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!
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.