Old Mission Santa Ines


The Old Mission Santa Ines near Solvang, California is a historical ruins site that is located about 45 miles from Santa Barbara and 150 miles from Los Angeles. The area is undisturbed by urbanization and to this day is a serene and untouched area that is full of history and culture. The ruins include an old grain mill that was built in the early 1800s by Joseph Chapman. Also located nearby is San Lorenzo Seminary Prayer and Retreat Center which offers facilities for both individual and group retreats. A lot of time can be spent by visitors walking along the mission region. Trails and walking paths are found throughout the area.

The town of Solvang is located relatively close to the Old Mission of Santa Ines. This town was founded by a Danish colony and is one of the state of California's most popular tourist attractions. Architecture is done in Danish fashion and the area boasts both Danish restaurants and specialty stores.

Located near the mission area at Santa Ines is the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum which is adjacent to the Santa Ynez Indian Reservation. A nearby western town of Santa Ynez offers a number of western stores and eateries. :

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