Published on June 30, 2020

Yosemite National Park – American treasure, national park icon, dream destination for millions of travelers.  Typically, visiting the Yosemite Mariposa region requires planning well in advance, specifically when it comes to lodging but its a great way to spend time in some beautiful surroundings.

Even if you can’t stay in the park, there are hundreds of California vacation rental property options in Mariposa County. Value, extra space, safety, and an authentic, more personalized experience are just some of the many advantages.

Staying outdoors is important when visiting Yosemite Mariposa County, but with a place as nice as Boot’s Haven, spending time indoors isn’t half bad either.

Cabin Rentals in California Offer Top Vacation Value

Cabin rentals in California offer high value. The price per square foot of space in a vacation rental almost always trumps multiple-unit lodging, and with functional kitchens, multiple private bedrooms and upgraded bathrooms there’s more room to spread out.  Home-cooked, gourmet meals and “BYO” drinks and libations add to the value.  Big families mingle conveniently under the same roof rather than having to book multiple hotel accommodations.

A place like Hansen Cabin could make for an unforgettable – and affordable – holiday.

Livin’ La Vida Local in Mariposa and Yosemite Vacation Rentals

A vacation rental is part of a community and offers authenticity and the feeling that you’re more closely tied to the local scene.  Often, Yosemite vacation rentals are backed by the local expertise of an owner who can offer host-curated tips and recommendations on hiking trails, restaurants, and markets.  Try visiting the weekly Mariposa Farmers’ Market for local, organic and fresh fruit and veggies, pop open a bottle of local wine, and craft your own version of Sierra cuisine in the comfort of your well-appointed kitchen.

Homes like Valerian Retreat near towns like Mariposa will have you feeling like you’re a local throughout your stay.

Cabin Rentals are an Ideal Home Away From Home

When you rent a vacation home, you have space to spread out and live life on your terms, just like you do at home.

Stock the kitchen with your favorite foods and snacks. Put your feet up on the ottoman. Pull a glass from the cupboard and pour yourself a drink at the end of the day after the kids have gone to bed. Their bedroom doors are closed, so your quiet conversation isn’t going to be keeping anyone up.

Since you’re on vacation, consider upgrading. Pick a cabin with a bigger TV than the one you have at home, a fireplace, a hot tub, a private swimming pool. Choose one with a giant yard that you don’t have to mow, or select a ranch stay to be close to horses and other animals during your visit. These options and more are all available in Yosemite Mariposa County.

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Social distancing is made easy when you stay in your own rental home on vacation.

Top Tips to Find Your Perfect Stay

  • Pick a specific place for your base camp. Yosemite gateways like Mariposa, Coulterville, El Portal, Greeley Hill and Fish Camp will put you minutes away from Yosemite National Park. Plus, communities like Foresta, Yosemite West, and Wawona have vacation rentals located within the national park boundary.
  • Do your homework. Guest reviews and ratings are valuable for making informed California cabin rental choices and assuring vacation rental success.
  • Leverage local knowledge – if possible, open up a dialogue with your host about tours and experiences to book before you arrive. After all, they are in the hospitality business! They may have specific recommendations that could save you time and money.

Ready to start your vacation planning?   The first step to setting up your Yosemite Mariposa base camp is going to and checking out the hundreds of available vacation home rentals in California, both in and just outside Yosemite,  many with detailed photo galleries.  Filter your search by region, budget, and type of vacation rental – cabin, condo, house, ranch homes – to discover your go-to vacation dream home.

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