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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice weekend, however, we were quite disappointed to find that, despite big talk about "being in nature" and wanting guests to get the full "nature" experience, the tents and cabins were packed in so tight that there was really no opportunity to have ANY privacy whatsoever, nevermind feel like we were "in nature". In addition, it was...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Having heard about "glamping" for a while now We finally tried it for just a weekend. We don't own an RV, nor any official camping equipment. Plus, chronic health problems make True camping impossible for us. El Capitan Canyon makes nature accessible for everyone, including people with similar circumstances to ours. Stayed in a cabin, it was clean, cozy and...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I rarely get away from city life, so I'm not a rugged camper. Here I can comfortably interact with the wildlife just outside (and I mean just outside). But also escape bugs and sleep soundly. There's a coffee pot in the cabin, and fire pit outside. We also had a small fridge which really was helpful. It was a long...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What a great experience, we can't wait to go back! I love the outdoors but do not enjoy camping at all (Too much work, too much dirt). But this place was fantastic! We stayed in a cabin and after seeing the tents I would even stay in one of those (hardwood floors, electricity). The market onsite offers meals all day...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I stayed here with my family and reserved a Canyon Bunk Cabin. You have to stay a minimum of two days, it's a bit pricey compared to other campgrounds but you're paying for the amenities of glamping (glamorous camping). I like that the cabin is independent, your neighbor is a few feet away but no walls connect. Each cabin has...

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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I stayed in a creek side cabin over a weekend in April. The cabin itself was very cozy, but I was a bit disappointed that there was no water in the creek. I was really wanting to hear the soothing sound of the water from the cabin. I know there's a drought in California, but I was...

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San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family and I (2 adults, 3 kids) were there for the weekend Fri-Sun. We stayed in the cabin bunk, which has 2 bunk beds and a loft area. The loft was a big hit with the kids and they took turns sleeping up there. Two kids fit comfortably up there. It was definitely a fun experience. The cabins were...

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

First of all it would have been nice if the booking staff person I spoke with would have told me about the surrounding moon scape left over from the fire. The entire area was burned to a crisp and smelled like it too. Secondly don’t advertise kitchens if you’re not going to populate it with utensils. REALLY! Bottom line is...

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Hawthorne, California
Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you're looking for a fun, scenic place to take the kids, this is a great place for you. If you're looking for a quiet, secluded getaway, this is not your place. As a child, I camped often for many years, and always loved getting away from it all, loved the peace and quiet of nature. So now as an...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I really enjoyed the laid back camping experience. We had a Queen cabin and it was comfortable and rustic at the same time. Too bad some of the forest is brown from draught and sections of hill have been burnt but that's not the fault of El Capitan Canyon. The restaurant, shops and pool are nice and just short hikes...

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Address: 11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117-9789
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: £47 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 126
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“If you are looking to feel like you are "in nature", steer clear of the Safari Tents in the high 170s-180s.”
 of 5 bubbles MagsSoCal, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The king cabins are for couples and have more privacy. The family cabins and tents are more communal style in their setting.”
 of 5 bubbles KaiLight, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tell them you need something close to the store, if you have mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles christina_onthe_road, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a campsite near the entrance, that's where the general store and parking are located.”
 of 5 bubbles Lpalacios63, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Creek side cabins are the quietest.”
  • One of the cabins with a loft they had on display.
  • A queen tent.
  • Fireplace in the corner to your right as you walk in. Kitchen and bath all the way to the back.
  • Creek side cabin
 of 5 bubbles hnewheels, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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