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Alisal Ranch Blog & News

Welcome to the Alisal Ranch Blog. We love posting stories about the happenings around the Ranch 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.Looking for photos or videos that we post? We don’t always add those to the Ranch Blog but we do add them to our Alisal Photos & Videos Gallery.

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The Alisal entrance in the fall

Thanksgiving at The Alisal is a special time when good friends, family and delicious food come together to make lasting memories. The leaves are changing, the mornings are crisp and the whole Ranch has a festive spirit.

man riding horse in autumn at Alisal

There are wonderful activities for every member of the family to enjoy at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort this fall, including the ones mentioned here, plus so many more. Whether you come to relax, sightsee, stay active or enjoy time away with the family, your time at The Alisal is guaranteed to be jam-packed with fun events and memorable activities. Check out our Fall Activity Guide to learn more!

Alisal Summer Activities Guide

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 from Alisal Ranch chef Anthony Endy

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 …

Come enjoy the Alisal lake fishing vacation package in the Santa Ynez Valley

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!


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.