Minutes from Solvang's tourist jam, this upscale dude ranch gives urban cowpokes a taste of the Old West--and modern luxuries.. In Short Only a short, scenic drive from Solvang, but feeling like a million miles away, this expansive property has been welcoming growning families and eager city slickers since 1946. The scenery is gorgeous, spaning 10,000 acres, on mixed use terrain. Ranch-style studios and suites are outfitted with woodburning fireplaces, complimentary firewood, refrigerators, coffeemakers and more. Available onsite outdoors activities include horseback riding, hiking, biking, tennis and golf. A private lake is ideal for fly fishing, swimming and boating. Modern office technology is available for corporate retreats.