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Alisal Ranch, Solvang

Alisal Ranch, Solvang

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 families, couples and groups since first welcoming guests in 1946. As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to an era of "old west" elegance. Set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, this one-of-a-kind resort blends the best of nature with exceptional golf, horseback riding, tennis, fishing, team-building facilities, conference rooms, first-class accommodations and fine dining.Alisal is a private, 100-acre, spring-fed lake. Tucked away in the foothills, this shimmering jewel is a tranquil setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Some guests like it best for an afternoon of leisurely sunning or picnicking.

Fishing on Alisal Lake is reserved for guests of the ranch exclusively. All fish are natural spawn wild fish and fishing is "catch and release." This combination keeps the lake and the fish unstressed and provides some of the best bass fishing in the state.

 

 

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Seasons & Species

The Alisal Lake is teeming with bass and bluegill ready to be landed by rod and reel or fly. Alisal offers private guided excursions during early morning or late evening hours, due to the well documented feeding habits of the different target species. If you wish to hone your angling skills, the staff is glad to provide traditional fishing and fly fishing pointers or lessons. There is a private fleet of boats including kayaks, sailboats, canoes, bass boats, electric trolling boats and pedal boats to choose from.

Jason Grupp is an Orvis endorsed guide. He will take you out on a bass boat and help you track down fish using traditional spinning tackle or fly fishing gear. If you are a beginner you will be taught how to tie knots, how to cast, what tackle to use and why, as well as fish identification, handling and the proper releasing method. Ages 8 years & up and all skill levels are welcome.

Dates Applicable: November-March anytime and midweek April, May, September, October, 2012

Accommodations

Seventy-three Guest units decorated in classic California ranch design are configured in either comfortable studios or spacious one bedroom suites for maximum privacy and comfort.

To maintain a quiet atmosphere, there are no in-room televisions or telephones. Telephone messages and faxes are delivered promptly to your room. If you need to make a telephone call during your stay, just stop by or call the front desk from any house phone and we will gladly connect your call. Cellular reception is limited at the Alisal. Verizon is the only carrier that provides good coverage in the immediate vicinity of the Ranch

Other Activities

Golf
For those seeking more civilized pursuits, two 18-hole championship golf courses - the par 72, 6,500-yard Ranch Course and the par 72, 6,800-yard River Course with four lakes - provide impeccably manicured fairways and greens with spectacular panoramic views of the Santa Ynez River and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains.
 

Horseback Riding
Visitors rarely leave the Alisal during their stay and for good reason. Leaving at dawn, guests enjoy more than 50 miles of equestrian trails on horseback circling the magnificent hills and sycamore groves. Twice-daily group rides, private rides and breakfast rides to the historic Adobe Camp round out a stay.
 

Tennis
A full-service Tennis Center with a well-equipped pro tennis shop is situated on a scenic area of the Ranch. Tennis buffs can choose from six hard courts. Tennis professionals offer both clinics and private lessons by appointment.
 

Fitness Center & Spa
The Alisal Fitness Center & Spa offers the same California Ranch-style charm and decor found throughout Alisal. The 5,500-square-foot, newly constructed space features a wraparound porch, 1,500-square-foot workout room with state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment; a 1,000-square-foot group fitness room; four single and one couples massage therapy rooms; men's and women's locker rooms including steam saunas, and a spacious lobby with a comfortable sitting area accented by a roaring fireplace and business center.
After a lengthy day of horseback riding, the Alisal's outdoor heated swimming pool and adjacent eight-seat spa are the perfect way to unwind.

Alisal also offers a wide range of additional outdoor activities during the summer including: bike riding, hiking, nature walks, horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, shuffleboard, volleyball and more!
 

Rates

Guided Fishing Trips (includes equipment rental and bass boat):
7 am – 11 am. $240
12 pm. – 3 pm. $180
* Advanced notice is required for all guided fishing trips.

A variety of excellent boating options are all available at a nominal charge. From top-of-the-line bass boats for the seasoned fisherman to sail boats, canoes, kayaks and peddle boats for recreational boaters, we have something for everyone.
Bass Boat $100/$150*
Two Person Fishing Boat $40/$60*
Electric Motor Boat $40/$60*
NOTE: Bass Boat is priced at half day and full day. Other prices are for 90 minutes and full day.

Standard Rates ~ Rates are in effect from 1/1/11 through 12/31/12
Studio Room: $515
Deluxe Studio: $570
One-Bedroom Suite: $625-$650
Deluxe Suite: $680

Full breakfast & dinner are included for two people in nightly rate
* All rates are based on double occupancy
* Two-night minimum is required
* No Saturday check-ins or check-outs

Alisal Anglers' Package
Dates Applicable: November-March anytime and midweek April, May, September, October, 2012

Package Description ~
Alisal's 100-acre spring-fed lake is one of the best places in California for year-round fly fishing. The lake is teeming with bass and bluegill. Alisal Lake is home to Northern Strain Large Mouth Bass and provides for some of the best bass fishing in the entire state. Jason Grupp, Alisal's Orvis-endorsed guide, specializes in the sport using traditional spinning tackle and fly fishing gear and will help guests track down their fish. The private lake also includes an Orvis fly shop as well as a fleet of boats including kayaks, sailboats, canoes, bass boats, electric trolling boats and pedal boats.

Orvis-endorsed guide Jason Grupp and year-round fishing are sure to make this new Alisal offering one of the most memorable trips of the year!

Package Includes

• Studio accommodation for three days and two nights
• Special in-room basket upon arrival
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
• Credit towards daily guided fishing trip for two
• Gourmet picnic lunch at Alisal lake
• Taxes and service charges

Package Price
$1,295 based on double occupancy

Additional per person and suite rates are available upon request.
Itinerary may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Dates ~
November-March anytime and midweek April, May, September and October
 


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