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Cheshire Cat Inn
36 West Valerio Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Christine Dunstan and Jack Greenwald
Cheshire Cat Inn
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Surrounded by lush English gardens and located four blocks from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, California, the Cheshire Cat Inn is a historic inn that provides guests elegantly designed rooms in two Victorian Queen Anne houses and four Craftsman cottages. This Santa Barbara bed and breakfast has been owned and operated by the same family for over thirty years and no expense has been spared to provide its guests both luxury, romance, and top notch hospitality––all in close proximity to the areas attractions and activities.

This beautifully appointed Santa Barbara inn offers guests eighteen rooms in several buildings. The Main House, built in 1884, is the jewel of Victorian architecture with six guest rooms with elegant sitting areas. The Eberle House was built in 1890 and offers six guest rooms with a spacious sitting room that is the perfect place to decompress. Built in 1991 to replicate the Victorian architecure of the Main House and Eberle House, The Coach House offers a two-roomed honeymoon suite and a separate studio suite. Dating back to the 1940's Cheshire Cat Inn also offers four separate Craftsman cottages that have been tastefully renovated and include living rooms, private decks, fireplaces, full kitchens and dining nooks. All of the guest accomodations have been named after characters from the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Each morning guests will indulge in a complimentary continental breakfast at this bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara either on the flower filled brick patio or in the Main House with array of homemade granola and scones, cereals, and homemade quiche. In the early evening, guests can enjoy a compliemtary wine hour with a selection of local wines paried with cheese and crackers, deviled eggs, warm stuffed mushroom caps, crudites and house-made vegetarian wraps.

Bedrooms: 18
Built in: 1884
Property Type: Inn/Bed & Breakfast
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Location Type: Downtown

Other Features & Amenities:

  • Breakfast
  • Hot Tub
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