Located in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, 35 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, California, the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch and ideal weekend getaway from Los Angeles or San Francisco.
The vacation resort has 73 ranch-style accommodations with wood-burning fireplaces and comfortable porches where you can listen to the sounds of nature. And although there are no telephones or television screens in the guest rooms, there is always something to do - from caring for ponies at the Petting Zoo to horseback riding and kayaking.
The resort has two 18-hole championship golf courses, a seven-court tennis complex, and a private 100-acre lake for fishing and boating, so you can try a wide variety of activities on your weekend getaway.
In the afternoon, relax by the outdoor swimming pool, or visit the spa, while your kids are kept busy by the Children's Program.
Dining & Entertainment
Sit down to a satisfying meal after a day filled with adventure in the main dining room, the Ranch Grill, or the River Grill.
In the evening, the Oak Room serves cocktails while guests listen to live entertainment. Click here for more best weekend getaways in California.
The resort is located 150 miles north of Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco, making the ranch a great weekend getaway from both cities.
Rates start at $410 for a studio guestroom. The hotel offers a variety of packages, such as the Alisal Golf Classic, starting at $1,995 per couple for three nights, and the Alisal Women's Golf Adventure, starting at $2,350 per couple for three nights.