Welcome to Rancho Santa Fe
Elegance and country views in San Diego’s horse country
Rancho Santa Fe, with its lush, rolling hills filled with eucalyptus and bucolic beauty, is one of San Diego’s most elegant, sought-after communities. This serene town is home to a host of exclusive golf clubs and some of the most stunning estates in California, including sprawling Spanish haciendas, Mediterranean-inspired villas, and exquisite equestrian estates, complete with private stables and competition-level riding facilities.
Horse country at its finest, Rancho Santa Fe has equestrian culture woven into its very fiber. With 50 miles of horse trails winding through the hills and community, this is an ideal spot for equestrians to enjoy the sunshine, idyllic climate, and picturesque beauty of Southern California. Rancho Santa Fe is also home to several prestigious riding clubs, including the prominent Rancho Riding Club.
Established in 1928, this primarily residential town contains a charming downtown district, where you’ll find upscale boutiques and chef-driven bistros. A lesson in elegance, this area boasts a stunning Spanish Revival style and historic architecture. Rancho Santa Fe, with its wild beauty, is an oasis of quiet family life, healthy living, and outdoor pastimes.
What to Love
- Sprawling estates
- Cozy, pristine community
- Lush, tropical landscaping
- Exceptional golf and equestrian culture
People & Lifestyle
As one of California’s most affluent neighborhoods, Rancho Santa Fe is home to an educated, successful community of residents who thrive in this peaceful enclave. This active crowd enjoys golf, tennis, polo, croquet, and, of course, riding horses through the picturesque hills. This residential paradise is perfect for anyone seeking the serenity of nature while also appreciating the conveniences of nearby bustling San Diego.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Farm-to-table freshness and exquisite California flavors – luxurious Rancho Santa Fe may be a quiet residential community, but it also packs a serious culinary punch. The upscale Dolce supports local, sustainable practices, organic produce, and local farms, and the proof is in the wood-fired cuisine, fine wine list, artisan cheeses, and craft cocktails. The scratch-made menu is a fresh blend of Italian cuisine and Californian inspiration and features specialties like cedar salmon, a cheese plate with seasonal fruit compote, nuts, honeycomb, and a vibrant beet and goat cheese salad.
Known for its country club culture, it’s no surprise Rancho Santa Fe has incredible options for the best of club dining. Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, a poolside oasis of palms, pools, and pampering, offers the Pony Room, an upmarket bistro serving elevated pub fare, cocktails, wine, tequila, and local craft beer. Here you’ll also find Rein, a lush retreat offering a fresh menu of coastal ranch cuisine and cocktails, as well as a refreshing selection of Rosé.
Things to Do
Rancho Santa Fe is known for providing the ultimate in luxury living and as such comes well-equipped with several exceptional membership clubs and resorts. Nestled in the center of this exclusive community, Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation, dining, and sportsmanship. Enjoy an al fresco lunch after a day out on the equestrian trails or a celebratory dinner in the clubhouse after a rousing game on the Max Behr-designed golf course.
An elegant boutique resort, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe offers a sophisticated spa, a relaxation courtyard, and a fitness center, as well as a restaurant serving locally sourced Californian cuisine. Guests of the Inn also enjoy golf privileges at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Set on 45 acres of gardens and olive groves, the lavish Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa is a private and luxurious place to pamper yourself.