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(Top) The stunning entrance to Bacara Resort's village-like 78-acre oceanfront property. (Bottom) Guest rooms are out- fitted with elegant furnishings, Frette linens, deep soaking tubs, and often fire- places and ocean views. offers coffee and light breakfast and lunch items; and pool and lobby bars each offer a unique ambience. The on-property Foley Wine Tasting Room provides flights from Kuleto Estate, Chalk Hill Estate, Sebastiani and Lancaster Estate, along with wine outings and cooking classes. "Our major position is on health, but we do have some indulgences," Cochran says. On the beach, picnics with chairs and umbrel- las can be provided, and at the pool, indulgent cabana service offers refrigerators filled with drinks of your choice, snacks, and meals. The unique topography of the property means more sunshine than other coastal regions. "When you are sitting at the Bistro, you are looking South out over the ocean coast," Cochran says. "It protects us from a lot of the fog. It's sunny here almost all of the time and at night it cools down beautifully. You can leave your windows open in the room and have this great crisp sleeping weather and great weather during the day." Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing, horseback riding, hiking, tennis, golf, sailing, whale watching, windsurfing, paragliding and mountain biking are just some of the adventures the hotel can arrange. The town of Santa Barbara offers 180 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • H O L I D A Y 2 0 1 5

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