We have been visiting the Alisal as a family for 19 years. Yes it is expensive, but we always leave there marveling over how well they look after their guests. The food was great, the dining room staff friendly and accommodating. The recreation options (horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, golf, tennis, fitness classes, fitness room) give something for everyone. We have visited in Spring, Summer and now in December. Each season has its advantages and disadvantages, but each was very enjoyable.
Don't expect a television or telephone in your room. This is a Ranch/Resort that works to preserve some of the "old west" feel. But you will not feel deprived (and there are televisions in some of the public rooms).
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
- Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
- Alisal Hotel Solvang
- Alisal Resort Solvang
- Alisal Ranch Solvang
- The Alisal Guest Ranch