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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined some friends who come here every year. They raved about it so much we finally agreed to come with them. The grounds and rooms are very nice and clean. Each room has a wood burning fire place, which was wonderful given the chilly nights. We were very lucky to be able to join the horseback ride and pancake... More 

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4sherrie, Director of Sales at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

The Alisal prides itself on our outstanding horsemanship and quality herd stock. We make every effort to ensure safety and the well being of the guest as well as the horses. Your experience was unfortunate and extremely rare. Due to this experience, the Alisal would like to offer a complimentary private ride and lesson on your next visit. We sincerely... More 

Coto de Caza, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great resort for family or couples. We enjoyed playing both golf courses, and relaxing on the front porch--and our room was just great. We definitely need to do the trail ride next time. I know they are into "no phones or TVs" but I think the no phone thing is unsafe for emergency purposes--yes, most of us have cell phones... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had planned my husband's 80th birthday weekend for our family: 14 adults and 10 grandchildren. I made reservations months in advance with hope that accommodations, meals, service, activities for the grandchildren would be enjoyed by all. Our weekend surpassed all expectations. The grounds, meals, rooms, activities for the children and youth, staff and service were exceptional. Even the immaculate... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I just got to spend a couple of days at your property and we were simply blown away. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has a lot to offer from golfing to horseback riding, tennis, spa, hiking and much more. Our accommodation was spacious and well furnished, offered a private porch and living room with two sofas that... More 

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PVE CA
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Two friends & I spent the weekend here for the first time. It is like another world - scenic, peaceful, relaxing, wholesome. We did the breakfast horseback ride that was fabulous - saw deer & coyote. We hiked the trail, swam in the lovely fresh water pool, did line dancing. We enjoyed the great service, comfortable & spacious room, and... More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the ranch during a quiet week so it felt like our own place. The staff was very friendly particularly the guys who work the activities on and near the lake. The morning breakfast ride was a real highlight. We saw lots of wildlife during our time out on the ranch including a bear,... More 

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rancho mirage
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Amazing spot for family vacations. Alisal has something for everyone. Golf, tennis, swimming, spa, fishing, horseback riding, hay rides, bingo! The best part for us moms is that Alisal includes breakfast and dinner with your room. The food is delicious with lots of options for different dietary concerns.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived during a very warm, mid-August week for the first time for an extended family vacation with kids ages 5 to 26 year old young adults. We had an enjoyable time with family doing a variety of activities from horseback rides, tennis, golf, spa treatments, yoga, fitness center, hanging around at the pool, kid activities and just enjoying time... More 

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los angeles
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18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Was our first visit to the Alisal up from Los Angeles for a long weekend to celebrate my son's birthday. He's into riding. We don't golf, and it was too hot the weekend we went to play tennis, so excluding those from the review. Starting with the accommodations, we got one of the renovated rooms and they were very nice,... More 

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Tracy F, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. We truly appreciate your kind words as it sounds like you had an amazing experience while staying with us. We constantly strive to provide the best service, delicious food, as well as many exciting activities that the entire family can enjoy. However, we... More 

Yorba Linda, California
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Our first family vacation to Adisal Guest Ranch was an incredible experience for our entire family. I have two teenagers and both found something they enjoyed from golfing to horseback riding and fishing. Incredible staff, particularly Mark and Mitch at the Lake. Both of these guys are the definition of what guest services is all about. They treated my 17... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. Privately owned and operated since 1946, the Alisal is a working cattle ranch and full-service resort. This historic ranch is one of four original Spanish land grants on the west coast given to conquistador Raimundo Carrillo in the late 1700’s. Today, the romance and majesty of the old west remain in the wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty of the Alisal. They serve as a reminder of simpler times and as an invitation to those with a taste for adventure. As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era. Set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, this one-of-a-kind resort blends the best of nature with exceptional golf, horseback riding, tennis, fishing on a 100-acre private lake, fitness center and spa, children's activities, barnyard activities and fine dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Address: 1054 South Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
Region: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range: $649 - $860 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
Alisal Hotel Solvang
Alisal Resort Solvang
Alisal Ranch Solvang
The Alisal Guest Ranch
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#1 Family Hotel in Solvang
#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
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“The ones facing the horse shoe area are secluded and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherc528, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Reservation staff assist with the best accommodations. We were two adults in our room and we had the Deluxe studio which was wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Sharinlv, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is a variety of room types and sizes to meet all needs.”
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“Book way, way, way in advance. Families return year after year, and rooms can be hard to come by during times kids are out of school.”
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“Make sure you have an updated room as some of the rooms haven't been redone”
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