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Benefits of Renting the Ranch Exclusively

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 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.



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

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?

Corporate Events at Alisal | A Peek at One Lakeside Experience

IMG_3509It is well documented that Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has been providing legendary vacations to generations of guests.  It is also well-known that Alisal has stunning backdrops and picture-perfect locations for wedding celebrations.  But what few may know is that top companies from around the nation choose Alisal as the setting to hold their incentive programs, corporate retreats and destination events.  Besides being located in the heart of Continue reading Corporate Events at Alisal | A Peek at One Lakeside Experience

Alisal Executive Team | An Interview with Director of Sales & Marketing Sherrie Fitzgerald

Sherrie Head ShotAlisal Guest Ranch and Resort cannot continue its legacy of service without those who are in the trenches making sure that guests are tended to with immaculate attention to detail and hospitality.  Director of Sales and Marketing Sherrie Fitzgerald is one of the front runners for the resort traveling near and far to promote the unique and special features of the ranch.  Through her intimate knowledge of our special ranch, she puts together custom “experiences” for Continue reading Alisal Executive Team | An Interview with Director of Sales & Marketing Sherrie Fitzgerald