Meadowlark Inn

2644 Mission Drive , Solvang, CA 93463 USA (Show map)


Meadowlark Inn, a wine country retreat with the amenities of a bed and breakfast, is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. This California Inn is located on two peaceful and rustic acres with mountain views and is close to world class wineries, restaurants, theater, casino, golf courses, shopping, and a bike path. Within minutes of the Inn are the charming towns of Santa Ynez, Solvang and Los Olivos. Santa Barbara and beaches are within easy driving distance. Spa services available. A delightful light breakfast is offered daily - either in the cozy dining room or delivered to guest rooms for private dining. Call the inn directly for availability on other rooms and suites.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Lovely place to stay.

3.8 on May 15, 2016

This weekend was a birthday gift for my husband and it was the perfect get away. The Meadowlark is a lovely place to stay. Close to town, but a very quiet and peaceful location. The room was so pretty and we loved the courtyard.

Relaxing Getaway

5 on April 20, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Meadowlark Inn. The grounds and surrounding areas are beautiful. The breakfasts were great and the indoor & outdoor dining areas are both charming. Less than 30 minutes from beautiful mountains, wineries and beaches. I highly recommend this Meadowlark Inn if you are looking for a peaceful, quaint place to stay.

Great Stay at Meadowlark

4.2 on April 13, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Meadowlark! The staff was warm, friendly and knowledgeable about the areas wineries. The Inn is very clean and homey. We look forward to staying again soon.

Quiet. Peaceful.

4.8 on April 04, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. It was larger than we had expected;absolutely worth the price we paid! Still had to drive into town, but that's hardly a knock on the place. We loved it.

Thank you

4.6 on March 25, 2016

It was a perfect getaway.

January stay

4.6 on March 14, 2016

I've seen this place for years (thinking it was subpar) and decided to try it out because it is near where my friends were staying. I was extremely pleased with the room. The staff is excellent. The room was clean beyond belief, and I love the cabin-like feel of the rooms. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

Wonderful hideaway

4.2 on March 07, 2016

We like staying outside of the towns and cities we visit when possible, and character counts for us so we chose Meadowlark Inn for those reasons. We'd never been to Solvang area before and this was the exact distance we like between us and a lot of people. It was super clean, a much larger and accommodating room than expected and the staff was beyond helpful and friendly. If you like charm and character and nature and a bit of a hideaway then you'll like this place as much as we did.

Peaceful Getaway in Solvang

5 on March 07, 2016

This is my new favorite place to stay in Solvang. I've stayed at four other hotels in Solvang previously. My room was a King Suite and it was very spacious, airy, clean, nicely and simply decorated. The bed was remarkably comfortable. The outdoors is spacious and nicely landscaped. There are many private spots to enjoy sitting outdoors and enjoying the fresh clean air. I look forward to staying here again.

Great Extended Weekend in Santa Rita Hills Wine Region

3.2 on February 21, 2016

Nice location outside of downtown Solvang. Old motor lodge with remodeled rooms in a number of configurations to meet individual needs (suites, kitchens/kitchenette, hot tubs, back yard, fire pits, etc.) Good access to walking trail. High quality grocery, butcher and coffee shop (El Rancho) nearby.

Great, Comfortable Stay

4.6 on February 17, 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here over Valentine's Day weekend, and we had a lovely time. While the set up of the place was more motel-like than I had expected, the rooms were very cozy, and the breakfast very good. Close to everything that we were looking for, as well. Will definitely look them up for our next stay!

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Rooms & Rates

Standard Queen Room (Sauvignon Blanc)

Economy room with one queen sized bed, and mini fridge. Private bath with walk in shower. 2 People max.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

King Suite (Dolcetto)

King Suite with 1 king sized bed, walk in shower(no tub). Living room with sofa bed/sitting area, small kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker, additional TV. Door in between rooms. Can accommodate 3 people max.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Standard King with Hot Tub (Chardonnay)

Standard King Suite includes 1 king sized bed, walk in shower (no tub). Private patio with an outdoor hot tub. 2 People max.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Garden King Suite (Cabernet)

Garden King Suite. Spacious room includes 1 king bed, sofa/sitting area, large bathroom with shower/tub. Private backyard with hot tub, hammock and fire pit. 2 People Max.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Jacuzzi Suite King (Pinot Noir)

Luxury Jacuzzi King Suite. 2 room suite with a king bed, and private bathroom with a walk in shower. Living room has sofa bed/sitting area, a small kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. And the best part an indoor Jacuzzi tub for 2. There is a door separating the rooms. Can accommodate 3 people total.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Two Queens with Kitchen (Barbera)

Spacious room with 2 queen sized beds, fully equipped kitchen- stove, oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee maker and dining table. Walk in shower (no tub). Pet friendly. Ideal for kids/families.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

One King, Sofa/Sitting Area, Kitchen (Trebbiano)

Spacious room with 1 king sized bed, fully equipped kitchen- stove, oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee maker and dining table. Sofa bed, walk in shower (no tub). Pet friendly. Next best for kids/families.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From Highway 101 Take the Solvang/Buellton exit to Highway 246. Go east past Solvang and you will find the Meadowlark Inn one and one-half mile past Solvang on the right side. Highway 246 is also Mission Drive. From Santa Barbara Take Highway 154 past Lake Cachuma, turn left on Highway 246 towards Santa Ynez and Solvang. We are located one and one-half mile past Santa Ynez on the left side.

Area Attractions

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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Spa , All rooms are non smoking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3pm-8pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes extra person in room, including children $25.00 plus tax
  • Childcare Provided: Limited with reservations, extra charge
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum with most saturdays, some sundays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Minimum of 7 days, longer for groups or special event dates. Cancellation Policy: A $100.00 authorization only is placed on credit card at time of reservation, the full amount is due at check-in. The Cancellation period is a minimum of 7 days. Guest is responsible for full payment of the reservation, if cancelled within the cancellation period. 10% occupancy tax plus $2.50 per night per room city assessment (TBID) is added to room charges. A $25.00 administration fee per room is charged for all cancellations outside the cancellation period. Only a cancellation number issued by the inn is valid proof of cancellation. Rates based on double occupancy. Extra person/rollaway $25.00. Check in from 3 p.m. Check out at 11 a.m. We accept most major credit cards and cash. Pets Policy: We welcome well-behaved dogs in selected rooms with prior reservations and require a deposit of $100.00 and a rate of $25.00 per night per pet. Gift cards are accepted to a maximum of $100.00 per visit. Not valid with discounts, promotions and packages. Must mention use of gift card at time of reservation.



Brigitte Guehr

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Owner trained in Germany, owned and operated several Santa Barbara restaurants before opening the Meadowlark Inn.

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Light Healthy Fare

  • Time Served: open
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive

Signature Dish

Homemade Granola!