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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.

To our valued guests and families

We value the families and guests who both visit and work here at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, and are taking the utmost precautions to ensure everyone’s health and well-being at this time. Our social responsibility is to place guests and team members first and as such we feel it is necessary to temporarily close The Alisal effective March 16th. We hope to reopen soon when the time is appropriate.

Please visit our COVID-19 Updates area for the most recent information or contact us by phone at 800-4ALISAL (800-425-4725) should you have further questions.

We thank you for understanding and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. After the recent rains the ranch will be even more green than ever, the horses will be raring to go, and we’ll be delighted to show you the Ranch vacation you have come to know and love.


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Kathleen Cochran, General Manager

And The Jackson Family

Giddy Up & Grill Video Recipe Series

Enjoy the recipes in our Giddy Up & Grill video series featuring Alisal’s Executive Chef Anthony Endy, and friend of the Alisal, Chef Valerie Gordon.

Black & Blue Bread Pudding

Chef Gordon was recently at The Alisal and demonstrated how outdoor Big Green Egg cookers can be used to make mouthwatering baked goods. Her recipe blends plump blackberries and blueberries into a scrumptious jam, then combines freshly made custard with bits of torn brioche bread to create her Black & Blue Bread Pudding.

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Featured Vacation Packages

Be sure to browse all of our vacation packages at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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Catch up on the latest Alisal News

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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.