Starting at

$145 / night, 2 night minimun stays

Starting at

$145 / night, 2 night minimun stays

El Capitan Canyon Resort

california, united states

**Note: This property requires a 2-3 night minimum stay**

El Capitan Canyon is situated only minutes from Santa Barbara, the American Riviera, and a short drive from California wine country. Set on 350 acres of rolling hills and creek canyons where the Los Padres National Forest meets the Pacific, El Capitan Canyon provides California glamping during all seasons for all reasons.

Through the decor and amenities, El Capitan campground resort provides a measure of comfort and pampering-from healthy Saturday night dinners to a variety of wellness treatments. But, we have purposely avoided attempting to duplicate the conveniences of home. Instead, we invite you to step outside into the canyon. Smell the wild sage in the early spring blossoming. Observe the monarch butterflies mud-puddling in the fall. Listen to the frogs all year round. There is something for each season. Feel the ocean breeze, see and hear the rhythmic waves. This is a personal encounter with nature here at El Capitan Canyon resort. Look, marvel, be enlightened. And take home a sense of serenity.

Glamping Options:

  • Yurts
  • Cabins
  • Tents

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • small groups
  • solo travelers

Experience

  • beach
  • countryside

Total Accomodations Available

  • 144

Specials & Promotions

Special Packages are available!

Accommodation Options

$175 / night

Adventure Yurt

  • Sleeps: 3 - 4
  • Bath: shared
  • Rooms: 1

The Adventure Yurt is a unique accommodation with a round wooden platform, canvas walls with indoor lattice and a raised rooftop that includes a domed skylight allowing for easy stargazing from the comfort of your private accommodation

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$195 / night

Canyon Cabins

  • Sleeps: 5 - 6
  • Bath: 1
  • Rooms: 1 - 2

Their are two types of Canyon Cabins. The Loft Cabin and the Suite Cabin. Both include bathroon, kitchenette and small kitchen areas and wonderful views of nature.

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$375 / night

Corral Loft Cabins

  • Sleeps: 3 - 4
  • Bath: 1 - 2
  • Rooms: 1 - 2

Corral Loft cabins are located in their own village on the west side of the Canyon and include a king bedroom and sleeping loft

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$235 / night

Creekside Cabins

  • Sleeps: 3 - 4
  • Bath: shared
  • Rooms: 1 - 2

Cabin has a charming cedar interior with hardwood floors, and upscale cabin furnishings. Exterior includes large private deck overlooking the creek with deck furniture for two.

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$695 / night

Safari Cabin

  • Sleeps: 3 - 4
  • Bath: 2
  • Rooms: 2

The newest, spacious and most luxurious cabin is located on a private hilltop, known as Safari Village

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$145 / night

Safari Tents

  • Sleeps: 2 - 4
  • Bath: shared
  • Rooms: 1
Deluxe Safari Tents have the option of either a queen bed provided with full linens and down-style comforter or two double beds. Tent decore includes hardwood floor, canvas tent covering with screened windows and door, and is equipped with electricity.
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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Ocean Bliss"

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61 Customer Reviews
"Peaceful ocean views"

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61 Customer Reviews
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  • Amenities
    • bbq grill
    • community pool
    • community recreation area
    • electricity - lights
    • electricity - outlets
    • fire pit / ring
    • front desk
    • kitchen
    • restaurant
    • retail store
    • running water
    • running water - sinks
    • running water - toilet
    • shower
    • spa
    • towels
  • Activities
    • biking
    • boating
    • campfire activities
    • children activities
    • fishing
    • golf
    • guided tours
    • hiking
    • horseshoe
    • kayaking
    • live performance / entertainment
    • local attractions & shopping
    • massage
    • nature walks
    • off-road vehicle tours
    • picnic
    • social and cultural visits
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • wildlife observing
    • winery / wine tasting
  • Dininig Options
    • Kitchen/grill available
    • Bring your own food
    • On site Canyon Market and Deli 
    • Bring your own cookware and utensils
  • When to go

    Open: All year

    Weather: Santa Barbara is a coastal community in Southern California, so temperatures are fairly mild all year. The standard winter months of October - March can get slightly chilly in the evenings and mornings.

  • Glamping.com Insider Tips

    Suggested List of What to Bring

    All Guests

    Binoculars, sunscreen, layered clothing, bicycles and locks, beach articles, flashlights, walking or hiking shoes.

    Cabin or Deluxe Tent Guests

    Extra Blankets – All beds have a light comforter and blanket.
    Eating & cooking utensils.
    Wood or charcoal – the Canyon Store sells both.
    Deluxe Tent guests may also want to bring a lantern and a cooler for perishables.

    *Canyon Market and Canyon Pool feature Wi-Fi hotspot access.

    *2 night minimum stay is required on weekends
    *3 night minimum stay is required during certain holiday periods & for weekend dates in June, July, and August
    *Rates shown here do not include transient occupancy tax

    *May - September is the "Concert Series" time. Saturday nights offer a variety of blues, jazz and bluegreass live music on the fron lawn of the market.

    *Beach cruiser bicycles are available free of charge for guests. They are on a first come first serve basis.

  • How Do I Get There?

    El Capitan Canyon is conveniently located off of the 101 freeway, just north of Santa Barbara on the Central Coast of California.

    Just 10 minutes drive from Santa Barbara Airport, 20 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara or 10 minutes from Goleta’s Amtrak station.

Amenities

  • bbq grill
  • community pool
  • community recreation area
  • electricity - lights
  • electricity - outlets
  • fire pit / ring
  • front desk
  • kitchen
  • restaurant
  • retail store
  • running water
  • running water - sinks
  • running water - toilet
  • shower
  • spa
  • towels

Activities

  • biking
  • boating
  • campfire activities
  • children activities
  • fishing
  • golf
  • guided tours
  • hiking
  • horseshoe
  • kayaking
  • live performance / entertainment
  • local attractions & shopping
  • massage
  • nature walks
  • off-road vehicle tours
  • picnic
  • social and cultural visits
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wildlife observing
  • winery / wine tasting

Dining Options

  • Kitchen/grill available
  • Bring your own food
  • On site Canyon Market and Deli 
  • Bring your own cookware and utensils

When To Go

Open: All year

Weather: Santa Barbara is a coastal community in Southern California, so temperatures are fairly mild all year. The standard winter months of October - March can get slightly chilly in the evenings and mornings.

Glamping.com Insider Tips

Suggested List of What to Bring

All Guests

Binoculars, sunscreen, layered clothing, bicycles and locks, beach articles, flashlights, walking or hiking shoes.

Cabin or Deluxe Tent Guests

Extra Blankets – All beds have a light comforter and blanket.
Eating & cooking utensils.
Wood or charcoal – the Canyon Store sells both.
Deluxe Tent guests may also want to bring a lantern and a cooler for perishables.

*Canyon Market and Canyon Pool feature Wi-Fi hotspot access.

*2 night minimum stay is required on weekends
*3 night minimum stay is required during certain holiday periods & for weekend dates in June, July, and August
*Rates shown here do not include transient occupancy tax

*May - September is the "Concert Series" time. Saturday nights offer a variety of blues, jazz and bluegreass live music on the fron lawn of the market.

*Beach cruiser bicycles are available free of charge for guests. They are on a first come first serve basis.

How Do I Get There?

El Capitan Canyon is conveniently located off of the 101 freeway, just north of Santa Barbara on the Central Coast of California.

Just 10 minutes drive from Santa Barbara Airport, 20 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara or 10 minutes from Goleta’s Amtrak station.

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Cancellation & Policies

El Capitan Canyon Resort

Cancellation Policy:


72-hour cancellation notice. One night’s rate will be charged if a reservation is cancelled within 72 hours of arrival.