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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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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.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Room Service
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Golf course
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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My husband and I went for 4 days. We rode horses everyday and enjoyed great food at the resort. Our room was cozy and the staff were all friendly. I will absolutely be going back in the near future. The food was well prepared in the dining room. However there is a small gap
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My family has been going to the Alisal for over a decade now, we love the horseback riding, the ranch is beautiful, and it's refreshing to be able to disconnect due to no TVs nor phones being in the room. As always, my family and I ate in the dining room at dinner for every
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Response from KathleenC2258, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Responded 12 Jan 2019
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am pleased to read that you were able to share this feedback with one of our managers. Guest feedback is a gift and we intend to make the most of it! Thank you for your amazing loyalty and we look forward to your return. Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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Wonderful place, just lovely. Many things to do, horse back riding, archery, fishing, the list goes on. We stayed 4 nights, everything was outstanding except maybe the evening meals, and service was a tad slow. The evening meals were 4 out of 5 stars. The first night the food
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Response from KathleenC2258, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Responded 12 Jan 2019
Thanks so much for your kind review and great feedback. We hope to see you back at the ranch soon! Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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Nicely kept property in pretty location, but it was mostly populated with family reunion type get-togethers when we stayed there during the summer. We were looking for more of a romantic getaway with horseback riding, so we were a bit disappointed. The staff was very nice,
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Response from KathleenC2258, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Thanks so much for your feedback. Yes- if fact summer time is our most popular time for families (kids out of school). However, the Ranch is open year round- and the Spring (before Spring Break), Fall and Winter are incredible times for couples. Be sure to check out some of our amazing packages online as well. We hope you will consider a return visit. Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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I visited Alisal for the second time recently and had such a great time. Loved the scenic hayride to the cowboy breakfast. Best homemade biscuits and gravy! The meal was complete with cowboy playing Johnny Cash tunes on the acoustic guitar and then a cowboy poet. Rooms are
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Response from KathleenC2258, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Responded 11 Dec 2018
Thanks so much for your awesome review! Kathleen Cochran, General Manager
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Depends on the time of the year. We were there around the 1st week of July and they were booked by the end of May.
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Breakfast and dinner for two are included in pricing. For 2 people
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Can we bring our dog?
I would say no.
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Thank you for your interest in Alisal. The cattle operations are kept separate from the guest experience. We do have a small amount of cattle we use during our Rodeo (summer months only).
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We would love to have you join us for dinner again. Please call Steve Cowdrey (805) 686-7644 to make a reservation.
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"Rooms 61-70 are more private."
"Not sure how you choose a room. We stayed in the studio suite and it was excellent."
"All the rooms are amazing but be prepared - no tv, it is a disconnect from the world kind of place!"
"I saw several of the cottages, they all seemed spacious and comfortable."
"They are all good, just depends on your size needs."
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSolvang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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