I thin k it's all been said before - we loved the Alisal. We booked a two day package and although it was off peak season and quiet everyone went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. Being the week before thanksgiving is about as off-peak as you can get and the ranch only had about 30 guests staying - enough to give it atmosphere at mealtimes ( good simple and tasty fare with plenty of choice) and for the early morning campfire session which we joined on the 'hay wagon'. The fact that other guests included a multi- generational party, the elders of which have been coming for 45 years speaks volumes. We'll have to return as an extended family too!
Loved the homely rooms with wood bur ning open fires (definitely a must for the cool nights ) and the fact there was no tv or radio in the rooms - a well needed break from all that, though there is good wifi throughout the property. We were blessed with marvellous weather - hot cloudless skies and cool nights, but the weather changed the day we left and it would have been disappointing not to have been able to take advantage of all that the ranch offers:riding, fishing, hiking and more. If you feel you need civilisation Solvang is just a few minutes away by car and it's only about 40 minutes drive to Santa Barbara.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included