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Alisal Ranch Women's Retreat


Women's Retreat


October 6-9, 2024

We are excited to announce the fourth WILDWONDER™ retreat at Alisal Ranch and invite you to join us from Sunday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 9 as we cultivate our own Wild West community with a collection of inspiring women. For three nights, we celebrate the modern woman by learning from leading lady pioneers who tell their stories and share their skills with our guests through classes, demos, and more.

WILDWONDER™ features female artisans, chefs, winemakers, cowgirls, wellness leaders, and other fearless women. This Fall, we will welcome back Jeanne Kelley  for a demo followed by a fabulous meal with recipes from her cookbook Vegetarian Salad for Dinner. Every guest will get their own Lovely Bird hat and make their own custom hat band. You’ll take home a WILDWONDER™ swag bag including guest chef cookbooks and more goodies. Stay tuned for the full itinerary lineup to be announced soon!

Explore Alisal Ranch’s 10,500 acres of western beauty by foot, on horseback or by boat on our private lake. Shop, cook, and share stories with other women amidst the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountains. Adventure at the Ranch while making new connections and participating in experiences that spark self-discovery and growth.

Nightly rate includes all scheduled classes and activities, accommodation, meals, beverages, scheduled yoga and wellness classes, hat + hatband workshop, wreath making class, cooking demo, two activities per night (horseback riding, e-mountain biking, axe throwing, archery and air rifle.

The 22 % Ranch Fee both helps offset the cost of various amenities made available to guests of the Alisal Ranch and funds additional compensation to the employees who provide service to our guests. The amenities provided include two branded water canteens, a bottle of wine in each room, Wi-Fi internet access, use of the fitness center, a shuttle to Solvang, bikes, scheduled and seasonal entertainment, tennis court use, fishing bait and tackle, use of non-motorized boats at Alisal Lake, and various children’s activities, including the barnyard and kid’s arts and crafts. Part of the Ranch Fee is distributed to our service employees as additional compensation to eliminate the need for tipping at the Ranch.

Package Includes:

  • All meals and scheduled WILDWONDER™ activities
  • Event swag bag and Lovely Bird hat
  • Yoga Classes
  • Cooking Demos
  • Guest Chef Dinners
  • Enjoy wine tasting with local winemaker
  • Line dancing
  • 2 Activities per night (choose from horseback riding, golf, axe throwing, archery and air rifle)

Book this retreat

Call us directly and a Reservation Specialist will put together the perfect Alisal getaway for you!

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(800) 425-4725– This link opens your default phone application.

Wine Tasting, Guest Chef Dinners, Horseback Riding, Yoga & so much more.


2024 Schedule

Wildwonder Retreat Itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday
4:00 pm


6:00 pm

Hatband Happy Hour – Pick out your Lovely Bird hat and make a custom hat band

7:00 pm

Welcome Dinner by Alisal Ranch

Day 2 – Monday
7:00-11:00 am

Breakfast at Leisure

9:00 am

Yoga at Alisal Lake with Jasmine Hanson

11:00 am

Lunch Demo with Jeanne Kelley

Free time: Horseback Ride, Ranch Activities, Spa

4:00 pm

Manifesting with Firestone Sisters

Casa Dumetz wine tasting

7:00 pm

Dinner with Guest Chef


Day 3 – Tuesday
7:00 -9:00 am

Breakfast at Leisure

9:00 -11:00 am

Sound Bath followed by Morning tea session with Leaves & Flowers

11:00 am

Lunch by Guest Chef

Free Time:  Horseback Ride, Ranch Activities, Spa

6:00 pm

Early Dinner – Guest Chef

Rodeo, Line Dancing, and Marketplace

Western Attire encouraged

Day 4 – Wednesday
7:00 – 10:00 am

Breakfast Horseback Ride or Haywagon to Adobe


Check-out and departure

Women of the West

headshot of Jeanne Kelley
Jeanne Kelley
Culinary Educator

Jeanne Kelley is an award-winning author of six cookbooks. A food writer, culinary educator and food stylist, she was a contributing editor at Bon Appetit magazine for twenty years. Jeanne is an edible garden expert who specializes in seasonal and sustainable cooking. Her articles have appeared frequently in the Los Angeles Times food section, Fine Cooking and CookingLight magazines

Emily & Ana
Leaves and Flowers

Leaves and Flowers is a tea company based in San Francisco, California.  Our company celebrates the ancient, intrinsic relationship between humans and plants. Our inspiration comes from the plants themselves – the mythology of their medicine, potent leaves, delicate flowersand the intoxicating aroma and flavor they release when infused. We keep our ingredients as whole and intact as possible. As they infuse they in essence, re-bloom. Our botanicals and teas are ethically sourced and sustainably harvested, with reverence to the land and farmer.

Leaves and Flowers was founded in 2014 by friends, Anna Morton and Emily Erb, in Berkeley, California.

Mary & Lucy
Firestone Sisters

We are Santa Barbara based sisters who have our own business, Firestone Sisters, Inc. Harnessing Mary’s Master’s degree in Psychology and Lucy’s life coaching skills, we have been producing retreats in luxury settings for over ten years encouraging women to seize their most ecstatic lives by nurturing their minds, bodies, and spirits. Seeing women walk away reinvigorated and connected to their own authentic radiance inspired us to create our own intentional fragrance line.

Sonja Magdevski

I approach my work with a lifetime of exquisite flavors, travels and experiences.  A journalist by training and now a winemaker by passion, I am regularly inspired to never quit searching for that moment – the instant where it all makes sense.  The two professions also continue to challenge me whether through words or wine, to craft timeless stories that are better when shared with others.  I have discovered that winemaking and writing are very similar pursuits – the story is in the grapes, the harvest, the people, and the season. Each year is a fresh renewal. My goal today is to create vibrant, balanced and pleasurable wines using the basic ingredients of premium Santa Barbara County fruit, dedication and hard work delivered with impeccable hospitality.

Jasmine Hanson
Yoga Teacher

Upon completion of her first yoga teacher training in Santa Ynez, Jasmine embarked on a spiritual journey to India to study the more traditional modes of yoga and yoga training.

Jasmine weaves foundational breathwork throughout her classes, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and tangible way. Her goal is to encourage and support growth of the physical and spiritual self; citing the interconnectedness to each other, the world, and the universe.

Jasmine aims to give her students a safe place to befriend their body and reclaim their mind, offering a space to return to again and again by bringing awareness to breath and body.

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