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alternate to Alisal Guest Ranch?

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alternate to Alisal Guest Ranch?

I'm travelling with my family of four, and we had hoped to visit the Alisal Guest Ranch. They don't have availability on our dates, though. Are there other guest/dude ranches in Santa Ynez that you would recommend?

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1. Re: alternate to Alisal Guest Ranch?

The closest feeling you might get to a home/ranch style vacation could be renting a private home/ranch for your family vacation. Check some of the web sites like Flip key or Home away- Or get on a waiting list in case Alisal gets a cancelation.

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2. Re: alternate to Alisal Guest Ranch?

Hi! Try Rancho Oso. Alisal is not my first choice unless you are a dead beginner rider or tourist. It is not a respectable place in the horse world. Their horses are overworked, guests are talked to harshly. It's also overpriced and needs renovation.

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3. Re: alternate to Alisal Guest Ranch?

You know? California is not really guest/dude ranch country. You need to go to Wyoming or Montanta.

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4. Re: alternate to Alisal Guest Ranch?

Thanks for the info!

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