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The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Hotel Contact:
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, California 93463
United States
Main: 888-202-6399
Email: Email Hotel Sherrie FitzGerald
Director of Sales & Marketing: Sherrie FitzGerald
Website: www.alisal.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.6
Chain Independent
Opened 1946
Renovated 2008
Guest Rooms 73
Kings/Suites/Doubles 29 / 37 / 0
Room Rates High $455 - 725 Low $455 - 725
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 150
Max Group Size 200

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee 12%
Room Tax 10%
Sales Tax Incl.

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 2,800ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 5,498ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 25,498ft²

Airport Proximity

Los Angeles International
120 min 120 miles (193 km)
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
40 min 40 miles (64 km)

Business:

Complimentary wireless Internet connectivity throughout the property
Internet stations
business office with laser printer and fax
plus audiovisual equipment
including LCD and standard projectors
screens
whiteboards
and flip charts.

Recreation:

Golf
tennis
horseback riding
pool
boating
fly-fishing
bike riding
hiking
fitness center and spa
nature walks
horseshoes
croquet
bocce
shuffleboard
and volleyball.

Nearby:

Tours and tasting at the 60 wineries of Santa Ynez Valley and the Danish village of Solvang just minutes away.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Cottonwood Room
85
California Cuisine & Western Barbeque
Ranch Room
150
American cuisine
Sycamore Room
185
American cuisine

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet Incl. Cont. Incl.
Lunch Buffet $25 Plated $30
Dinner Buffet $85-110 Plated Incl.
Coffee Break $12.50
2-Hour Open Bar $37.50
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4.6
2 reviews
Arrival Experience:
5.0
Accommodations:
4.0
Food & Beverage:
4.0
Guest Service Experience:
4.5
Conference Services Staff:
5.0
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.5
Activity or Recreation Options:
5.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Adobe 70 6.7 x 10.4 0 750 22' x 34' 0 10 0 20 0 0 0 0 0
Chuckwagon Grill 65 5.5 x 11.9 0 700 18' x 39' 0 40 40 56 0 0 20 0 0
Cottonwood Room 111 12.2 x 9.1 0 1,200 40' x 30' 0 60 90 0 0 0 40 0 0
Laurel Room 86 7.6 x 11.3 0 925 25' x 37' 0 40 70 0 0 0 32 0 0
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Property News
Valentine's Special
Posted January 1, 2013
Jim Messina Concert



**MEDIA ALERT**
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2012

Contact:
Trisha Cole
323.871.1151
trisha@wagstaffworldwide.com
CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT ALISAL GUEST RANCH WITH
AN INTIMATE ACOUSTIC CONCERT WITH JIM MESSINA AND SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS

Alisal Offers Valentine’s Day Concert Package Featuring Overnight Stay,
Dinner and Breakfast for Two for $595

















WHAT: Over the years fans have listened to Jim Messina perform the songs and music he created in bands such as The Buffalo Springfield, POCO, and Loggins and Messina.
Joined by musical guests Brendan James, John McEuen, Nathan McEuen, Antara Hunter, and Alan Thornhill, Messina will perform a special acoustic Valentine’s Day Concert at Alisal Guest Ranch. Guests will be treated to dinner and evening of great music and collaboration from some of the region’s most beloved musicians.

Alisal will offer an overnight package for two that includes the concert, accommodation in a deluxe suite, dinner, breakfast and Ranch activities.

WHERE: Alisal Guest Ranch
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
1.888.4.ALISAL
www.alisal.com


COST: $595 for two, excluding tax and tip

WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2013

RESERVATIONS:
Call 888.4.ALISAL or email reservations@alisal.com

ABOUT ALISAL: The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, more than 50 miles of horseback riding trails, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 6500 square foot spa and fitness center, six tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

ABOUT JIM MESSINA:Jim Messinain 1966 began working with The Buffalo Springfieldsas a recording engineer on their second albumentitled, “Buffalo Springfield Again.” In 1967, Messina became the band’s bass player. Within a number of months,AhmetErtegun president of Atlantic Records asked Jim if he would take on the role as the band’s engineer and producer for their third and final album,“Last Time Around.”After The Buffalo Springfielddisbanded,Messina in 1968 cofounded the legendary country rock band POCOwith Richie Furay.Messina switched from being a bass player to playinglead guitar in POCO and wrote,sang and produced the group’s first hit single, “You Better Think Twice.”From June of 1968 until October of 1970, Messina toured, performed and produced three albums on POCO, until his departure at the end of 1970 at which time, he was signed as an independentrecord producer to Columbia Records. His first project as a producer was for a singer-songwriter by the name of KennyLoggins.Messina’s efforts to bring Kenny Loggins to stardom can first be traced back tohis performances on an album entitled. “Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ in.”From that album on, Jim Messina sat alongside Kenny Loggins for five more years to produce 8 Gold albums and 5 Platinum albums as a singer-songwriter and performer in a duo best known as,Loggins and Messina. Messina continues to tour and make records as a solo artist. In addition, he dabbles in the fine arts as a painter working both in watercolor and acrylics. Messina enjoys carpentry and building "cowboy" furniture, as well as old distressed Scottish- and Irish-style pine furniture. He enjoys the art of metal work and welding, especially makinggates, tables, tools and fine metal lighting fixtures alongside his mentor and friend, Hans Duus. He continues to work in the field of electronics both as a studio ownerand as arecording and mixing engineer. He is the creator and owner of "The Songwriters' Performance Workshop" wherein he leads “Six-Day Intensive” workshops for songwriters and singers at retreats, resorts and hotels around the country.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TRISHA COLE AT
WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE AT 323.871.1151

Riders of the Alisal
Posted March 4, 2011
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Riders of the Alisal
Posted February 18, 2011
Be looking next week for the 2011 Winter Edition of our Riders of the Alisal announcing our new BBQ Bootcamp package, the remodeling projects and our new Alisal Wine Club.

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Alisal Announces Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp
Posted June 2, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR: ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
800.4.ALISAL
[url]www.alisal.com[/url]

CONTACT:
Wagstaff Worldwide
Jessica Rodriguez/Dyan Dolfi
323.871.1151
[email]jessica@wagstaffworldwide.com[/email]
[email]dyan@wagstaffworldwide.com[/email]


ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT
OFFERS CORPORATE EXECUTIVES MOTIVATIONTHE COWBOY WAY

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and "Cowboy Ethics" Author, Jim Owen,
Team Up for a Unique Retreat Focusing on the Code for Success

(SOLVANG, Calif.)It's fair to say that most of us long for the good old days when deals were done on a handshake and a man's word was his bond. Today more than ever a company's success depends on team performance and values. The question is, where do you go if you are an executive looking for a morale boost and a dose of ethical inspiration? The answer is clear the new Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp, a unique new corporate retreat hosted by Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and led by Jim Owen, motivational speaker and noted author of the book, Cowboy Ethics.

"Given the state of corporate America today, the timing could not be more perfect for Alisal Guest Ranch and Jim Owen to team up," says David Lautensack, General Manager, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. "We share many of the same core business values and are thrilled at the opportunity to encourage and demonstrate ethical business practices through the new Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp."

Nestled on 10,000 acres in the Santa Barbara wine country, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers a secluded setting for four days of intensive workshops where business leaders can infuse their companies with traditional "cowboy" values. Meeting with Mr. Owen in small groups, executives will learn about the "Code of the West" and how those classic western values can help corporations forward out of today's economic and ethical quagmire. The bootcamp workshops will cover topics such as: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West; Living by the Code - Implementation and Application of Theories through Everyday Practice; and Cowboy Coaching - Horsemanship and Leadership lead by Tony Thompson, head wrangler at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort.

The retreat builds on the Cowboy Code principles such as: Live each day with courage; When you make a promise, keep it; Remember that some things aren't for sale; and Always finish what you start. The retreat builds on these back-to-basic values to provide a fresh blueprint based on character. Guests who attend the retreat will not only get valuable time with Mr. Owen, but will have a chance to savor the western hospitality that is a trademark for Alisal. Non-workshop activities include: a horseback ride to the historic Old Adobe for an elaborate barbecue luncheon; a bountiful seafood dinner at the Ranch's private lake; a winemaker's dinner featuring Bill Foley, owner of Foley Vineyards who was recently named one of the 15 westerner's to watch in 2009 by American Cowboy Magazine; and an evening of wonderful entertainment featuring Will Rogers' America, performed by veteran actor Rich Hoag.

Alisal's "Cowboy Ethics" Bootcamp is offered:
October 29-November 1, 2009

The "Cowboy Ethics" Bootcamp is $1,500.00, per person based on double occupancy and includes meals, wine dinner, activities, turn-down gift, taxes, and service charges.

For additional information or to make a reservation, contact the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort at 800-4-ALISAL, via e-mail at [email]sales@alisal.com[/email] or visit the Ranch on the web at [url]www.alisal.com[/url].

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers 73 telephone- and-television-free guest cottages and suites, the brand new Alisal Fitness Center & Spa featuring weight and cardio equipment, fitness classes, and indulgent massage and facial treatments; two 18-hole championship golf courses; six tennis courts, and a 100-acre spring-fed private lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as archery, and an air-rifle shooting range. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

James Owen
Mr. Owen is a former partner in NWQ Investment Management, an $8 Billion dollar financial firm. He retired in 1997 for four years, until he became an ethics manager for Texas-based Austin Capital Management. Before corporate scandals hit the front pages, Mr. Owen had already penned his popular 2004 book, Cowboy Ethics - What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West. Given the corporate climate of the last several years, he has become a highly sought-after speaker who is looking forward to sharing his insights in the intimate authentic western setting provide by the Alisal.

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Alisal Announces Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp
Posted June 2, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR: ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
800.4.ALISAL
[url]www.alisal.com[/url]

CONTACT:
Wagstaff Worldwide
Jessica Rodriguez/Dyan Dolfi
323.871.1151
[email]jessica@wagstaffworldwide.com[/email]
[email]dyan@wagstaffworldwide.com[/email]


ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT
OFFERS CORPORATE EXECUTIVES MOTIVATIONTHE COWBOY WAY

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and "Cowboy Ethics" Author, Jim Owen,
Team Up for a Unique Retreat Focusing on the Code for Success

(SOLVANG, Calif.)It's fair to say that most of us long for the good old days when deals were done on a handshake and a man's word was his bond. Today more than ever a company's success depends on team performance and values. The question is, where do you go if you are an executive looking for a morale boost and a dose of ethical inspiration? The answer is clear the new Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp, a unique new corporate retreat hosted by Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and led by Jim Owen, motivational speaker and noted author of the book, Cowboy Ethics.

"Given the state of corporate America today, the timing could not be more perfect for Alisal Guest Ranch and Jim Owen to team up," says David Lautensack, General Manager, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. "We share many of the same core business values and are thrilled at the opportunity to encourage and demonstrate ethical business practices through the new Cowboy Ethics Bootcamp."

Nestled on 10,000 acres in the Santa Barbara wine country, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers a secluded setting for four days of intensive workshops where business leaders can infuse their companies with traditional "cowboy" values. Meeting with Mr. Owen in small groups, executives will learn about the "Code of the West" and how those classic western values can help corporations forward out of today's economic and ethical quagmire. The bootcamp workshops will cover topics such as: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West; Living by the Code - Implementation and Application of Theories through Everyday Practice; and Cowboy Coaching - Horsemanship and Leadership lead by Tony Thompson, head wrangler at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort.

The retreat builds on the Cowboy Code principles such as: Live each day with courage; When you make a promise, keep it; Remember that some things aren't for sale; and Always finish what you start. The retreat builds on these back-to-basic values to provide a fresh blueprint based on character. Guests who attend the retreat will not only get valuable time with Mr. Owen, but will have a chance to savor the western hospitality that is a trademark for Alisal. Non-workshop activities include: a horseback ride to the historic Old Adobe for an elaborate barbecue luncheon; a bountiful seafood dinner at the Ranch's private lake; a winemaker's dinner featuring Bill Foley, owner of Foley Vineyards who was recently named one of the 15 westerner's to watch in 2009 by American Cowboy Magazine; and an evening of wonderful entertainment featuring Will Rogers' America, performed by veteran actor Rich Hoag.

Alisal's "Cowboy Ethics" Bootcamp is offered:
October 17-22, 2009

The "Cowboy Ethics" Bootcamp is $1,500.00, per person based on double occupancy and includes meals, wine dinner, activities, turn-down gift, taxes, and service charges.

For additional information or to make a reservation, contact the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort at 800-4-ALISAL, via e-mail at [email]sales@alisal.com[/email] or visit the Ranch on the web at [url]www.alisal.com[/url].

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers 73 telephone- and-television-free guest cottages and suites, the brand new Alisal Fitness Center & Spa featuring weight and cardio equipment, fitness classes, and indulgent massage and facial treatments; two 18-hole championship golf courses; six tennis courts, and a 100-acre spring-fed private lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as archery, and an air-rifle shooting range. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

James Owen
Mr. Owen is a former partner in NWQ Investment Management, an $8 Billion dollar financial firm. He retired in 1997 for four years, until he became an ethics manager for Texas-based Austin Capital Management. Before corporate scandals hit the front pages, Mr. Owen had already penned his popular 2004 book, Cowboy Ethics - What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West. Given the corporate climate of the last several years, he has become a highly sought-after speaker who is looking forward to sharing his insights in the intimate authentic western setting provide by the Alisal.

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ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF THE ALISAL FITNESS CENTER & SPA
Posted November 14, 2008
The 5,500 square-foot facility includes a weight room, group fitness room,
four massage therapy rooms, and more

(SOLVANG, CA)"No more excuses for missing workouts"even on vacation! Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is cutting the ribbon on the much-anticipated Alisal Fitness Center & Spa. Opening June 20th, the Fitness Center is the first major addition to the 60-year-old working cattle ranch in 15 years.

The wait is over! We are thrilled to announce that the Alisal Fitness Center & Spa is officially open, says General Manager David Lautensack. The new fitness center is ready for guests who want to indulge in a spa treatment and dont want to break their exercise routine. Throughout the resorts history we have offered a vast array of activities and the fitness center truly rounds out the options. Weve listened to our guests requests and now they really can have it all.

The Alisal Fitness Center offers the same California Ranch-style charm and dcor found throughout the historic ranch. The 5,500-square-foot, newly constructed space features a wrap around 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 with daily yoga and Pilates; mens and womens locker rooms and a spacious lobby with a comfortable sitting area accented by a roaring fireplace, fresh juice bar, and retail space. Additionally, a business center with computers, printer, fax machine, and copier will be available at the Fitness Center.

Signature massage and facial treatments will be performed in three single and one couples massage therapy rooms. Indulgent treatments include the Gaviota Hot Stone Treatment (75-minutes; $165) incorporates a full body hot stone massage, an aromatherapy scalp treatment, and a luxurious rosemary salt foot scrub; The Trail Blazer (75-minutes; $165) created to rejuvenate and replenish, using an organic mint salt to exfoliate the body, a refreshing rinse, and a neck, back and shoulder massage; the Anti-Aging Renewing Facial (75-mintues; $165) a regenerative facial customized for specific skin

care needs, with exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, extraction, steam, customized masque, and hand and foot massage to leave guests with glowing, radiant skin.

For those true spa lovers, The Sun Downer (120-minutes; $200) combines a full body massage with heated therapeutic oils and steamed towels that will melt your tension away followed by a soothing, deep cleansing facial. Perfect for after a horseback ride or round of golf, the Nojoqui Mud Wrap & Sage Bliss Massage (90- minutes; $200) uses an exclusive handcrafted mud wrap blend of algae, Dead Sea mud and Spanish sage followed by a sage lotion full body massage to relieve sore, fatigued muscles and calm the body and mind.

The Alisal Fitness Center & Spa will be open for ranch guests beginning June 20th as follows:

Fitness Center Summer Hours of Operation:
Sunday " Friday 6:00 a.m. " 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. " 6:00 p.m.

Spa Hours of Operation:
Monday " Saturday 9:00 a.m. " 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. " 4:00 p.m.

Use of the fitness room is complimentary. Yoga, Pilates and other classes are $15.00/person per class. Guests wishing to use the facilities must be at least 16 years old.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, more than 50 miles of horseback riding trails, two eighteen-hole championship golf courses, six tennis courts, and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.

This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward, and has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946.
ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT - CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF NEW FITNESS CENTER
Posted January 15, 2008
New Renovations & Expansions

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is proud to unveil plans for a new fitness center set to open in May 2008. The groundbreaking began in mid-Jul, and marks the first major addition to the 60-year-old working cattle ranch in 15 years. The Alisal has a variety of activities for virtually every interest, and the fitness center will bring our amenities full circle. Many guests don't want to break their exercise routine while on vacation and would like to indulge in a massage or take a yoga class to stretch out after a horseback ride.

Fitness Center - General Description

The Alisal Fitness Center will offer the same California Ranch-style charm and dcor found throughout Alisal. The 5,500-square-foot, newly constructed space will feature a wrap around 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 that will offer a variety of classes, including yoga; 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, business center, and retail space.

Recreation

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers more than 50 miles of horseback riding trails, two eighteen-hole championship golf courses, six tennis courts, and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, with a pool and Jacuzzi to provide a cool spot for swimming or simple relaxation.

Accommodations

Our 73 guest cottages capture the finest in California living with high-beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces and private baths. Each room affords a view of the gardens, a covered porch and a genuine sense of comfort. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward, and has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946.

Contact Information:
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort - 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
Sherrie FitzGerald, Director of Sales and Marketing
TEL: (805) 688-6411
TOLL FREE: 800.4.ALISAL
GET HOOKED ON FLY FISHING AT ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT
Posted January 15, 2008
Southern California's ONLY ORVIS Endorsed Fishing Haven Offers a
"Hook, Line & Sinker" Package

(SOLVANG, Calif.)-One of fly fishing's best-kept secrets, Lake Alisal at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has been hookin' Wide Mouth Bass, Trout, and Blue Gill in the 100-acre spring fed lake for nearly half a century. Teeming with trophy-weight fish, the experience is as exceptional as the scenery, and this year the Ranch is offering a unique package guaranteed to strip the line of fly-fishing aficionados, both novice and expert alike. And with a fully stocked ORVIS fly shop, expert instructor, boats and all the natural splendors of the Alisal, this expedition gets ya hook, line and sinker!

"The natural beauty of Alisal Lake and this property, make fly fishing here very special," says Jason Grupp, Alisal's head fly fishing instructor. "Wildlife roam free around the 100-acre lake, which is guarded by centuries-old live oak trees and the Santa Ynez Mountains. The result is a setting that is serene, secluded and perfect for hours of fishing."

The Hook, Line & Sinker Package includes:

Studio accommodations for three days and two nights (two-night minimum)
Welcome basket
Daily fishing guide trips on Lake Alisal, including bass boat
Fly tying lesson
Fly fishing lessons
$50.00 gift certificate to the Fly Shop
Lake Alisal hat
All meals, including gourmet box lunches for picnics at Lake Alisal
Unlimited horseback riding, golf, and tennis
Taxes and service charge

The Hook, Line & Sinker package is available midweek throughout 2006. The package is available starting at $1,550.00 per couple, including tax and service charges. Additional per person, three and four day package, weekend, and suite rates are available upon request. Fishing conditions may vary due to weather or other circumstances. To make a reservation, please call 800-4-ALISAL.
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Fly fishing can simply be a great day on the lake or the beginning of a tradition that will connect generations of a family. At Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort you can have both.
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, two 18-hole championship golf courses, seven tennis courts, and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

For additional information or travel accommodations, contact the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort at
888-4-ALISAL, via e-mail at reservations@alisal.com, or visit the Ranch on the Web at www.alisal.com.
COWBOY MEETS COWGIRL AT ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORTS
Posted January 15, 2008
(SOLVANG, Calif.)-Gid'dy up and getaway with your special someone! Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is happy to announce the second annual Couples "Cowboy" Bootcamp will be taking place October 30-November 2, 2008. Modeled after the wildly successful Cowgirl Bootcamps, this three-night, four-day couple's retreat offers some much needed quality time and a heaping dose of excitement to cherished and blossoming romances alike-saddle up ladies and gents!

Couples "Cowboy" Bootcamp Weekend Includes:
Studio accommodations for three nights, four days
Welcome basket
Welcome reception and dinner
Nightly entertainment including live music, line dancing and more
Saddle up instruction with Head Wrangler, Tony Thompson
Daily horseback rides across some of Alisal's 50 miles of trails
Lake activities including hat shaping and fly-fishing instruction with Jason Grupp
Evening reception featuring local wineries
Wine "pairing" dinner
Breakfast ride to the Historic Old Adobe
Rodeo arena workshop and rodeo instruction
Sunset reception and dinner on the beautifully remodeled Lake Deck
Romantic turndown gift
Unlimited horseback riding, golf, and tennis

The Alisal Couples "Cowboy" Bootcamp package is available starting at $2495.00 per couple, including all taxes and service charges. Additional per person, and suite rates are available upon request. To make a reservation, please call 800-4-ALISAL.
California's preferred family destination for more than half a century, the Alisal creates an unparalleled bonding experience for families with a myriad of customized programs. Open since 1946, the Alisal is a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch and full-service resort with 73 telephone and television free guest cottages and suites.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families and conferences. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.
For travel accommodations or information about the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, call 800-4-ALISAL, via Email at reservations@alisal.com or visit the Ranch on the Web at www.alisal.com.
The Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort Saddles Up Southern California Style
Posted January 15, 2008
SOLVANG, CA - Nestled in the scenic rolling hills of the lush Santa Ynez Valley lies the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, a destination that has distinguished itself for 55 years as a vacation tradition, attracting families, couples and executives from around the globe.

The full-service 10,000-acre resort combines the elegance and comfort of the western lifestyle with a working cattle ranch where 2,000 head of cattle and 100-quarter horses graze leisurely. Beautifully manicured lawns weave throughout the terrain connecting 73 California ranch-style cottage studios and suites to restaurants and recreational facilities.

Since 1843 when conquistador Raimundo Carrillo received a land grant and became the first cattle rancher of the Santa Ynez Valley, the Alisal (meaning "grove of sycamores" in Chumash, a Native American language) established itself as a working cattle ranch. In 1943, the property was purchased by The Jackson Family and evolved into a guest ranch. The exclusive hideaway opened its doors to summer vacationers with 30 initial guestrooms converted into bungalows.

Today, Sunset Magazine has dubbed this resort one of the "50 Best Dude Ranches in the West." The Alisal also received the "Family Resort of the Year Award" by Family Circle Magazine. Its rich heritage and idyllic setting make it a haven for rest and relaxation and one of American's most prestigious properties boasting a well preserved civilized past. Couples honeymoon here, families enjoy reunions and executives find a welcome respite from urban life.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Blessed with an abundance of wildlife, it is no wonder the Alisal is the preferred choice for leisure travel. Hiking trails meander around the resort's rich flora and fauna. Nature lovers can take a self-guided hike through Deer Canyon where some 64 different animals including deer, possums, bobcats, mountain lions, wild boar and black bears reside. One hundred species of birds, including the bald eagle and rare California condor, can be heard from a distance. Back at the ranch, children as well as adults can participate in the caring of the ponies, bottle-feeding the goats, calves, exotic miniature horses and sheep

seven days a week at The Alisal Barn Yard. Animal lovers can also participate in egg gathering, grooming and exercising the animals in the corral. Cart rides with miniature horses are a favorite of younger Alisal guests.

A recreation center unto itself, the 100-acre spring fed Alisal Lake, filled with bass; trout; and bluegill, offers "catch-and-release" fishing. This sportsman's paradise attracts bird watchers and guests with canoes, rowboats, peddle boats, kayaks or sail boats. As one of two California properties to be an Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing operation, Alisal offers fly-fishing and boating lessons for children and adults. Evening highlights for families include singing, storytelling around the campfire and summer barbecues.

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.

Aspiring equestrians can hone their riding skills at the corral with private lessons. Children delight in the Alisal Rodeo with stick horse and gunny sack races and boot relays in an authentic western arena. Wranglers show off with quick draw demonstrations, calf roping and barrel racing. Following the rodeo is an extravagant western barbecue with live entertainment and traditional line dancing.

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 views of the Santa Ynez River and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains. A full range of facilities and services are offered at both courses including a clubhouse, driving range, putting green and pro shop. Private and group lessons by PGA and LPGA professionals are also available.

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 seven hard courts. Tennis professionals, one of whom is nationally ranked, offer both clinics and private lessons by appointment.

Executives and families can enjoy team building at the state-of-the-art Challenge Course designed into the terrain flanking Alisal Creek near the historic Old Adobe Camp. Located in one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Ranch, the Course is available for a half-day or full-day program with lunch and refreshment breaks.

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.

FRONTIER FARE
The Alisal's talented kitchen staff assures guests a delectable dining experience. The Ranch Room, the resort's discriminating restaurant, serves American and western style favorites. Guests enjoy a choice of a hearty a la carte American breakfast menu items that include Linguisa Scrambled Eggs over a Grilled

Portobello Mushroom, savory Huevos Rancheros and the Alisal's own Buttermilk Pancakes. A lavish Ranch Room breakfast buffet of Eggs Benedict and Corn Beef Hash is also served with freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade baked muffins, pastries and breads.

Dinner is formal and frontier-size portions of juicy barbecued steaks, tender prime rib of beef and the fresh catch of the day including swordfish, John Dory and Seabass are guest favorites. Specialty dishes such as Osso Bucco, Hickory Smoked Briskett and slow roasted Farm Raised Wild Boar are prepared with the freshest ingredients for the guests' dining pleasure. The Alisal features a Modified American Plan. Menus are rotated seven days a week, year round.

Other sumptuous American favorites are offered at two golf course restaurants: The Ranch Grill which serves breakfast and lunch and The River Grill which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

At the historic Adobe Camp, the resort treats guests to a full ranch breakfast including buttermilk flapjacks, scramble eggs, bacon, sausage, ham and more complete with a whimsical performance by Jake Copass, resident wrangler and cowboy poet, accompanied by Dave Stamey, the Alisal's award-winning singing cowboy on guitar.

For those guests who enjoy dining outdoors, a picnic lunch can be prepared by Alisal Executive Chef, Pascal God. During the summer months, the Ranch hosts a Cal-Mex barbecue at the rodeo arena, a seafood barbecue at Alisal Lake and a romantic evening under the stars with live entertainment at the poolside barbecue where an array of smoked meats are served.

A SOUGHT AFTER EXECUTIVE RETREAT
With 6,000 sq. ft. of diverse meeting space, the Alisal is a relaxing and productive experience for group meetings and corporate retreats. For smaller conferences, the intimate Library features a large stone hearth with wood mantle.

The Western-themed Cottonwood Room is appointed with hardwood floors, Navajo-style painted living-room style seating, a wood-burning fireplace and private bar. Ideal for larger meetings, the handsome 2,800 sq. ft. Sycamore Room, seating 150, is fashioned with high-beamed ceilings, expansive windows and ceiling and allows for plenty of natural light, making it a popular choice for mid-sized meetings. The 750 sq. ft. Adobe Room is another meeting option and is ideal for smaller meetings with its paneled walls, high-beamed ceilings and plush carpeting. The resort's creekside patio, historic Old Adobe and Alisal Lake deck are ideal locations for breakout sessions.

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
The Alisal's languid landscape and secluded location have made it a hideaway for Hollywood's "A" list for more than 50 years. In 1949, Clark Gable ponied up to marry Sylvia Hawkes in the resort's Library. The guest register also bears the signature of other luminaries including Christina Applegate, Jeff and

Beau Bridges, James Brolin and Barbara Streisand, Kevin Costner, Doris Day, Nanette Fabray, Goldie Hawn, Don Knotts, Kurt Russell, John Travolta and Paul Williams.
The Alisal offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, two 18-hole championship golf courses, seven tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly-fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families and conferences. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.
For travel accommodations or information about the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, call 800-4-ALISAL, contact the Ranch via email at sales@alisal.com or visit their website at www.alisal.com.
ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT GEARS UP FOR THE
Posted January 15, 2008
Companies Have Full Reign of 10,000-Acre Working Cattle Ranch
In Santa Barbara's Outback

(SOLVANG, CA)- The ultimate "unhostile takeover" has become the latest trend in destination resort marketing. Imagine commandeering a world-class retreat, driving the stoves, golf range or rodeo; entertaining clients or family on a grand scale-your way, your style.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in the heart of Santa Barbara's wine country taps into this new trend of private ownership (albeit for a night or two) offering meeting and convention groups/events full reign of the 10,000-acre ranch and run of the roost from the dual golf courses to the equestrian center. The price tag to name your game starts at $43,000.00 per night, two-night minimum, based on space availability.

Bringing new meaning to the term "buy out," the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has three distinct programs each customized to fit the needs of guests. Groups can disconnect from the big city bustle and design their own getaway with the great outdoors as a canvas. Fire it up with the executive chef, serenading singing cowboys, hit the putting green at midnight with the Alisal's golf pros - the options are endless.

Click out and recharge in a telephone-and-television-free environment bathed in green and crystal clear air. And now equipped with Wireless access throughout the Ranch, Alisal has everything meeting and convention groups need to remain in touch. Day trips include group horseback rides; naturalist hikes through the outback to a variety of private picnic spots, mountain biking or four-wheeling it through the wine country with a line-up of 70+ world-class wineries.

CEOs can fan the corporate flame with a casino night set in a wild west outpost or pamper top executives with a Mardi Gras madness party featuring Creole/Cajun cuisine and exuberant entertainment. The Ranch's top team of professionals will create a sophisticated soiree complete with chamber music to an over-the-top retirement bash certain to turn colleagues green. Northrop Grumman, Crown Capital, St. Joseph's Medical Center and Brotman Medical - in addition to private parties - have cashed in on this new concept with stunning results.

"Now, more than ever, top level executives and families are seeking exclusivity for their annual meetings and retreats. Our unique "Rent the Ranch" program provides a remote, self-contained setting with unrivalled custom-designed itineraries," says General Manager David Lautensack. "We hand them the deed and the keys and roll out an unparalleled experience."

The full-service resort blends first-class amenities with 73 studios and guest suites set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch. Groups enjoy two 72-par championship golf courses, tennis and a top-notch equestrian program with a string of 100-quarter horses. Boating, fishing, kayaking on Alisal's 100-acre spring-fed lake are also high on the activities agenda. From Olympic-style games to golf tourneys, cutting it up with the cowboys or roping in an old fashioned Easter egg hunt, ask and you shall receive.

Three new "Rent the Ranch" programs are offered. The top-of-the-line "Rent The Ranch Premier Buy Out" steps up with 73 guestrooms sporting wood-burning fireplaces, gourmet breakfast, a variety of luncheon venues, western-style barbeques, winemaker dinners, live entertainment, golf and fishing tourneys and unlimited use of the Ranch facilities.

An added bonus is the variety of team-building opportunities via the Alisal's top-rated Challenge Course. Sporting both low and high element courses, each activity is custom-designed into the terrain of Alisal Creek. Adventure seekers entangle themselves in a "Spider Web" and "Bridge is Out." The latter challenges members to travel from one platform to another. Groups seeking a real rush can also test their skills by climbing atop a 30-foot high "Pamper Pole" and leaping to a hanging tetherball.

On a smaller scale, the "Rent the Ranch Intrinsic Buy Out" offers a full range of unlimited activities from tennis on seven courts, horseback riding, volleyball, croquet, fly-fishing, canoeing and sailing paired to studio accommodations, choice of diverse meeting space, country-style breakfast and morning coffee breaks. Guests also treated to their own creekside luncheon, a western-style outdoor barbecue, gourmet wine country dinner and a colourful breakfast ride to the historic Old Adobe with singing cowboys.

"Rent The Ranch Intrinsic Buy Out"
73 guest studio and suite accommodations
Choice of meeting venue
Audio -visual equipment
Country-style breakfast
Morning coffee break
Luncheon creekside
Western-style outdoor barbecue
Gourmet dinner
Breakfast horseback ride to the historic Old Adobe
Unlimited activities including golf, tennis, horseback riding, boating and fishing
All taxes and service charges
Price: From $43,000 per night, double occupancy, two-night minimum

"Rent The Ranch Deluxe Buy Out"
73 guest studio and suite accommodations
Choice of meeting venue
Audio-visual equipment
Floral centerpieces
Country-style breakfast
Morning coffee break
Luncheon creekside
Western-style outdoor barbecue
Gourmet winemaker dinner

Breakfast horseback ride to the historic Old Adobe
Unlimited activities including golf, tennis, horseback riding, boating and fishing
Nightly cocktail reception & live entertainment
Unlimited golf, carts, range balls
Boat rental
All taxes and service charges
Price: From $53,500 per night, double occupancy, two-night minimum

"Rent The Ranch Premier Buy Out"
73 guest studio or suite accommodations
Choice of meeting venue
Audio-visual equipment
Floral centerpieces
Welcome amenity basket
Country-style breakfast
Morning coffee break
Luncheon creekside
Western-style outdoor barbecue
Breakfast ride to the historic Old Adobe
Unlimited activities including golf, tennis, horseback riding, boating and fishing
Nightly cocktail reception with premium bar, live entertainment
Winemaker Dinner
Cowboy brunch
Nightly turn-down amenities
Unlimited golf, carts, range balls
Boat rental
Challenge Course Program
Golf tournament
Fishing derby
Alisal rodeo
Mini Olympic competition
All taxes and service charges
Price: From $74,000 per night, double occupancy, two-night minimum
*Add-on programs/events can be arranged for a fee.
The Alisal offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, two 18-hole championship golf courses, seven tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families and conferences. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

For travel accommodations or information about the Alisal "Rent the Ranch" Package, call 888-4-ALISAL, contact the Ranch via email at sales@alisal.com or visit their website at www.alisal.com.
ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT ANNOUNCES 2008 DATES FOR INFAMOUS BOOTCAMPS!
Posted January 15, 2008
City Girls and Dudes Trade in their Stilettos and Suits for Spurs at the West's Wildest Bootcams for Women, Couples and Mother-Daughter duos

(SOLVANG, Calif.)Polished urbanites or mothers and daughters can rough it alongside accomplished equestrians and expert wranglers at the Cowgirl or Mother/Daughter all-inclusive Bootcamp getaways. Nestled on 10,000 acres in the Santa Barbara wine country, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers a women's and mother/daughter three-night, four-day adventure combining the best of wild west culture with the adventures of working on a real cattle ranch -- all in laid back Alisal style.

Cowgirls will begin their adventure with training in "saddle up" instruction before heading out for a two-hour morning horseback ride. The ladies will explore some of Alisal's 50-miles of majestic riding trails, lead by a notable resident ranch hand. For the more experienced rider and horse enthusiast, there is also an opportunity to try barrel racing and lasso lessons in an authentic open-air, western arena. If roping cattle's not your thing, guests can head to Alisal's 100-acre spring fed lake for fly fishing lessons or can enjoy a multitude of other activities including: hiking in Deer Canyon, biking to Nojoqui Falls, boating on the lake, playing tennis and more.

Experienced and novice cow folk alike will enjoy an invigorating breakfast ride to the historic Old Adobe camp. Enjoy entertainment around the campfire with award-winning singing cowboy Dave Stamey on guitar. Guests will also get a chance during their adventure to kick their boots up at Santa Ynez's historic Maverick Saloon, after in a line dance and two-step lesson, while enjoying live country western entertainment.

*Guests are also welcome to schedule a private bootcamp, November through March, by booking a minimum of 10 rooms.
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, two 18-hole championship golf courses, seven tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
For additional information or travel accommodations, contact the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort at 888-4-ALISAL, via e-mail at reservations@alisal.com or visit the Ranch on the web at www.alisal.com.


Cowgirl Bootcamp is offered:

April 13-16, 2008
May 4- 7, 2008
October 5-8, 2008
November 9-12, 2008

The Cowgirl Bootcamp is $2,395 based on double occupancy, including tax and service charges. Additional per person and suite rates are available upon request.

The Cowgirl Bootcamp package includes:
Studio accommodations with wood-burning fireplace for three nights, four days
Cocktail receptions each evening
All meals including wine with dinner
Private winemaker's presentation
Gourmet picnic lunch at Alisal Lake
Daily horseback rides
Rope and barrel racing lesson at Alisal rodeo arena
Traditional hat shaping at Alisal Lake
Line dancing instruction
Fly fishing lesson
Nightly live entertainment in Alisal's Oak Room
Gift basket filled with western remedies on arrival
Mother-Daughter Bootcamp is offered:

February 28-March 2, 2008

The Mother-Daughter Cowgirl Bootcamp is $2,250.00 based on double occupancy, including tax and service charges. Additional per person and suite rates are available upon request

The Mother-Daughter Cowgirl Bootcamp package includes:
Studio accommodations with wood-burning fireplace for three nights, four days
Receptions each evening
All meals including wine with dinner
Gourmet picnic lunch at Alisal Lake
Daily horseback rides
Rope and barrel racing lesson at Alisal rodeo arena
Traditional hat shaping at Alisal Lake
Line dancing lesson
Fly fishing lesson
Nightly live entertainment in Alisal's Oak Room
Gift basket filled with western remedies on arrival

The Mother-Daughter Cowgirl Bootcamp is an excellent way for busy moms to spend quality time with their beautiful daughters! Minimum age for participants is seven.
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