A World Away in the Heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country

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.

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BBQ Class is in Session

In the grand tradition of the Wild West, the Alisal has for decades treated grilling as a fine art, and with the help of our guest grill masters, we are mighty excited to help you take your grilling skills to the next level.

Add to all the grilling, and ranch activities, some complimentary wine tastings at nearby wineries and tasteful BBQ Bootcamp mementos, and you have all the fixin’s for an unforgettable getaway. If you’re interested in participating, we suggest you sign up soon, spots are filling quickly.

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Experience the Alisal

Escape to the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you enjoy a morning horseback ride and a pancake breakfast on the trail, or you choose to fish on our private lake and watch sunset from the shore, you’ll be creating stories you’ll want to share and experiences to treasure for years to come.

Just be sure to indulge in a signature treatment at the Alisal Spa during your time at The Ranch so you leave rejuvenated and refreshed.

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A girl shooting archery at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Activities at the Alisal

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.


A sunset ride at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Vacation Packages & Specials

Whether you’re looking to escape the everyday with your family, get away from it all for that girls weekend, immerse yourself in two championship golf courses, fan the flames of your romance, or gather your group for that all-important meeting retreat, we have a package that will pique your interest and include everything necessary to create a memorable experience at the Alisal.

A family get together at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

in a World Away

Are you planning an intimate gathering of 10 or would you rather reserve the entire property for a company retreat? We can accommodate nearly any size group. We can cater dinners at the shores of Alisal Lake or in our Rodeo Arena. Or you can enjoy an ideal spread set up in our beautifully appointed meeting rooms featuring large fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings, and expansive windows offering beautiful views.