El Capitan Canyon

Exceptional Outdoor Vacation Adventures in Santa Barbara, California

Discover a truly exceptional vacation experience at El Capitan Canyon RV Resort, where “something for everyone” isn’t just a saying, it’s our mantra. Our location off the Santa Barbara Coast in California offers a gorgeous backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Gaviota Coast and the Ynez Mountains that provides stunning scenery for every activity and adventure you enjoy.

We have a wonderful variety of accommodations nestled by the coast in historic 350-acre groves of oak and sycamore trees along the El Capitan Creek. Stay your way with our cedar cabins, adventure yurts and safari tents that cater to glampers seeking an experience in nature.

Our outstanding resort sets the stage for a range of activities that include docent-led hikes on our private trails, or visits to our llama and goat farm. We also provide amenities like complimentary beach cruiser bicycles, plus Canyon wine tastings and our summer concert series at the El Capitan Market.

These amenities paired with local attractions like Lotusland, the Santa Barbara Zoo and Circle Bar B Stables, you can plan your perfect California getaway at El Capitan Canyon. So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay with us today.

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*No Cancellation Fee policy is only valid on reservations at a Sun RV resort placed through March 31, 2021 for stays completed by May 27, 2021. Guests wishing to cancel without fees must call the resort at least 48 hours prior to the resorts’ check-in time to confirm their cancellation. Guests who fail to show for their scheduled stay without confirming their cancellation with the resort, will be charged in accordance with the resort’s cancellation policy. Policy is not valid on reservations with stays of over 28 days, with the exception of participating Florida properties, which vary by resort. Policy expires March 31, 2021.