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Starting at $350 per room per night
1054, Alisal Road, Solvang, Santa Barbara County, California, 93464, United States
Starting at $600 per room per night
A secluded jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, this 10,500-acre ranch melds the spirit of the Old West with the seductive charms of today’s most relaxing resorts. Just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara and you’ll find Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort’s 50 miles of riding trails, 100-acre spring-fed lake, two 18-hole championship golf courses, tennis courts, pool, spa, western-themed accommodations, fine dining, and endless ways to unplug and unwind. Only minutes away from this premier guest ranch are more than 75 renowned vineyards and wineries and the charming Danish village of Solvang.
Unique Features: The ancient oaks, manicured fairways and greens, and spectacular panoramic views of the Santa Ynez River and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains make the golf courses a favorite among golf aficionados. They offer some fantastic golf vacation packages that offer unlimited golf at the two championship 18-hole golf courses.
Accommodations: A ranch that blends the charm of a gracious, bygone era with 73 pastoral suites and studios await your arrival. All of the accommodations are outfitted with authentic Western décor, exquisite linens, wood-burning fireplaces, coffee makers, and refrigerators. Adjoining studios or suites are available for families and large parties. This is an authentic California ranch experience, complete with nearly every outdoor activity you can imagine, warm and helpful service, and the kind of brilliant, starry skies that only 10,000 acres can offer.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Grand Suite, which is approximately 770 square feet, has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and a king bed. The large living area has a wet bar and a beautiful wood-burning fireplace making this suite perfect for relaxing or entertaining. A fully furnished private patio has comfortable seating and an outdoor fireplace.
Dining: The ranch is known for its traditional Santa Maria-style barbecue and culinary programming throughout the year such as the beloved BBQ Bootcamp, a three-day masterclass in all things barbecue, led by some of the most renowned chefs in the country. Dining options include The Grill at Alisal River Course (open to the public), The Ranch Course Grill & Golf Lounge (open to the public), The Chuckwagon Grill & Waggin’ Tongue Bar and The Oak Room (bar). Another ongoing culinary event (once or twice a month, spring through fall), are California Ranch Cookouts, which consist of a one-day-only cooking demo + al fresco meal on the ranch amidst the beautiful rolling hills for on-property guests.
Activities: Experience the thrill of riding horses along 50 miles of trails, fishing in a spring-fed lake, or hiking through Deer Canyon, where you may sight deer, eagles, hawks, and even the occasional bobcat. Add access to two championship golf courses, cycling, tennis, as well as archery, boating, and wine tasting at world-class vineyards throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, and you will see that Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort truly offers something for everyone.
Spa & Fitness: From soothing Swedish or deep muscle massages and gentle cleansing facials to mud wraps and scrubs, the team of professional massage therapists and aestheticians will gladly help you relax and unwind. They offer a wide range of treatments and services at the Alisal Spa. The fitness center is available to guests daily between 6:00am and 6:00pm. It features, treadmills, ellipticals, cycles, resistance machines, and a selection of free weights, to help you stay fit and healthy.
Location: Solvang is a city in southern California’s Santa Ynez Valley. It’s known for its Danish-style architecture and many wineries. The Elverhoj Museum of History & Art explores the city’s Danish heritage through personal stories and photographs. The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum exhibits dozens of classic American, Japanese and European motorbikes. The Old Mission Santa Inés is an early-1800s Franciscan church.
Closest Airport: The nearest airport to Solvang is Santa Barbara (SBA) Airport which is 21 miles away. Other nearby airports include Burbank (BUR) (106.3 miles) and Los Angeles (LAX) (109.2 miles).
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs. From the family-friendly trail rides to the authentic Barnyard, families will discover countless ways to make memories on the ranch. Participate in the daily egg gathering, make Old West arts and crafts, or lead your kids around the corral on horseback, all staples of Alisal Ranch’s one-of-a-kind family dude ranch vacations.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. Imagine an enchanted locale where nature provides a swoon-worthy setting for any nuptial or cowgirl-chic wedding. The elegant yet rustic barn-meets-ballroom setting at Alisal sets the stage for a celebration you will never forget. They will consult with you and your wedding planner to finalize every detail, from the perfect menu to wine, flowers, photography, cake, table linens, and spa services.
Meetings: Yes. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering of 10 or you’d like to reserve the entire property for a company retreat, they can accommodate nearly any size group. They can cater dinners at the shores of Alisal Lake or in the Rodeo Arena. Or you can enjoy an ideal spread set up in our beautifully appointed meeting rooms featuring large fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings, and expansive windows offering beautiful views.
Extra Info: The timeless ambiance of the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is partially achieved by not offering televisions and telephones in guest rooms. For your convenience, house telephones and wireless high-speed internet access are available. With six full-size tennis courts, Alisal provides players of all skill levels a beautiful setting in which to serve and volley. The tennis pros are on hand to arrange for group or individual lessons, to match players up with other guests or members for practice or competition, and to schedule the occasional friendly tournament.