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Welcome to the Alisal

Luxury California Dude Ranch

WorldS Away in the Heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country

A secluded jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, our 10,500-acre luxury dude 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, authentic Western-style accommodations, fine dining, and endless ways to unplug and unwind.

Just minutes away from our dude ranch are more than 120 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.


We are honored to be voted Best Destination Resort as part of USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards!
A hearty thank you to our community of past and present guests for your support of The Alisal.

Health and Safety is our Top Priority

Our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our family including our guests, members, employees and community. Please visit our health and safety plan for updates on policies, as well as actions we are taking for your visit to The Alisal.

Check out our new wrangler on the Ranch, R Zero’s ARC UV System.


California Ranch Cookouts


California Ranch Cookouts are back! The Alisal is excited to welcome back a series of seasoned chefs like Iron Chef Cat Cora, Tiffani Thiessen and Sam Jones, just to name a few!  Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy, will cook up a feast with each guest chef creating a memorable outdoor dining experience that will leave you full, yet hungry for more! Keep checking back as more guest chefs will be added throughout the year. Don’t miss a chance for a delicious evening surrounded by the beauty and California ranch heritage of The Alisal.

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Service Charges

The Alisal's 20% service charge is intended to eliminate the need for our guests to tip individual employees, as well as cover the cost of a variety of amenities provided to our guests. These include two water canteens and a bottle of Alisal wine at check-in, daily newspapers, complimentary WiFi internet access, fitness center, complimentary shuttles to and from Solvang village center, nightly hors d'oeuvres in the Oak Room bar, complimentary bicycles, wine tasting with Alisal wine partners, scheduled and seasonal entertainment and a variety of children's activities including barnyard and Kid's arts and crafts room.