About Us

Chumash Casino Resort is a 190,000-square-foot complex nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, featuring a 21-and-older, 24-hour gaming floor, live entertainment, award-winning fine dining and legendary hospitality alongside a AAA Four Diamond-rated Hotel and Spa.

Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, Calif., the resort is owned and operated by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, which is the only federally recognized Chumash tribe in the nation. It also owns Hotel Corque, Hadsten House Inn and Root 246 restaurant, all located in nearby Solvang.


The gaming floor includes 2,000 Slot machines, dozens of Table Games, Bingo, Poker, daily cash and prize giveaways, and a weekly car giveaway that places lucky Club Chumash members behind the wheel of the latest luxury automobiles.

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians opened Chumash Casino in 1994 in a small stucco building and added two temporary buildings in the following years. In 2002, the tribe decided to consolidate the buildings and transform the property into one impressive complex. Two years later, Chumash Casino Resort was unveiled, and it quickly became the hottest destination for gaming and entertainment on the Central Coast.

With sustainability in mind, Chumash Casino Resort works closely with the tribe’s environmental office to implement a biofuel program, maximize efficient energy and water use, reduce waste and improve the appearance of the grounds through sustainable landscaping.


Chumash Casino Resort offers quality comfort food in an old-fashioned diner setting at the Chumash Café, located on the gaming floor. For an unparalleled all-you-can-eat experience, the Creekside Buffet features generous slices of tri-tip, a wide array of side dishes, numerous salad options, and dessert selections that will satisfy any sweet tooth. The buffet, which resides on the third floor, also offers cleverly themed nights that center around specific cuisine on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and most holidays.

For an exquisite fine dining experience, visit The Willows, a AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant and lounge on the resort’s third floor. The Willows specializes in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, while also featuring an extensive selection of local and imported wines.


The AAA Four Diamond-rated Chumash Casino Resort Hotel contains 106 newly renovated guest rooms and 17 luxury suites, free wifi access, and the largest full-service Spa in Santa Ynez Valley.

Every year since it opened in 2004, Chumash Casino Resort Hotel has earned Four Diamond ratings from AAA for its superior amenities and unparalleled guest service. Its sister property in Solvang, Hotel Corque, has also garnered the Four Diamond distinction while operating under the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.