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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New York, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One has the sense at Alisal - at least over the holidays - that it is one big family. Everyone seems to know each other, they are assigned the same table every night for dinner (and newcomers have to move out of their way). Which makes it a little less welcoming to a newcomer. The rooms look like they could... More 

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Redmond, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family wanted an "experience" for Christmas. Alisal met the challenge. With two young kids and a bunch of adults, the ranch had everything we needed to keep everyone active and entertained. The kids had daily arts and craft activities, a petting zoo, hikes and more. For the adults, we loved the hiking and horseback riding. The ocean was nearby,... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I went here for a short, two night/ three day getaway. We booked the round up vacation package which includes unlimited green fees and horseback riding. My husband isn't much of a horseman and prefers to play golf whereas I love horses, so this place fit the bill. The location was BEAUTIFUL. The scenic trail rides were... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I have visited the location a number of times over the years and it keeps getting better. Ideal if you like to golf, hike, play tennis or ride horses. We are active horse people therefore that is the prime activity we participate in. Wranglers are great and groups are small and arranged according to ability. Lots of... More 

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Santa Ana
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at Alisal Guest Ranch and truly enjoyed the experience. There is something to do for everyone from walking/running the trail behind the resort, riding horses, go to the petting zoo, play a round of golf at either the private or public course, enjoy the pool or simply sit outside of your room reading a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Amazing ranch. Our 3 yr old had plenty to do: crafts, swimming- pool heated so in the warm fall weather it worked. Great hay ride up for breakfast, fun petting zoo. So much fun, I want to come back. They room was super clean. We got a s'more kit that entertained us all at night using the in room real... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

During our holiday in California, we visited the ranch, and absolutely loved it. As an other guest wrote before: I wish, we had something like that in Europe. We had such a wonderful time and our boys, 4 and 9 years old, enjoyed every minute of the stay as we did. I hope, I will always remember the view from... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When a major birthday arose,we choose the Alisal as our destination for our family of adults and three children. All said, this adventure at the Alisal was a family memory creator. Besides beautiful grounds, that included horses and a petting zoo, infinite trail walking, a gym swimming pool, and a crafts room for the kids, there was the incredible food.... More 

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Additional Information about Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Address: 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 73
Also Known As:
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Alisal Hotel Solvang
Alisal Resort Solvang
Alisal Ranch Solvang
The Alisal Guest Ranch

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