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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We have just stayed (Feb 2016). About as out of season as it is possible to be. Despite that, we had the warmest of welcomes at every turn. The scenery is unparalleled, the setting serene and the riding excellent with great wranglers and horses. This is surely why most people come here. A lot of things were not open at...

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newport beach
Reviewed 10 February 2016

My wife and I and some family have come here for 20+ visits since the early 70s. Such a wonderful place to come. So dependable, so nice--always want to return--and do!!! It is the most pleasant, peaceful,and refreshing place I have ever found on earth. Excellent food service and various activities can be enjoyed by all in the party.

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Sierra Madre, California
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Not cheap, but what an amazing area. Nice rooms with fireplaces and no TV. Horses and pigs and hay rides. Can't believe there is so much undeveloped land in such a gorgeous area. The service is great, dinners were delicious. We treated ourselves to a massage which was also wonderful. We had our family and a few rooms. Our grand...

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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This guest ranch is top rate. From the rooms, to the grounds, food and staff. A wonderful place for families to unwind and spend quality time together. No TV's or phones in room. Offers horseback riding, fishing, tennis, golf, spa and kiddy care. Hard to get in but worth it.

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Recently spent 3 days at Alisal Ranch attending their barbecue boot camp. The ranch is located in the Santa Ynez wine country. The stay was exceeded our expectations for the trip. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite that was spacious and tastefully decorated for a "dude" ranch. Our package included food and gratuities. The food was delicious and as...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I had a wonderful stay recently at the Alisal Ranch. The overall service was outstanding, with great food and beverage options for the dinner and breakfast. I also did the Breakfast horse ride, which was a lot of fun! The Alisal property is very beautiful, and all staff members were gracious, patient and very helpful. This is a unique and...

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Thank Todd S
Calabasas, United States
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Every year we look forward to coming The Alisal Ranch. It is perfect for my and my wife. Horse back riding and golf! The round up package includes all of that plus breakfast and dinner! Great food every night.

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Hillsborough, CA
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We have visited the ranch as a family since the 1980's. The experience has always been top notch. Over the many years, the ranch has improved its facilities while at the same time retaining the atmosphere that we enjoy so much -- horseback riding, a golf course with little play that makes access easy; a spa with workout equipment and...

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Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We had heard about the Alisal Ranch for many years, but finally went up there to celebrate a good friend's birthday who had gone there 6 previous times. Little did we know what we had been missing. This is an absolutely fabulous resort from every perspective. Every staff member we met from Toni at reception, to Joanne and Judi at...

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Absolutely what one would look for in a guest ranch. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Plenty of things to do: horseback riding (with wonderful wranglers, especially Tony, the Head Wrangler), fishing, air rifles, archery, 2 golf courses, and a pool to name a few. There are also plenty of things for children to do, with very nice counselors...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: €453 - €600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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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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“The ones facing the horse shoe area are secluded and quiet.”
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“There is a variety of room types and sizes to meet all needs.”
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“Book way, way, way in advance. Families return year after year, and rooms can be hard to come by during times kids are out of school.”
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“Make sure you have an updated room as some of the rooms haven't been redone”
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