There’s a particular charm to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and its time-honored traditions:
men wearing jackets at dinner; blankets and log furnishings that would make rustic sophisticates envious; and the smoky, fragrant, Santa Maria-style barbecue from executive chef Pascal Godé. This Solvang lodging was updated last spring with the opening of the Alisal River Terrace, a space available for special events, even if you’re not staying on the property. Indoor seating accommodates 60; terrace seating for 200; or a stand-up reception for 330. alisal.com.
Written and edited by Alison Clare Steingold.