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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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1054 South Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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southern california
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the Alisal with our children annually since 1994, and I even visited it once as a child in the 1960s. It is a wonderful place for a family vacation. On our first visit our kids were very small, and they all participated fully in the childrens' activities during summer visits. Several years ago we began visiting... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been coming to the Alisal for almost 25 years. We had a great stay last week. They have re-done several of their rooms with beautiful new bathrooms and wonderful decks in the back along the back of the golf course. The service is always outstanding, the food is excellent, and the whole Ranch atmosphere is magical. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is probably one of the most amazing and surreal resorts I've visited. It's truly magical in every sense and takes your breath away. We got the inclusive package with our suite, which included fishing, horseback riding, archery, and many more activities. Breakfast and dinner came with the room. The food was of high quality and absolutely delicious. We... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful stay last week at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. The hospitality and service was outstanding, and I love the variety of activities including horseback riding, golf, tennis and swimming. Everyone at the Alisal wanted to make sure I had a great stay; I can't wait to come back again with my family!

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alisal Ranch is a 10.5 acre property with a lake and uninterupted landscape. While there is a golf coarse on the property for you golfers, it can't be seen from the horse trails and fishing boats. We liked experiencing horseback riding and fishing as it could have appeared in the late 1800's. Wild deer, coyotes, and exotic birds live on... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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38 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from three days at the ranch. The mountain setting is gorgeous. I love to ride and the horses were very well trained. There is so much to do at the ranch, it would be great for a family vacation. I had a massage at the spa and my therapist, Lucky, was terrific. The rooms were rustic and the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Alisal is the best place to go with family members of any age. The scenic 10,000 acres lends itself to incredible horse back riding, golf, (two courses)tennis, swimming, hiking, arts and crafts,fishing, rodeos, bbq's on the beach and so much more. The updated rooms are sizeable and very rustic but extremely comfortable. There are no telephones or Televisions in... More 

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

We appreciate your kind comments about your recent stay at the Alisal Guest Ranch. . It is nice to see that you enjoyed everything from our location, our rooms and most importantly our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Hanalei, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our family of nine celebrated our 50 th Wedding anniversary at Alisal and it couldn't have been more perfect. It is a beautiful, rustic spot and all of rhe staff were happy, helpful, and informative. They obviously love working there. There were so many activities, we had a hard time fitting everything in. We loved the early morning breakfast ride... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. We were thrilled that you chose us to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary. It is always nice to hear that our staff made your special occasion a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to The Alisal since I was a child and have always loved it. I originally went with my grandparents and have been bringing my children there for 12 years. It isn't a fancy resort, but the management & staff strive to make you feel like family. I LOVE that there are no phones or TVs in... More 

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

We very much appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review of your time at the Alisal. Affording our guests the opportunity to create lasting memories is something we strive to do. We are thrilled that you have made the Alisal a family tradition and we look forward to your return. More 

Monterrey, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you are frequent traveler of business luxury hotels it gets hard for the hotels to surprise you. When you are with your family it gets worst. I can say that there are only few places where that can happen and Alisal Ranch is definite one of them. Luxury in this place is much more than perfectly clean rooms, it... More 

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

We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time staying with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with others here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Ranch soon. More 

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