A secluded jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, our 10,000-acre ranch melds the spirit of the Old West with the seductive charms of today’s most relaxing resorts. Drive 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara and you’ll find Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort’s 50 miles of riding trails, 100-acre spring-fed lake, two 18-hole championship golf courses, tennis courts, pool, spa, western-themed accommodations, fine dining, and endless ways to unplug and unwind. Just minutes away from our premier guest ranch are more than 75 renowned vineyards and wineries and the charming Danish village of Solvang. Whether it’s a romantic weekend getaway for two, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat, come discover the magic of Alisal. This is far more than just a dude ranch. With a temperate climate year-round and ever-changing seasonal activities, any time of year is the perfect time to visit us.
A ranch that blends the charm of a gracious, bygone era with 73 pastoral suites and studios await your arrival. All of our accommodations are outfitted with authentic Western décor, exquisite linens, wood-burning fireplaces, coffee makers, and refrigerators. Adjoining studios or suites are available for families and large parties. This is an authentic California ranch experience, complete with nearly every outdoor activity you can imagine, warm and helpful service, and the kind of brilliant, starry skies that only 10,000 acres can offer.
The timeless ambiance of the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is partially achieved by not offering televisions and telephones in our guest rooms. For your convenience, house telephones and wireless high-speed internet access are available.
Capturing the essence of California cuisine with the depth of flavor and heartiness of Western ranch cooking, Chef Endy puts forth delectable selections ranging from casual meals by the pool or on the golf course, to fine dining in the Ranch Room. A native of the Santa Ynez Valley, Executive Chef Anthony Endy brings to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort a reverence for the region’s bounty and a commitment to timeless food made from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients at their peak. He also oversees special dinners and al fresco barbecues among Alisal’s rolling hills—“cooking with a live fire is a special passion of mine,” he explains.
10,000 acres and hundreds of ways to enjoy them. Experience the thrill of riding horses along 50 miles of trails, fishing in a spring-fed lake, or hiking through Deer Canyon, where you may sight deer, eagles, hawks, and even the occasional bobcat. Add access to two championship golf courses, cycling, tennis, as well as archery, boating, and wine tasting at world-class vineyards throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, and you will see that Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort truly offers something for everyone.
Unwind or Energize: The Choice Is Yours. From soothing Swedish or deep muscle massages and gentle cleansing facials to mud wraps and scrubs, our team of professional massage therapists and aestheticians will gladly help remove the weight of the world off your shoulders. We offer a wide range of treatments and services at the Alisal Spa. Please review our menu below, then call us to make a reservation during your stay.
Imagine an enchanted locale where nature provides a swoon-worthy setting for any nuptial or cowgirl-chic wedding. The elegant yet rustic barn-meets-ballroom setting at Alisal sets the stage for a celebration you will never forget. We will consult with you and your wedding planner to finalize every detail—from the perfect menu to wine, flowers, photography, cake, table linens, and spa services. Wedding venues and site visits are by appointment only.
The Alisal is a family-friendly year-round resort.
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort operates on a Modified American Plan – breakfast, dinner and beverages are included in your nightly room rate. Delight in a suite or studio outfitted with authentic Western charm and two delicious meals daily. Choose from a vast menu of recreational activities that are included in our rates. Additional activities as well as Spa services are available a la carte and can be arranged through our Ranch Concierge to personalize your stay.
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