Category Archives: Corporate Events

Benefits of Renting the Ranch Exclusively

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Photo Credit: Guest Craig Townsend

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort can be bought out for corporate events, reunions and much more (Alisal River Terrace does not require a buy-out) to assure not just privacy and exclusivity, but also that the legendary service guests receive on a normal basis is actually personalized for each guest, based on the group’s goals and wishes.  Here are just some highlights of what buying out 10,000 sprawling acres provides: Continue reading Benefits of Renting the Ranch Exclusively

Thinking Ahead: Holiday Private Parties At the Ranch

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Alisal River Terrace by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography

While most folks right now are in the throws of lazy, hot summer days, delicious BBQ, and sipping a lemonade in the shade of a Sycamore by a lazy river, savvy event planners are busy at work thinking ahead to the holiday season and special dinners and parties they need to plan for their company or clients.  They know that prime event days during the holidays get sold out earlier in the year, and when an event is routinely held at the same traditional location annually, it can make it even more challenging to find an alternative date the closer December comes. Continue reading Thinking Ahead: Holiday Private Parties At the Ranch

The Art of Mindfulness: Wellness Retreats

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Attendees Enjoyed Poolside Lunch between Yoga & Activities | Photo Credit:  Cori Lassahn

It is no secret that businesses and companies seek out Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort to host inspirational planning retreats, reward hard-working employees, or provide team-building retreats to rev up the engines for better productivity and teamwork back at the office.  While the ranch’s staple core activities delight guests from all over: from horseback riding, archery, fishing, hiking, bike riding, tennis, golf, and more, we take pride in customizing a retreat that accomplishes the meeting planner’s goals.  From a ropes course to yoga, to dance fitness classes to a new class we just introduced for a group visiting the ranch:  a Wellness Retreat that included a Mindfulness Class.  This type of class is enjoying increasing popularity in a society that needs a time-out to regroup and re-focus, and the ranch is the perfect setting just for that.

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The New Networking: “Sweatworking”

The traditional way of networking has always been rather formal in

Photo from Victoria Freile
Photo from Victoria Freile

nature.  Entertain through hosting a meal, attending a community event, exchanging a business card .  While the traditional way still applies in many instances, a new trend has been emerging and Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is the prime destination spot for this new trend called  “sweatworking”. 

The idea is that groups do not gather for passive get-togethers such as drinks, but that they will bond and build relationships better over workouts, followed by snacks, which fosters more conversation post-workout.

2556500_origNo one knows this better than Certified Yoga Instructor Cori Lassahn of Vineyard Yoga Santa Ynez Valley, who began a concept of teaching yoga in beautiful, epic settings where attendees could relax, renew and reconnect with yoga and delicious wine and food samplings after.  Vineyard Yoga has become one of our area’s hottest activities and Lassahn has also brought this concept to Alisal.

team-buildingAlisal Guest Ranch and Resort provides prime networking and “sweatworking” opportunities: from the traditional (lunch or dinner at Alisal River Grill), to golfing, tennis, the ropes course and team workout games, to horseback riding for guests and group workouts that include yoga, the beautiful weight room or even a specially- designed dance fitness session custom-designed for your group.  Alisal specializes in maximizing the networking experience to provide you and your attendees maximum benefits through unique activities designed to inspire and build long-lasting relationships.

 

 

Looking Back With Appreciation

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Ms. Kamashian & Family

Our Alisal family is not just the staff -many of whom have been with us for several generations.  It is also made up of the guests who stay and make lifetime memories as well as the supply partners who help make events and the ranch as a whole roll.  All of these make up Continue reading Looking Back With Appreciation

The New Way to “Corporate Event”, Alisal Style

Beautiful weather year-round make for the perfect backdrop for all events
Beautiful weather year-round makes for the perfect backdrop for all types of events at the ranch

Throughout the years, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has played host to nation and world-wide leading companies, providing an ambiance  that is truly unique.  Whether it is an executive retreat, incentive program, team-building, or introduction of a new product to your own potential VIP customers, Alisal supports the efforts of corporate event planners with accommodations, events, food and beverage service, hospitality and unique, fun activities while helping to make sure all is on point with the spending plan. Continue reading The New Way to “Corporate Event”, Alisal Style

The New “Networking” for Businesses

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has always been the site of legendary boat on waterevents – and particularly for corporate retreats or for incentive programs for companies world-wide.  From our ropes course to scavenger hunts to many other activities, our onsite professional event managers will work with your lead or DMC to customize a memorable experience.  This commitment will never change.

What has shifted slightly, however, in the last year , is how individuals network and how they do business.  Old school philosophy dictates Continue reading The New “Networking” for Businesses

Thinking of a Unique Corporate Team-Building Experience?

p_dining2Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort plays host to corporations world-wide who want to provide their key staff with team-building experiences and retreats.  Being in the outdoors and “unplugged” has proven one of the most successful ways to ensure productivity back “indoors” in the office.  Below are highlights from an interview we recently did with Kindred Resorts and Hotels, which capture the very essence of the legendary Alisal Corporate Retreat/Team-Building Experience: Continue reading Thinking of a Unique Corporate Team-Building Experience?

Corporate Meetings & Events at Alisal | Helping Increase Company Productivity

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has been providing memories to last a lifetime for families for generations.  But, what if this philosophy applied to  business and the activities helped increase productivity back at the office?

Bring your group together with our custom-designed team-building activities. Whether you’re looking to challenge your group to exceed their own personal expectations, increase team unity, cooperation, trust, and communication, or simply share exciting experiences together, Alisal will create the perfect program for you.

Ropes Courses team-building

Alisal’s Challenge Ropes Courses are situated in one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Ranch and are designed, built, and maintained by ropes course experts. Adventure-based strategies featuring low and high ropes course elements are a particularly effective way to foster team development and personal growth.

Adult Field Day, Lake Olympics, and Golf and Tennis Tournaments

To promote team cooperation and family-friendly competition, we can arrange a variety of games and tournaments such as fishing derbies, boat races, bocce ball, croquet, shuffleboard, volleyball, and table tennis matches. Golf and tennis tournaments can also be arranged, and tailored to the skill level and interests of your group.

Uniquely Alisal

Companies, families, and groups can bond over these bespoke events you won’t find anywhere else:

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Enjoy thick steaks, chicken, and ribs grilled over Alisal oak, plus all the fixings, accompanied by live Western music and optional line dancing with instructors. You choose the location: lakeside, poolside, at the Rodeo Arena or at our historic Adobe Camp. We’ll design a theme to your liking.

Winemaker Dinners and Winery Tours

Our winemaker dinners are hosted by vintners themselves here at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, or at some of the area’s most prestigious wineries. Dinners feature their best reserves, as well as exquisite meals prepared by our executive chef. Events can range from formal affairs to relaxed barbecues. Guided tours of your choice of the area’s more than 100 wineries are available for groups of all sizes.

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Phone: (805) 686-7613

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Holiday Parties at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Alisal Christmas bulbAlisal Guest Ranch and Resort has played host to memorable private events for generations.  During the holidays, Alisal is a beloved member of the community, hosting annual holiday parties for locals as well as Continue reading Holiday Parties at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort