A Little History
Feel like you are back in the days of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers. This ranch is steeped in California history dating back to the early 1800's. The sole economic focus of this ranch was raising livestock, primarily cattle. The actual establishment of the "Alisal Ranch Company" was around 1907. In 1927 Charles Perkins, purchased the Alisal and bred fine cattle as well as introduced the raising of Thoroughbred horses and had raised a Kentucky Derby winner "Flying Ebony" as well as many other well known horses.
In 1943, the ranch was purchased by the Jackson Family primarily as a working cattle ranch. However that changed with an idea to slightly change direction. In a mere 3 year's time, they also started offering hospitality and converted some of the cattlemen's quarters into guest quarters. It opened in July of 1946 as the Alisal Guest Ranch for 30 guests. Today this ranch has become a premier Guest/Dude Ranch. Many big named movie stars made regular visits to the Alisal. It is heard that Clark Gable married Lady Silvia in the Alisal's old Library. This Ranch/Resort has consistently ranked at the top of the country's Western-flavored resorts.
The cattlemen's quarters that once fed the hungry cowboys is now known as the Sycamore Room with the Oak Room offering your favorite drinks and appetizers. All decorated in the flavor of the old west including beautiful photos of the old cattle drives. These days the deer are getting fat, lazily grazing on the private 18-hole golf course, but horses and cattle still roam on the grass covered hills, that haven't changed much from the early days.
The Alisal Ranch Estate Style homes are more than just a home; they are a part of a wonderful lifestyle. Only 60+ homes are situated in and around this lovely golf/tennis/ranch resort. These homes were built from the 70's into the 80's, and most have been lovingly remodeled. For privacy, the homes are spread out around the golf course, and some in the hills with gorgeous views. Each landscaped home is on an approximate acre or more. Warning: You will be visited daily by the local deer and wildlife, so if you enjoy nature, this is one of the most beautiful places in California to live. We currently have a few of these special homes listed for sale. Check our featured listings, as well as the "optional search" for all homes in the Alisal and local area that may be for sale.
Special note: Residential properties located within the Alisal Ranch are leasehold interests and terms and conditions vary from property to property. The lease terms provide that payments can be yearly or quarterly. Call with any questions.
Check the tab to see all the amenities offered to Homeowners. Brief Summary: Homeowners may dine in the Ranch Room, or join in on the summer BBQ's. Enjoy two beautiful 18-hole golf courses within a block of each other that both provide great dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and pro-shops with all the latest in designer golf, tennis and fitness wear. The Ranch Course is an extremely high quality private course for members and guests, and the River Course is a lovely public course. Both provide spectacular views of the Santa Ynez River and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Other ranch amenities include Tennis, Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Swimming, and the availability to join the gorgeous new Fitness Center and Spa.
Our team of the finest real estate agents makes buying property in this community a pleasant and rewarding experience. Come for a weekend and stay for a lifetime. The climate is lovely, enjoying warmer days and cool evenings. This is some of the best property on the Central Coast for year round enjoyment.