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A Guide to Yosemite Cabin Rentals

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If you’re taking a trip to California shortly, you’ll want to visit Yosemite National Park. Here, at one of the most remarkable sites on Earth, you’ll enjoy unique experiences that incorporate wildlife and plant life. So, what are some great places for Yosemite cabin rentals?

With so many landscapes to explore, you’ll want to stay for more than a day. The most authentic way to stay in Yosemite National Park is by reserving a cabin. In this handy guide, we’ll explore the best cabin rental opportunities and identify the best time of year to visit. But first, let’s discover what exactly Yosemite National Park is and what it has to offer visitors.

What Is Yosemite National Park?

Deep in the heart of California sits one of the world’s most remarkable destinations - Yosemite National Park. Rivalling Lake Bruin State Park in Louisiana, Yosemite covers over 750,000 acres of land and delights over 3.5 million visitors every year. It’s home to rugged mountains, remarkable animals and rare plant life.

Those who visit the park on vacation can expect to see mule deer, marmots and black bears alongside plants, including yellow star thistles, large periwinkle and cut-leaved blackberry.

Yosemite was the name given to Apple’s 2014 Mac operating system, chosen because of the beautiful images that can be captured in the park. There was even a wallpaper option of the stunning Yosemite Valley.

Types of Cabin Rentals

If you’re heading to Yosemite National Park soon, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are lots of different park cabin rentals available to book. Let’s explore the different options.

The Redwoods

At The Redwoods, you’ll be housed right alongside enticing Yosemite National Park locations, including the ancient Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, glistening Chilnualna Falls, explorable Wawona Meadow Loop and iconic Swinging Bridge - home to a world-famous swimming hole that offers hours of fun.

The Redwoods offers 120 state-of-the-art cabins, each varying in size and amenities. There are even pet-friendly cabins, perfect for those traveling with their four-legged friends. There’s also a spa on-site to ensure you have a truly relaxing stay at Yosemite National Park.

Free parking is available throughout your stay. Plus, you’ll enjoy Wi-Fi access, outdoor patios, fireplaces, and more. These wooden cabins retail for as little as $1,000 for a two-night stay.

Tenaya at Yosemite

Tenaya at Yosemite offers cozy cottages at affordable rates. Deep within the forest, these amazing hideaway lodges come equipped with everything you need for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Each cottage includes a bedroom and bathroom and sleeps at least two people.

A fireplace, microwave, patio, coffee maker, refrigerator, Wi-Fi and air conditioning - they’re all included in the price. There’s even a TV in every cottage cabin, not that you’ll need it with so much to see and do around Yosemite National Park.

There are two cottage options to choose from here - a simple room or an extra special suite. While both are very similar, the suite upgrade includes a second room which takes the form of a lounge space. Prices at Tenaya at Yosemite are cheapest during the winter months when you can expect to find a bookable cottage for as little as $147 per night.


Another option for cabin rental is to book a unique stay through Airbnb. Promising a range of different cabin types and amenities, there’s something here for every type of traveler. Many of the cabins available on Airbnb come equipped with a BBQ - perfect for long summer evenings under the sun. Wi-Fi is available too, ensuring that you can catch up with family and friends back home.

Many Airbnb cabins in Yosemite Valley even include a hot tub, adding extra special moments to an already-special trip. If you’re traveling with pets, filter your search to ensure you find a pet-friendly cabin. There are quite a few to choose from.

With so many 5-star properties available on Airbnb, what are you waiting for? Airbnb cabins in Yosemite National Park cost as little as $100 per night.

When Is The Best Time To Rent a Cabin?

The summer months are extremely busy at Yosemite National Park. 45% of Yosemite’s visitors are in the park during June, July and August; this means that there’s a lot of competition for vacation rentals during this time of year.

The quietest months are January, February and December, so is advisable from an availability perspective. Despite this, the summer months offer the most spectacular views - when the sunshine reflects off the waterfalls and brightens the forest floors.

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