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Real Guest Stories | Meet the Bucks

buck2How 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

The Alisal Experience | Dining at Alisal

p_dining2Dining At Alisal


Modern is good, but at Alisal we believe there are some things that just shouldn’t change—like including breakfast and dinner in your room rate. We call it a Modified American Plan. You’ll call it delicious.

As guests at Alisal, you are assigned a particular dining room table at the beginning of your stay. (In many cases, this is the same table guests have occupied during their previous visit.) Since Alisal does not “turn” its tables during meal periods, guests are free to come in any time within the published hours of service.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served in the Ranch Room 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. daily

We offer guests an extensive à la carte menu, as well as a full breakfast buffet, brimming with fresh fruit, homemade cinnamon rolls, and your favorite morning entrées. Continue reading The Alisal Experience | Dining at Alisal

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

The Alisal Experience | Horseback Riding

alisal guest ranch horseback ridingTake a Ride Through the Heart of California


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

Real Guest Stories Making Legendary Hospitality for Generations | Ann Lund’s Legacy

alisal collage3Alisal Guest Ranch has been providing legendary hospitality for its guests for generations and has a loyal following spanning all ages.  Recently, they received a letter from the granddaughter of a longtime guest that tenderly reminded the Alisal team what the true definition of “hospitality” is and and renewed what they are all about:  they have more than just “jobs”.  They are deeply steeped in legendary “memory-making” for generations and Continue reading Real Guest Stories Making Legendary Hospitality for Generations | Ann Lund’s Legacy