Your Holiday Getaway Destination
Yosemite for the Holidays

Open, beautiful and easy to access, Yosemite Mariposa County is your holiday getaway destination.

Whether you’re looking for a place for the whole family to share special moments, or just a place to escape the holiday madness, Yosemite Mariposa County’s High Sierra and Gold Country regions are great places to get away for one of the most magical times of the year. Leave the city crowds behind for the open spaces of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County, a serene destination with great accommodations like winter lodges and quaint cabin rentals.

Find Your Holiday Home
Find Your Holiday Home

Explore magical snow-covered vacation rental cabins in Yosemite West or the Victorian elegance of Wawona Hotel. Kids and adults love all the family-friendly activities of Tenaya at Yosemite. Or choose to celebrate the season at Yosemite Valley Lodge, with the winter beauty of Yosemite Falls only a few steps from your door.

With a wide variety of Yosemite lodging to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay for your family while you spend the holidays in Yosemite Mariposa County.

Get a great deal on Yosemite Mariposa County vacations by staying at hotels and resorts like Tenaya at Yosemite during off-peak times.


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Planning to Visit Yosemite
at Christmas Time?

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, there’s nothing quite like a plan to visit Yosemite during the holidays! Just be sure to book your Yosemite lodging early for the best selection. Another perk to staying in the holidays, lodging rates are lower. Our great special offers page makes a Yosemite Mariposa County Vacation even more affordable.

Two Unique Holiday Experiences

Downtown Mariposa
Downtown Mariposa
Gold Country Getaway

Does a Yosemite Holiday feel like the perfect way to get away with the family, except the thought of cold weather and knee-deep snow sends shivers down your spine? Yosemite Mariposa County’s Gold Country is the place for you! The elevations of foothill towns like Mariposa, Catheys Valley and Coulterville means the family can have a safe, relaxed and easy holiday experience without the snowpack of the High Sierra. Plus, Yosemite Valley is just a short drive away on the low-elevation Highway 140, historically referred to as the “All-Weather Highway”.

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High Sierra Holiday
High Sierra Holiday

Snow dusted mountain peaks and the crunch of snow below your feet. Snow falling outside the window of your cabin warmed by a crackling fire. Cups of hot cocoa for the kids and maybe a hot toddy for mom and dad? With great lodges, cozy cabins, outdoor adventure and, of course, the beautiful scenery of Yosemite National Park just down the road, a High Sierra Holiday is just the escape your family needs this holiday season after a long and hectic year.

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Things to Do

Try your hand at some winter photography and snap some icy shots at Bridalveil Falls and Yosemite Falls, or see the serene winter wildlife in the area. From snowshoeing to Dewey Point or to seeing frosty giant sequoias, there’s plenty of holiday adventure in Yosemite Mariposa County for those who want it!

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Check out our tips for the smoothest holiday in Yosemite Mariposa County. Find out what you need to know about visiting Yosemite during this special time of year.