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The Alisal Ranch Getaway

Santa Barbara Wine Country ~ Santa Ynez Valley ~ Solvang, CA

Tentative Date: May 15-17, 2023

An all-inclusive getaway of Cars and Camaraderie™ for Classics and Exotics

Join Drive Toward a Cure for an unforgettable 3 day / 2 night event at the premier dude ranch-inspired hideaway, The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort.


The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is situated just 30 minutes from Santa Barbara, but a world away. You’ll be spoiled by a combination of open-air, beautiful nature, and of course, good friends. From horseback and hayrides to scenic drives and wine tasting, the trip will overflow with friendships and the getaway we’ve all been craving.

Limited to only 20 cars, we’re looking forward to the pleasure and bonds that driving together provide. Doesn’t a wonderful quick getaway with like-minded car and driving enthusiasts sound perfect? Well, have we got a Getaway for you!

The Alisal Ranch Getaway is designed for two people – be they a couple or good pals – to enjoy two top-rated dinners, two nights, and two hearty breakfasts at the one-of-a-kind “dude ranch”, plus lunch and wine tasting at a fabulous nearby vineyard during our full day together, all sandwiched between driving adventures on some of Southern California’s most exhilarating roads!

Our first “Getaway” will continue the Drive Toward a Cure formula of blending cars and camaraderie for a great cause.

Keep scrolling for the itinerary, pricing, and registration!

Why A Drive Toward a Cure “Adventure”?

Check out these videos from The/Drive and Motorz / ERN Live with Alan Taylor made following the 2018 “California Adventure” which also visited The Alisal.

Provisional Itinerary

Day One

Convoy from Los Angeles

Join the drive or make your own way!

Registration will take place at The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort before our official Alisal Ranch Getaway kick-off dinner.

Because not all of our guests will be starting their journey from the same place, we are planning an optional convoy drive following an outstanding route from the Los Angeles area. The convoy will make a stop in one of the charming towns along the way to allow for a lunch break at each participants’ own expense. Dine with the group or visit a restaurant of your own choosing.

Two Nights at The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

This gem of a dude ranch is our home base for this exclusive trip.

All roads on this event lead to a destination that attracts those who seek adventure, charm, and the ultimate in relaxation. Tucked away in the Santa Barbara wine country, we will spend two nights at a resort frequented by Hollywood elite: The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort.

After taking your time to check in, unwind, and freshen up, we will gather a complete group for a reception and a private dinner.

Please let us know if you might like to book spa treatments or learn about other activities that could be added for you.

Day Two

Breakfast, Cowboy-Style

By horseback or haywagon, this breakfast is special!

The journey to one of our morning breakfasts is a tradition at The Alisal that is not to be missed. Same goes for the cowboy tales that are often shared at the tables beneath the trees as we enjoy coffee and juice, and help ourselves to a generous breakfast buffet. It’s a rustic and wonderful treat you won’t soon forget.

Winery Lunch Destination

A driving adventure to a wine tasting & lunch

Our convoy-style driving adventure takes us through the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country to a local winery where we will enjoy guided wine tasting and lunch. After an opportunity to take in the full winery experience, we’ll be back on the road for more Cars and Camaraderie together!

Day Three

Breakfast, Return Route, and Lunch Stop

A final convoy headed back toward Los Angeles.

The day begins with another famous Alisal breakfast so that the morning is super-relaxed, leaving plenty of time to check out before we hit the road for a final spirited drive along the gloriously twisty local roads on our way to Santa Barbara and a light lunch that concludes our Alisal Ranch Getaway!  We encourage joining an optional convoy back toward Los Angeles, or in whatever direction you’re headed to stretch the memories right to the bitter end, because that’s what Cars and Camaraderie is all about!

Reserve Your Spot!

Join us for this all-inclusive* Getaway behind the wheel on some of Southern California’s finest roads, making new friends and reconnecting with old friends, and enjoying all-inclusive service including a top-rated hotel, all meals, and all of the logistical details handled.

Register Your Interest

Pricing to be announced, and registration will open soon… but in the meantime, please contact us ASAP to express your interest!

The event registration fee includes the following:

  • Charitable contribution benefiting Parkinson’s Disease research, patient care, and awareness and education, via the Parkinson’s Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and internal Drive Toward a Cure programs.
  • Tax receipt** issued by Drive Toward a Cure.
  • Entry for one vehicle in all driving components of the event.
  • One hotel room for two people at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort for two nights.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for two people for the duration, starting with dinner on Day One and concluding with lunch on Day Three*.
  • Entry into any/all private properties included on the event itinerary.
  • All tips and gratuities are included.
  • Full event logistics and organization.
  • Event liability insurance.

Raffle and Auction Prize Donors

We are seeking Raffle and Auction item donors. Let us know if you have a product or experience that you might like to contribute!

Donations support Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care and may be recognized with a tax receipt.

Drive Toward a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Drive Toward a Cure for Parkinson's Disease

The Drive Toward a Cure program has been carefully designed to provide a premium experience while raising much-needed funds to continue the search for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, while also supporting patient care. Learn more about our beneficiaries, The Parkinson’s Institute and The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Minor event scheduling and details are subject to change without notice.
* Ordered alcoholic drinks and special requests are not included.
** Your charitable donation deduction for federal income tax purposes is defined as the excess of the amount of money contributed minus the value of certain goods or services provided by the charity as required by the IRS. Certain other costs associated with your registration and/or overall event costs do not need to be counted toward the value of goods or services provided to the registrant. A good faith estimate of the value of goods and services to be provided is $1,950, leaving a tax deductible contribution of $1,545. If you choose to cover the payment processing fee, that amount is added to your tax deductible amount. Your ability to take a tax deduction depends on your tax situation. Please consult an accountant.

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