Sumptuous Holiday Celebrations at Alisal River Terrace

by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography
by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography

The Santa Ynez Valley has many beautiful locations for holiday celebrations for small or large company parties as well as annual family gatherings.  Alisal River Terrace is one of Santa Barbara wine country’s crown jewels.  Here are our top reasons to choose this stunning location Continue reading Sumptuous Holiday Celebrations at Alisal River Terrace

Real Guest Stories |Kelley Nicole Whilden’s Summer Jubilee at Alisal

We are so pleased to have our guests be so inspired about their stay with us, they write their own blog about their experience!

kelley nicole whilden

Why does summer vacation always feel like it flew by entirely too fast!?  Last week was a blessed R&R week spent at Alisal Ranch in Solvang, CA. Alisal is not just any ranch, it is a ranch resort!  City life was long forgotten amongst the horses, cows, goats, chickens, lizards, birds, & crickets 🙂

The first day was a BBQ with live band and dancing. Yee-haw!  I am already missing horseback riding with Jesse the horse! It was a serene day of horse trails along Solvang’s rolling hills.  Our wrangler led the way!

The best part was riding our horses to Adobe Camp for western breakfast, where we were served flap jacks with all the fixings & listened to live music. Home on the range, Clementine! :)))

Our wrangler watching over the horses! Our wrangler watching over the horses!

I especially loved the antiques inside the Adobe!

After a day in the beautiful countryside what could…

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Real Alisal Guest Stories | The Garrett Family Experience

Garrett Family Photo CoupleMy name is Marci Garrett and my father and mother Dr. Neil Garrett and Geri Garrett took our family to Alisal for many years during the 70’s while all the doctors had a yearly meeting at this fabulous place. Alisal has an imprint on my heart as every year our family of six would rent the same two ranch houses and ride horses which I remember there names ! Jude was frisky and red like my hair color and pure black one with a gentle heart. My parents were shuffle board champions and my mom would look so pretty in her macrame cover-up and Dad with his Evil shades! Loved square dancing and ping- pong battles with my brothers! I loved the sunset hayrides and have dinner in the hills where you just rode the horses… Continue reading Real Alisal Guest Stories | The Garrett Family Experience

Making Alisal Memories: How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

Photo Credit: space.com
Photo Credit: space.com

On Wednesday and Thursday August 12 and 13th, a gorgeous display in the sky will happen.  Mother Nature is providing a rare occurence, and thanks to the new moon, the sky will be at its darkest for viewing this spectacular show:  The Perseid Meteor Shower. Continue reading Making Alisal Memories: How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower