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Dude Ranch Packages & Signature Experiences


The Alisal’s unique packages and specials unlock the full ranch experience. Each of our luxury dude ranch packages build upon our basic Nightly Rate Plan, inviting you to create your own Old West adventure. Step into the cowboy way of life as you learn how to barbecue, horseback ride, play a round of golf, or simply disconnect from the day-to-day.

Not familiar with luxury dude ranches? Learn about The Alisal’s history and traditions.

All-Inclusive Nightly Rate Plan

The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort operates on a Modified American Plan – breakfast and dinner are included in your nightly room rate. Delight in a suite or studio outfitted with authentic Western charm and two delicious meals daily. Choose from a vast menu of recreational activities that are included in our rates. Additional activities as well as Spa services are available a la carte and can be arranged through our Ranch Concierge to personalize your stay.


Chef Anthony Endy grilling tomahawk steaks on the BBQ grill at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

The BBQ Bootcamp morning sessions will cover all the aspects of BBQ from the best way to start a fire to what to do with spice rubs; afternoons are free for horseback riding, golf or a visit to the spa; and evenings give you a chance to interact with local guest chefs and winemakers who will be on hand to create feasts designed to further fire-up your grilling passions.

Devon Combs from Unbridled Retreats - Equine Gestalt Coach

The Unbridled Retreat™ is a profound, life-changing experience that leads you to immediate and positive change. Share moments – with horses and women – that will transform the way you see yourself, reveal pathways you didn’t know existed, and help you become your most courageous, authentic self. No horse experience is necessary.

California Ranch Cookouts

California Ranch Cookouts are back! The Alisal is excited to welcome Brooke Williamson, Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 14 winner and Chef Govind Armstrong, television personality, cookbook author, and restaurateur.  Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy, will cook up a feast with each Guest Chef creating a memorable outdoor dining experience that will leave you full, yet hungry for more!

A group on a horseback trail ride at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Treat yourself to a day out in the Santa Ynez Valley to enjoy 50+ miles of trails through canyons and shaded hillsides along with delighting in local organic wine from our neighbors, Folded Hills Winery.  After a morning on the trails, you can mosey over and sample some of Santa Ynez Valley’s best wines. 

BBQ Bootcamp at the Ranch Cowgirl Edition

There is nothing more enticing than the aroma of food cooking on the grill. If you want to enjoy some amazing barbecue and learn how to take your grilling game to the next level, our upcoming fall BBQ Bootcamp is just for you. Starting October 10th through the 12th we will be bringing some of the nation’s top female chefs and grill masters to The Alisal where they will prepare lavish grilled feasts and share their secrets for great grilling.

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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.