Escape to the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you enjoy a morning horseback ride and a pancake breakfast on the trail, or you choose to fish on our private lake and watch sunset from the shore, you’ll be creating stories you’ll want to share and experiences to treasure for years to come.
Alisal’s spring-fed, 100-acre lake, tucked away in the Santa Ynez Mountains, is the perfect setting for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, or simply a picnic lunch. The lake staff is on hand to assist with fishing and boating needs and to ensure guest safety at all times. Alisal Lake is a great place to try your hand at fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill, with a wide variety of fishing gear and traditional tackle available for rent. Alisal Lake is catch-and-release only; a California fishing license is not required.
Learn more about Alisal Lake’s unique fish habitat with an experienced guide to help track bass using traditional spinning tackle or fly tackle. Beginner anglers will learn to tie knots, cast, choose tackle, as well as be instructed in fish identification, handling, and the proper release method.
Just be sure to indulge in a signature treatment at the Alisal Spa during your time at The Ranch so you leave rejuvenated and refreshed.