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El Capitan Canyon is situated 350 acres of natural paradise only minutes from Santa Barbara and a short drive from California wine country. Southern California nature lodging near the beach has never been so enjoyable. All accommodations are furnished with willow beds, down-style duvets, and western blankets.

At a Glance

Rates start at:
From $145/night

Glamping Options:
Cabins, Yurts, and Tents

When to Go:

Summer & Holidays - great for family travel

Fall, Winter & Spring - couples, corporate & retreats

Average Temperature:
70 F

Accommodations Activities Dining
  • Safari Cabin

    Safari Cabin Suite

    The Canyon’s ultimate accommodation is the Safari Cabin Suite, a spacious two-bedroom cabin on a private hilltop with living room, bathroom, two fireplaces, full kitchen, deck with barbecue grill, cookware and dishware. The suite boasts spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Los Padres National Forest.

  • El Capitan Canyon Cedar Cabin

    Cedar Cabins

    The 108 contemporary rustic cedar cabins come in a variety of sizes and bedding arrangements for two to six guests, from romantic Creekside Kings to family-sized Canyon Suites and classic Canyon Bunks. Some cabins offer gas fireplaces and large soaking tubs, sleeping lofts, or separate sitting areas. Every cabin has a kitchenette, bathroom and front deck looking out on either the creek or the canyon.

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    Adventure Yurts

    “Rounding out” your glamping options, El Capitan Canyon's newest accommodation is the versatile adventure yurt. Each circular canvas structure is 20’ in diameter and includes a queen size bed and twin size bed with additional twin trundle bed, refrigerator, ceiling fan and skylight. Bathrooms are conveniently located nearby.

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    Safari Tents

    The 26 canvas safari tents are 12’x14’, set on raised wooden decks, and fully furnished with beds, linens and electricity. Safari tents contain one queen or two double beds. The tents also offer easy access to the Canyon’s bathhouses.

  • spa


    Our reception staff will guide you to the spa treatment that most suits you. Licensed professionals will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed! Imagine being this close to nature and feeling this close to absolute bliss.

  • adventures

    Santa Barbara Adventure Company

    Guided hiking, biking, rock climbing, surfing, sea kayaking, wine-country tours, ropes course facilitation and even teambuilding exercises—all yours to experience at the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast. Knowledgeable, safe, and friendly guides provide guests with unforgettable experiences that capture the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and coastal waters.


Canyon Market & Kitchen

Just a stone's throw beyond the entrance to El Capitan Canyon and adjacent to the creek under a canopy of trees sits a rustic, barn-style structure with a corrugated tin roof. The big barn door is usually propped wide-open beckoning guests, visitors and an occasional squirrel or blue jay to come in for a visit. This is home to El Capitan Canyon Market and Deli.