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Traditions at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

alisal guest ranch horseback ridingLet’s face it, in our fast-paced world full of technology and hectic schedules, finding time to create family traditions can be a challenge. That’s where Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort comes in! One thing that sets us apart from other resorts is that we value certain traditions–many which are rooted in decades-old practices. It is these traditions, along with the one-of-a-kind feel of Alisal, that keep our guests coming back year after year.

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2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

These specials offer the legendary Alisal experience and some of their most popular activities at incredible value.

Whether it’s a horseback riding experience or our nationally-famed golfing, make sure you see the details below (photos are links- click on them and be taken to more detail).

And here’s a helpful planning tip:  if you choose a midweek date (subject to availability) in April or May, there is even more value to enjoy! Continue reading 2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

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.



Alisal Fall and Winter Packages Offer Something For Everyone


20140722-142318-51798793.jpgAlisal’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

Alisal River Terrace Hosts Swanky Private Launch Party

blue martiniThings are hopping around here at Alisal Guest Ranch as we prepare for a very exciting event this Thursday, May 8th! We are christening our latest wedding & special event venue: Alisal River Terrace (Alisal River Grill)  with a private, VIP showcase to media and event professionals.  A custom-designed signature cocktail will greet guests as well as Continue reading Alisal River Terrace Hosts Swanky Private Launch Party

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.

Pin It to Win It | Win 2 Nights at the Alisal, Y’all

alisal guest ranch horseback ridingThere are few places in the world where time seems reluctant to move forward. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and the renowned Santa Barbara County wine country, is one such rare retreat. The Alisal has been a hideaway for generations of Continue reading Pin It to Win It | Win 2 Nights at the Alisal, Y’all