Welcome To The Canyon On The Coast
A spectacular setting on the Santa Barbara coast where the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for activities and adventure. Experience nature lodging in the beauty of the environment in camp-like surroundings with all the creature comforts you enjoy and expect.
AccommodationsNestled by the coast in historic groves of 350 acres of oak and sycamore trees along seasonal El Capitan Creek, our cedar cabins and adventure yurts cater to “luxury” campers who seek a nature experience in comfort combined with fireside gatherings.
Select Your Level of Experience & Comfort
Cedar cabins with varying sizes and bedding arrangements are thoughtfully placed throughout the canyon. All cabins have bathrooms and kitchenettes. Some have private bedroom and sleeping lofts.
Circular canvas and wooden lattice accommodation with a domed skylight and comfortable bedding. All Yurts have raised wooden floor and comfortable bedding. Modern, clean, private bathroom and showers are nearby.
Whether planning an exclusive meeting or grand event, El Capitan Canyon offers a unique environment which provides opportunities to truly connect. Surrounded by nature, yet equipped with the functions of modern living, few properties can compare to our flexibility in providing ideal space for any size group for any purpose.
Our Special Packages vary throughout the year bringing together a wonderful cabin or tent stayover, massages, adventure, campfire s’mores, barbecue kits, and award-winning wine selections created for you to explore s’more of what we have to offer!
Activities & Amenities
Sense of Adventure
The Canyon offers unique opportunities to commune with nature through exploration, adventure, and of course, relaxation. Something for everyone isn’t just a saying, it’s our mantra. From winding trails with sweeping views, to fully coordinated adventure packages, to the simplicity of stargazing & bird watching from your private picnic area, the Canyon offers many opportunities and options.
Luxury Camping Essentials
The hub of activity in the Canyon, the Canyon Market is not your typical Campground store. With a variety of great dining options, espresso bar, local wine & beer, outdoor essentials, organic groceries and a signature retail selection, the Market has everything a happy camper desires. Gather for meals or before a group hike, pick up your next great read or momento, enjoy local wine tasting and live music, or you might just stumble upon a stargazing and campfire story session; the possibilities are endless.
Explore The Property
Try as we might, the spirit of El Capitan Canyon cannot be justifiably explained through mere words. Enjoy our photo gallery and find the inspiration to book a stay of your own!
We have selected some views from around The Canyon and formatted them for use as virtual background images in video conferencing applications. We hope these bring a little bit of the outdoors to your day!
El Capitan Canyon Resort is conveniently located off 101 freeway, just north of Santa Barbara on the Central Coast of California. Take the “El Capitan State Beach” EXIT 117 off 101 freeway. READ MORE »
El Capitan Canyon Resort
11560 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 685-3887
Toll Free: (866) 352-2729