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Santa Barbara Municipal Airport11 mi
Santa Maria Public Airport39 mi
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Please see the following email I sent to El Captian after our visit. I received a phone call and was attacked verbally after I had sent it. The woman would not let me speak and she went off on me about service dogs and laws in CA. If she had delivered the same information in a po
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We took the kids here right before school started. It wasn't too crowded and we didn't stay in the loft cabins as they didn't recommend it for kids under 5.

That being said, you can drive your car up to the cabin on the day you come and and the day you leave. That was great as
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I wanted to find somewhere close for a last minute trip before my son returns to school. We went during the week of August 27 and we were probably one of five total families at the campground. Though it clearly was not "peak" time, we paid $425 per night for a "Corral Loft" cab
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For people who want the camping experience but still have the comfort of a real bed, kitchen, and bathroom/shower, this is a great place. The general store has more than ample supplies for anything you'd need, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the grounds are well kept. The
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Such a great place for children and parents!
We loved our cabins and the freedom of the place.
It had a lovely community vibe.
The beach was so great.
The kids loved adventuring and we felt happy they were safe.
Nearly 100%!
The missing star is because there is no cutlery or cro
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The Safari Tent Double at the El Capitan Canyon
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The Caynon Loft at the El Capitan Canyon
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The Safari Tent Double at the El Capitan Canyon
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I was there this past weekend. Nice stay but would have been better if the bathrooms were clean. Every time we went it was filthy. How often do they clean the bathrooms?
HI. I am staying at El Capitan Canyon July 11-13. We reserved a creek side cabin. This is my first time, and I have no idea what to bring. Do we need to bring our own towels, pots and pans, firewood, utensils, cooking utensils, etc. Are there TVs in the room? We want to avoid the market if possible, so please tell me everything you think I need to bring with us. Thank you!
Bring EVERYTHING you will need to stock a kitchen!!! Also bring: •coffee mugs cuz they only provide paper cups •can opener and wine corkscrew •extra rolls paper towels •bbq tools to clean grate if grilling food on fire pit •lots of firewood if going to use long period cuz its $$$ at market • theres no stove or toaster, so bring hotplate and toaster if u need •paper plates, utensils, cups, napkins • table cloth for picnic table, camping lantern and citronella candles •S'mores stuff (dont forget sticks). They sell smores kit at market $$$ **The market is pricey, so it really pays to plan ahead. All linens are provided by EL Cap (blue towels are for pool/beach) Enjoy!
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We are booked this July. I know check in is late in the day but are we allowed to come early to hike and use facilities such as pool?
You can check with registration for early check in.
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We are booked this July. I know check in is late in the day but are we allowed to come early to hike and use facilities such as pool?
I don't know, that is a good question. I would call or email the front desk and ask. If you do go hiking, beware of ticks. I got one whe I was there in March.
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We are going to stay at adventure yurt at el capitan canyon is there lots of bathroom to use? Are they close by?? Im thinking to cancel our reservation or not coz theres no available cabin? Ty
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"be sure to ask about configuration rather than just relying on description online.We faced the creek ..excellent"
"Get something up the hill a bit since more quiet."
"Cabin #139 was near the playground and the pool - good with kids."
"Ask for a newer cabin, but that is not even guaranteed! some of the older ones are AWFUL!!! rooms creekside are quieter at night."
"A famous musician was staying at the top part of the site with his large family so I think they had more privacy away from the crowds below."
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