The original co-developer of the resort was American actor Fess Parker, best known for his work with Disney, Paramount and Warner Brothers’ Studios.
- 1950 – Moved from Texas to California
- 1951 – Began acting career as an extra in a play
- 1954 – Signed as Davy Crockett by Walt Disney
- 1964 – Began filming Daniel Boone TV series
- 2016 – Parker family operate two luxury properties: our resort and Wine Country Inn & Spa
- 2018 – Redesigned and reopened as Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort