Friday, June 24, 2016

Glamping at El Capitan Canyon

My buddy Phil is having a baby soon and wanted to have a boys trip before the kid arrives. So he suggested we go glamping (glamorous camping) at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara.

Glamping pretty much is 10% camping and 90% telling people I went camping. If you want to enjoy the bonfires, cooking on a grill, and nature, but don't want to be removed from the luxuries of a hotel. Then glamping is for you.

Ricky and I were the first to arrive. So we checked in and went to check out the accommodations Phil booked.

The cabin was equipped with a full bathroom. Which is a luxury when camping. There are tents for rent also and do not have a bathroom, but they do have bathhouses on site.

There's a small loft area with two mattresses. A fridge, sink, and microwave. No A/C but there's a fan.

The cabin is also equipped with two bunk beds. It's like science camp from what I'm told. I've never been to science camp.

There's a bunch of tents, cabins, and yurts throughout the property.

There's a market onsite that sells common goods, beer, wine, & also a deli.


The rest of the guys were about an hour away so Rickey and I grabbed some beers and hung out at the garden patio.




The itinerary for the week. Star gazing on Friday nights with an astronomer. We also got a pamphlet with spa services. Yes they have a spa onsite. Don't get that with regular camping.




Cell phone reception was pretty horrible out there and I didn't notice any T.Vs either, but they do have wifi.

The rest of the group arrived around 6:30 pm. So we headed back to the cabin.

Brandon' getting the fire ready to cook.



In the meantime let's have a whiskey tasting.

upper loft area and mattresses.

dual bunk beds.

You can also order food packages. Phil got the Tri-tip package for four. It came with Tri-tip, beans, veggies, salad, garlic bread, bundle of wood, s'mores kit, and all the utensils to cook and eat.


I came with everything needed, so that you don't have to pack it yourself.





Whiskey and beef. Glamping at it's finest.

They also sell ice cream at the market!

Bro-nding


We spent the rest of the night just eating and drinking until 3 am.

Then we went to sleep in our freshly made beds. I can get used to this.