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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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visalia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The approach to the ranch is through a row of sycamore trees with one side of the road grass with grazing horses and the other side small, intimate cabins. After checking in you are directed to other cabins, such as the golf view cabins or the many other cabins that boarder the various open lawns. All around the property are... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is SO much more than a hotel! I have traveled a lot and I would rate this as tied to my 12 trips to Hawaii (which I would have sworn was not possible)! Of course it's a totally different experience, but it will make it difficult from here on to decide which place to go for my family's annual... More 

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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Alisal for a weekend in March. My husband played tennis and I did two horseback rides. It was fun and relaxing. This was our second visit. The rooms are not fancy but very comfortable. As a previous visitor mentioned it was too short. With the Roundup weekend special you get riding, golf, tennis with your room rate otherwise... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four (two young ones 7 and 5) had a wonderful time at the Alisal. The staff was fantastic as was the location and accommodations. We stayed in a recently updated room, the linens were nice. While this was our first visit, we saw many families who this was a regular tradition where they would come year after... More 

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Fresno
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alisal is one of those special places everyone needs to have to retreat to. Set on a unique 10,000 acre active ranch, the guests have the experience of feeling part of an extended family. The rooms are simple and more than adequate; the fireplaces have real logs, the service is attentive, each guest group is assigned a table in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed at the Alisal this past February. This was our first visit to the resort...and certainly will not be our last! From the moment we checked in, the staff created a personalized experience that we felt throughout the entire stay. From the welcome message on the daily activity roster, to the note and great bottle of wine waiting... More 

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Pebble Beach, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to The Alisal Guest Ranch for over 25 years and do a traditional visit right after President's Day, joining friends there for a 3-4 day stay. Though I was unable to make it this time, my husband went and per usual, he reports it was awesome. We've started staying in one of the newly-refurbished rooms (#59) and... More 

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San Francisco, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed at Alisal for our first time over Christmas. We were delighted by the personalized attention and the incredible holiday atmosphere. The food at the resort was first rate and the staff exceptional. We are a very active family and all of us were kept busy from morning to night. We hiked daily, road our bikes to Los... More 

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TracyFrost, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We are always happy to welcome new guests to the Ranch. Christmas at the Ranch is a magical time of year and we are glad that you spent it with us. We look forward to your return. More 

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Alisal Ranch is a special place that feels as though graciousness and hospitality are deeply rooted in it's past. We were first-time visitors in October 2014 and returned in January 2015 with our elderly (85 & 94) parents in tow. The four of us were greeted warmly and staff seemed genuinely eager to ensure our stay was positive. Food &... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My family spent 4 days at The Alisal Guest Ranch over Christmas. We met up with grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins there. For such a huge property it felt very cozy and was well appointed for Christmas. Many decorated trees, ginger bread houses, wreaths, etc. I loved how people decorated their own "cabins" with lights and even brought their own... More 

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