Category Archives: Ranch Events

Autumn 2016 BBQ Bootcamp Dates Announced

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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

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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Staying Connected With Alisal: Get Social!

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort‘s legendary reputation did not happen overnight.  Building family memories that last for several lifetimes takes generations to build.  And now with social media, it’s even easier to share the Alisal legacy of relaxed adventure, as well as seek inspiration for your own next trip to the ranch.  Continue reading Staying Connected With Alisal: Get Social!

The Art of Doing “Nothing”: 4 Benefits Found at Alisal

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While technology helps us and can bring critical information for progress, health and innovation at lightning speed, it also has another side.  Reports all over the media show how society is attached to their mobile devices and technology more than ever. And more than ever there appears to be a growing correlation between this technological attachment and stress, disease and ironically “detachment” from core values, which are what sustain us as a species to not just survive, but thrive.

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has provided an environment that allows guests to unplug and thrive for generations.  While this was not its original intent, the gift is that what started off as a natural way of life at Alisal, has evolved into Continue reading The Art of Doing “Nothing”: 4 Benefits Found at Alisal

Alisal Partners with Foxen and Firestone for a Sumptuous Dining Adventure

alisal january dinnerOn Saturday,  January 16th, something very exciting is happening at the ranch.  Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort will partner with Foxen Winery and Firestone Walker Brewing Company for a culinary experience and adventure that is not soon to be forgotten.

Chef Pascal has been working very hard collaborating with Continue reading Alisal Partners with Foxen and Firestone for a Sumptuous Dining Adventure

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

Vineyard Yoga Santa Ynez Comes to The Ranch

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Photo Courtesy Vineyard Yoga SY Valley 

Certified Yoga Instructor and Founder of Vineyard Yoga Santa Ynez Valley Cori Lassahn will be teaching one of her legendary classes Creekside at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort on Sunday, January 17th.  We are especially fortunate because Cori is also one of our Alisal team members, teaching Yoga here at the ranch for our guests as part of our fitness recreational options.  She founded one of the hottest things Continue reading Vineyard Yoga Santa Ynez Comes to The Ranch

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?

Fourth of July 2014 at Alisal

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Photo Credit: Farmer’s Almanac

What is more American than celebrating the pioneer and western spirit of the United States of America?  At Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, overnight guests are treated to Continue reading Fourth of July 2014 at Alisal