Nancy and Tonto on a horseback riding vacation at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, Solvang, California
Horseback riding vacation package descriptions ~
The Cowgirl Bootcamp, May 6-9, 2012, is an all-inclusive women’s retreat. Before exploring over 50 miles of trails, women wranglers train cowgirls in “Saddle Up” Western riding instruction. With the preliminaries out of the way, guests hit the trail for horseback riding over beautiful trails to Alisal Lake to learn archery, fishing and cowboy hat shaping. For the more experienced rider and horse enthusiast there is also an opportunity to try barrel racing in the arena. Experienced and novice riders alike will enjoy a breakfast ride to the historic Old Adobe.
Package Price ~
$2,550 based on double occupancy ~ $1,875 based on single occupancy
Additional per person and suite rates are available upon request.
Itinerary may vary due to weather or other circumstances.
Mother Daughter Cowgirl Bootcamp Package Description
The Mother-Daughter Cowgirl Bootcamp is a three-night, four-day all-inclusive retreat. It is an opportunity to strengthen bonds and build memories that will last a lifetime. After riding instruction from the Alisal’s women wranglers, experienced and novice riders alike will hit the trails daily on the 10,500 acre cattle ranch. Mother and Daughter will enjoy a breakfast ride to the Old Adobe. Wranglin’ cowgirls will also learn the fundamentals of barrel racing and roping at the Alisal’s authentic western rodeo arena.
Package Price ~
$2,395 based on double occupancy.
Additional per person and suite rates available upon request.
Prices good through 12/31/12
Ranch activities in addition to horseback riding
In addition to horseback riding, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort offers golf on two 18-hole championship courses, tennis, fishing and boating on the 100-acre private lake, swimming, biking, scenic walking trail, access to the Fitness Center & Spa and plenty of kid-friendly activities.
After a day, weekend or multi-day boot camp horseback riding vacation, you’ll want to sign up for a relaxing Swedish massage at the spa. My tired muscles thanked me for the 60 minute deep tissue massage – $130. The Alisal Spa opened in 2008 and offers four treatment rooms. There is also a welcoming fireplace area to enjoy morning or afternoon coffee and tea.
Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the property.
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If You Go:
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort (800) 4-ALISAL or (805) 688-6411
1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, California 93463
Article written by, video and photos courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip. I was a guest of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.
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