces a wall with a massive screen that serves as a drive-in theater complete with silver speakers on stands. The walls are painted with a 50's drive in theater theme, including a snack shop. There is a small jukebox that softly plays some of the greatest hits of the '50's. The room includes a selection of CD's that can be played from the car and seen up on the drive-in movie screen. The ambiance it creates is fun, romantic and playful. The sink and vanity area is made to look like it is part of a car or garage and there is a coffee table made out of the back of a matching '56 Chevy with backlights that serve as a nightlight if needed. There are beautiful neon lights that softly illuminate the room and are completely controllable by the guest. The bathroom is hidden in the wall and can be accessed by pushing the Hollywood sign painted on the wall. The bathroom is filled with fun writings on the wall. The one drawback is that the bathroom is very small, but this point is easily one that can be overlooked based on the entire fantasy package. The innkeepers are amazing and are available on a moment's notice. A gourmet breakfast magically arrives in the wall every morning at a time that you personally designate. Many of the rooms we looked at included amazing amenities and aromatherapy to compliment each fantasy. We spent two glorious nights in the suite and I cannot possible express how incredibly happy it made us.
5 on November 13, 2012
I was surprised with a weekend getaway to the Victorian Mansion by a boyfriend who had no idea that I have always had an inner fascination with kitschy themed B&Bs. We were staying in the Egyptian room and upon entering I was immediately awe struck by everything being draped in heavy luxurious fabrics with vibrant golds and jewel tones (yet nothing is dusty). The bed truly feeling like a royal’s tent as it invites you to sink in and never emerge – the ambient lighting’s intensity and color being changed with the push of a button – the fireplace being centered in front of the bed for the perfect snuggle viewing position – the raised hot tub being deep enough to fully submerge you and your companion with ample room on the ledge for resting your wine and/or chocolates without fear of knocking them over – the bathroom, although less detailed, didn’t disappoint in carrying through the theme as it too has iridescent golden walls and hand painted tiles (the lighting can be harsh coming from the soft ambient lighting in the suite, pack a few flameless candles to keep from having to make this adjustment) – the last surprise in the Egyptian suite was the private balcony complete with a dinette set, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or a sunset wine. Hot breakfast, coffee and juice is delivered at your preferred time in a discreet manner so that you can enjoy breakfast in bed and not have to bother with removing yourself from the fantasy. For other meals, the Union Hotel is next door and they have a very reasonable menu in an old saloon atmosphere, Full of Life Flatbread is located one block down the street offering a creative menu, there is also a Subway and two general stores for the less adventurous type who wish to stick to what they know. The owner has worked hard to create an atmosphere that truly immerses you in your surroundings and allows you to suspend reality for a weekend, and that is worth every penny!
5 on May 24, 2012
My husband and I chose The Vick for our wedding night and the night after for a "minimoon", and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Our Innkeeper Rod met me at check-in with champagne chilling in our suite (the Egyptian) and mini cupcakes for my enjoyment while getting dressed. He gave my family a tour of the other suites while I was enjoying a few moments of quiet before all the excitement began. My husband and I retuned to the suite late in the evening after our reception to beautiful mood lighting and soft music playing in the room. We were greeted with a delicious hot breakfast the next morning by our Innkeeper Denise, who then helped us move into the Roman suite where we spent the second night. When we checked out on Tuesday we felt pampered from head to toe, and completely rejuvinated. I highly recommend this Inn for a memorable and special evening away whether it's for your honeymoon or just a relaxing evening away. Every special touch in each of the themed suites is intended to whisk you away to another time, in a different place, and help you to connect with one another in true relaxation! Thank you Rod, Denise and team at The Vick for making our special nights amazing and incredibly memorable!
4.0 on April 16, 2012
About 16 miles away from Solvang, this piece of hidden jewel accommodated us in a stormy rainy night. We drove back and forth to Solvang from the mansion and it was so worth it for us. When I searched for one night stay in Solvang, it coast average $195 and up for a decent hotel on a weekend. Victorian Mansion cost more but you will be overwhelmed by its ambiance. We did not have time to explore Los Alamos but the surrounding seems rural. I can’t believe the seriousness of this place consider the location of it. We were greeted by the host and she gave us a tour of other rooms before guest check in. We stayed at the Egyptian suite; the stone slab door weight 1600 pounds if I remembered it right. The entrance to the bathroom is a “Farrell’s tomb mausoleum”. I love the sound of the railing that keeps “Farrell” pushing out vertically, just like the sound of a mummy pushing out from a tomb. And of course we made a bunch of stupid videos of the bathroom. The 2 persons tub was amazing; steamy hot water never runs out. What’s more pampering than a hot fragrance bubble bath on a cold rainy night? This place was way beyond my expectation thanks to the seriousness of its decor. I get to see the 50’s room, the Roman suite, the pirate suite, and the gypsy suite. They were all decorated amazingly; all the theme beds were special made. Breakfast was oven fresh quiche & coffee & juice, only I have to save room for Solvang’s variety treat. Overall, it was an unforgettable stay for me. I will definitely stay there again if I ever head to Santa Barbra. I would “strongly” recommend this place to a friend. Loved it!
4.4 on April 13, 2012
Our stay at the Victorian Mansion was the last night of a 2-week road trip. We are glad we stayed there last because nowhere else we stayed could compare with this place. We got there a little early and were able to see all of the guest rooms. Our room was the Egyptian suite and it was fantastic! We were truly transported to another time and place. We enjoyed the privacy and the opportunity to really relax and unwind. Having the breakfast served through a dumb-waiter like device was so nice. We really enjoyed that added privacy. On this trip we stayed at the Madonna Inn as well as there other B&Bs. This one was beyond belief. We can hardly wait to go back. C & L Orange County, CA
Countryside, Ranch, Small town, Wine country
Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Solvang, Ostrich Farm, Lavender Farm, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Olive Oil Tasting, Wine tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Free parking, Hot breakfast delivered to your Suite, Complimentary bottle of local wine, Personal space heater, Relaxing bath soak, Daily room freshening
Air conditioning, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Olive Oil Tasting, Wine tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports