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Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on reco from friends (and the #RHOC!) and loved it so much we are going back this summer. Cabins are sufficient, with 2 doubles and shower/bath. The coffee pot is critical and there's a small fridge for keeping things cool. The Santa Barbara coffee blend is amazing. They also have a good wine selection in the market. Note, we...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here three times with two children; the first time, our little one was only 9 months! It's a great getaway from Orange County. We were able to check out the beach one day, drive to Solvang for some wine tasting another day and just relax in between. Safari tent cabins are great because you get the comfort...

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1Thank Nguyet L
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Had the BEST time here over NYE! Feel in love. So sad to hear about the flood today. All the pictures I see in the news are so sad. Praying for you all! The cabins were amazing and the camping fire pits made it feel so romantic and cozy. The shower was perfect after long hikes. Thanks so much. I...

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Burbank, California
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The camp site: 30 minutes drive north of Santa Barbara. Very close by the freeway exit. Every camp has it's own fire pit and picnic table. We stay at the cabin that can sleep 6, two bunk bed and loft above the bathroom (two twin mattress). There is a microwave, sink and small refrigerator in each cabin. Bedding are comfortable....

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Venice Beach, California
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Easy glamping for families with beach close by and plenty of room for kids to run around. The staff was helpful and friendly and the cabins were clean and cozy. It's an easy way to get outdoors with a big group and kids in tow.

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Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We expected so much more. We expected to be warm in the yurt given that resort states they rent them year round, the manufacturer's reviews indicate that they are warm even in the snow and there is a space heater inside. However, we were uncomfortably cold because there was a gap in the yurt between the fabric and the door...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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3Thank MagsSoCal
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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Address: 11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117-9789
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $81 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 126
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“check your yurt and make sure there aren't any gaps.”
  • peeling paint and rotting door frame in women's bathroom
  • broken shutter/bathroom stall doors
  • gap in yurt by the door frame
rainalini, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are looking to feel like you are "in nature", steer clear of the Safari Tents in the high 170s-180s.”
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.”
KaiLight, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tell them you need something close to the store, if you have mobility issues.”
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.”
Lpalacios63, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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