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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swanmore, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic staff, great activities and horseriding, awesome breakfast, especially after the morning breakfast ride. The most amazing seafood barbecue at the lake but consistently terrible evening meals! Room service also left our room unlocked 2 mornings in a row!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I would like to sincerely apologize for our dinner menu not meeting your expectations. Our chef prides himself on delivering delectable fare to all the guests who visit the Ranch but somehow we missed the mark and for that we are sorry. We are glad that you... More

La Mesa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard of Alisal Ranch from fellow travelers and had put it on our must do list before our kids got too old. The setting is quite beautiful, but there were several things that led me to grade our visit with just 3 stars. Since it was spring break the resort was full, but there was not enough availability... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. The week of the Memorial Day holiday is one of our busiest holidays. I am so sorry that the activities filled up so quickly and you were unable to participate in your chosen ones. I can assure you this is a rare event. Unfortunately, it happened during your... More

Leaburg, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been coming to Alisal for many years as a family and have enjoyed the fine hospitality and many activities offered. In the past I did write one review that was not very complimentary of the food quality, but I am pleased to report that there have been several positive improvements at Alisal. First, many of the rooms have... More

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Seattle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We needed a venue to accommodate a 24 member family reunion and decided on Alisal. We could not have picked a better location; it was perfect! Each and every family member found something to do that appealed to keep them busy during the days. Watching the 3 grandchildren (4 - 6 year olds) take their first horseback riding lessons was... More

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Brea, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I had a very relaxing weekend. The staff made us feel welcome and our studio room was terrific. I was concerned after reading some of the poor/horrible ratings, and also about the value of a $625 per night lodging, but our experience was great, and yes it is expensive, but if you leave with a new relaxed... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I met up for a great birthday celebration with my life long friend and her husband. We stayed in the loft style room, with 2 bathrooms. I forget the exact name of the room but it was great. The previous reviewer was not very happy with the room, however, I've stayed in amazing places all over the... More

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Arcadia, California
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20 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I want to be fair about my review, so I'll do it in the fewest words possible, and let you decide for yourself. The Good - 10,600 acres of beautiful land. The lake is awesome, and the horse back ride was great. - Great staff The Bad - The food at the place where they require you to wear formal... More

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

Please know that we do appreciate your business and for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I am very sorry that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. I have passed your feedback onto our Director of Food and Beverage. We have received many wonderful reviews about the Alisal dining experience, but apparently we fell... More

Pebble Beach, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is going on our 30th year at The Alisal and every year they seem to outdo themselves in every way! We had always had the same cottage on the green for a long while and decided to stay in one of the newly (as of April, 2014) remodeled cottages. It was amazing! Everything updated, but still in keeping with... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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29 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I took my two teenagers for our first visit to The Alisal Ranch over Spring Break. We wanted something fairly close to home (3 hours from Orange County) but far enough away to feel like a vacation. The Alisal fit the bill perfectly. During our 4 night, 3 day stay (just the right amount of time), we went on two... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We just got back from our annual Anniversary trip to Alisal. As always it was a wonderful three day stay and we know we'll be back next year; it's already booked! I've never written Alisal a review in all the years we've been going to Alisal for our Anniversary, but it's too wonderful not to share with others who might... More

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TracyFrost6, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Taking the time out of your busy day to write a review on your experience at the Alisal is very much appreciated. We always love to welcome our returning guests to the Ranch as well as our new guests. We think we have something pretty special here and are proud to be a part of helping to create those memories... More

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Address: 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Also Known As:
Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
Alisal Hotel Solvang
Alisal Resort Solvang
Alisal Ranch Solvang
The Alisal Guest Ranch

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. Privately owned and operated since 1946, the Alisal is a working cattle ranch and full-service resort. This historic ranch is one of four original Spanish land grants on the west coast given to conquistador Raimundo Carrillo in the late 1700’s. Today, the romance and majesty of the old west remain in the wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty of the Alisal. They serve as a reminder of simpler times and as an invitation to those with a taste for adventure. As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era. Set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, this one-of-a-kind resort blends the best of nature with exceptional golf, horseback riding, tennis, fishing on a 100-acre private lake, fitness center and spa, children's activities, barnyard activities and fine dining. ... more   less 
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