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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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1054 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3033
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The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. Privately owned and operated since 1946, the Alisal is a working cattle ranch and full-service resort. This historic ranch is one of four original Spanish land grants on the west coast given to conquistador Raimundo Carrillo in the late 1700’s. Today, the romance and majesty of the old west remain in the wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty of the Alisal. They serve as a reminder of simpler times and as an invitation to those with a taste for adventure. As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era. Set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, this one-of-a-kind resort blends the best of nature with exceptional golf, horseback riding, tennis, fishing on a 100-acre private lake, fitness center and spa, children's activities, barnyard activities and fine dining.
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Free breakfast
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Heated pool
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Kids club
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Zia Kralovetz wrote a review Jul 7
Mesa, Arizona3 contributions
Alisal is AWESOME! I went with my friends and my dad. The rooms were comfortable, the pool was not dirty at all, and it was great! I stayed for 4 days. On the first day I was there it was nowhere near what I was expecting. There was horses, chickens, and Guinea pigs. We checked in and we got multiple keys. I went to my friends room and our rooms where basically the same. After we went to the billiard room and the animal area. The artical I will not finish sadly😢
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Brandy wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Held our annual corporate retreat here & it was amazing! Staff was so attentive, professional & accommodating. The chef has an incredible menu night after night, it was delicious! Rooms were spacious, clean & quite comfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from KathleenC2258, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Hope to see you for a leisure visit sometime soon. Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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Tom R wrote a review Mar 2020
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Alisal Ranch is set among the hills and canyons of the Santa Ynez Valley outside of Santa Barbara CA. A combination guest ranch and working cattle ranch, Alisal has opportunities for couples, families, and corporate gatherings. We enjoyed the horseback riding, private fishing/boating lake, hiking, and spa facilities. Alisal Guest Ranch offers everything your standard resort would have (pool, restaurants/bars, activities) plus the laid back California feel and the fun of being outdoors and on a ranch. The dining room cuisine was excellent and superior to most resorts (we stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara prior to our stay at the ranch Alisal's kitchen staff blew them away). Unique spot. The staff was the friendliest & most helpful of any resort or vacation spot we have stayed at. Give a try to get out of the ordinary!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The suite accommodations were excellent and included a field stone fireplace with daily firewood...
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Response from KathleenC2258, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Responded Mar 4, 2020
We are so pleased to read your review! We just love everything you have so wonderfully written about, thank you so much. We are thrilled you enjoyed all Alisal has to offer. We hope to see you back at the Ranch again soon. Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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Tricia K wrote a review Feb 2020
Ventura, California7 contributions5 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Alisal Ranch. Dinners are meticulously prepared. The activities: golf and horseback riding for us, were a real treat. The grounds are relaxing as well as the pool and spa areas. Our bed was a little lumpy, but we both felt it was a temporary problem. We look forward to a return trip next year.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KathleenC2258, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you SO much for your outstanding review. Sounds like you were able to fully enjoy all of our amenities. So sorry about your mattress and it sounds like it was addressed immediately. We hope to see you back at the Ranch again soon. Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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OH10 wrote a review Feb 2020
dayton, ohio12 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in a suite lining the drive to the property. We like to stay in this location so we can overlook the pasture. Our unit was newly renovated and spectacular. Our trips are centered around horseback riding for our 10 year old. The wranglers take time to pair you with a horse/pony that suites your ability, and the trails are stunning. Meals are always wonderful and the customer service is over the top. My husband loves both golf courses and we like to take a lunch to go the lake. We've already booked our trip for next year. Happy Trails!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you so much for your amazing review. I am so glad to hear you like one of the many changes happening in our guest rooms. Looks like you and your family were able to enjoy everything Alisal! We hope to see you back again soon. Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort?
Nearby attractions include PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre (2.3 miles), Solvang Festival Theater (2.3 miles), and Old Mission Santa Ines (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, Olsen's Danish Village Bakery, and Birkholm's Bakery & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.