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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived during a very warm, mid-August week for the first time for an extended family vacation with kids ages 5 to 26 year old young adults. We had an enjoyable time with family doing a variety of activities from horseback rides, tennis, golf, spa treatments, yoga, fitness center, hanging around at the pool, kid activities and just enjoying time... More 

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los angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was our first visit to the Alisal up from Los Angeles for a long weekend to celebrate my son's birthday. He's into riding. We don't golf, and it was too hot the weekend we went to play tennis, so excluding those from the review. Starting with the accommodations, we got one of the renovated rooms and they were very nice,... 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 write a review about the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. We truly appreciate your kind words as it sounds like you had an amazing experience while staying with us. We constantly strive to provide the best service, delicious food, as well as many exciting activities that the entire family can enjoy. However, we... More 

Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Our first family vacation to Adisal Guest Ranch was an incredible experience for our entire family. I have two teenagers and both found something they enjoyed from golfing to horseback riding and fishing. Incredible staff, particularly Mark and Mitch at the Lake. Both of these guys are the definition of what guest services is all about. They treated my 17... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had a wonderful time as a family . We brought the families of my two children with the 5 grandchildren from 2-8 yrs old. We all enjoyed the ranch eventhough we did not play golf, The activities, the food and the service was great, We intend to return next year. It is expensive but it was worth it. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We really like the Alisal Guest Ranch - this was our fourth year returning, and our kids look forward to it so much we keep coming back. The rooms are nothing super-special, but are comfortable and clean, and the one bedroom suite works really well for a family of four where the adults want some privacy. The food is superior.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We visited Alisal Guest Ranch for the first time for a 43-person family reunion and had a wonderful visit. With four generations from infants to older adults, the wide variety of activities and accommodations were perfect for us. The staff were fantastic--helpful and friendly and very eager to please. The spacious grounds with units spread around the property allowed everyone... More 

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Calistoga, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Alisal for decades and it is always my favorite vacation. There is so much to do in a gorgeous location. You truly feel away from it all. I've seen others write about the no air conditioning...this has never been an issue for us as it always cools off dramatically at night even if during... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

When you hear over and over "Guests have been visiting us for generations" what they are really saying is "We have no need to try and earn your business". Alisal Ranch is surviving off of the graciousness of grandparents and great grandparents who want to bring their extended families together, sometimes begrudgingly. Our room was decorated in 1975 and was... More 

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

We are disappointed when we do not meet or exceed the expectations of our guests. Please know that we take to heart and deeply value the feedback that you provided. While we strive for perfection, we obviously fell short in meeting your expectations during your recent visit and for that we are truly sorry. It is true that as a... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a review of our second annual visit to Alisal Guest Ranch. Last year we brought our son and his family (children were 5 and 8); this year we brought our daughter and her family (children 7 and 9). Once again, it was everything we'd hoped for and more. Because these children were a bit older, they could participate... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This was our first time at Alisal Guest Ranch. Tons of activities available, like archery, air rifle, horseback riding, fishing, and a breakfast hay wagon ride (or horseback ride, depending on your preference). If you have toddlers/young children, you'll be pleased to know that they also have a small playground, an extensive arts & crafts room, and also a barnyard... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Address: 1054 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3033
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range: $427 - $771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
Alisal Hotel Solvang
Alisal Resort Solvang
Alisal Ranch Solvang
The Alisal Guest Ranch
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#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
#1 Family Hotel in Solvang
#4 Spa Hotel in Solvang
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