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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to visit Alisal as a kid with my family, but it was even more fun as an adult. I loved the complementary horseback riding, petting zoo, golf and the camp-like feel of the property. On the morning horseback ride, the grounds were gorgeous and we even saw a bald eagle. Solvang is also an adorable Danish town with...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Alisal Guest Ranch is Fabulous! A true way to get in touch with your "Dude"ness, and the chance to enhance your family activities and memories! The Staff are terrific, rooms roomy and fun "cowboy" feel--and the food is terrific. A truly wonderful way to experience fun family time or a romantic get-a-way---It has it all!!

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Carmel, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the history of the Alisal Ranch and the opportunity to "rough it" a bit in very modern accommodations. The meal option worked great with a very wide selection of breakfast items with the same being said for dinner. Our items arrived quickly and were right off the stove on hot plates. The wine selection is exceptional and the...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nites, played golf 4 times. Great location for touring the local wineries. Solvang and Los Olivios are cute towns nearby to tour or go for lunch. One of the two golf courses had too much water, and was partially closed, then open only if you could walk 18 holes. This was a problem for us, and a...

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KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments about the Ranch. We do hope you will come back and play both courses. They are fully operational now. Please feel free to contact me directly. Hope to see you soon. Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alisal Ranch is a very special place. The location, the activities, the staff, and the experience are wonderful and unique. There is plenty to do on the (absolutely stunning) ranch property, and of course being in the Santa Ynez valley, there is lots of wine tasting and eating to do as well. One of my favorite things about Alisal: no...

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KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of all the wonderful things that make Alisal so special. We can't wait to welcome you back. Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Coronado, California
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Old school meets authentic ranch life. The barn/horse corral is prominent on your right as you arrive down the long, sycamore-lined driveway.... the horse experience was what it was all about for us.. particularly dad and our 10 year old! We had only rode a handful of times before, and really appreciated the care that goes into the stable. They...

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4sherrie, Director of Sales at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

We are always happy to hear wonderful stories about our guest's experience. Thank you so much and we look forward to your return. Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our children enjoy the Alisal so much this past New Years vacation. Our son loved the welcoming cookie pie and the family last name on the greeting daily ranch itinerary. Every date look forward to know what he was going to do the next day. They had fun collecting eggs, and feeding the animals at the farm. Love the ride...

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KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your five star review! We are so glad you returned and hope you make this a family tradition! Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We've been going to the Alisal with my sister's family for almost 20 years. It's the perfect getaway with no distractions. You can be as active as you want with horseback riding, archery, golf, hiking, swimming. Or you can bring books and relax. The food is great, you never have to think about meals. Lots of vegetarian choices, too.

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KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your outstanding review. We are so glad that you have made this an family tradition. All the best, Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Santa Barbara
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The 10,000 acre Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is just half an hour from Santa Barbara, nestled in the Santa Ynez Mountains near the quaint town of Solvang. When you are there, you are surrounded by natural beauty--tall sycamores that shade the main part of the resort, views of the mountains, and rolling hills and oak trees. We've seen deer,...

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KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for this beautiful review. You have truly captured all the amazing things about the Alisal. We look forward to having you back! All the best, Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We joined some friends who come here every year. They raved about it so much we finally agreed to come with them. The grounds and rooms are very nice and clean. Each room has a wood burning fire place, which was wonderful given the chilly nights. We were very lucky to be able to join the horseback ride and pancake...

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4sherrie, Director of Sales at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

The Alisal prides itself on our outstanding horsemanship and quality herd stock. We make every effort to ensure safety and the well being of the guest as well as the horses. Your experience was unfortunate and extremely rare. Due to this experience, the Alisal would like to offer a complimentary private ride and lesson on your next visit. We sincerely...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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 South Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
Region: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range: €341 - €723 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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 Family Hotel in Solvang
#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
#4 Spa Hotel in Solvang
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“Room #59 is superb!”
 of 5 bubbles 439jimw, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the rooms with renovated bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles globalcarl, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We like the cabins that face the golf course--very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles vagabondodelmondo, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The ones facing the horse shoe area are secluded and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherc528, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Reservation staff assist with the best accommodations. We were two adults in our room and we had the Deluxe studio which was wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Sharinlv, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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