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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about Alisal Ranch is top-notch! We have been to the ranch several times and wouldn't change a thing. The rooms are comfortable, the food is excellent and the staff could not be more courteous.We appreciate the "no TV" policy in the guest rooms as well!

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my daughter for a brief weekend getaway. And boy did we get-away. The solace and peace out on the horse rides was a quiet I haven't known for what feels like years. The staff were amazing, the food was 5 star, the accommodations were top. I can't think of anything bad to say. It felt like we were worlds....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a returning guest at the Alisal, and again had a wonderful stay. All staff members are very professional, gracious and courteous. My room was very clean and comfortable, and I had great dinner with my colleague. The highlight of my trip was the Breakfast horse ride, with great guidance by our leader and wonderful food and music at...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did two Dad/Kid weekends at the Alisal and they were terrific. The rooms are fine and clean. It is a ranch so no TV and you do not miss it. There is too much to do - too many wonderful things to do with a child. You cannot re-create the Alisal with what must be 1000 of acres, 100+...

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you have rediscovered Alisal. It truly is a place to unplug and reconnect. We hope to see you back again soon. Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeking a unique escape in from L.A.’s hustle, my family and I booked the Ranch Alisal — this hidden gem delivered in every way! Comfortable well-appointed studio lodging trim the main property, while the expanse of the family-owned ranch boasts breathtaking outdoor beauty that can be enjoyed with various activities that include: beginner-to-advanced horseback rides, archery and canoeing on their...

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your Five Star Review! We are so glad you have discovered our treasure and hope that you and your family will make Alisal part of your family traditions. We also appreciate your kind comments about our staff which we will be sure to share with them. They love helping to create memories that last a...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned to this magical place with friends for a golf outing, and I can't imagine how we let 20+ years go by since our last visit. Many years ago, we took our children there for family vacations, and as we drove down the tree lined entrance last month, I couldn't imagine how I could have stayed away so...

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for truly capturing the essence of Alisal. And, we are so glad to have you back! We appreciate you sharing your experience and for your kind and gracious comments. And, we hope to see you back again soon! Most Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was great and the view was excellent. The location of the Alisal Guess Ranch can not be beat If you like golf, great food, horse back riding or long walk this is your place. The Alisal is surrounded by great winery for you to take in. The town of Solvang with it charm is only two miles from...

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

There is no better compliment, that the thought to return! We are so pleased you had a fantastic time and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall. Thanks so much for your great comments. Kathleen Cochran General Manager

Los Altos, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family returns to the ranch year after year and has done so for the past 20 years. It always like home with the welcoming staff that they retain for decades due to their dedication to the guests and the ranch experience. It is a treat to unplug from busy life and enjoy the slower pace and spectacular surroundings. It...

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff. I am so amazed at how many repeat guests we have like yours. Truly wonderful. We plan to keep Alisal that step back in time for generations to come. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your return. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I used to visit Alisal as a kid with my family, but it was even more fun as an adult. I loved the complementary horseback riding, petting zoo, golf and the camp-like feel of the property. On the morning horseback ride, the grounds were gorgeous and we even saw a bald eagle. Solvang is also an adorable Danish town with...

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. Our eagles are currently sitting on a couple of eggs! Its amazing to experience all the incredible wildlife we have at the Ranch. I am glad you were able to take advantage of many of our activities. Which are truly endless. We hope you come back to visit soon. Sincerely, Kathleen...

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Alisal Guest Ranch is Fabulous! A true way to get in touch with your "Dude"ness, and the chance to enhance your family activities and memories! The Staff are terrific, rooms roomy and fun "cowboy" feel--and the food is terrific. A truly wonderful way to experience fun family time or a romantic get-a-way---It has it all!!

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Alisal is that special place to unwind and rejuvenate. We hope to have your "Dude"ness back at the Ranch again soon. Kathleen Cochran General Manager

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $820 - $1,116 (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 Business Hotel in Solvang
#1 Family Hotel in Solvang
#3 Spa Hotel in Solvang
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