Experience the natural beauty of this amazing setting in camp-like surroundings with superior resort comforts

El Capitan Canyon caters to “luxury campers” in the Santa Barbara area with an assortment of the same comfortable accommodations any Santa Barbara hotel can provide. Nestled in historic groves of oak and sycamore trees along El Capitan Creek, cedar cabins and safari tents are grouped in villages called "Stone Pine," "Peace Tree," "Lone Stone" and "Shaded Creek."

CANYON CEDAR CABINS - Referring to our structures as “cabins” is somewhat of an understatement. 108 individual cedar cabins with varying sizes and bedding arrangements are thoughtfully placed throughout the canyon. All cabins have front porches, peak ceilings, are fully equipped with standard bathroom facilities, king, queen or double beds, individual heating controls, fine linens and towels, kitchenettes with microwave, mini-fridge, wet bar sink and coffeemaker.


Safari Cabin Suite - Our newest, spacious and most luxurious cabin is located on a private hilltop, known as Safari Village, with breathtaking panoramic ocean, mountain and canyon views. This two-bedroom cabin suite is equipped with a full kitchen, including gas stove and oven, microwave, full size refrigerator, cookware and dishware, pantry and ample countertop space. If you prefer to do outdoor cooking, a large gas barbeque grill and prep area are located on the spacious deck.

Enjoy a spectacular starlit sky while lounging by your firepit, dining table and benches. The master bedroom features a king size bed, vaulted ceilings, a private fireplace, ample closet space, vanity and separate entry. The second bedroom includes a full size bed and is located upstairs in a raised loft area with skylight and large windows to enjoy a birds-eye view of nature’s picturesque surroundings. The spacious bathroom includes a skylight, dual sinks, large indoor shower and access to the unique outdoor shower.

Canyon Loft - This large desirable cabin features a separate living room with gas fireplace, a king-size bed in a tastefully appointed bedroom and a sleeping loft. Bathtub and front porch.

Canyon Suite - Spacious and private, this cedar cabin is one of our most popular cabins. A king-size bed is situated in the bedroom with its own separate entrance to the outdoors. The living room also has a sofa bed that converts to a double bed. The spacious front porch is furnished with two chairs.

Creekside King - Furnished with a king-size bed and a fold-out sofa chair suitable for child. Attractively appointed with soaking bathtub and a gas fireplace in the main bedroom/living area. The front porch has two chairs and faces the creek.

Creekside Double - Furnished with two double beds, it’s ideal for couples with one or two young children. This cabin has a soaking bathtub and gas fireplace in the main bedroom/living area. The front porch has two chairs and faces the creek.

Creekside Queen - Furnished with a queen-size bed and a sleeping loft that comfortably sleeps two or three children. The front porch has two chairs and faces the creek.

Canyon Queen - Furnished with a queen-size bed and a sleeping loft, this cabin can comfortably accommodate a couple as well as two or three children. The front porch has two chairs.

Canyon Bunk - The Canyon Bunk is the ultimate “sleep-over”; two sets of bunk beds that comfortably sleep four and a sleeping loft that can accommodate two young children, Each warm and comfortable bunk and loft is furnished with blankets and sheets.

*All cabins and tents have individual fire pits and picnic tables.

SAFARI TENTS - For those who seek a more traditional camping experience but with some of the creature comforts of home, our 26 classic safari tents are the answer.

Each canvas tent measures a spacious 12' x 14' and is built on a permanent raised wooden deck. Guests may choose from a tent furnished with either a queen bed or with two double beds. All tents have screened windows and zip-down flaps, are supplied with bed linens and towels, furnished with bedside tables, chairs, a small desk, storage trunk and coat hooks. Tents are also provided with a small heater and electric lamps for lighting.

Safari Tents also have their own outdoor picnic table and benches, grill and firepit—perfect for fireside gatherings, grilling and toasting marshmallows.

Modern, clean, private bathroom and shower facilities exclusively for Safari Tent campers are conveniently located in nearby buildings. The heated swimming pool is also nearby.


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