SOURCE: El Capitan Canyon

El Capitan Canyon

November 02, 2009 13:00 ET

El Capitan Canyon Announces New Groups Special: $99 per Cabin Includes Meeting Space

Available for Bookings of 15 Cedar Cabins and Up, the Special Is Ideal for Alternative, Green-Themed Meetings and Retreats

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - El Capitan Canyon, nature lodging just north of Santa Barbara on the California Central Coast, announces a new groups special that starts at $99 per cabin. El Capitan Canyon hosts relaxed, small to mid-sized meetings and retreats in light-filled yurts, large hillside tent lodges and outdoor spaces with sweeping views, all sure to recharge and inspire attendees.

The new groups special is $99 per cabin and includes a complimentary meeting space. The special rate does not include taxes and is based on a 15-cabin minimum. Executive & life coach seminars, spa services and team-building activities such as whale watching, ropes course, wine tours, kayaking and hiking are also available. For more information and reservations, call Group Sales Manager Terry Illiano at (866) 352-2729 or email

El Capitan Canyon can accommodate groups of 30 to over 1,500 people. The Canyon's meeting spaces are casual gathering spots offering plenty of flexibility. Below is a summary:

Yurts: El Capitan Canyon's four yurts, 30' X 30' and 16' X 16', are white canvas structures stretched over circular wooden frames with lots of windows and wooden flooring.

Tented Lodges: Large, airy tented lodges can be utilized as one large meeting center or configured into any desired combination of smaller areas.

Outdoor Sites: The canyon features several outdoor areas designated for groups, including the Paradise Point Site, Canyon Market and Village Center Lawn, Pool-side Amphitheater and two Creek-side Picnic Areas. Banquet-sized picnic tables are conducive for informal meetings or catered events.

Safari Cabin: Added last year is the Safari Cabin, located on a private hilltop with sweeping ocean and mountain views. This two-bedroom cabin suite includes a full bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen and wrap-around deck: ideal for small think-tank gatherings.

The Canyon can arrange catered events in any of its yurts or tent lodges, either casual affairs or more elaborate arrangements with white linens. Menus are created around the bounty produced by the Canyon's own organic garden and local Santa Barbara County growers. Themed catered events are available, such as a fish fry, wine country feast, corn roast and more. Menu samples are available upon request. The canyon has hosted a number of large and small events for groups such as Isagenix, DaVita, St. James Episcopal School in Los Angeles and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.

Accommodations at the Canyon are low-impact and include 109 cedar cabins and 26 safari tents situated arranged in small villages. Both tents and cabins are furnished with cozy duvets, western-style blankets, casual furniture, linens and plush towels along with fire pits and picnic tables.

For thousands of years, El Capitan Canyon has been an important gathering site. At one time, A-wah-whi-lac-mu (the Great Dancing Spot of Celebration), as the site was once known, was the chosen spot for the great gatherings of the Chumash Indians. Today, nestled against the Los Padres National Forest, El Capitan Canyon remains idyllic for company meetings, group getaways, retreats and educational trips.

With such a setting, environmental stewardship is inherent at the Canyon. Over the years El Capitan Canyon has expanded its efforts to restore, preserve and protect its lands and waterways. Current initiatives include native vegetation planting, timber recycling, renewable energy use, water conservation, steelhead trout habitat restoration, and car traffic reduction.

About El Capitan Canyon

El Capitan Canyon, nature lodging on the California coast, is renowned for its picturesque canvas safari tents and contemporary cedar cabins. Originally a traditional campground, El Capitan Canyon reopened in 2002 as an upscale outdoor destination and was one of the first to be coined as "luxury camping." Set on 350 acres of rolling hills and creek canyons nestled against the Los Padres National Forest, the Canyon is 20 miles north of Santa Barbara/20 minutes from the airport and two hours north of Los Angeles. Family-owned since 1975, El Capitan Canyon caters to families, couples and groups.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Kate Rapson or Emily Allen
    Graham & Associates
    Email Contact
    (415) 986-7212