Thanksgiving Dinner Overlooking Santa Barbara Wine Country
Perched on a hillside overlooking Santa Barbara wine country, Skyview Los Alamos is an iconic 1950s roadside motel turned luxurious boutique resort. The five-acre outpost in the Santa Ynez Valley merges mid-century style with modern rustic chic. The resort’s full-service restaurant, Norman, will serve a fantastic feast for Thanksgiving. The prix fixe dinner opens with an amuse Bouche of pickled baby beets with crispy prosciutto, chervil goat cheese, and candied kumquats, followed by the choice of winter squash soup, brussels sprouts, or yellowfin tartare as a starter. For the main course, guests can choose between roasted Cornish game hen, Duroc pork chop, or spaghetti squash with rosemary jasmine rice. Seasonal desserts and tempting add-ons round out the menu. The cost is $75 per person. Dinner and room reservations can be made online.
The boutique hotel features a heated swimming pool, a fire pit, and a working vineyard. The renovated guest rooms are outfitted with hardwood floors, down duvets, leather club chairs, and marble-clad bathrooms. Several offer private patios overlooking the vineyards.