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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Oxnard, California
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We have been visiting the Alisal with our children annually since 1994, and I even visited it once as a child in the 1960s. It is a wonderful place for a family vacation. On our first visit our kids were very small, and they all participated fully in the childrens' activities during summer visits. Several years ago we began visiting...

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Tustin, California
Reviewed 27 May 2015

My family has been coming to the Alisal for almost 25 years. We had a great stay last week. They have re-done several of their rooms with beautiful new bathrooms and wonderful decks in the back along the back of the golf course. The service is always outstanding, the food is excellent, and the whole Ranch atmosphere is magical. We...

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1Thank 1975Susan
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

This place is probably one of the most amazing and surreal resorts I've visited. It's truly magical in every sense and takes your breath away. We got the inclusive package with our suite, which included fishing, horseback riding, archery, and many more activities. Breakfast and dinner came with the room. The food was of high quality and absolutely delicious. We...

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4Thank mishas1978
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 May 2015

I had a wonderful stay last week at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. The hospitality and service was outstanding, and I love the variety of activities including horseback riding, golf, tennis and swimming. Everyone at the Alisal wanted to make sure I had a great stay; I can't wait to come back again with my family!

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1Thank Todd S
Scottsdale
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Alisal Ranch is a 10.5 acre property with a lake and uninterupted landscape. While there is a golf coarse on the property for you golfers, it can't be seen from the horse trails and fishing boats. We liked experiencing horseback riding and fishing as it could have appeared in the late 1800's. Wild deer, coyotes, and exotic birds live on...

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Chaska, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Just returned from three days at the ranch. The mountain setting is gorgeous. I love to ride and the horses were very well trained. There is so much to do at the ranch, it would be great for a family vacation. I had a massage at the spa and my therapist, Lucky, was terrific. The rooms were rustic and the...

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2Thank Ychick11
New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The Alisal is the best place to go with family members of any age. The scenic 10,000 acres lends itself to incredible horse back riding, golf, (two courses)tennis, swimming, hiking, arts and crafts,fishing, rodeos, bbq's on the beach and so much more. The updated rooms are sizeable and very rustic but extremely comfortable. There are no telephones or Televisions in...

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Tracy F, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind comments about your recent stay at the Alisal Guest Ranch. . It is nice to see that you enjoyed everything from our location, our rooms and most importantly our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Hanalei, Hawaii
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Our family of nine celebrated our 50 th Wedding anniversary at Alisal and it couldn't have been more perfect. It is a beautiful, rustic spot and all of rhe staff were happy, helpful, and informative. They obviously love working there. There were so many activities, we had a hard time fitting everything in. We loved the early morning breakfast ride...

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Tracy F, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. We were thrilled that you chose us to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary. It is always nice to hear that our staff made your special occasion a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

I have been going to The Alisal since I was a child and have always loved it. I originally went with my grandparents and have been bringing my children there for 12 years. It isn't a fancy resort, but the management & staff strive to make you feel like family. I LOVE that there are no phones or TVs in...

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Tracy F, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review of your time at the Alisal. Affording our guests the opportunity to create lasting memories is something we strive to do. We are thrilled that you have made the Alisal a family tradition and we look forward to your return.

Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 6 April 2015

When you are frequent traveler of business luxury hotels it gets hard for the hotels to surprise you. When you are with your family it gets worst. I can say that there are only few places where that can happen and Alisal Ranch is definite one of them. Luxury in this place is much more than perfectly clean rooms, it...

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Tracy F, Guest Relations Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time staying with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with others here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Ranch soon.

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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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible 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
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3033
Region: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range: ₹ 37,651 - ₹ 62,601 (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 Family Hotel in Solvang
#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
#3 Spa Hotel in Solvang
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“Ensure that they place you the right class room.”
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“Golf course studios are great but the 1 bedroom casitas with twin couch beds in living room are best for families.”
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“Love the units on the lane but fun to be close to the pool if you have kids”
traveling4seattle, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #59 is superb!”
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“Ask for one of the rooms with renovated bathrooms.”
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