Press & News

“Problem: Love the outdoors, hate camping. Solution: Swap your sleeping bag for a feather bed.”

Sunset Magazine, May 2008

“A dandy mix of cool minimalism and just-right luxury.”

National Geographic Traveler, April 2008

“If you’ve been gazing at the Santa Ynez mountains and thinking wistfully about hiking and campfires, drive 20 miles west from downtown to El Capitan Canyon… the perfect getaway from your getaway.”

7×7 Magazine, March 2008

“If you like camping but don’t want to give up luxuries like hot showers and maid service, book one of these ‘tents’…”

Every Day with Rachael Ray, February 2008

“…The rustic El Capitan Canyon campground has become an eco-friendly resort in the backyard of Los Padres National Forest.”

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 2, 2008

“Favorite weekend getaway: El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara.”

Orange County Register, Dec. 30, 2007

“Located on 300-plus acres on the picturesque Pacific coast, El Capitan Canyon offers luxury camping at its finest.”

Hemispheres Magazine, December 2007

There is an alternative, however: El Capitan Canyon, a hideaway just outside of Santa Barbara, California, brings back all the good stuff – s’mores, swimming and starlight – without the hassles.”

Alaska Airlines Magazine, September 2007

“It’s for anyone who’d rather not search for their shady campsite and then clear the ground of rocks to pitch a tent. At El Capitan, everything’s already set up so you can get right down to the business at hand: surf lessons, yoga classes, kayaking, or just relaxing.”

US Airways Magazine, August 2007

“Planning, packing, and schlepping gear – camping is nothing if not a lot of work, which is why someone invented luxury camping. Get used to the concept at El Capitan Canyon in Los Padres National Forest, near Santa Barbara, California.”

Travel + Leisure, March 2007

“Just bring your suitcase when ‘camping’ at Santa Barbara’s El Capitan Canyon.”
C Magazine, January/February 2007

“El Capitan Canyon, a magical place just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara, is where you can experience the outdoors but still have the comforts of home.”

Santa Barbara Magazine, December/January 2007

“Hot-stone massages and down comforters create a far-from-roughing-it vibe at El Capitan Canyon, on the coast about 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara.”
American Way, March 15, 2006

“Without diminishing the coveted experience of the great outdoors, El Capitan offers comfortable bedding, clean towels, and a porch with a view.”
Coastal Living, December 2005

“El Capitan Canyon, in Santa Barbara, California, is a place where people can go camping in comfort.”
KCAL-TV Los Angeles, July 8, 2005

“Keeping with the deep Chumash honor for land, water and sky, El Capitan Canyon is a true retreat and place for relaxation and celebration. A camping experience – without a tent – in tune with the spirit of the canyon where you can get close to nature, feel pampered, and get away.”
Central Coast Magazine, July/August 2004

“Set in a lush grove of sycamore and oak, in a seaside pocket of the California coast 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, El Capitan Canyon…represents the latest trend in outdoor travel: luxury camping. Designed for those of us who want to relax and enjoy nature without being sequestered in a sanitized new-agey spa, these modern campgrounds combine natural solitude with the sort of amenities you might find at a four-star hotel: plush beds, linens, packed picnics and gourmet meals.”
Spirit Magazine, July 2004

“Camping at El Capitan Canyon is not like pitching a tent at your local park. It’s more like being invited to the country compound of some old-money family with impeccable taste.”
Sunset Magazine, April 2004