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A New Spin on the Old West!

The “Old West” has never felt more alive than at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, California’s premier ranching experience! Located on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, Alisal has been hosting families, couples, and groups since 1946. And, even after more than 60 years in business, horseback riding remains Alisal’s star attraction! Enjoy more than 50 miles of equestrian trails, including group rides, private rides, and breakfast rides to the historic Adobe Camp, not to mention lessons and even a rodeo. Once you’re done riding the trails, hit the links of one of two 18-hole championship golf courses, unwind in the 5,500-square-foot Alisal Fitness Center & Spa, do some angling in the spring-fed Alisal Lake, and let the kids get up-close-and-personal with the ponies and goats of the Alisal Barn Yard. Then, have a bite to eat in the distinguished Ranch Room before retiring to one of 73 ranch-themed guest rooms, many featuring high-beamed ceilings, Western art, and burning fireplaces. Plan your trip out West, today!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 73 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Santa Barbara
  • Nearby Water Alisal Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


At Alisal Guest Ranch you'll find everything you need for a one-of-a-kind getaway! Right onsite you'll have access to golf, horseback riding, tennis, and fishing, along with incredible accommodations, spa services, and dining - all for an unbeatable price! For a fun-filled and unforgettable all-inclusive ranch experience, there really is no better place than this!


Take a break from the stuffy offices and discover an extraordinary business getaway at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. A secluded locale, fun team-building activities, fantastic catering, a friendly staff, and state-of-the-art facilities make Alisal one of the area's most sought after meeting destinations! The expansive windows, high-beamed ceilings, and stone fireplace of the Sycamore Room is the perfect setting for a large function of up to 200 people, while the Cottonwood Room's hardwood floors and Navajo-themed painted ceiling is ideal for groups of up to 90 people. Best of all, Alisal offers unique outside, lakeside, and rodeo-side venues!

Dude Ranch

Alisal is home to a string of 100 horses and more than 50 miles of trails that wind through canyons, shaded hillsides, and babbling brooks. Take breakfast, scenic, and evening rides, or - if you're just a beginner - sign up for a one-hour private riding lesson. And, make sure to catch the Alisal Rodeo where wranglers put on a show filled with roping, barrel racing, and team sorting!


The entire family will love their stay at Alisal, especially the kids! Let them take horseback riding lessons, help take care of ponies, goats and calves in the Alisal Barn Yard, or do some arts and crafts in the Laurel Room. Then, bring the entire family together with a fun-filled team-building course!


Hold your next family reunion at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, and you'll have the opportunity to take part in fun team-building activities designed to bring you closer together! Challenge your mind and body while building unity, trust, and communication!


At Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, remember to bring your rod, so you can do some catch-and-release fishing on the resort's private, spring-fed Alisal Lake, teeming with bass and bluegill! Plus, guided trips and fly-fishing lessons are also available!


Golf lovers have access to two fantastic championship, par-72, 18-hole choices at Alisal: the Ranch Course or the River Course. Plus, practice facilities, professional instruction, tournament package plans, and a fully-stocked pro shop are available! This golfer's paradise can be enjoyed by both novice and avid golfers alike!


A favorite recreational site at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is the onsite, private 100-acre, spring-fed Alisal Lake. Offering stunning views of the surrounding foothills, it is the perfect spot for fishing, boating, and bird watching! Guided fishing trips are also available.


Just because Alisal is a working ranch, doesn't mean it comes up short on luxury. Stay in a deluxe suite, featuring two full baths, a spacious sitting room, a wet bar, a wood-burning fireplace with complimentary firewood, and high-beamed ceilings! This, of course, is in addition to the array of standard, modern amenities to ensure a relaxing, comfortable stay.


Serving as a sanctuary for those seeking rejuvenation since 1946, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort boasts a 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art Fitness Center & Spa. Offering soothing massages, rejuvenating facials, hot-stone treatments, mud wraps, reflexology treatments, and hand-and-foot revitalizing treatments, the spa at at Alisal will leave you feeling like a new you! Alisal Guest Ranch and Spa prides itself as a place where one can go to heal both body and mind.


You and your guests will never forget your big day if you spend it Alisal, home to beautiful banquet halls, delicious catering options, a professional and experienced staff, and a stunning natural setting! Host a grand gala in the spacious Sycamore Room, complete with a majestic stone fireplace, or have an elegant outdoor affair at the poolside pavilion!

  • Bicycles
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Library
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Pro Shop
  • Rifle Range
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Shuffle Board
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wineries
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • A/V Equipment
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Business Center
  • Catering
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Spa Services
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Nearest Airports

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) / 19.5 miles
  • Santa Maria Pub/Capt G Allan Hancock Field (SMX) / 29.4 miles
  • Santa Cruz Island Airport (SZN) / 36.9 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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