Just minutes away from the galleries and wineries of Santa Barbara, jewel of the American Riviera, Belmond El Encanto has recently been brought back to its original 1920s splendour. Within its landscaped grounds, which house an arbour, lily pond and zero-edge pool, lie a collection of California-style suites and bungalows with chic marble bathrooms, soaking tubs, rainforest showers and every conceivable comfort. Also quintessentially Californian is the cuisine in The Dining Room and Terrace, while The Lounge makes an ideal retreat for afternoon tea. The Wine Room has its own custom menu, paired with leading wines from local vineyards and beyond. Experience the ultimate indulgence at the spa with its range of invigorating treatments inspired by the surrounding landscape and a patio that offers spectacular views, leaving your mind and body feeling rejuvenated.
Prices per person including 3 nights accommodation on a room only basis.
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. High season pricing is typically between June and October, and low season between November to March. Prices are per person based on three nights accommodation (unless otherwise indicated) and exclude flights and transfers. Flights, child prices, single room supplements and transfers are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers; please call for details.
Summer in California is hot and dry with cool evenings, whilst winter tends to be milder with a little rain between January and March. Winters in San Francisco can be chilly and foggy, whilst Los Angeles can be smoggy in the summer months. On Lake Tahoe, expect cold and snowy winters, and although summer days can be warm, the evenings can still be chilly. To guarantee the best prices for your luxury family holiday, we recommend booking at least a year in advance for the following summer holidays.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.