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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 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.

 

 

National Wedding BLOG features Alisal River Terrace Wedding

unnamed-29The nationally-renowned Carats and Cake wedding blog recently featured a wedding held at Alisal River Terrace, one of our most popular event sites.  With a charming, intimate lake for the ceremony, Caitlin and Tyler chose to host their nuptials here and then enjoyed a lovely reception at a family private home immediately following.   The BLOG for their wedding on Carats and Cake can be seen here.   Continue reading National Wedding BLOG features Alisal River Terrace Wedding

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

The Alisal Guest Experience: Guests Respond On Their Favorite Alisal Memory

We asked and you responded.  What we loved most is every response was varied, but they all pointed to the same “feel”.  Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a place where memories are made.   Here are some of the highlights of responses on social media to the question we posed, “What is your favorite memory about Alisal?

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“On a Saturday breakfast ride a few years back, we veered off the trail and loped through this beautiful green meadow.  There was still dew on everything so it all sparkled, and being on a horse made it all the more perfect.  It’s my favorite trail ride on a horse to date.” – Meredith Lehman Continue reading The Alisal Guest Experience: Guests Respond On Their Favorite Alisal Memory

Sharing the Alisal Guest Experience | Real Guest Stories & Reviews Through Photos

The Alisal Guest Experience is made up of your unique stories and no two are alike.  Because our reputation is built on making memories to last a lifetime, we are especially thrilled when you take the time to share your photos and reviews with us!  Below are just some highlights from recent guest visits and reviews.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts . Please keep them coming.  You can upload your photos to Instagram (@AlisalGuestRR) Facebook (@AlisalRanchResort) or Twitter (@AlisalGuestRR) and make sure you tag us at those handles.  We love hearing from you. Continue reading Sharing the Alisal Guest Experience | Real Guest Stories & Reviews Through Photos

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

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

Centuries Old Sycamore Shakes Things Up At Alisal

alisal sycamore treeIf only trees could talk.  Can you imagine the stories Alisal trees could tell about the history and happenings at our ranch?  Just this last week, the beloved sycamore that had been growing for centuries at our front office split and the arborist determined it was not safe and had to be slowly taken down over the period of several days.  According to Alisal Director of Sales Sherrie Fitzgerald, when the trunk landed on the ground, the entire front office shook.

We will miss this beautiful Continue reading Centuries Old Sycamore Shakes Things Up At Alisal