Welcome To Our Innovative Expansion Project:

Mountain Trek Santa Ynez

The Program You Love. Evolved.

Mountain Trek Santa Ynez is an evolution. A flag in the ground for the luxury health & wellness industry. Everything that you expect from our award-winning program; epic hiking, Michelin-star-worthy food, nurturing staff, and a state-of-the-art spa experience… and so much more; we will challenge the cross-section of luxury and sustainability and offer a retreat that is not only driven by the mission to help guests dramatically reset their health, but do so responsibly. Fully off-grid and fossil-fuel-free, Mountain Trek Santa Ynez is a first for our industry.

Easy Access, Year-Round

Just 30 minutes away from Santa Barbara Airport (direct flights from 5 top-performing cities, and 6 others), a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles, and a 4.5-hour drive from the Bay Area (California is currently our top market), Mountain Trek Santa Ynez will be easily accessible, will operate year round, and will have an inverse "prime season" to MT BC.

Still Award Winning

We firmly expect to continue earned distinctions for being the best health and wellness retreat in the world. In addition, we expect the facility's innovative architecture, design, and sustainability to earn additional awards. Mountain Trek Santa Ynez will be not only an evolution for Mountain Trek, but a massive transformation for the luxury travel industry.

Net-Zero Existence

Mountain Trek Santa Ynez will be carbon neutral in its existence, not just its operations. Every flight taken to reach us, every mile driven by guests and staff, and every food scrap will be accounted for. Our industry desperately needs to start taking ownership for its impact on the environment. Mountain Trek is prepared to lead that charge.

Award-Winning Team

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Cutler Anderson Architects

Lead architect, Jim Cutler, is an award-winning architect focused on nature integration and sustainability

Brett Jones Planning

Renowned Land Use Planning consultant in the Santa Ynez valley with over 25 years of experience

Arcadia Landscape Architects

Featuring lead architect, Puck Erickson, a member of the Santa Barbara Board of Architectural Review

Cutting-Edge Engineers

Distinguished engineering firms: Kimley-Horn, Coast Engineering, and Trutner FPE

The Location

Sitting within the protected boundaries of Los Padres National Forest, the 156+acre private parcel we have secured is a true California gem. Historically deeded private via the Homestead Act of 1862, this parcel has remained private while the National Forest has grown around it, establishing a privacy rivaled only by our own British Columbia lodge. Immediate access to excellent year-round hiking and the Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez,  Solvang, and Los Olivos communities makes this the perfect location for an industry-defining second lodge. 

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The Weather


  • September 2021 — Secure 99-year land lease
  • October 2021 — Secure partnership with award-winning architect
  • January 2023— Finalize retreat schematics & engineering reports
  • July 2023 — Submit Conditional Use Permit application
  • July 2024 — Conditional Use Permit Granted
  • December 2024  — Construction Permit Granted
  • December 2026 — Doors Open!


Mountain Trek is seeking partners to support our innovative expansion project.


For full investment details, or for answers to any questions you may have, please email us or share your details using the link below, and we will be in touch.


Business Model Growth Opportunities

Corporate Executives

Executives are becoming more aware of burnout. and are seeking experiences to help them attain a more sustainable work-life balance. Mountain Trek has not historically targeted this market directly, but the opportunity is massive.



Similarly, Corporations are becoming more aware of employee health and longevity, and are investing more in the prevention of costly turnover. Selling directly to corporations has already initiated over the pandemic, and we plan to continue to target this opportunity.

Open Lodge Platform

With a state-of-the-art, highly accessible, and year-round facility, the opportunity to partner with existing communities and host their groups is right in front of us. This model is already proven, and we routinely field requests from community leaders (yoga instructors, meditation gurus, etc.) inquiring about renting out the BC lodge.

Projected Wellness Tourism Market Growth (USD)

The wellness tourism market is set to see accelerated growth coming out of the global pandemic.

Source: https://globalwellnessinstitute.org/global-wellness-institute-blog/2022/01/11/industry-research-new-data-on-wellness-tourism-projected-to-hit-817-billion-this-year-1-3-trillion-in-2025/

Please use the form below to express interest in becoming a partner or if you have questions.