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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

Alisal Legacy & Lore: A Portal to California History, Starting 1810

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                                 Photo Credit: Cowboys Indians

The land is nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley bound by a river on the northeast and a coastal mountain range on the southwest. The range barricades the coastal flow, producing warmer valley days and cooler valley nights. The adjacent river and seasonal streams that cross this land abound with annual runs of 10-pound steelhead trout. The rolling hills are dotted with valley oaks and coast live oaks, many of which will live up to 300 years. The verdant glens and riverbanks, shadowed by the mountain backdrop, support healthy groves of western sycamores. Deer graze cautiously, fearing mountain lions, bears, and coyotes. Original inhabitants used this land for Continue reading Alisal Legacy & Lore: A Portal to California History, Starting 1810