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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Concierge
Spa
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre
Golf Course
4 Star 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...
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just finished my first stay at Alisal Guest Ranch - Wow! This place is special. Located in Solvang and the heart of the Central Coast Wine Country it is impossible to get bored here. From horseback riding over a 10,000 acre working ranch to playing...More

Thank 525Mark
Response from KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & ResortResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments about our staff. They truly do exemplify the kind of guest service we are proud to provide. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kathleen Cochran, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay at the Alisal back in May with our 2 year old. She loved all the open space to run around and the property is beautifully maintained. The rooms are spacious, rustic, yet comfortable. We loved having a separate living...More

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Response from KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & ResortResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your outstanding review. It truly is wonderful to have so much space to enjoy and play. We look forward to having you back again soon! Kathleen Cochran, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. I was blown away by the beauty of the resort and its surroundings. As beautiful as they are, they both were out done by the amazing staff! The room was great. Slept like a baby. Everything you...More

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Response from KathleenCochran, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & ResortResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your awesome review. Our breakfast ride is one of the Ranch Treasures-so glad you got to experience it. We look forward to seeing you back at the Ranch again soon. Kathleen Cochran, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first visit to Alisal. I bought a golf package with an overnight stay. The golf courses are nice and both of the courses are run and look like public courses rather than what the resort advertises, one public and one private. Bring...More

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Response from Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & ResortResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry to read your review- as we pride ourselves on our dedication to guest service. I am happy to report that the vast majority of our guests truly love spending time here. In fact, we have families- and extended families-that return again and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here with our two boys, ages 11 and 12, for two days as were were traveling from LA to San Fran and I wish we could’ve stayed longer. The activities were great and the accommodations were perfect (we had a king suite with...More

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Response from Kathleen C, General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your five star review! And, we hope you will come back again soon! Kathleen Cochran, General Manager

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
Golf Course
Tennis Court
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$718 - US$1,019 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Solvang
#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
#2 Spa Hotel in Solvang
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$718 - US$1,019 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Solvang
#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
#2 Spa Hotel in Solvang
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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MyDestinNation
29 October 2017|
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Response from naeinsd | Reviewed this property |
I would say no.
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bmk1956
9 November 2016|
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Response from 4sherrie | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Alisal. The cattle operations are kept separate from the guest experience. We do have a small amount of cattle we use during our Rodeo (summer months only).
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Louise S
7 August 2015|
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Response from Tracy F | Property representative |
We would love to have you join us for dinner again. Please call Steve Cowdrey (805) 686-7644 to make a reservation.
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Room Tips
"Rooms 61-70 are more private."
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"Not sure how you choose a room. We stayed in the studio suite and it was excellent."
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"All the rooms are amazing but be prepared - no tv, it is a disconnect from the world kind of place!"
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"I saw several of the cottages, they all seemed spacious and comfortable."
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