Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is a fun Southern California getaway, a half an hour drive from Santa Barbara. The ten thousand acre cattle ranch offers vacationers diverse activities, from horseback riding to fishing.

The resort has two 18-hole championship golf courses, a seven-court tennis complex, and a private 100-acre lake for fishing and boating, so you can try a wide variety of activities. In the afternoon, relax by the outdoor swimming pool, or visit the spa, while your kids are kept busy by the Children's Program.

Alisal Fitness Center & Spa

The 6,000 square-foot spa and fitness facility has a Ranch-style exterior, high beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and light colored walls to create a soothing ambiance. Choose from relaxing massages, facials, teen treatments, de-stress therapies, hand & foot massages, and more. It's a good idea to book your treatment before your trip, especially during busy weekends and during the holidays. The spa has a 24-hour cancellation policy, so if you decide that you no longer want the treatment, remember to cancel.


Designed by Billy Bell Jr., the Ranch Course is offered exclusively to hotel guests and members. The River Course at Alisal features a serene riverside setting overlooking the Santa Ynez Mountains.

The pro shop has full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, practice areas, PGA professional staff offering instruction, electric carts, handcarts and clubs for rent.

Kids' Activities

The hotel offers youth programs and activities for different age groups year-round. Children under the age of six have to be accompanied by an adult. Summer youth and teen programs include: Kiddie Korral (ages 3-6), Lil Wranglers (ages 6-10), MAC Club (ages 11-12), and Teen Times (ages 13-17).

Rooms & Suites

There are 73 ranch-style accommodations with wood-burning fireplaces and comfortable porches where you can listen to the sounds of nature. And although there are no telephones or television screens in the guest rooms, there is always something to do - from caring for ponies at the Petting Zoo to horseback riding and kayaking.

  • Studio Room: Choose from layouts with a king or twin beds, and a romantic wood-burning fireplace.
  • Deluxe Studio: This large studio room with king bed and outside patio is great for couples on their adventure weekend getaway.
  • One-Bedroom Suite: Ideal for families who need extra space, this suite has a king room and a sitting room with studio beds.
  • Deluxe Suite: These suites are the largest, complete with a spacious bedroom w/ king bed, spacious sitting room, two full baths & wet bar.

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Dining & Entertainment

Sit down to a satisfying meal after a day filled with adventure in the main dining room, the Ranch Room. In the morning, enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet, including fresh fruit, homemade cinnamon rolls and diverse entrees. In the evening, the Oak Room serves cocktails while guests listen to live entertainment.

The River Grill is popular with locals and visitors alike, serving tasty ranch-style cuisine. The bar is a popular gathering spot.

Tips, Deals & Weekend Adventure Packages

The resort is located 150 miles north of Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco. Rates start at $515 for a studio guestroom, including full breakfast and dinner for two people per night. Children under 2 stay for free, ages three through five: $55, six years and older: $85. Cribs for babies are complimentary. The hotel offers a variety of packages.

"Alisal Signature Spa Package" starts at $1,895 per couple and includes: 2 nights, breakfast & dinner daily, picnic basket with wine, hot stone massage and unlimited horseback riding, golf, tennis, fishing.

"Wine & Roses Romance Package" starts at $1,895 per couple and includes: Studio accommodation two nights, wine & roses, welcome food amenity, breakfast & dinner each day, picnic basket, Swedish massage and many complimentary activities that will let you have fun together and unwind in a country setting.

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Location: 1054 Alisal Road , Solvang , California , United States , 805-688-6411, 800-4-ALISAL