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Cold Spring Tavern
 

Cold Spring Tavern

If you read our May issue then the Cold Spring Tavern, located in Santa Barbara, California, might sound familiar. It was listed in our Diners and Drive-Ins, Oh My! feature as one of the great places to eat near our Rancho Oso Preserve. Visitors to Rancho Oso are probably very familiar with the story of the quaint eatery, not to mention the highly recommended menu items. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to try this place, here's some history:

Originally established as a stagecoach stop in the late 1800s, the physical appearance of the Cold Spring Tavern was protected by a series of owners throughout the years. In 1941, it was purchased by Adelaide Ovington and has been operating as a restaurant/tavern continuously ever since. Offering a charming getaway, plus great food, in the back mountains of Santa Barbara, you can see from the photo that a visit to the Cold Spring Tavern is like a step back in time.

We would like to thank our reader, Yefim Bam, for this photo submission and for the opportunity for all of us to get a glimpse of the Cold Spring Tavern. Cold Spring Tavern is less than a 15 minutes drive from the Rancho Oso Preserve.