The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

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There are few places in the world where time seems reluctant to move forward. The AlisalGuest Ranch and 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 families, couples and groups since first welcoming guests in 1946. Today, the romance and majesty of the “old west” remain in the Ranch’s wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty.

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(800) 425-4725; (805) 688-6411


Studios starting at $525.00 double occupany; Suites starting at $625 double occupancy

Minimum Stay

Two nights.


One night’s room charge to confirm reservation.

Payment Methods

VISA, Mastercard, American Express


Rental car or public services.


73 cottages range from one-bedroom studios to executive suites. All guest rooms have fireplaces, and refrigerators. No TVs or phones in the rooms (available in public areas).

Food & Dining

Our award winning chef takes great pride in creating Western style and traditional American dishes utilizing the freshest ingredients to meet every taste and dietary preference. Menus vary daily. Lounge is open daily serving a full selection of beverages. Live entertainment. Breakfast and dinner are also included in the nightly rate.


Golf (two 18-hole courses), horseback riding, fishing and boating on our private lake, fitness center and spa, heated pool, whirlpool spa, tennis, ropes course for team building activities, hiking trails, volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoes and game room with table tennis and pool table. Special events include breakfast rides, rodeos, western barbecues, seafood barbecues at the Lake, golf schools, tennis academies, fly fishing schools, and wine weekends.

Kid's Programs

Daily arts and crafts programs, petting zoo, lead around pony as well as special summer and holiday programs.



Sea level


40 minutes north of Santa Barbara; Two hours north of Los Angeles.

Closest Airports

Santa Barbara – 40 minutes; Burbank – 2 hours; Los Angeles – 2.5 hours; Santa Ynez (private aircraft) – 10 minutes.

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