Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort | Solvang, California

  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 877-648-7097
  • Location: Solvang, California
  • Closest Airport: Santa Barbara
  • Elevation: 700 ft.
  • Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Check In/Out: 4:00 pm - Noon
  • Minimum Stay: two nights
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About Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a 10,000-acre, working cattle ranch and full-service resort. Alisal offers 73 telephone/television-free cottages with wood burning fireplaces and a host of outdoor activities. Activities include two golf courses, horseback riding, six tennis courts, 100-acre private lake for fishing and boating, extensive children's activities, barn yard activities, and an outdoor high and low ropes course with a rock climbing wall for team building.

Our cottages are warm and inviting with wood-burning fireplaces and private baths.  The cottages are decorated in California ranch design, with touches of Spanish tile and fine western art throughout.  At the Alisal, we operate on a Modified American Plan (breakfast and dinner included). Breakfasts feature lavish buffets with fresh fruit, homemade baked goods and entrees, as well as a variety of a-la-carte selections. Dinners are a time to dress up and enjoy our daily menus featuring the freshest local ingredients, presented in our frontier-sized portions.

The Alisal is a horse lover's paradise, a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy breakfast rides to our historic adobe camp, twice-daily rides, and private rides to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Ranch. Many of the Alisa's packages are geared towards the riding enthusiast such as Cowgirl and Couples Boot-camp where guests learn the ways of a wrangler during their stay.

As a golf resort, the Alisal ranks among the best. Two championship 18-hole courses provide plenty of challenge. The Ranch Course is distinguished by tight fairways, venerable oak, sycamore and eucalyptus trees and an imposing barranca that winds through the entire course.  The River Course stretches along the Santa Ynez River and provides breathtaking panoramas of the foothills beyond.

The Alisal's combination of fresh air, mild climate and scenic beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a full range of outdoor activities.  At the center of many of these activities is our 100-acre spring-fed lake with hungry bass and bluegill. Outdoor enthusiasts find hiking and mountain biking trails. And, of course, our heated pool and spa offer year-round swimming.

Dining Ranch Dining: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort works from the Modified American Plan, your breakfast and dinners are always included. Our meals are prepared for the hearty appetite. Prepared in the American style, breakfasts are cook to how you like it, to gourmet dinners fresh from the grill. We specialize in our famous BBQ's held three times a week during the summer.
Activities Ranch Activities: Starting with our outstanding horsemanship program to our daily rides through 50 miles of trails, if you come for horseback riding, this is the place. Alisal is also a destination for golf, (two-18 hole championship courses), fishing on our 100-acre private lake, tennis, swimming, hiking, biking and lots the children's activities.
Lodging Ranch Lodging: 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.


  • - 75 and above


  • - Archery
  • - Biking
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Cattle work
  • - Babysitting Available
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Golf on or nearby
  • - Hiking
  • - Yoga
  • - Zip Line
  • - Childrens Program(3-5)
  • - Childrens Program(6-8)
  • - Childrens Program(9-12)
  • - Childrens Program(13-17)


  • - Gourmet
  • - Ranch/Western


  • - Fast rides
  • - Private lessons
  • - Group lessons
  • - Winter riding
  • - Family rides
  • - Team penning
  • - Arena games
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Kid only rides
  • - Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Trail Riding 7+
  • - Trail Riding 8+

Dates Open:

  • - January
  • - February
  • - March
  • - April
  • - May
  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September
  • - October
  • - November
  • - December

Length of Stay:

  • - 3 nights
  • - 4 nights
  • - 5 nights
  • - 6 nights
  • - 7 nights

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Fitness Center
  • - Wheelchair Accessible
  • - Internet
  • - Lodge rooms
  • - Massages available
  • - Hot tub
  • - Game Room
  • - Petting Zoo
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Tennis Court

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Cattle Drive
  • - Fly Fishing
  • - Girlfriend Getaways
  • - Horse Clinics
  • - Wine Tasting
  • - Weddings

Contact the ranch
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 877-648-7097
  • Location: Solvang, California
  • Closest Airport: Santa Barbara
Located in: Solvang, California
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