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the Santa Ynez Valley


FIND ADVENTURE in the Heart of Santa BarbarA Wine Country


Horses by Alisal LakeSanta Ynez Valley vineyardA secluded jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, our 10,000-acre ranch blends the spirit of the Old West with the seductive charms of today’s most relaxing resorts. 

Drive 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara and you’ll find Alisal Ranch’s 50 miles of riding trails, 100-acre spring-fed lake, two 18-hole championship golf courses, tennis courts, pool, spa and many other activities.

Our comfortable western-themed accommodations, and fine dining, allow you to get away, unplug and unwind. Just minutes away from our premier guest ranch are more than 75 renowned vineyards and wineries as well as the charming Danish village of Solvang. Whether it’s a romantic weekend getaway for two, family vacation time, or a relaxed hangout with friends, come discover the magic of Alisal Ranch. This is far more than just a dude ranch. With a temperate climate year-round and ever-changing seasonal activities, any time of year is the perfect time to visit us. 


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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.