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Dude Ranch Packages & Signature Experiences


Alisal Ranch’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.


Chefs Valerie Gordon and Frank Ostini
October 9th-11th, 2022

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 9th through the 11th we will be bringing some of the nation’s top chefs and grill masters to Alisal Ranch where they will prepare lavish grilled feasts and share their secrets for great grilling.

Devon Combs from Unbridled Retreats - Equine Gestalt Coach
October 23-26, 2022

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.

Waylynn Lucas
November 6-9, 2022

WILDWONDER features female artisans, chefs, winemakers, cowgirls, wellness leaders, and other fearless women. Adventure at the Ranch while making new connections and participating in experiences that spark self-discovery and growth.

Nathan Turner Setting the Holiday Table
November 30-December 2, 2022

Alisal Ranch and Nathan Turner are back together again to kick off the holiday season with an expanded and thoughtful Holiday Workshop from November 30 through December 2, 2022.

2022 CA Ranch Cookouts

California Ranch Cookouts are back starting April 2022! Our guest chefs will cook up a feast, creating a memorable outdoor dining experience that will leave you full, yet hungry for more!

Woman holding piece of brisket
May 7th-10th, 2023

With three BBQ Bootcamps in 2023, Our Spring Classic brings top chefs to Alisal Ranch to demonstrate their skills on the grill.  Enjoy a BBQ feast with some of the greatest grillmasters around.


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.