One night, one week, or a month, the Santa Cruz Mountains and the surrounding cities, invite you to stay, eat, drink and explore this world famous destination.
The Santa Cruz Mountains is known as a premier wine and food destination for the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz. The region is home to more than 425 exciting restaurants and home to some award winning Michelin star restaurants. Here is where the farm-to-table culinary scene meets the creativity of some of the Bay Area’s best chefs, resulting in a wide range of culinary adventures.
Whether you’re seeking an in-town hotel close to night life and dining, a luxurious spa getaway, or the peaceful calm of a remote vineyard setting or the sound of the ocean, you’ll find a warm, gracious welcome from any one of our quaint villages or cities, including Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Campbell, Aptos, Capitola, or Santa Cruz.
Pajaro DunesPajaro Dunes
Nestled along the Monterey Bay is one of the most scenic stretches of California’s central coastline. Spanning 1 1/2 miles of pristine beach, Pajaro Dunes Resort is a secluded, gated community featuring a collection of beautiful beachfront homes, townhouses, and condominiums architected to blend harmoniously with the gently rolling, natural oceanside landscape — available for vacation rentals and real estate sales.
Looking for a perfect Santa Cruz County family vacation, family reunion or wedding site? Pajaro Dunes is located 4 miles west of Watsonville and conveniently, 20 miles south of Santa Cruz and 25 miles north ofMonterey/Carmel. Enjoy the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods, Monterey Bay Aquarium, central coast wineries and world famous golf!
Whether you’re looking for a perfect family vacation getaway or an ideal group retreat, Pajaro Dunes offers 4 facilities in a natural park like setting, perfect for corporate meetings and weddings. Placed conveniently in natural surroundings are 15 tennis courts. Experience Pajaro Dunes as it was meant to be experienced. Pajaro Dunes Company and Resort has been providing a great vacation destination for the past 35 years.
Enjoy the sun, sand and sound of the sea …
Paradise Beach GrilleParadise Beach Grille
Paradise maximizes the beautiful beach location on Monterey Bay with an outdoor patio with views of the historic Venetian condominiums and the ocean. This combination is reminiscent of a Portofino environment in Italy. We also feature an outdoor fireplace perfect for that cozy dinner or wine tasting. We have high top tables in the bar area for drinks or dining as well as an attractive and spacious dining room. Customers enjoy the various casual venues yet an upscale flair with quality food, beverage and service.
Parkside GrilleParkside Grille
We invite you to Parkside Grille for an experience that most would call the “perfect Northern California restaurant setting”.
Our family owned restaurant is tucked among towering redwoods with stunning views of beautiful Portola Valley. In addition to our unique setting our dishes are bold, uncomplicated, and made with fresh local ingredients.
The Greek marinated Lamb Chops served with a side of classic Greek salad is a recipe originating back to our ancestral homeland. The wood oven roasted Pacific Oysters cooked in a shallot wine sauce with leeks and apple smoked bacon highlight our rustic dishes. While the Crispy Garlic Crusted Ahi Tuna with Asian vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, and sweet chili soy glaze sauce reveal our bold innovative cuisine.
Two PRIVATE ROOMS are now available accommodating from 10-55. Full bar, skylight vaulted ceilings and lots of windows showcase the redwood shaded summer patio and the surrounding hills.
And finally our “we’ll treat you like family” service will meet all your dining expectations.
Plumed HorsePlumed Horse
The Plumed Horse is an ideal venue to host your next private function, whether it’s for business or pleasure, family or clients.
We have several private dining areas perfect for an intimate meeting or special occasion, or large party such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, board meetings or charity fundraisers.
Our team of meeting and event specialists can accommodate special needs and menus, and offer complete AV and professional meeting support.
From 10 to 200, we can make your next function a memorable one, sure to impress your business partners or best friends.