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The Healing Effect of Nature Vacations

boat on waterPlenty has been written about the benefits of taking a vacation/break (even if short): from lower stress and anxiety, less risk of heart disease, the ability to accomplish goals better, and an overall better outlook on life.  Regular guests of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort know this well, which is why so many return – some a few times a year- to renew and restore.

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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

The Alisal Experience | The Lake

boat on waterExplore Alisal’s Hidden Oasis


If you like a day spent on or near the water, the shimmering 100-acre Alisal Lake is for you. A spring-fed oasis tucked into the Santa Ynez Mountains, Alisal Lake is the perfect setting for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, or simply a picnic and some leisurely time in the sun. Brimming with bass, trout, and bluegill, the lake is Continue reading The Alisal Experience | The Lake

Top 7 Inspired Kids Activities to Enjoy at Alisal Guest Ranch

We are delighted to welcome  local event planner Kerry Lee Dickey of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events as our guest blogger with some inspired ideas on activities for families and commentary on her most recent stay here at Alisal Guest Ranch with her eight year old daughter, Gracie. Continue reading Top 7 Inspired Kids Activities to Enjoy at Alisal Guest Ranch

Lake-Side Activities at Alisal | Archery

The Alisal’s private 100-acre spring-fed lake is a shimmering jewel surrounded by picturesque rolling hill-sides, towering oaks and an abundance of wildlife. To many
guests who return year after year, it is the heart of the Alisal experience. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic canoe ride, a novice angler looking to try fly fishing, or a family looking to bond on the archery range, the lake and all its activities await. Archery is more popular than ever.