Camping Christmas at El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara

I’ve always been at home for the holidays, though I’ve dreamt of places to visit during this time. I dream of snow-capped mountains, a cabin in the forest, and a fireplace stacked with logs. And then I discovered the experience of a Camping Christmas at El Capitan Canyon, an all-season, comfort-camping destination located just north of Santa Barbara, California.

El Capitan Canyon

This site is the perfect getaway for granddads and -daughters and everyone in between, providing special amenities for the whole family to stay together for the holidays. From cozy safari tents with a wooded platform to comfortable cedar cabins and adventure yurts for the entire family, El Capitan Canyon has something for everyone. They can also arrange group reservations of an entire ‘village’ of cabins and tents or even the whole Canyon for the extended family.

Canyon loft in Santa Barbara

Guests can cozy up next to their fire pit just steps away from their accommodation for s’mores and stargazing. Other activities include guided hikes to visit the Canyon’s organic garden and feed the herd of llamas and goats, borrowing bikes to cruise along the beach, or playing games on the lawn, on the playground or in the pool. Christmas lights and decorations throughout make for a festive and unforgettable Christmas celebration.

El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara

Known for its picturesque safari tents, upscale cedar cabins and adventure yurts, all furnished with beds, linens and Western décor, El Capitan Canyon is perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the great outdoors, but still experience the perks of a furnished safari tent or cedar cabin with all the necessary comforts of home.

Cabin at El Capitan Canyon

Mountain view at El Capitan Canyon

The canyon offers a multitude of activities including, guided hikes through the Canyon’s trails, biking, yoga, story-telling, rock climbing, ropes course facilitation and even teambuilding exercises. The Canyon’s Café has a nutritious menu of gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner items: BBQ kits are a very popular choice where guests grill their own dinner. Families can enjoy a cozy campfire experience with the property’ss’mores kit with all the necessary ingredients and cooking utensil for families to make wonderful memories by the fire, while savoring the delicious dessert.

Yurt in El Capitan Canyon

Additional activities can also be scheduled separately from the canyon and include surfing, sea kayaking, golfing, Segway tours, wine-country tours, jeep tours, and boat charters and whale watching.

Camping Tent by ocean

Horseback riding by ocean

Wine options

El Capitan Canyon is a luxury camping destination located just north of Santa Barbara, California. Find out more by visiting

photo credit // El Capitan Canyon

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