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El Capitan Canyon

11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Woo hoo! When you cannot lug the tent and all the gear by plane, this is the way to go. We had a desert safari tent that was just perfect - two double beds with white sheets (go figure!), comfy mattresses, and wooden floors. We had a fire pit and a picnic table and were set to go. We were... More

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24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family is quite large so we needed space where at least all of us can be comfortable without paying a huge sum of money. So we decided to explore and stay at El Capitan Canyon. At first it didn't look so impressive. The cabins are nicely put together with choices of a cabin that can fit two families or... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four went to El Capitan Canyon to enjoy some time together before the kids' summer activities started. It was a fun destination for our short stay. We got a creek side cabin with a queen bed and a loft. I had planned to get a canyon side cabin but none were available. The creek side was more... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited El Capitan Canyon about 6 years ago when my daughter graduated sixth grade with a large group of other parents and their children. It was a wonderful experience. I recently visited again with a friend of mine, this time without any kids. Upon arrival, there was a concert going on with about 300 moms, dads, and kids dancing,... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Enjoyed two weekday nights in the safari tents.... Really loved our stay. I heard the weekends are super busy which might have changed our experience. Monday and Tuesday night we had neighbors but luckily the pretty large camp (over a mile long) was not full. The cabins and tents are pretty close together. The safari tents are very comfortable and... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Good thing we were there only 2 nights (Apr 15-16, 2014) as this place was more of a motel3/camping (mamping) not glamour/camping (glamping). We got the cabin with 2 bunk beds that sleeps 4 plus 2 in the loft (which is over the top of the tiny bathroom and is accessible by a ladder and sleep would be on 2... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This place is well worth the visit! It's "camping" made luxurious. We booked a safari tent for two and barbecue package. The tent is awesome, and the bed was comfortable and clean. With the barbecue package, they bring you all the fixings needed to grill your own meal (including firewood), and deliver the food to your campsite at the time... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was our first experience "glamping" and it was AWESOME! We were looking for a place to camp, but traveling from Chicago did not want the hassle of bringing all the gear. So glad we found El Capitan! The grounds are beautiful, sites provide privacy, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. We stayed in one of the safari tents,... More

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Solana Beach, San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We just stayed here for two nights to start Spring Break. Despite awful traffic both ways we had a great relaxing time. Very nice to sit around the fire and just relax with family and friends. We went with another family who had the next door chalet. It was great that they were able to make this happen. I thought... More

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Los Angeles, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We wine tasting to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, delicious lunch in Los Olivos. Just over 2 hours from Los Angeles. Spent night at El Cap, in King Cabin, has deep soaking tub and fireplace- which we used since it was chilly and raining. Peaceful and beautiful. This was easily our 12 th visit. With the kids or not, we appreciate... More

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Address: 11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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