We are leaving next week for our fourth visit to Montecito. Each year we spend a week at the summer family camp with our kids. I've read some of the complaints with this resort and, while I agree with them at some level (having once been a real person and not a mom), I have to point out that the main focus of this lodge (at least in summer) is as a sleep-away summer camp that caters to families. If someone is going to provide you with three good meals a day and take care of your kids for six hours (while you are in a National Park), you can put up with a lot of "dump", or perhaps call it "funky"? It's a whole lot cheaper than Club Med. As a camp experience it is right up there with all the sleep-away summer camps I ever went to as a kid, except with fewer rules and your parents come too. What's more, the adults can do all the summer camp activities as well (I like the riflery - though my son doesn't). It's good value as an all-inclusive summer week for the family.