Glamping on the Santa Barbara Coast Since 2001

Welcome To The Canyon

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.


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.

Select Your Level of Experience & Comfort

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 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!



We are excited to welcome the public back in 2023 for our Summer Concert Series. Please join us as we welcome an incredible selection of local artists to perform in The Canyon Market Garden on Saturdays.

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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