Category Archives: Resort Specialties

Top Benefits to Playing Golf

Ranch-Course-web-298x300Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is renowned for its golf.  If you are a novice, amateur, or even a seasoned pro, you probably do not need to be reminded of how great golf can be for you. But just in case, here are some top reasons to validate the next time you need to take time off of work for golf (just don’t tell your boss we told you so):

Golf Provides:

Socialization and gets you out with other human beings in nature for some fresh air and sunlight.

Exercise:  if you choose to walk, you can walk up to 6 miles and burn up to 1400 calories. Continue reading Top Benefits to Playing Golf

Enhancing Your Stay With In-Room Delivery Amenity Options

picnic-basketWhether it is a special personal occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, wedding,  you are thanking a client, or simply want to add something memorable for a group stay to each of your attendee’s overnight rooms, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort welcomes the opportunity to provide that extra special touch to make their arrival and stay extra memorable.

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Family Picnic Baskets

Homemade snacks Continue reading Enhancing Your Stay With In-Room Delivery Amenity Options

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!

Meet Alisal Staff: River Course at the Alisal| Head Golf Pro Brook Bell

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River Course at the Alisal Head Golf Professional Brook Bell

When was the last time you were down at the River Course Grill (also known as Alisal River Terrace for weddings and private events)?  Besides being a fabulous place to eat, the River Course of The Alisal offers fantastic golf opportunities and a great pro shop overseen by new employee Golf Professional Brook Bell.

Besides getting to know Brook in person the next time you are at the River Course at the Alisal, here is a brief interview we conducted with him to help get the waters warm for your next visit and conversation with him:

Continue reading Meet Alisal Staff: River Course at the Alisal| Head Golf Pro Brook Bell

2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

These specials offer the legendary Alisal experience and some of their most popular activities at incredible value.

Whether it’s a horseback riding experience or our nationally-famed golfing, make sure you see the details below (photos are links- click on them and be taken to more detail).

And here’s a helpful planning tip:  if you choose a midweek date (subject to availability) in April or May, there is even more value to enjoy! Continue reading 2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

The ProposalMoon : Why Alisal Supports Epic Romance

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Photo by Lover of Weddings

We all know Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a family tradition for many for generations.  Every year, families return to re-live tradition as well as make new memories.  In fact, many of our ranch buy-out weddings are the children of generations of Alisal regular guests who could not envision their vows any other place than where their family and them had made such beautiful memories over the years.

As if the gorgeous landscape of Santa Barbara’s wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley, isn’t enough to inspire romance, we believe Alisal’s legacy for weddings and romance may have started back with the marriage of Clark Gable and Lady Sylvia in our library.

No matter where it all started, however, Continue reading The ProposalMoon : Why Alisal Supports Epic Romance

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.

 

 

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

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