October 2018 SBEP Monthly Mixer and Venue Tour at Glen Annie Ranch

By Santa Barbara Event Professionals on Oct 24, 2018 in Monthly Venue Tour

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 05:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Glen Annie Ranch
610 Glen Annie Rd.
Santa Barbara,CA 93117

Santa Barbara Event Professionals' October monthly mixer took place at the historic Glen Annie Ranch in Goleta. If you are curious about this ranch, which W.W. Hollister built for his wife Annie in the 1860's, you can read its interesting story here. A more exhaustive history can be found here.

Alternatively, you can visit the ranch and take a tour of it with its current owners (online bookings through airbnb can be made here):

HISTORY WALK: Hollister's Historic Glen Annie Ranch

October 2018 SBEP Monthly Mixer and Venue Tour at Glen Annie Ranch
HOLLISTERS AT HOME: When his sister, Lucy Brown (left), and wife, Hannah Annie James Hollister, both claimed dominion over his home, W. W. Hollister built his wife a larger home at Glen Annie Ranch.

Here is a description of the tour from the owners:

First we will try to determine which of four areas would be of your interest. RANCH HISTORY, ANTIQUES, CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES, AVOCADO AGRICULTURE/CULINARY. Then with that introduction, we will hop into a 1931 Touring Phaeton with the top down or a choice of three other classic Model A Fords so our guests can see the beauty of avocado and citrus orchards as well as equestrian activities while traveling the roads of this beautiful ranch. A 1928 Fordor Sedan (with roll up windows) is alternately available as well. After circumnavigating the small pond and viewing the 19th century Hollister Office structure turned Private Library we will go past the Horse show barn and head back to the hilltop home to view the city and the Pacific Ocean from the expansive decks. We will have some informal conversation and the making of fresh guacamole with chips and beverage offering a pleasant dining experience. Ladies especially (and the men as well) will enjoy the rare opportunity to visit a most unusual "Man Cave" created from a 1920 massive water tank with a 17' ceiling which is now full of antiques, a teapot collection and an interesting accumulation of models, books and art work.