The Alisal Ranch and Resort
Just 30 miles north of Santa Barbara lies a gleaming jewel just waiting to be mined from the idyllic countryside of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort sits proudly on some of the most beautiful land in the American West, and has a rich heritage dating back to the mid 1800s when the newly established Mexican government granted over 13,000 acres of land in the Santa Ynez valley to Raimundo Carillo. The land has been owned and worked by numerous families and ranchers since then, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the property was converted into a guest ranch for dude ranch visitors. Today, the Alisal is under the care of the Jackson family, who see to it that the ranch and resort maintain a low profile and an exceptionally high quality of Western hospitality. Sitting on 10,000 acres of land, the Alisal offers an abundance of ways to put those acres to good use. Everything from horseback riding, golf, cycling, fishing, boating, archery, wine tastings and full spa services are available to guests looking to experience the extraordinary landscape enclosing the property and the natural resources offered them. If you think you’ll have trouble fitting all these activities into your itinerary, take advantage of one of the many packages offered by the Alisal. Interact with guest chefs and learn the very best grilling secrets with the BBQ Bootcamp package, or surprise your better half with a Wine & Roses Romance package full of enchanting little touches everywhere you look. There’s really no excuse not to get yourself over to the Alisal….adventure awaits!