El Capitan Canyon Opens New Deluxe Safari Cabin Suite

Two-Night Special Offered to Celebrate Opening

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - El Capitan Canyon, nature lodging just north of Santa Barbara on the Pacific coast, announces the opening of the Safari Cabin Suite, its newest accommodation, a private two-bedroom retreat with ocean and mountain views. To mark the event, now through December, El Capitan Canyon invites guests to stay in the new suite with a special two-night introductory package.

"We are really pleased to offer the Safari Cabin Suite: it is our largest and most luxurious accommodation yet," said Terri Bowman, general manager at El Capitan Canyon. "Guests will enjoy its spacious rooms, hill-top privacy and unbeatable views. Guests that have already stayed in the new cabin suite have raved about the experience!"

The new suite is designed in a contemporary rustic style similar to the Canyon's original cabins, yet it is more spacious, private and set on a gentle hillside, offering vistas that span the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. The master bedroom boasts a king bed, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, ample closet space, vanity and separate entry. The second bedroom, located upstairs in a raised loft area, has a full bed, airy skylight and large windows for a birds-eye vantage. A spacious bathroom, often sun-filled from a large skylight, offers double sinks, stone tile shower and access to a charming Canyon style wooden outdoor shower. The living room, decorated in earth tones with comfortable seating, captures views with floor-to-ceiling windows. A second fireplace anchors the room and French doors open to an expansive terrace overlooking the ocean.

The designer kitchen features a stainless steel gas range, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, cookware and dishware, coffeemaker with complimentary coffee, pantry and generous granite countertops. Outside on the wraparound deck sits a gourmet gas barbeque grill and prep area complete with BBQ tools. The outdoor dining area and fire pit with lounger chairs set the scene for watching a California sunset or taking in a starlit night.

The cabin is stocked with other amenities such as lush terry robes, wine glasses, and cozy duvets. Guests can phone the Canyon in advance of arrival and have the kitchen pre-stocked with delectables from the Canyon Market, such as the popular Happy Camper wines, gourmet foods, juices and much more.

To celebrate the opening of its signature suite, El Capitan Canyon is offering a two-night introductory package, available through Dec. 30, 2008. The offer includes two nights' accommodations, a chilled bottle of champagne on arrival, two 55-minute Canyon Classic massages in the privacy of the suite and gourmet chocolate chip cookies. The package is $1,695 based on double occupancy, subject to availability, excluding holidays, and does not include taxes or gratuities.

The suite can sleep up to four people and the standard rate is $795 per night. The reservation deposit is a single night rate, and a 72-hour cancellation notice applies.

When guests are ready to venture down from their hilltop retreat, they can enjoy many of the Canyon's activities. Guests are welcome to participate in any of the Canyon's complimentary activities, including hiking the expansive trail system adjacent to the Canyon, feeding a herd of llamas -- a longtime fixture at the Canyon, sea-side rides on beach cruiser bikes and stargazing. Through October, El Capitan Canyon hosts a popular Saturday night concert and barbecue series that attracts guests and locals alike. Canyon staff can plan an array of day trips, such as horseback riding, wine tasting, golf, ocean kayaking, Monarch butterfly park tours, whale watching and tours of Santa Barbara.

For more information and reservations, visit www.elcapitancanyon.com or call (866) 352-2729.

About El Capitan Canyon

El Capitan Canyon, nature lodging on the California coast, is renowned for its picturesque canvas safari tents and contemporary rustic cedar cabins. Originally a traditional campground, El Capitan reopened in 2002 as an upscale outdoor destination and was one of the first to be coined as "luxury camping." Set on 300 acres of rolling hills and creek canyons nestled against the Los Padres National Forest, the Canyon is 20 miles north of Santa Barbara and two hours north of Los Angeles. The Ocean Mesa campground at El Capitan Canyon features 80 RV and 20 tent camping sites. Family-owned since 1975, El Capitan Canyon caters to families, couples, and groups.

Editor's note: Photos available upon request.

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