Glamping on the Santa Barbara Coast Since 2001

Escape To Nature


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.


Select Your Level of Experience & Comfort

Nestled 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.

Cedar Cabins

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.

Adventure Yurts

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 Offers 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!



Please join us in 2024 for an incredible selection of local artists performing in The Canyon Market Garden on Saturdays. These are very popular dates, so be sure to book your stay early!

Our Location

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

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Download the official El Capitan Concierge mobile app. Discover a plethora of exciting features including activities, events, community and more. Available now in the Apple Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android.


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