Alisal Press Room

The below press items can be downloaded for your convenience. If you require more information about Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, please contact the Marketing Department. Thank You.


Sunset Magazine has dubbed this resort one of the "Best Dude Ranches in the West".  In 2009, designated Alisal Guest Ranch the "Top 10 Wild West Ranches in the U.S". Alisal also received the "Family Resort of the Year Award" by Family Circle Magazine and has been rated "#1 Best Place to Stay & Play" by 805 Magazine in 2007. named Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort "Top 15 Dude Ranches" in North America May 2009. 2013 Alisal received the Parent Approved trekaroo "Best Family Dude Ranch Vacations award. Please check out their link and our story at


Meetings/Groups Accolades:

Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award Winner: 2010, 2011, 2012
Smart Meetings "Smart Supplier of the Year" 2010
Elite Meetings Platinum Collection: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Beverly Clark's Elite Wedding Collection recommended property: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort joins the Exclusive Haute Hotel Network, 2013

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Press Releases

• 2011 Fall Packages ~ Download WORD

Aug 11, 2011

• Harvest Weekend 2010 ~ Download PDF ~ Download WORD

Apr 22, 2010

• Elite Certified Property ~ Download PDF

Mar 01, 2010

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The Life of a Dude Wrangler by Dick Silva

Oct 16, 2012

The life of a wrangler is somewhat the same as a cowboy except that there are no cattle in the daily work of a wrangler. The name “Wrangler” comes from the 1800’s when the big cattle ranches would have to drive their cattle from the home ranch to market, which would usually be a few hundred miles away and would take from three to six months.

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BBQ Boot Camp

Apr 01, 2012

Push-ups in muddy fatigues, 10-mile runs with a sack of rocks -- boot camps generally aren't all that appealing. Unless, of course, you're talking Santa Maria-style barbecue...

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The Other Barbecue

Feb 01, 2012

The world of barbecue is enjoying a coast-to-coast renaissance in hundreds of new ’cue joints and on numerous television food shows. Although every major U.S. city offers barbecue in some form, you’ll essentially find one or more of the four well-known regional styles: Carolina, Memphis, Kansas City, and Texas.

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