It felt incredible to get away. And to be quite honest, for the first few hours after realizing I wouldn’t have cell reception, I panicked just a litttttttle bit. But it didn’t take long for me to decompress, to step back and tuck all electronics away for the weekend. It felt so nice and rejuvenating! Now, I must say, this isn’t absolutely necessary. We didn’t have cell reception, but there is wifi on the property… but our little cabin was too far for it to be reached and I didn’t search much further than that. An excuse to disconnect was needed. 🙂
Alisal Guest Ranch exceeded all expectations and beyond. Every person we talked with was INCREDIBLE welcoming and sweet. At the registration desk, every waiter we had, especially the man who helped Ezra fish for the first time… they all took so much interest and were very attentive.
When I initially planned this little weekend getaway, I had a lot on our itinerary. I wanted to explore downtown Santa Barbara, walk the town of Solvang (which we stopped by for a couple of minutes on our way out), maybe go to the beach for a bit… but our time was so short and once we got there we absolutely didn’t want to leave! It’s like we entered our own dimension where nothing but our little family mattered. We just played, ate, made fires together, talked, chased, fished and just spent time TOGETHER. All other plans went out the window. And when the ranch includes every meal *and gourmet waited meals at that*, it didn’t make it hard for us to stick around. Everything you need for a comfortable stay is on the property.
Sidenote: All the bedding and a lot of the decor is Pendleton. If you know me, you know how much I love Pendleton Wool! The decor was super cozy with a glamping vibe.
I was told that the water in the lake isn’t usually brown, but after so many storms this winter it has decreased visibility. Would love to come back in the summer to see its beautiful blue water!
I can’t recommend this place more. I hope to return soon! I can’t imagine how beautiful this place is in the summer. So much to love, thank you so much Alisal Guest Ranch for having us! We had the best time. 🙂