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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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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How hard is it to find a family friendly place with activities for diverse ages and interests in a family? Alisal ranch is perfect for budding cowboy/cowgirls who are beginning riders or experienced. Take a gentle stroll through beautiful wilderness or an adventurous advanced or private ride suited for the thrill seekers! If horses are not your vacation idea, try... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently upgraded rooms and beautiful grounds. None of the rooms have TVs or phones and wifi is a bit inconsistent. This is intentional I believe, since the resort wants you to unplug in order to relax and enjoy your surroundings. If you enjoy activities like tennis and golf, wine tasting, horseback riding and hiking, you will love this place. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a letter that I just wrote to the Alisal staff after my amazing vacation last week... "I’m quite sure you already know what I’m about to tell you, but I felt compelled share anyway… When my family drove the main driveway into Alisal on July 15, 2015, it was our 47th time doing so. Alisal has been one... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience while visiting Alisal. The kids loved it (ages 7-10) and they loved the activities. They enjoyed playing with the animals in the barn, horseback riding, fishing, and the children activities. The food was great too. Horseback riding was fun but if you are looking for a faster ride try intermediate to advanced. The beginner rides... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We reluctantly returned home from Alisal last week and we will definitely return. The ranch is charming and the staff is great. It is not the Four Seasons and it is not trying to be. We've already booked next year. For those complaining about the rooms/cost, my take is as follows. The ranch is just that....a guest ranch. They try... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We came to do the horse back rides. Only to find out when we got here that they were "booked" and we could not. So the dinner, a hay ride to the 'lake' (used lightly) as it is a scummy pond now. The tables were somehow "reserved" and we were shuttered to a bad place to sit. On to bingo.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. We appreciate you bringing your experience to our attention. The Alisal Guest Ranch is a very unique resort and clearly we appeal to many people. This can be validated by the many positive guest comments we have received on TripAdvisor and the fact that the... More 

Santa Monica, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited with my three children (9/9/11y/o) the first week of June, 2015. They had a great time with the horses, barnyard, pool, billiards, air rifles and archery. There was so much for them to do we didn't get a chance to do it all in our 3.5 days at the property and they would go back in a heartbeat. it... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Alisal Ranch has something for everyone and every age. I just returned from 3 days there with my grandkids, we couldn't get everything in. The only negative, from the teenagers point of view, was the wi-fi and phone reception was spotty, at best. Other than that, they have every detail fine tuned and the staff, at every level, gets an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Alisal Guest Ranch was everything we'd hoped for and more! We expected a more rustic (read that as dusty, sparse, etc.) resort, and were very pleasantly surprised to find beautiful lawns, paved walkways and spacious, modern facilities throughout. The food was much better than we expected as well. Best of all were all the activities for children (and adults!) that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We've been to Alisal many times each year with our kids and grandkids. Absolutely the best family experience that I could imagine. The ranch is located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Southern California which is the home to fine vineyards, wineries, restaurants, etc. The property just has everything for families. Horseback riding, fishing, swimming, arts and crafts for kids,... More 

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