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Guiding a world-class guest ranch takes a dedicated team effort. This year the team that makes up The Alisal family, outdid themselves!
If making a positive change in your life is one of your 2020 goals, then The Alisal’s Unbridled Retreat™ by Devon Combs is a special event not to be missed.
We’re celebrating National Day of the Horse with our cheerful toy horses playing their part in our “Horse on the Shelf” contest that we introduced last year and have brought back again this winter, thanks to their tremendous popularity.
You can forget about the winter chill with a heartwarming getaway to The Alisal. Read all about the hottest tips, to-do’s and tasty adventures that await in the winter edition of the Riders of The Alisal newsletter.
The tradition of holiday celebrations at the Ranch is highlighted by our annual Thanksgiving feast. Guests this year will gather to enjoy a lavish menu against a backdrop of colorful fall leaves, festive decorations and the crackle of fireplaces.
The event featured two fantastic days of play, by some of the area’s best amateur golfers. The weather was picture perfect and the field of 42 competed in three flights.
The minute you pass through The Alisal entrance you feel it. The authentic Western spirit is everywhere you look. The Alisal’s rich history as a working cattle ranch is intertwined with California history.
We are pleased to report the recent “I Love California” workshop, hosted at The Alisal by noted interior designer and author, Nathan Turner, was a big success.
After a day of fun and adventures around the Ranch, be sure to shop our jewelry, Alisal-branded clothing, Western hats, snapback ball caps, blankets, & more in our revamped Mercantile.
It is with smiles on our faces and tears in our eyes, all of us at the Alisal tip our hats to our friend, the legendary cowgirl Audrey Griffin.
Fall is a great time of year to enjoy everything The Alisal has to offer. The mild days & cool nights are perfect for being active, or just taking it easy.
The latest fall issue of Santa Barbara Magazine turned a spotlight on the new Turner House at The Alisal styled & designed by Nathan Turner.
Sometimes working as a wrangler at The Alisal is a longtime dream, but for Meghan Taylor, her adventure at the Ranch simply began as a fun summer job back in 2013.
It’s not every day that a dude ranch is featured on the pages of one of America’s top lifestyle and interior design magazines, that’s why we are so pleased by the recent story in Veranda.
This issue is full of fun fall activities, including two exciting events: BBQ Bootcamp and our first ever, “I Love California” Workshop, hosted by designer and author Nathan Turner.
If you are a fan of fresh berries and are looking for a new way to enjoy them, then noted confection chef, Valerie Gordon, has just the recipe for you.
When the autumn leaves start falling, it’s a sure sign that the grilling event of the season is about to fire up at The Alisal.
This dish blends fingerling new potatoes, charred sweet onions and leeks, topped with an ample helping of zingy jalapeño butter.
If you’re looking for a romantic setting to host an unforgettable, elegant & rustic wedding, then consider the 10,000 acres of possibilities that await when you exchange vows at The Alisal.
If you have a sweet tooth and an appreciation for adult beverages, this Mezcal Pudding whipped up at The Alisal, is a treat not to be missed.
These days The Alisal barnyard is alive with new snorts, squeals and squawks, as we welcome in a passel of new critters just waiting to meet you.
This issue reveals the hottest new Ranch activities, the latest on our barnyard critters, a peek at our tasty summer menu and introduces our wedding and events coordinator Rebecca Cianculli.
Alisal Executive Chef, Anthony Endy, hits all the right notes with mouthwatering jumbo shrimp and linguica sausage skewers topped with a zingy herb salsa verde.
With The Alisal’s 10,000-acre working cattle ranch and world-class resort as a backdrop, celebrity dessert expert, author and chocolatier, Valerie Gordon, offers up a simple recipe for creating a luscious Bistro Chocolate Cake.
The Alisal has partnered with Chef Valerie Gordon, author of the cookbook “Sweet” and one of Los Angeles’s top chocolatiers, to offer an exclusive gourmet s’mores kit.
In 1946 when the Jackson Family opened The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort to guests, it was their dream to one day have a championship golf course be part of the Ranch experience.
Perhaps you’ve heard about Nathan Turner’s many notable interior design projects. Now you can experience his flair for elegant rustic style, first hand, if you reserve the Turner House the next time you visit The Alisal.
The Alisal is pleased to offer more of what you are looking for to make your stay unforgettable. Download the Summer 2019 Activity Guide to see everything we offer in the way of outdoor and indoor activities.
The countryside around The Alisal is filled with bountiful farms, and vineyards alive with summertime sunshine. It’s only natural that at this time of year, the emphasis of Chef Endy’s menus is on bright, fresh, lively flavors.
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.
No, The Alisal has not added exotic giant chickens to the barnyard flock. Those bumpy Big Green Eggs you may have seen around the Ranch, are top-of-the-line gourmet grills.
This issue of “Riders of The Alisal” is brimming with stories and updates. Enjoy reading about our sunny, springtime activities, Caiti Price our featured wrangler, Charger, our featured horse, and the fabulous, fresh dining available this season.
The BBQ Bootcamp sessions, featuring Chefs Burt Bakman, Frank Ostini, Paula Disbrowe (author of “Cowgirl Cuisine”), and Chocolatier Valerie Gordon, cover all aspects of BBQ from starting a fire to spice rubs to grilled desserts.
If you have never tried the new recreation sensation of pickleball, then your getaway to The Alisal might be the perfect opportunity to learn the basics and have some fun.
We are pleased to highlight one of our star wranglers who has called The Alisal home for the last six years. Jen Sorenson grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley and has been around horses, much of her life.