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Person on a horse riding under a tree at Alisal Guest Ranch
Trail ride at sunset at Alisal Guest Ranch
Two riders at sunset at Alisal Guest Ranch
Trail ride at Alisal Guest Ranch
Cowgirl petting her horse at Alisal Guest Ranch

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Solvang, California

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Nearest Regional Airport

Santa Barbara Airport, 21 miles

Nearest International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport, 110 miles


1000 Feet


Year Round

Guest Capacity


A Secluded Jewel

A secluded jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, our 10,000-acre ranch melds 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 The 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. Just minutes away from our premier guest ranch are more than 75 renowned vineyards and wineries and the charming Danish village of Solvang. Whether it’s a romantic weekend getaway for two, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat, come discover the magic of Alisal. 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.

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.

Our Activity Guides contain a daily activity schedule so you can be sure you experience all of your favorites activities and explore some new ones too! Many of our programs quickly fill up so we always recommend reading through the guide and scheduling your favorite activities with our Ranch Concierge team.

People singing and playing music on stage at Alisal Guest Ranch


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking/E-Biking
  • Petting Zoo
  • Team Penning
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Riding


  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Private Lessons
  • Trail Riding Ages 7+

Special Events

  • Family Reunions
  • Girlfriend Getaways
  • Horse Clinics
  • Weddings

Capturing the essence of California cuisine with the depth of flavor and heartiness of Western ranch cooking, Chef Endy puts forth delectable selections ranging from casual meals by the pool or on the golf course, to fine dining in the Ranch Room. A native of the Santa Ynez Valley, Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy, brings to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort a reverence for the region’s bounty and a commitment to timeless food made from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients at their peak. He also oversees special dinners and al fresco barbecues among Alisal’s rolling hills—“cooking with a live fire is a special passion of mine,” he explains.

Group of people raising their wine glasses at Alisal Guest Ranch

Food Options

  • Gourmet

With 73 nicely appointed accommodations (the majority are suites) Alisal offer the comforts travelers so need. But don’t be looking for your TV and Telephone, we are both TV/Telephone free. Fireplaces and warm Pendleton blankets to keep you warm. Each rooms also has refrigerators, and many have newly remodeled bathrooms. All rooms have king size beds.

Cabin bedroom at Alisal Guest Ranch

  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Spa Services/Massages
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Length of Stay:

3 nights (January - December)

Cancellation Policy

60-day cancellation policy. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Solvang, California

Nearest Regional Airport

Santa Barbara Airport, 21 miles