Cuyama Buckhorn

4923 Primero Street, Santa Barbara County, USA
New Cuyama
21 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Set deep in the desert of Santa Barbara County, the Cuyama Buckhorn isn’t just any old motel — this mid-century classic was designed by the architect George Vernon Russell, who was responsible for a number of Los Angeles landmarks. It took a thorough restoration, but today’s Buckhorn features 21 guest rooms in a hybrid cowboy-Modernist style, while the restaurant, the self-titled Buckhorn, is pure cowboy.

The rooms are distinctive thanks to their original architectural features as well as their well-curated vintage pieces, with custom fixtures and furnishings bridging the gap. There’s an austerity to their visual impression, but the tactile comforts impart more than a little bit of luxury to the experience; the deluxe rooms, at the mid-to-high end of the range, are pet-friendly.

There’s a lovely little pool and plenty of outdoor lounge space, including shared patio spaces, and while Cuyama isn’t much of a destination just yet, the Buckhorn is well on its way to making it one. The Buckhorn Restaurant & Bar serves local and seasonal Californian cuisine as well as small-batch liquors and local wines; there’s also a grab-and-go market featuring local foodstuffs and the Buck Stop, a café featuring brews from Canyon Coffee.

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Cuyama Buckhorn
4923 Primero Street, Santa Barbara County, USA
New Cuyama

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

Need to Know

  • Enchanted Suite and Deluxe King rooms can accommodate cribs and/or extra beds
  • Please advise if your check-in time is after 9pm.
  • Cuyama Buckhorn, in partnership with Kind Traveler's Every Stay Gives Back program, supports Blue Sky Center. A $1 per night fee will fund Blue Sky Center. 100% of funds are donated to Blue Sky Center.
  • Pets are only allowed in Deluxe room types.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage