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Reasons to Visit Alisal Ranch this Fall...

Fall in Love with the Ranch!

Fall is a season that captivates the senses and warms the heart. Whether admiring vibrant foliage, enjoying a pumpkin-flavored treat or savoring the coziness of a quiet evening by the fireplace, fall offers countless opportunities to celebrate the changing season. Embrace the magic of fall with everything Alisal.

Fall at the Ranch:  Book Fall Getaway

Experience Ultimate Luxury: Indulge in comfort and rustic luxury in our ranch-style accommodations. Relax on your private patio with your morning coffee or snuggle up with your favorite book and enjoy the serene setting of the ranch. In the evening, unwind by the fireplace and get cozy with a glass of wine from one of our local vendors.

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Experience an Unforgettable Journey of Empowerment: Wildwonder Retreat, a two-night extravaganza celebrating the essence of the women of the west. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and adventure as we showcase the talents of female artisans, chefs, winemakers, and wellness leaders. Indulge in sumptuous meals, connect with like-minded women, and experience the magic of horseback rides, yoga classes, sound baths, and more. Your journey to self-discovery awaits!

Janet Solie’s Women of the Rancho Retreat, where horseback riding meets wellness coaching in a serene ranch setting. Experience the thrill of six horse activities while receiving personalized guidance to nurture your mind, body, and soul. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a novice, this retreat promises an unforgettable blend of adventure and self-care.

And last but certainly not least, join us for the return of Devon Combs and her acclaimed Unbridled Retreat from October 20-23. Discover the transformative power of equine therapy as you build confidence, find clarity, and embrace your true potential alongside majestic horses.

Fall Harvest – Sip and Savor with Incredible Santa Ynez Valley Wines:

The fall is harvesting season in the Santa Ynez Valley. This is the time when wineries are hard at work, hand-picking for high-quality wines as it allows for selective harvesting, ensuring only the best grapes are chosen. Our local wineries are busy preparing for the Celebration Harvest Festival, Los Olivos Old Days, Solvang’s Danish Days and other Valley roots festivals. This is a great time to sip and explore the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Trail. At the ranch savor the flavors of local vineyards with our complimentary wine tasting on Sunday at 3pm, the perfect way to celebrate. In addition, all guests of Alisal Ranch receive complimentary tastings with our local wine partners. 

The Crunch of Sycamore Leaves:

The sycamore trees in the Santa Ynez Valley are a true testament to the beauty and resilience of nature. While standing tall along a riverbank or bike ride around the ranch, sycamores never fail to inspire awe and admiration. Birds such as woodpeckers and owls’ nest in their branches, while squirrels and other small mammals eat the seeds contained in their round, spiky balls. Alisal ranch spans 10,500 acres of rolling hills, creek crossings, and unforgettable terrain, offering much beauty to discover. At the ranch we embrace the majesty of the sycamore and ensure that these magnificent trees continue to grace our landscapes for generations to come.


Ride into Adventure this Fall:

Experience the thrill of horseback riding through rolling hills and oak trees, a quintessential part of our dude ranch experience, guided by our expert wranglers. For those seeking a more modern adventure, our guided electric mountain bike tours or UTV ride offers an exhilarating way to discover the hidden gems of Alisal’s vast terrain, providing a unique blend of excitement and scenic beauty. Golf enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to play on our championship golf courses, each designed to challenge and delight players of all skill levels amidst stunning landscapes. Add a touch of adventure to your stay with archery and air rifle or axe throwing sessions at Alisal Lake, perfect for honing your skills or trying something new in a picturesque setting.

Where the Ranch Meets the Greens:

Tee up this fall with our Signature Golf Package. With exclusive access to both our private course, the Alisal Ranch Course, and the renowned public gem, The River Course, golfers have access to the best of both worlds. Find yourself immersed in the natural beauty of the Santa Ynez mountains and just minutes away from the charming Danish village of Solvang. After a day on the course, enjoy complimentary wine tasting with our local wine partners, then unwind with an exquisite dinner, complemented by cocktails in the historic Oak Bar and an incredible wine list included in your nightly rate. Elevate your golfing retreat and immerse yourself in the luxury of Alisal Ranch – where sophistication meets the green, and Solvang’s delights are just moments away.

Seasonal Flavors and Colors made to Grill:

Fall is a season that tantalizes the taste buds with its unique and comforting flavors. It’s the perfect time to indulge in seasonal produce – let’s talk about squash! Squash varieties like butternut, acorn, delicata, and spaghetti squash are typically in abundance during the fall months. These hearty vegetables are not only delicious but also versatile in cooking. We collaborate with local farms to obtain the freshest autumn produce. Farms such as Tutti Frutti, Roblar, Folded Hills, and Jiminez Family Farm provide produce with vibrant colors and earthy flavors that add a cozy touch to fall meals. Whether you’re craving a comforting squash soup or a hearty roasted squash off the grill, fall is the time to indulge in these seasonal delights!

Private Lake Activities & Fishing:

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy lake activities, with the changing colors of the foliage adding to the beauty of the surroundings. Alisal’s spring-fed 100-acre lake is an ideal setting for recreational boating, kayaking, canoeing, and more! Fishing in the fall can be a fantastic experience! As the temperatures start to cool down, fish behavior changes, and they often become more active in preparation for the winter months. Fall is a magical time to explore the outdoors, and lakes provide the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories.

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Fall Wellness Weekend – 9/13-9/15: 

Wellness Weekend at Alisal Ranch promises an immersive experience blending the serene backdrop of the ranch’s natural beauty with a curated selection of classes and events designed to invigorate and refresh attendees. Each day will begin with revitalizing yoga sessions, included in the nightly rate. Guests can stretch and center themselves amidst the tranquil surroundings, setting the tone for a day of wellness and rejuvenation. As part of the weekend’s itinerary, participants will have the opportunity to partake in a sound bath, a deeply immersive experience known for its therapeutic effects on the mind and body. Additionally, there’s an ear seeds class led by Sherrie Matthews, providing insights into this holistic practice aimed at promoting wellness through acupressure.

Experience the transformation and renewal of this magical time at the ranch. Alisal Ranch is more than just a destination; it’s an experience that everyone will cherish forever. With luxurious amenities, exciting activities, and the beauty of nature all around, it’s the perfect Fall getaway.  Don’t wait too long; book your Fall Getaway and start creating lasting memories!

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