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eRiders of the Alisal 2008 ~ Spring 2008

From the General Manager...

Dear Friends,

ust a short note to extend to you warm regards from the Alisal Guest Ranch and invite you to read the first issue of E-Riders of the Alisal. This newsletter has been created as a convenient and timely way to provide you with pertinent information on recent and upcoming events at the Alisal.

Alisal Fitness Center & Spa
This leads me to introduce you to the newest addition to the Ranch’s wide array of activities - the long-awaited Alisal Fitness Center & Spa. Upon your next visit, you will be pleasantly surprised by this lovely new facility which is nearing completion and will be open in time for our summer guests.

The largest room within the Fitness Center will be devoted to the latest aerobic and weight equipment. Another room has been specifically designed to accommodate all of our fitness-oriented classes. Four treatment rooms, including one double room for couples, will allow us to offer massages and facials to our guests.

To view a list of the Alisal spa treatments click here

The Fitness Center's spacious lobby features a lovely river rock fireplace, a comfortable sitting area as well as an expanded retail space and because of our guests' ever-increasing need to go online and access e-mails, we have also created another “guest office” within the Fitness Center. Finally, a redwood deck on the outside of the building will be an ideal place to “cool down” after your workout or to just spend some time relaxing. We’re sure you will enjoy the many facets of the Alisal Fitness Center & Spa on your next visit.

The Eagles Have LandedEagle Image

Alisal Lake is now home to a pair of nesting Bald Eagles and their two offspring. What’s so special about these two birds and their two eaglets? Over 40 years ago, our national symbol was on the brink of extinction. The American Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, which was once found throughout the lower 48 states, living by lakes and rivers and feeding mostly on fish, small mammals and carrion, was on verge of disappearing forever due to habitat loss, indiscriminate hunting and a pesticide.

To download the complete article click here

Guest Services

The Guest Services employees who work in the Fitness Center will assist you with services that extend far beyond that facility. You will recognize several of them from other departments on the Ranch. They will be able to assist you with sign-ups for any of the activities we offer, with the exception of horseback riding. In fact, they will be prepared to sit down with you at the beginning of your stay and map out a complete activities agenda for the entire time you are with us.
Be sure to take advantage of this new service.
New Summer Activities
n Target Paint Ball - Ages 8+. At the Lake

n Challenge Ropes Course - Ages 7+. Challenge your mind and body by expanding the limits of your imagination and physical abilitites.
n Night Ropes Course - Ages 13 - 17. This course offers the Zip Line and the Climbing Wall as the main events.
n Creative Connection - Ages 3 - 6 accompanied by an adult. Create a variety of wonderful treasures as you learn to knit, crochet, needlepoint and do paper art.

n Knit Fit - Ages 6+. Learn how to make a variety of wonderful items from a hat to a handbag.
n Alternacraft for the Teen Traveler - Ages 13 -17. Customize your favorite jeans or other article of clothing with rhinestones, colorful threads, designer buttons and more...

For more information on our summer activities download the
Summer Activity Guide
The 2008 version will be available June 1, 2008.

New Golf Web Sites

In addition to the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort’s expanded website, we are pleased to introduce to you our new Ranch Course and River Course websites. We invite you to visit them at http://ranchcourse.com/golf/proto/ranchcourse/ and

1054 Alisal Road | Solvang, CA 93463
805-688-6411 | 800-425-4725
| www.alisal.com