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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
    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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Santa Monica, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

The Alisal is a frustrating mixture of great and crappy. If you are a discerning traveller, read on and you should get a good feel for which end of the spectrum will stand out for you. The Great - Location is really magnificent. Bucolic and lush. From the lodge area to the trailrides to the lake, this place just feels... More 

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Bonita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

It was a memorable vacation many years ago, with my husband and children. They felt they had the freedom to do many things (safely) on their own, while we were free to engage in our own activities in a beautiful setting. This is the reason I now want to take my grandchildren, who would be the same age my children... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

We took our 2 teenagers and their friends and got a cottage with adjoining rooms,,,they had their privacy,,and we ours but we could still keep an eye on them. The rooms are super comfy and they provide firewood which adds to the great western ambience. The horse rides were the highlight. The surrounding scenery is gorgeous. Dressing up for dinner... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

It amazes me to read anything remotely negative about The Alisal, it's as if they are insulting my closest family members. To come to the Alisal is to embrace nature, ranch living, the outdoors, etc. Surrounded by green, rolling hills lined with Oak trees and grazing cattle, I can't imagine needing or wanting cell phone service. The Alisal will never... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

We have traveled to Alisal for the last several years with our extended family, with ages ranging from age 1 to 94. We all love it so much, and look forward to returning each year. It's not cheap! However, the enormous, delicious breakfast and dinner is included in the price - you don't even need lunch between those giant meals.... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

We only stayed two nights, but we think this is a great spot for families. This ranch has lots to do and we enjoyed our morning horse ride. The meals (mod American plan) were good ant the food choices great. We stayed in a private cabin, but most are duplexes. It was roomy and basically furnished, but comfortable. We made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

We have taken our children and grandchildren to the Alisal for each of the last 16 years! Ask any one of them if they would like to give up going next year. The answer is a quick and definite "no." They love this place! Two grandchildren are in college now and they still choose to come to this special gathering... More 

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Rancho Mirage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

Alisal is one place that is a true getawy. No phones, no t.v., just family fun. The way itshould be on vacations. Alisal brings everyone together.

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Manhattan Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Alisal Ranch is like going to camp. There is something to do for everyone. Our 2 room accomodations with one & 1/2 bathrooms worked out great. Took our 9 and 4 year old grandkids who, besides swimming in the perfect temperature pool, got to experience fly fishing at the private lake, air rifle shooting lessons, golf, and horsebackriding lessons. They... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Great people, great food and fabulous horses. The scenery is breathtaking. Warm days and cool evenings. A great place for you all to connect.

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