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El Capitan Canyon

Certificate of Excellence
11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
El Capitan Canyon
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rented a tent for our first "glamping" experience and can say with confidence that it won't be our last! Every staff member we met was incredibly helpful and kind and from the moment you arrive, they seek to put you at ease and help you relax. This place is catered to those from the city looking for a quick... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this place, but it can get crowded, hot and buggy. If you pick the right time of year, I think you will be happy. It is just hard figuring out what is the best time of year. In the summer, they have a BBQ and music on the weekends which is fun and the summer summer usually is... More 

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Piedmont, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to El Capitan Canyon for close to 10 years. We've stayed in tents, creekside queens and canyon bunks, up the canyon and down low and it's all great. The cabins are beginning to show their age and could use some sprucing up, but the beds are still comfortable and it's camping with a shower, toilet and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented 2 creekside double cabins and a yurt for our group of 3 small families. The kids had an amazing time climbing rocks, looking at bugs and running around the large grassy area in the middle of the "campground". With a tub, toilet and fridge, this is truly "glamping". Nice hike up to see the llamas and wonderful views.... More 

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We just returned from a 4 night stay - 3 kids and 2 adults. We stayed in cabin 311 which was newly remodeled. It was very clean and quaint. Super comfortable king sized bed, great little kitchen, hardwood floors. Our two boys slept in the loft (contains 3 mattresses and bedding). The stairs to the loft are very steep and... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed here June 2014 and had a wonderful time. This specific trip was with a group of 25. We go on group trips every year and look for places that are self contained, and where we can spend time together but also time on our own. These are always camping/glamping trips. This is definitely GLAMPING. It's expensive for camping,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed in a cabin and had the best time. Camping with a nice tub is amazing. This is my kind of vacation! Cooking out every night and then going inside to sit by the fire in a snuggly bed is such a luxury. Best thing to do during the day is explore and take out the bikes. We rode... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Yes, there's a "butt". Myself and 11 others reserved three Safari tents, two in my name and my friend reserved the other. We were told we couldn't request all of our tents together and that it's pretty much a first come, first serve situation as to which tents will be where. My friend and his camp arrived about 2 hours... More 

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Los Angeles
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Location, location, location...What a wonderful place to spend time. We stayed in one of the safari tents. It was clean and attractive. We did get cold at night...another blanket on the bed would have been welcome. The management does not mention some things such as there is no bathroom attached to the tent or that there is a charge for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I attended a weekend winter yoga retreat and did really enjoy the experience! The bed was very comfortable, however the heater didn't work properly and I hadn't been informed by staff that there were extra blankets stored in the tent's trunk. The second evening I slept beautifully with that extra layer of warmth. I felt the grounds were maintained extremely... More 

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