Want to find some of the best places to stay in Yosemite? Allow us to introduce you to some of the best lodging in Yosemite National Park, and uncover options just beyond the park border for unique accommodations in Yosemite Mariposa County at large. You’ll discover a wide array of Yosemite hotels, motels, vacation rentals in Yosemite and surrounding areas. Find a bed and breakfast near Yosemite, and get back to nature in a campground in Yosemite Mariposa County, at a range of prices that makes Yosemite lodging in Mariposa County affordable for any budget.
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Yosemite and the County of Mariposa lodging options provide a traditional experience, with full-service housekeeping, convenient dining rooms and more.
In Yosemite Mariposa County, you can choose a spacious resort-style lodging with multiple pools, hot tubs, and plenty of onsite activities including restaurants and a full-service spa at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Or you can opt for simplicity with the clean comfort of a nine-room owner-operated property like River Rock Inn, located close to a rich selection of shops and restaurants in downtown Mariposa.
And of course, we can’t forget to mention in-park hotels like The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Valley Lodge or Wawona Hotel.
There are hundreds of cabin and vacation home rentals in Yosemite and beyond the park borders. These range from large well-appointed homes to canvas-sided tent cabins.
You can find lodging near Yosemite in the form of a small studio perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or a spacious 6+ bedroom home where your extended circle of friends and family can gather.
Use our site to search for popular amenities like fireplaces, pools/spa or pet-friendly accommodations. In addition to the park’s tent cabins at Curry Village, you’ll find vacation rental homes inside Yosemite’s boundaries in communities like Wawona, Yosemite West and Foresta.
For a true insider experience, make a reservation at any of the bed and breakfasts in Yosemite Mariposa County. You’ll be sure to have time to get to know your host and get a local’s perspective on the best places to go and things to do.
Sometimes the best place to stay is the one closest to nature. Campgrounds in Yosemite National Park are the most in-demand campgrounds in the region, with good reason. However, that makes getting a reservation a formidable task.
If you’d rather pitch a tent and camp under the stars, there is a wide selection of campgrounds outside the park that are easier to reserve. You can even choose a place to stay like AutoCamp where your Airstream accommodations are already set up, and awaiting your arrival.
Alternatively, if your heart is set on camping inside Yosemite National Park, try expanding your options by upgrading to a tent cabin experience in Curry Village or Housekeeping Camp.
When you’re not marveling at Glacier Point, hiking around Yosemite Falls or enjoying a snack by the Merced River, you’ll want a cozy place to kick up your feet and rest your head. Have questions about Yosemite Valley lodging? Check out answers to some common visitor questions below.
The best place to stay for a first-time Yosemite visitor depends on what your situation is. Naturally, it is convenient to be able to stay in Yosemite Valley where the park’s most iconic cliffs are literally right outside your door. However these options tend to be expensive and/or hard to reserve due to the high demand. Broaden your search to include quieter regions of the park like Wawona, Yosemite West, Foresta or Tuolumne. Or opt for nearby communities just outside the park boundary that tends to have better internet speeds, and access to charming small-town services like restaurants or live music.
Yosemite National Park has two main lodges in Yosemite Valley plus one in the quiet community of Wawona near the south entrance. In Yosemite Valley, The Ahwahnee is the crown jewel of Yosemite National Park hotels, and has welcomed presidents, queens and celebrities. For the rest of us, the Yosemite Valley Lodge, is the heart of activity in Yosemite Valley, just minutes from Yosemite Falls. Alternatively, check out Wawona Hotel, a historic lodge with a peaceful and welcoming Victorian air close to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
There are many options for people wanting to stay overnight inside Yosemite National Park. In-park accommodations range from grand hotels to tent-cabins and campgrounds, including a variety of vacation rental cabins or bed and breakfast options to choose from. Advance reservations are required, especially for the summer when lodging can fill months in advance. If you’re planning a more spontaneous trip, be sure to check into lodging options just outside the park boundary that are still close to the sights, and tend to cost a little less.