The Alisal Guest Ranch

The Alisal Guest Ranch
1054 Alisal Rd
Solvang , CA   93463

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Weddings and receptions, winemaker dinners, meetings, corporate events, culinary events.


Located in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort gives wine tourists enough out- door activities to be considered a real vacation. Established as a cattle ranch more than 150 years ago, the Alisal started welcoming summer guests in 1946.

The Alisal hearkens back to early California living at its finest. The tidy yet spacious grounds contain 73 guest units decorated in classic California ranch design with studio or one-bedroom suite floor plans. Each cozy room provides complimentary firewood to burn in the working fireplace, a refrigerator, and many creature comforts. To maintain a quiet atmosphere and remind guests that they are in a world apart, there are no in-room televisions or telephones.

Hearty breakfasts and dinners, included in the room rate, are served in the Alisal’s convivial dining room. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Pascal Godé, a distinguished culinary style has emerged at The Alisal. On the dinner menu, which changes daily, at least ten entrees are offered.

Guided horseback riding at all skill levels is offered on trails winding through the scenic ranch. The par-72 Ranch Golf Course, designed by Billy Bell Jr., stretches for 6,500 yards and has tight fairways. The River Course measures 6,830 yards and promises beautiful views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. For those who prefer tennis, six courts are available for games, lessons, and practice sessions. It’s just a short van ride from all this to the ranch’s secluded 100-acre lake teeming with bass and bluegill.

The Alisal Fitness Center and Spa offers spa treatments, men’s and women’s locker rooms with steam saunas, a spacious lobby with a roaring fireplace for lounging, and a cardio room with state-of-the-art equipment.

The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort gives guests so many ways to explore and unwind. It’s a great way for families to fully appreciate Santa Barbara wine country—and each other.

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Pool: Yes

Tennis: Yes

Golf: Yes

Spa Treatments: Yes

Fitness Center: No

Pet Friendly: No

On Site Parking: No

Kid's Club: Yes

Room Service: No

Bar/Lounge: Yes

Restaurant / Deli: Yes

Weddings: Yes

Events/Corp. Meetings: Yes



Horseback Riding Basics from the Alisal

Helpful tips on how to get acquainted with a new horse, important safety hints and the basics of guiding a horse on a successful ride.

Sand Trap Trick Shot from the Alisal

Learn how to hit a tricky buried lie bunker shot from the head golf pro at the Alisal Ranch Course located in the Santa Barbara wine country.

Alisal Guest Ranch

The Alisal Guest Ranch