Alisal Guest Ranch Blog & News

Welcome to the Alisal Guest Ranch Blog. We love posting stories about the happenings around the Alisal and keeping you updated with the latest tidbits and tales. You’ll find a little bit of everything here and then some. We love hearing about stories from guests so if you’ve got something to say, just let us know by sending us a message.

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Summer Activities 2018

The Summer Activity Guide is Here! Horseback Riding From breakfast rides, to guided beginner and intermediate tours, The Alisal is happy to pair you with one of our four-legged friends …

Coq au Vin — A Taste from Our Kitchen

Slow cooked, this one-pot meal combines braised chicken and seasonal root vegetables like sweet carrots, with mushrooms and garlic and simmers them all in a nice red wine flavored with locally grown herbs. Chef Endy likes serving the main dish with a creamy mashed potato or …

An Angler’s Paradise

Alisal’s 100-acre spring-fed lake is one of the best places in California for year-round fly-fishing and is home to Northern Strain Largemouth Bass. The Alisal Guides specialize in the sport using traditional spinning tackle for spin-fishing trips and fly-fishing gear to help guests track down their fish. Alisal Lake also features an Orvis fly shop, and offers a diverse fleet of boats including bass boats, electric trolling boats, and other recreational boats. In addition, you’ll enjoy unlimited activities at the Alisal!

March Madness

Alisal’s latest edition to its incredible lineup of special offers our March Madness, buy two nights’, enjoy the third night on us. Come enjoy the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort and all it offers in March. Package includes full breakfast and dinner daily, two scheduled rides daily with over 50 miles of trails and a string of 100 horses. We can accommodate first-time to advanced riders to allow for personal attention by our experienced wranglers. Your stay also includes golf green fees on our two 18-hole championship courses, tennis court fees, and fishing pole and bait to fish on the incredible Alisal Lake.

Winter Round-Up Vacation Package

There’s no better time to sit around the evening fire and enjoy the winter chill. We believe the holidays are a very special time, meant for connecting with each other, and sharing laughter and relaxation. We’ve created a special vacation package to help you create memorable experiences. This special package is available for single night stays if you wish. It includes a full breakfast and dinner, as well as green fees, horseback rides, tennis, and fishing at our lake for two designated people per room.

Round-Up Vacation Fall Special

Our most popular package is now available at a special price! With something for everyone the Ranch Retreat package includes golf green fees, daily scheduled horseback rides, bait & tackle at our private lake, tennis court fees for two designated guests per room. Enjoy a hearty breakfast each morning and dine in our Ranch Room each evening. A “not to miss” is our Saturday & Wednesday Breakfast Ride.

Smokin’ Hot Deal

Filmed at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in California’s historic Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara’s wine country, Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke launches its third season.
Alisal is offering this smokin’ hot deal for new reservations starting in September.

Two Kinds of Rides

The Alisal Guest Ranch is surrounded by diverse country roads and scenic vistas, making it one of the world’s most sought after cycling destination with access to it all year round!. Whether you are a beginner looking for some sightseeing along your ride or an advanced rider with the cycling being the focus we’ve got you covered. All of our routes from beginner to advanced give our guests the opportunity to experience the quintessential Santa Barbara Wine Country at your pace.