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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, July 20, 2014

ALISAL’S NEW CYCLING PACKAGE JOINS OTHER GREAT FALL & WINTER PACKAGE OFFERINGS

Guided Cycling, BBQ Bootcamp, Round-Up Vacation and More for Guests Starting in September

A visit to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort between Labor Day and Memorial Day means great value offerings, unique experiences, and some of the most idyllic weather Santa Ynez Valley ever sees. This year, the Alisal Guided Cycling Package can be booked just after Labor Day, along with Alisal’s annual Round-Up Vacation package, where a two-night stay includes all activities, such as golf, horseback riding and lake activities. Other packages include BBQ Bootcamp, a Harvest Weekend, Couples Bootcamp and more. See below for details:

NEW

OFFERING:

GUIDED CYCLING

Alisal is surrounded by diverse country roads and scenic vistas, making it one of the most sought after cycling destinations in the world. With prime cycling conditions, some of the world’s top cyclists flock to the valley to train throughout the year. Long-time Alisal employee, Eric Larsen, has developed an exclusive program of guided cycling tours where guests can experience the varied terrain of the Santa Ynez Valley firsthand.

Alisal offers guests a variety of routes throughout the valley including: Figueroa Mountain Route, Jalama Beach Route, Foxen Canyon Road, The Amgen Time Trial Route, Santa Rosa Loop, and an ambitious Highway One Loop.

Alisal Guided Cycling Package for two includes:
· Two-night stay in deluxe studio accommodation
· Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
· Welcome amenities
· Two guided rides per day
· Alisal logo cycling jerseys
· Two therapeutic massages at Alisal Spa
· Horseback riding, golf green fees, tennis, fishing at Alisal Lake

Price:
· $2295 based on double occupancy
· Additional per person and suite rates are available upon request. Itinerary may vary due to weather or other circumstances. This packages applies to only two people per room and is non-transferable.
Dates:

Available Sunday through Thursday nights, September through May, or any two nights from November through March (excluding summer or holiday periods). For weekends during September, October, April, May, add $200 to the midweek package price.


BEST VALUE:

ROUND-UP VACATION

Alisal will be offering their special “Round-Up Vacation” Package from September-May. Unlimited golf, horseback riding on the regularly scheduled two-hour rides, access to the Fitness Center and Spa, tennis and fishing are included in the regular price of a room for two.

Availability:

The Round-Up Vacation Package is offered on stays of two or more consecutive nights, Sunday through Thursday from September - May. It is also offered on weekends from November through March. Holiday and summer restrictions apply. Inclusive activities begin at 1:00 p.m. on the day of arrival and end at noon on the day of departure.

Golf carts and boats are additional.

WINE HARVEST:
ALISAL HARVEST WEEKEND WITH LUCAS & LEWELLEN VINEYARDS
Join the Alisal Guest Ranch and Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards for an unforgettable weekend to celebrate the fall harvest. This Western-focused wine event includes entry to an exclusive Harvest Party, a winemaker’s dinner, breakfast horseback ride, BBQ dinner, dancing, live entertainment and much more. The Harvest Party features live music, barrel and tank sampling and production tours. Complete the weekend with a round of golf or horseback riding. Package includes:
· Studio accommodation for three days and two nights
· Welcome amenities
· Breakfast and dinner daily, including wine with dinner
· Welcome wine reception and BBQ dinner
· Line dancing and Western entertainment
· Sunday Breakfast at the Historic Adobe
· Transportation and admission to Lucas & Lewellen Harvest Party
· Wine reception
· Winemaker’s dinner with Lucas and Lewellen Principals
· Unlimited activities: horseback riding on scheduled two hour rides, golf green fees, tennis, fishing pole and bait for fishing at Alisal Lake
· Taxes and service charges

Price: $1,500.00 per couple, suites rates available upon request
Dates: November 7-9, 2014

BBQ LOVERS:

BBQ BOOTCAMP

Alisal will host the 3rd Annual BBQ Bootcamp with special guest Hitching Post II owner Frank Ostini. Alisal has been specializing in barbecue for over 60 years and during this three-night, four-day program, guests will hone their grilling skills, gain grilling confidence, and learn the ins-and-outs of Santa Maria-style BBQ from Alisal Executive Chef Pascal Godé and Chef Ostini. Each morning is focused on a different aspect of grilling and afternoons are free for horseback riding, golf, or a visit to the spa. In the evenings, local winemakers are on hand to pour some of the rich varietals for which the Santa Ynez wine region is known. Package includes:

· Three-night stay in Deluxe Cottage accommodations (all rooms have wood- burning fireplaces)

· Welcome amenities with Western-style weekend accessories

· All meals, including special dinners with local winemakers, and brew masters

· Seminars on grilling methods and equipment, Dutch oven cooking, spice blending and more

· Leather-bound BBQ instruction and booklet

· Private Sunday morning breakfast ride to the Old Adobe

Price: Package prices start at $2595 for four days and three nights, based on double occupancy. Limited availability.

Dates: February 20-22, 2014

COWBOY BOOTCAMP:

COUPLES BOOTCAMP

A first-class Alisal adventure for two; fall in love again with a refined ranch-style escape. All meals are included as is recreation on two 18-hole golf courses, 100-acre lake, tennis and more. Package includes:

· Studio accommodation for four days, three nights

· Daily horseback rides and a Breakfast Ride to the historic old Adobe

· Rodeo instruction

· Nightly entertainment

· Breakfast, gourmet box lunch and dinner daily

· Gourmet wine dinner and special lakeside dinner

· Moonlight hay ride

· Romantic turn-down gifts

· Taxes and service charges


Price: $2,650.00 per couple

Dates: October 16-19, 2014

FLY FISHING:

ALISAL ANGLERS’ PACKAGE

Alisal’s 100-acre spring-fed lake is one of the best places in California for year-round fly fishing and is home to Northern Strain Large Mouth Bass. Jason Grupp, Alisal’s Orvis-endorsed guide, specializes in the sport using traditional spinning tackle and fly fishing gear to help guests track down their fish. Alisal Lake also features an Orvis fly shop and offers a diverse fleet of boats including bass boats, electric trolling boats and other recreational boats. Package Includes:
· Studio accommodation for three days and two nights
· Welcome amenities
· Breakfast, and dinner daily, two box lunches per two night stay
· One guided fishing trip for two per stay
· Unlimited activities: horseback riding on scheduled two hour rides, golf green fees, tennis and fishing pole and bait for fishing at Alisal Lake
· Taxes and service charges

Price: $1,695 based on double occupancy, additional per person and suite rates are available upon request.
Itinerary may vary due to weather or other circumstances. This package applies to only two people per room and is non-transferable.
Dates: Sunday through Thursday from September - May. It is also offered on weekends from November through March. Holiday and summer restrictions apply.

WHERE:

The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

1054 Alisal Road

Solvang, CA 93463

Phone: 805.688.6411

www.alisal.com

RESERVATIONS:

For reservations please contact Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort at 888.4.ALISAL, via email at reservations@alisal.com or visit the Ranch on the web at www.alisal.com.


ABOUT ALISAL:
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, more than 50 miles of horseback riding trails, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 6500 square foot spa and fitness center, six tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

For additional information or travel accommodations, contact the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort at 800.4.ALISAL, via e-mail at reservations@alisal.com or visit the Ranch on the web at www.alisal.com.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TRISHA COLE OR BETSY CARLSON

AT WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE, 323.871.1151

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