Yosemite is one of the most stunning national parks in the US, and also one of its most popular. There are some accommodation option in Yosemite Valley, but the lodges can be pricey and the campgrounds can book out immediately. However, there are some really great Airbnb options in nearby Yosemite West – some of the are actually inside the park and some are just outside.
We have hand-picked a select list of the best Airbnbs in and near Yosemite National Park of different sizes, types and price ranges.
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Note that this guide was originally just focused on airbnbs, but I have revised and updated it to include other vacation rentals so that it includes more and better options.
Our pick for the best Airbnb Yosemite National Park
We love the Super Stylish Cabin, with an interior worthy of glossy travel magazines.
Why is the Super Stylish Cabin the best Airbnb near Yosemite National Park?
This cabin is a true one-off, and has been decorated and equipped with the utmost care and attention. With unique furnishings and a wrap-around deck, this cabin comes with a beautiful upscale kitchen, elevated ceilings and white oak floors that add to the sense of style and space.
Best Airbnbs Near Yosemite National Park Comparison Guide
These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different Airbnb Mariposa California options.
Airbnbs vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings. To make it easier to decide between Airbnbs, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.
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|Property||Photo||Type||Pets||Guests||Rating (/5)||Price & Availability|
|Country Cabin||Cabin||No||2||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Park Stay Studio||Studio||Yes||3||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Alpine Apartment||Apartment||No||4||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Rural Condo||Condo||No||4||4.7||CHECK NOW|
|Red Roof Chalet||Chalet||No||4||4.7||CHECK NOW|
|Loft Living||Condo||No||6||4.8||CHECK NOW|
|Super Stylish Cabin||Cabin||No||6||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Contemporary Cabin||Cabin||No||8||5.0||CHECK NOW|
|Charming Cabin||Cabin||Yes||9||4.7||CHECK NOW|
A quick overview of the Airbnb, Yosemite Valley options
When choosing the best Airbnb in the Yosemite Valley area, we have searched according to location, then narrowed only the best down to a range of different types. Our focus is on those that look great, are well positioned and attract great reviews from fellow travelers.
Types of Airbnb near Yosemite CA
There are four main types of Airbnb near Yosemite Valley. Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below. So let’s take a quick look at the types of accommodation available in or near Yosemite National Park.
The smallest type of Airbnb listed here is a studio. This offers self-contained accommodation with an open-plan design.
Apartments, lofts and condos offer spacious, well-planned accommodation. Some have separate bedrooms, as well as open plan or divided living areas.
Cabins offer guests a unique type of holiday home in a peaceful, woodland setting. They range from well-equipped wooden cabins to those with ultra stylish features and furnishings.
A house offers additional, well-appointed living space that’s ideal for groups or larger families. This type of Airbnb also often features one or more outdoor decks.
Your location can have a huge impact on the type of holiday you can have, so it’s important to consider this carefully. The main accommodation location in the Yosemite National Park area is Yosemite West. The vast majority of accommodation in or close to Yosemite National Park is found in the Yosemite West area.
Some of the options are within the park itself, which means no queuing to get in at the gates. All of these locations will let you avoid the Yosemite day trip reservation system.
Country Cabin for 2
This cozy cabin is perfect for two, and is located within the gates of Yosemite National Park. The cabin was hand-built by the owners, and features vintage photographs, salvaged furniture and local artworks. Packed with character, the cabin is super comfortable with a king-sized bed and bathtub.
There are superb views over El Capitan, trees and mountains from the bedroom. A Weber barbecue, picnic table and picnic equipment are thoughtfully provided by the hosts.
Park Stay Studio for 3
This snug studio for two or three even comes with breakfast provided. Stay within Yosemite National Park and say goodbye to lining up at the gates.
The hosts provide various extras for your convenience, including snacks, toilet paper, shampoo and towels. Completely self-contained and with its own entrance, the studio has an outdoor seating area for your exclusive use too. there is a BBQ and a kitchenette to make self-catering easy.
Alpine Apartment for 4
This light, airy apartment within Yosemite National Park is ideal for a couple or small family. There is 840 square feet of space, including a full kitchen and a bedroom as well as a daybed that converts into two beds in a sleeping alcove.
Stylish touches include marble countertops and knotty alder cabinetry. The deluxe Queen bed has a thick pillow top to ensure continued comfort. A wide selection of DVDs plus some children’s book and toys are provided for guests’ convenience.
Rural Condo for 4
This open-plan condo will also suit a family or couple, having a memory foam bed as well as a pull-out sofa. Past guests praise the location in particular, which makes the condo an ideal base for those exploring Yosemite. The apartment has an attached, private balcony complete with BBQ grill.
Useful items like tea, coffee, dishwasher detergent, hand soap and towels are supplied. There is also an equipped kitchenette and full bathroom.
Red Roof Chalet for 4
This A-frame mountain cabin has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, giving families or small groups more space. A large outdoor deck is ideal for relaxing on while enjoying the surrounding woodland scenery.
This stylish, unique property has a loft master suite with King bed, bathroom, high ceilings and large picture windows. There is also a basement-level bedroom with Queen bed and its own ensuite.
Loft Living Condo for 6
This bright loft offers multi-level living close to the South Gate of Yosemite National Park. The loft area has two Queen sized beds, and there is also a sofa bed in the living area. There are two full sized bathrooms – one on each level.
Outdoor space is provided by a balcony, which comes equipped with a BBQ grill. The condo occupies a rural position beneath towering pine trees.
Super Stylish Cabin for 6
This deluxe cabin in Yosemite West has been featured within the pages of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, and a glance at the pictures shows you why.
Dating from the 1970s, the cabin’s interior was completely remodeled in 2019. An elevated, wrap-around deck is perfectly positioned for enjoying the surrounding, scenic vistas. Luxurious touches like white quartz countertops, oak floors and a mix of vintage and modern furnishings makes this a very special place to stay.
Contemporary Cabin for 8
Another luxury Airbnb property in the Yosemite area is this custom-designed cabin accommodating up to eight in style and comfort.
This cabin comes equipped with thick, fluffy towels and high thread count linens. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a couple of covered outdoor decks so you can enjoy the views – whatever the weather. You don’t even need a park pass when staying here, as access is granted once you show your reservation at the gate.
Charming Cabin for 9
Pets are permitted to stay in this spacious cabin, alongside up to nine people.
The open plan living area has a cozy log burning fireplace, while air-conditioning helps guests to beat the summer heat. There is also a jacuzzi bath within the wooden A-frame cabin. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms ensure everyone has enough space in which to relax and unwind – as does the peaceful woodland setting.
Which is the best Airbnb around Yosemite National Park for you?
We rate all the Airbnbs listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.
Which is the best Airbnb for your vacation will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, if you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants and stores, and the amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking to spend most of your time outside, a family looking to self-cater and keep the kids happy or a group traveling together, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.
Wherever you decide to stay, I hope this handy guide to selecting the best Airbnb near Yosemite National Park helps you to have an incredible trip.
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James Ian is a national park, camping and hiking expert.
He has dedicated his life to travel, visiting more than 80 countries, all 7 continents and all of the main national parks in the United States. With over 35 years experience in the travel industry, James has worked on cruise ships, at resorts and hotels, and as a travel planner who’s helped hundreds of people plan successful trips to US national parks.
Based on his experience visiting our national parks multiple times, in-depth research and expertise as a travel planner, James has published detailed itineraries for most of the major national parks in the US. These itineraries, as well as in-depth park guides, comprehensive camping and hiking gear reviews and buying guides, and helpful packing lists and gift guides will help you have your own incredible trip to US national parks without stress and hassle.
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