Life at a Luxury Ranch Resort
Let’s face it, in our fast-paced world full of technology and hectic schedules, finding time to create family traditions can be a challenge. That’s where The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort comes in!
One thing that sets us apart from other luxury ranch resorts is that we value certain traditions–many which are rooted in decades-old practices. It is these traditions, along with the one-of-a-kind feel of Alisal, that keep our guests coming back year after year.
Tradition #1 – Dinner Jackets
In The Alisal’s dining room, men are required to wear jackets. Though you might think a ranch wouldn’t care for cleaning up, this tradition actually reaches back to The Alisal’s cowboy days. Ranchers would often get dirty on the trails or in the corral. But that’s where they preferred th dirt to stay! Cowboys would clean up for an elegant evening inside. We invite guests to do the same after a day exploring our 10,500 acres.
This is a tradition that has continued to this day and is treasured by many. It creates a special atmosphere for dinners, one that guests have loved.
Tradition #2 – Minimal Technology
Alisal is not interested in “keeping up with the Joneses.” We prioritize a pastoral way of life where we can, which is why you won’t find telephones, TVs, mini-bars, or traditional room service on the ranch—though we’ll always bring you dinner if requested. This is one of the many ways we create that feeling of “rustic elegance” unique to Alisal.
It’s also a way for us to return to the ranching ways of old. Imagine how much more time your family can spend together creating memories without modern-day distractions. On the ranch, you and your family can trade TV for fishing, golfing, hiking, or horseback riding.
Tradition #3 – Family & Guest Reunions
Longtime guests (some of whom have been visiting Alisal since the 1950s and ’60s) appreciate the comfort of consistency that comes with the tradition of an annual visit to Alisal. This may include staying in the same room each year, dining at the same table, and catching up with fellow guests who stay at Alisal during the same time each year. Additionally, our courteous and engaging staff can become part of your Alisal adventure as you get to know them better each time you visit.
Alisal is truly a unique place. Whether checking in on their favorite horse, playing bingo on Friday nights, or enjoying one of our popular outdoor summer barbecues, our guests never have a dull moment.
Rather than changing with every trend, we hold tight to the experiences that make Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort a special place for so many guests. We would love for you to become part of the Alisal family and start your own traditions that inspire you to return year-after-year to our luxury ranch resort.