The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, which closed in
early January because of debris from the mudslides, will reopen in early
While the Southern California resort's 91-year-old buildings
sustained "minimal" damage, the slides and resulting debris damaged
much of the grounds as well as the beachfront areas. The hotel shut down on
With the Thomas Fire scarring more than 280,000 acres in the
area in December, January rains caused mudslides that killed 21 people and shut
down a stretch of Highway 101 for almost two weeks.
In addition to the Four Seasons Biltmore, the Montecito Inn
and San Ysidro Ranch were also shut down because of damage from the mudslides.
The Montecito Inn reopens on Thursday, while San Ysidro Ranch will be closed "until
further notice," according to its website.