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.
Welcome back to the Great Outdoors
Our thoughts are with everyone worldwide who has been affected by the pandemic. The world has changed but our spirit to explore remains true.
We have always been so grateful for your loyalty and trusting us as a place you have known and loved to create lasting memories. We are passionate about providing the experiences that you have come to love at the Ranch.
Our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our family of guests, members, employees and our community.
Please visit our health and safety plan for updates on policies, as well as actions we are taking to ensure your health and safety during your visit to The Alisal.
While the world may seem very different now, one sentiment is for certain, we will always be here to welcome you with open arms. We thank you for your support of The Alisal, a place that is near and dear to all of our hearts.
In good health,
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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Catch up on the latest Alisal News
Dreaming of The Alisal - Bill Powell
Dreaming of The Alisal - Firestone Sisters
Dreaming of The Alisal - Abe Aguilar
Dreaming of The Alisal - Meghan Taylor
Dreaming of The Alisal - Nathan Turner
Dreaming of The Alisal - The Barnyard
Dreaming of The Alisal - Chef Anthony Endy
Dreaming of The Alisal - Kathleen Cochran
The Benefits of Women’s Retreats & Adventure Travel
Grilling Superstar, Hugh Mangum, Adds Extra Sizzle to BBQ Bootcamp
2020 is the Perfect Year for an Alisal Wedding
Happy Holidays from The Alisal
Coming Soon: The Unbridled Retreat
Why is that horse on a bass?
Riders of the Alisal - December 2019
Gathering at The Alisal to Give Thanks
Event Results: 3rd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Golf Championship
Alisal Lore: A Window to California History
Big Turnout for Nathan Turner
New Treasures Await in The Alisal Mercantile
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