While most guests enjoy the leisurely, relaxing pace of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort‘s trail rides- including our famous morning breakfast ride- and some guests choose to go at a faster pace, there is now scientific evidence to support that horseback riding is good health for the rider, no matter what your pace.
Plenty 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 Resortknow this well, which is why so many return – some a few times a year- to renew and restore.
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has always been the site of legendary events – 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.
How Long Have you Been Coming to Alisal Guest Ranch? 8 years. My husband & I come every year for our anniversary
What Is Your Happiest Memory (so far) at the Ranch? I think we were there the year it rained like 10 inches. Maybe March 2011? We couldn’t really do any of the outdoor activities on the ranch, so we stayed in with a fire, and enjoyed the solitude. The morning the rain started myself and 2 other women that come at the same time we do went riding. We were soaked when we got back, but it was great fun.Continue reading Real Guest Stories | Meet the Bucks→
Explore Alisal from an unforgettable vantage point. Ride horses through canyons, shaded hillsides, past grazing cattle and babbling brooks. Our string of 100 horses can accommodate first-time to advanced riders. Small groups are provided personal attention by our experienced wranglers. See below for the variety of rides we offer. Continue reading The Alisal Experience | Horseback Riding→
Thanks to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Facebook fans, Alisal equine pal “Thor” was the lucky winner in the Horse Spa Day Contest. All Alisal horses receive star treatment, but for this contest, Head Wrangler Tony Thompson selected three horses from the stable and Alisal Facebook fans got to vote on which one they wanted to receive a special bath, pedicure, tail and mane braid , extra fly spray and an edible treat. Thor was the winner. We thought you’d enjoy a few smiles with us, celebrating Thor’s “day at the spa”. Continue reading Winner of Horse Spa Day Receives Full Pampering | Meet Thor→
Alisal’s New Cycling Package Joins Other Great Fall & Winter Package Offerings
A visit to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort between Labor Day and Memorial Day means great value offerings, unique experiences, and some of the most idyllic weather Santa Ynez Valley ever sees. This year, the Alisal Guided Cycling Package can be booked just after Labor Day, along with Alisal’s annual Round-Up Vacation Package, where a two-night stay includes all activities, such as golf, horseback riding and lake activities. Other packages include BBQ Bootcamp and more. See below for details: Continue reading Alisal Fall and Winter Packages Offer Something For Everyone→