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El Capitan Canyon

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11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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The ATL
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're going to combine the words glamorous and camping, it better be upscale and luxurious to reflect the price. This was not. El Capitan set the expectations by describing it as such and charging an outrageous price of a winter rate of $300 a night for nothing special. From the beginning, El Capitan does a terrible job of managing... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed in a "tent"--a canvas wall tent complete with wood floor, full bed, chairs, electricity and lights, picnic table, and even wifi! The washroom was 100 ft from our tent and was quite adequate with nice showers,sinks etc. The tents and cabins are arranged in several clusters, each with its own washroom and common green. The common green is... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our family of 4 stayed in a Corral Loft for 2 nights (Xmas eve & Xmas) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was a full moon on Xmas, and the moon shone in through the skylight in the master bedroom - magical! The cabin had a perfect layout and was super clean and comfortable. The king bed with duvet was... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a cabin with 5 family members. Great experience. Enjoyed the lack of tv but still had wifi access. Great way to bound with your family. Friendly staff at the store/restaurant. Make sure you get the s'mores kit. We did the hike to the goats and llamas and it was a highlight.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Loved our cabin and the surrounding areas where my grandsons could ride their bikes, play baseball and swim. We didn't have to leave as there is a store for everything we could want. My favorite was the BBQ and wine tasting!

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So. Orange County, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My family and I went "Glamping " (glamorous camping) at this lovely location and had the best time ever. The cabins were comfortable, nicely equipped and perfect for our needs. It was being in the outdoors but with the comfort of home...full bathroom and maid service!! We were with another family and had 6 cabins in a row, which made... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My previous philosophy to enjoy nature was about "roughing" it, but ECC has shown me nature and comfort can in fact coexist. Two dads and two daughters (12 years old) just returned from a weekend staying in a Canyon Bunk where we grilled our own dinners but enjoyed breakfast and lunch from their canyon market. We played sports on the... More 

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Duarte, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice cabins and tents. All come equipped with bedding, towels and toiletries, fans and electricity. Cabins have bathrooms, microwave, mini fridge and coffee makers. The bathrooms were clean and we'll lit.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I'd been to El Capitan Canyon last December and loved the experience, so I was excited to visit the site during the warmer summer months. I went with a small group and we all shared several of the canvas tents. While we had a great time, I noticed the condition of the grounds is much better maintained during the winter... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

El Capitan Canyon was wonderful-- We stayed in a cabin (218), a king with a porch and dedicated fire pit and picnic table. I was worried as this was our first visit because of some of the negative reviews-- what a waste, this is a wonderful place. I would look at the map and select a cabin on the creek... More 

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