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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
, and vacation rentals in Yosemite and surrounding areas. Stay in a cozy bed and breakfast near Yosemite, or get back to nature in one of Yosemite’s campgrounds – at a range of prices that make s Yosemite and Mariposa lodging affordable for any budget. Begin by exploring your preferred lodging category. You’ll be able to quickly filter by region, budget and preferred amenities to narrow in on your ideal place to stay.
Yosemite Mariposa County lodging options provide a traditional experience, with full-service housekeeping, convenient dining rooms and more.
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 at Yosemite. You can enjoy the amenities of the Miners Inn, with its outdoor pool and hot tub and spacious rooms. 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.
There are hundreds of cabin and vacation home rentals in Yosemite and beyond the park’s borders. These Selections 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 such as fireplaces, swimming pools, spas, 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 the rural, alpine communities of like Wawona, Yosemite West and Foresta. Outside of the park in communities like Mariposa, El Portal, Fish Camp and Midpines you’ll find even more outstanding vacations rentals with added of bonus of being within reach of dining, museums, historic sites and great things to do.
For a true insider experience, make a reservation at any of the bed and breakfasts in Yosemite Mariposa County. The area’s bed and breakfasts serve up a cozy, local touch that will make you feel right at home, from the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies you get every day at the Blackberry Inn Yosemite to the antique furniture and peaceful river views at the Blue Butterfly Inn. 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, and 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. If you’re heading to Yosemite in an RV, try Indian Flat RV Park in the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon. Want to stay in an RV but lack one? Choose a place to stay like AutoCamp Yosemite where your Airstream accommodations are already set up, and awaiting your arrival.
Why Stay in Mariposa County?
Mariposa County is the home of Yosemite National Park, but it offers so much more than iconic landmarks. Known for its beautiful natural sights and its Gold Rush history, Mariposa County constantly offers something new around the corner for you to explore. On your trip to Yosemite, branch outside of the park and discover Mariposa’s unforgettable sights and hidden secrets, from stargazing in the wide expanse of nature to a step back in time to the Wild West. And yes, Mariposa lodging is right outside the gates of Yosemite National Park — literally. Get more answers to the question, “Why Stay in Mariposa County”.
Frequently asked questions About Yosemite and Mariposa county Lodging
When you’re not marveling at the view from 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 Yosemite Mariposa County visitor questions below.
The best place to stay for a first-time Yosemite visitor depends on your what your travel goals. 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 can 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 or Foresta. 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. The Yosemite Valley Lodge, is the heart of activity in Yosemite Valley, just minutes from Yosemite Falls. Alternatively, check out the 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.