Airbnb vacation rentals family friendly family travel yosemite US > Central California > Yosemite National Park

Your Kids Will Love These 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Around Yosemite!

Your Kids Will Love These 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Around Yosemite!

A vacation to Yosemite National Park is always a memorable one. From the natural monuments of granite, to calm creeks and dainty flowers, the park inspires appreciation of the delicate nature of nature.

For the young ones, many lessons can be learnt along the way, for example, the importance of respecting nature and doing their best to conserve it. This combination of great values, impressive sceneries and potential adventures makes the park and surrounding areas a great vacation spot for families who want to slow down, smell the flowers, and take some great waterfall pictures.

Here are 10 kid friendly Airbnb vacation rentals for anyone visiting Yosemite with their children.

Come gaze upon these views from your window.

1. Creekside dreaming (from 129 USD)

You know those coming of age books where the kids go to some creekside house for a summer or holiday they’ll never forget? Live out your childhood stories with your own children at this beautiful, quaint house by a lovely stream. While the second floor of the house is the owner’s residence, the bottom floor is all yours to stay in. Yep, it’s actually right outside your home. You could even fish, a seasonal option. If not, just enjoy the rush of natural, clear water right outside your doorstep, a calming force of nature on its own. Step inside the cosy cottage, and you’ll find an efficiently organized space with cosy facilities like a gas fireplace and two plush bunk beds, one of them extra large. Satellite television and Wi-Fi keep you connected to the 21st century in this 70s summer adventure novel type throwback. The compact bathroom is stocked with fresh fluffy towels and all you need for a good clean bath. A washer and dryer make things super duper easy for parents to clean mud stained coats and shirts on time. Along with these amenities, rooms and touches of natural beauty, the house resides in the sweet community of Sugar Pine, which has many souvenirs and guides willing to tell you more about the best routes to take around Yosemite.

Creekside Solitude

Address: Oakhurst,California,United States (see map)

Price: from 129 USD

Number of Guests: 4

2. Nature’s haven nestled in the trees (from 135 USD)

This cool custom cabin, 15 miles (24 km) away from Yosemite is a top choice for anyone in need of a safe vacation rental for their family. This house is spacious and through the large windows, you can watch your kids even as they play outside on the porch or near the trees. You can let your young ones run around freely here with their safety in mind. For the smart TVs in the house, cable and Netflix are available. A full bathroom is attached to one of the bedrooms upstairs. For a good night’s sleep, the house is equipped with new bedding and electric blankets (for the queen sized beds). A recreational area outside includes a barbeque grill, hammocks and a 5 person hot tub.

Nature's Haven by Bass Lake/Yosemite

Address: Oakhurst, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 135 USD

Number of Guests: 6

3. A cute, arched A-frame cabin (140 USD)

This adorable A-frame cabin has a rather reserved and charming character. As its owner is looking for quieter residents, this place is a great base for kids who are a little more introverted. The blue and red rooms, right across from each other, have a set of firm, comfortable beds with the cutest checkered sheets! No eating in the bedroom though - the walls get sticky easily from dirty hands. A functional kitchen is available to make intimate family meals. Being located in a rather quiet neighbourhood, the serene atmosphere allows families of deer and wild turkeys to wander around the compounds at times. You can watch them from the large windows in the living room.

Fire Escape Cabin-S. Yosemite area

Address: Oakhurst, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 140 USD

Number of Guests: 6

4. Yosemite on the road (from 175 USD)

Looking for a unique, adventurous way to explore Yosemite? Here’s an on-the-go house for those who don’t want to drive all the way back to their house so they can spend more time immersing themselves in the park’s surroundings. Using this rental vehicle is sure to bring many interesting, adventurous memories. A compact kitchen and dining area for a more glamorous camping experience. Wake up to amazing scenery as soon as you open your eyes! There are 3 beds and space for 2 to 6 people to sleep. No, you won’t have to be bathing in the lakes and peeing in the woods. (That’s probably illegal, anyway.) A perfect self-contained shower and bathroom area lets you clean up after a day of hiking and adventuring. On top of the convenience and comfortable adventure, the owners of the rental vehicle are super friendly and will give you tips here and there about how to get around Yosemite, where to drive to and where to get gas.

Camp in Comfort in the High Sierras

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 175 USD

Number of Guests: 6

5. Shanks' Cosy Cottage in the woods (179 USD)

Located in between Mariposa and Yosemite National Park, this place is a great base to explore the park and be close enough to shopping amenities and conveniences. Warm up to the wood stove or sit outside to enjoy the natural surroundings. There’s also a great variety of options for entertainment too - you have Netflix and a nice range of DVDs. Both the bedrooms provided have a private air conditioner with freshly cleaned beds. A full, warmly lit bathroom. Pick up some groceries at the nearest town and cook a simple meal for you and your family in this spacious kitchen overlooking nature.

Shanks' Cozy Cottage in the Woods

Address: Mariposa,California,United States (see map)

Price: from 179 USD

Number of Guests: 5

6. Magically moonlit lodge at Uii Pines (from 279 USD)

One part of the house looks like it’s entirely made out of windows - a breathtakingly chic and beautiful design illuminated by a setting sun and warm fairy lights. This lodge at Uii Pines is a picture perfect listing for a family to reconnect with nature and each other. Located in Mariposa, right next to Yosemite, this is a great option for a mixed group who wish to explore the park and just relax at a nice retreat. A hot tub for 6 sits at the side of the house. It has amazing views of the surroundings, which includes sights of Yosemite. The open concept windows lead out to a beautiful front deck. A single level layout make it nice and safe for older vacationers who find stairs hard to navigate, or younger kids who may risk tripping on the stairs. The oversized master bedroom and large guest room make for spacious sleeping spaces for large groups of people. A classy, well decorated bathroom is filled with fresh towels, a nice tub and shower necessities. Additionally, a full gourmet kitchen with a great breakfast nook and dining area make for great meal time options. Perhaps this intimate natural setting is the perfect place to pass your kids some family recipes.

The Lodge at Uli Pines

Address: Mariposa, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 279 USD

Number of Guests: 8

7. A vibrant red fox retreat (from 375 US)

Like a magical abode peeking from behind towering trees, this red wood retreat would catch anyone’s eye from a distance. Bring your favourite DVDs to binge watch here after a long day out in nature. The cozy, colourful bedrooms with lots of natural lighting are great for any pre-teen who wants to update their instagram about their awesome family adventure. The two wide mirrors in the bathroom make sure that even the littlest ones can check to see whether they’ve brushed their teeth properly on their own.

Yosemite's Red Fox Retreat

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 375 US

Number of Guests: 4

8. Cub's Cabin (from 420 USD)

Another A-framed listing full of windows, light and life, and kind of like the house from Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A lot of the decoration in this house is themed after bears, one of Yosemite’s majestic local residents. Located within the gates of Yosemite’s National Park, it is a suitable theme after all. Sit out on the patio and enjoy your surroundings. The master bedroom, second bedroom and the bedroom for kids read just like the Goldilocks tale. The master bedroom looks more stern and grown up, the second bedroom is soft and frilly, and the third one is just right for children with a compact, cute bed and too many soft toys to count. Bathroom amenities are all provided, but remember to bring your shampoo and conditioner. Everything’s much easier when you don’t need to micromanage resources. On top of that, this place comes with a great number of add ons and small perks. It has sandwich ziplock bags, a selection of spices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar and even propane for a barbecue. (There’s also a jacuzzi!)

"Cub's Cabin" Inside the Gates of Yosemite Park

Address: Yosemite National Park,California,United States (see map)

Price: from 420 USD

Number of Guests: 8

9. A winding treehouse off the beaten path (475 USD)

This amazing, winding structure is a fun option for a family who really wants to get the most views out of the experience. The large and sprawling living room indicates suitability for large groups.The lower level has a TV with Playstation 3 for the kids on days when you dont have any hiking trips planned. The living room is equipped with a 50 inch 4k TV with blu-ray player. The fluffy and colourful beds make for interesting pictures and things for your kids to tell their friends about when they get home. This full bathroom on the main floor gives off a homely vibe. Take a refreshing shower here after a day of long hikes, big dinners and sightseeing.

Tree Tops Cabin, Excellent Views

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA, United States (see map)

Price: from 475 USD

Number of Guests: 8

10. A custom log home for large groups (from 722 USD)

From the outside, it might not seem like much but a humble little house nestled in Yosemite National Park, however, from a different perspective, it does look like Santa’s hidden abode. With a spacious living area comes more room for activities for a group of people; be it family or friends. The pool table definitely fits in as one of the best alternatives to staring down at our cellphones. Everybody can gather around the pool table and have a few games whilst catching up with one another. With the bathroom attached to the room upstairs, it is a whole lot more convenient for the people who are sleeping upstairs. Also, the bathtub allows anyone to enjoy a nice warm bubble bath and relax whilst indulging in the peace and serenity of their surroundings. With the enormous amount of space in this master bedroom together with a majestic bed, TV and a couch that looks out onto the beautiful Yosemite National Park, you would never want to leave this place. The rental also has a third room with a king bed, two single beds and a sofa bed.

Tioga Logs Inside Yosemite

Address: Yosemite National Park, California, United States (see map)

Price: from 722 USD

Number of Guests: 11

Vacation Rentals at Yosemite: A favourite of generations

As you can see from the listings, many owners have the well-being of every age group in mind, because many have created precious childhood memories here too and wish to share them with the world. So come down to this grand, natural beauty for your next vacation and perhaps with your children’s friends and their parents too. After all, what are great camping memories if not shared?

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Open uri20191126 7823 1dt9a5w?1574829939
Still Need Travel Insurance?

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101

*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.

My name is Kimberlyn, I'm a huge fan of interesting stories and places. I love memorizing wicked facts and quirky histories. I also draw a lot on the side.

Top 3 activities to book in Yosemite National Park

Have a question? Ask fellow travellers and travel experts here.
Explore Yosemite National Park
Good things are meant to be shared!