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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I (2 adults, 3 kids) were there for the weekend Fri-Sun. We stayed in the cabin bunk, which has 2 bunk beds and a loft area. The loft was a big hit with the kids and they took turns sleeping up there. Two kids fit comfortably up there. It was definitely a fun experience. The cabins were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all it would have been nice if the booking staff person I spoke with would have told me about the surrounding moon scape left over from the fire. The entire area was burned to a crisp and smelled like it too. Secondly don’t advertise kitchens if you’re not going to populate it with utensils. REALLY! Bottom line is... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a fun, scenic place to take the kids, this is a great place for you. If you're looking for a quiet, secluded getaway, this is not your place. As a child, I camped often for many years, and always loved getting away from it all, loved the peace and quiet of nature. So now as an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the laid back camping experience. We had a Queen cabin and it was comfortable and rustic at the same time. Too bad some of the forest is brown from draught and sections of hill have been burnt but that's not the fault of El Capitan Canyon. The restaurant, shops and pool are nice and just short hikes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is crowded with families and screaming kids. Even though the owners try to sell you the place as luxury and up scale camping, it is not like that. You need to pay for everything on top of the expensive lodging. The barbecue place is useless, can't get anything cooked. The surroundings are burned down since it was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just spent a weekend at El Capitan Canyon with my husband and two children (ages 9 and 12). After several days of tent camping in the Sierras we were soooo ready for some amenities (hot water! refrigerator!) but not eager to be confined to a hotel room/suite. El Cap Canyon was the perfect blend for us. The setting is... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 that wanted to take our 3 kids (14, 5 and 3) camping. It was perfect! we are not ready to "tent it" so this place was perfect! They have everything: market, cafe, open fields, family hike to llamas, playground, concert in the park on Saturday night, Plus Wine Tasting on Friday night from a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

It's difficult for me to write this review without sounding like a premadonna, but I must admit that I was a bit disappointed with the accommodations. When I heard "luxurious" camping, I thought our room would be equipped with air conditioning, and a television, but to no avail. I also thought that because we paid more to have a creek... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Quick weekend getaway withe the family. Our first time camping. We stayed in a safari double tent. Nice size tent, picnic table, and fire ring near pool. Bathrooms need to be cleaned more often. Even the campground had trash around. Campground needs better maintenance. Front area is well maintained but camping area needs work. We had a good time and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We just got back from 3 nights at El Capitan Canyon and stayed in a safari tent with two double beds. It was our first time glamping with the kids (9 & 11). I can safely say that we all had a GREAT time. We were there with two other families and it was wonderful to be outside, relaxing without... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about El Capitan Canyon

Address: 11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117-9789
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $145 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 126
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