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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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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an annual for our entire family -- a wonderful place to relax, connect and enjoy one another. The staff is friendly and welcoming. We leave each year appreciating the care taken to make our stay perfect………..and to realize how important it is for our family to interact.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 9th consecutive year that my daughter and I visited Alisal Ranch. The staff continues to be incredibly friendly and helpful and the facilities are first class. If you enjoy horseback riding, tennis or golf or are just looking a relaxing getaway in one of California's premier wine destinations, I highly recommend that you consider Alisal Ranch.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my wife and 2 daughters who are horse crazy. They rode everyday and the different levels of expertise were great. They got to gallop along the lake and through the woods. The staff are excellent. No TV or streaming WiFi meant finding other things to do, which was readily available. The food was excellent and the Saturday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you look up the origin of "dude", it means a fancy, prissy or particular man. This is a proper dude ranch. It's not a ranch in the old west sense. It's pretty fancy. The setting (Solvang) is amazing! The grounds are gorgeous! There is a bit of nickel and diming, but I guess all hotels are liek that. You... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of a short two-hour drive from Los Angeles you arrive at the picturesque Guest Ranch. Our youngest is 5 and we grandparents are older than that. There is something for everyone. Golf, horseback riding, hay rides, tennis, fitness center, large pool, biking, fishing, ping pong and bingo and more. The children are encouraged to experience the farm... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a getaway for the family? This is the place. Loads of activities for everyone: Horseback riding, swimming, hiking, cycling, nature walks, spa, tennis. Casual conversation with friendly fellow guests revealed it's a favorite once-a-year retreat. Many have been coming to Alisal for 15-30 years. That speaks for itself. My husband and I stayed in a Select Studio. It... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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 July 12, 2015

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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