Santa Barbara Journals

Romantic Escape

An April 2000 trip to Santa Barbara by rachel51

Quote: Staying at The Cheshire Cat Inn in Santa Barbara is a must for couples who want to escape L.A. and head out to the beach for some relaxation and romance.

Romantic Escape


Santa Barbara is a beach community close to Los Angeles. The drive there from L.A. is beautiful and relaxing as you make you way up the coast. There are a lot of things to do in Santa Barbara (outdoor sports, shopping), but my favorite part of the trip was the time I spent at the Cheshire Cat Inn.

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The weather is beautiful in Santa Barbara so take advantage of it and walk, ride a bike, rent a motorcycle or a convertible.

Cheshire Cat Inn

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The Cheshire Cat Inn is a beautiful Victorian home located about 4 blocks off the main Santa Barbara "strip". The rooms are beautifully decorated (Laura Ashley style) and are named after Alice and Wonderland characters. I stayed in the Tweedledum suite, and was treated to an extra large jacuzzi bath overlooking the gardens, a "goodie basket" containing snacks, as well as some complimentary champagne and alcohol (Bailey’s) for the morning coffee. Additionally, the suite had a microwave and a fridge so I was able to purchase food at a nearby "gourmet" convenience store, and eat it in my wonderfully romantic room. Next to the bed, there was a stack of journals that previous guests had wrote it, an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2002

Cheshire Cat Inn
36 West Valerio Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 569-1610