15 Best Cabins In Yosemite National Park, California - Updated 2021

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Swadeep Singh
Swadeep Singh
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Yosemite National Park is one of the oldest parks in the United States. This national park ranks third in ‘park visitor ranking’ in America and nearly four million tourists check in each year. Despite the enormous size of about 750,000 acres or a little more than 300,000 hectares, it is still pristine and unpolluted. Yosemite has a lush green valley, mountain, rivers, gorges, and a dense wildlife, but the signature of Yosemite is the giant sequoias and granite cliffs. Hiking the prolonged trails in Yosemite is pure bliss. Since the park is too massive to be explored in a day or two, you’d need a longer stay. And plenty of interesting accommodations are available here - from cozy cabins to the best RV rentals for your trip to Yosemite National Park. Check out these 15 best cabins in Yosemite National Park, California.

1. A forest nest (from USD 216)

If you’re looking for Yosemite cabin rentals in the park, then consider this listing. This studio cabin lies just in the woods, the windows and the deck overlooks the forest. This cabin is equipped with modern amenities like a cable television, DVDs, WiFi, and even a small kitchen. The deck has a gas fireplace too. Only air-conditioning is missing, but we don’t think that someone would ask for air-conditioning in Yosemite. This cabin can accommodate two adults and we feel it is more suitable for couple stays, but guests are welcome with babies, cribs or a highchair can also be arranged by paying a small amount. The popular Yosemite attractions are located within a 5 to 50-minute drive from this cabin. Smoking is not allowed and only one dog is allowed by paying an extra fee.

4S Forest Nest
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
51 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi works great and never had any problems
live in forest and still live in a modern life with electric and wifi the cabin is perfect
we brought our xbox and the wifi was good enough to steam movies
we also hooked up our nintendo switch to play games and watch tv before bed
it was a perfect cozy space for two people
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and comfortable
the shower and sinks were clean which we appreciated
very clean cozy (perfect for 2) perfect distance to everything
Host:
staff at the redwoods office were very friendly and helpful
the staff are friendly and helpful if you have a question
Location:
the location - for us the location was perfect
fantastic location and great studio cabin
great location about 1 hour from yosemite valley but still inside the park
it was a perfect place to relax after long hikes in yosemite
we loved being close to stores and hiking trails and still having privacy in the evenings
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2. Tree-top views (from USD 488)

If you’re looking for a family-size cabin in Yosemite, consider this one. This pure wooden, two-level cabin looks like a tree house. The upper deck has a patio and a long gallery that gives you the pine tree-top forest view. This cabin can accommodate up to eight guests, with five beds inside two bedrooms, and there are also three bathrooms. We’re almost sure that the younger guests will like the cabin because they will find a 50-inch 4K tv with a PlayStation-3 in this rental. Please note that smoking and pets are disallowed, the owner charges a fine for that.

Tree Tops Cabin, excellent views!
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
178 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy place with amazing view
heater works great during winter
-we came in the winter and the heater worked amazing
nice cozy cabin with beautiful surroundings and view
the views are great and the cabin has a very cozy feel
Cleanliness:
dated but clean and functional
-the cabin was very clean
great house with amazing sunsets very clean and comfortable
inside is clean and relaxing outsidewould need to be maintained
the house is just like the pictures and was neat and clean
Host:
the host checked in to make sure everything was okay during our stay
isaac is a great host
but they were very responsive and helpful
top view of yosemite very nice service and staff great experience
Location:
the location is amazing
great location close to half dome and the park
a great location to access yosemite
great place and great location
this house in the west side of the park is in a perfect location
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3. Nearby popular attractions (from USD 467)

This massive modern cabin is near the popular Yosemite attractions like the Glacier Point and Yosemite Waterfalls. Since this house has a built-up area of 2000ft2 (186m2), it can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The living area has a large-screen television, a full-size pool table and plenty of board games for kids. The balcony has a BBQ grill. The better part of this cabin is, considering the number of guests it can accommodate, its pocket-friendly price.

INSIDE YOSEMITE PARK- YOSEMITE UPPER CASCADE
231 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
incredible views and comfortable space
wifi is available but super slow
the view from the porch/balcony was great and my family loved having a pool table
great common space with tv and large outdoor covered patio
good as expected except that the wifi password didn't work out for some reason
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and neat
clean spacious and great location
great roomy place for the family very big beds clean and spacious
great place to stay when visiting yosemite the house is in great condition and very clean
the house was very well stocked with kitchen items clean and in a nice part of the park
Host:
thank you wendy for being a great host
host is friendly and welcoming
staff on site very responsive to our needs
wendy was really helpful and concierge (martha) was really helpful will visit again :-)
wendy was very helpful and double checked with us about the welcome packet
Location:
super close to yosemite valley
great location and truly a nice house
location is perfect only 30 min drive to yosemite valley
wonderful place located just 20 minutes from yosemite valley
great location in the valley
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4. Family size cabin (from USD 592)

Alpenglow cottage is a family-size house, additionally, it is handicap friendly. The cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and it can accommodate up to six guests. Air-conditioning is not very common in the Yosemite region, but for your comfort, the owner has arranged for air-conditioning units in each room. The cottage is located on mountainous terrain, hence If you’re coming in winters, a four-wheel-drive vehicle with tire chains would be required. Pets and smoking are strictly prohibited.

Alpenglow 3
157 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cable tv and wi-fi were nice amenities to have as well
the kitchen was awesome the view from the deck was beautiful
our wifi worked great and my cell service with verizon was also pretty reliable there
comfortable beds nice deck for evenings and luxurious bathrooms
the satellite wifi worked great the catch is it shuts off at 500mb per day
Cleanliness:
very clean all modern conveniences
the place was very clean and well designed
very tidy and clean
the place was spotless and absolutely beautiful
yay the place was sparkling clean with very comfy beds
Host:
laundry in the unit was so helpful
interaction and communication with the host were also very good
the host isaac and team were responsive and very helpful
the management company on site is incredibly helpful and work nearly nonstop to clear winter roads and driveways
Location:
beautiful house located within the park
the location is absolutely great
great house right in park
great place in a great location
really nice place very close to the park
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5. Little cedar wood cabin (from USD 398)

Red Fox Retreat is a little cabin in this lush green forest and with its two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it can accommodate four adults. Its upper deck opens to the view of the trees. Maybe you’d like to eat something while appreciating the Yosemite pine forest, that is why the deck area has a patio and a barbecue. The interior is cedar wood and the living area has common amenities. There is a television but it’s not connected to the network but you may bring many DVDs when you arrive because the DVD player works fine. Pets and smoking are not allowed.

Yosemite's Red Fox Retreat
136 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful views lots of room comfy
we really appreciated the coffee and the well stocked kitchen
the living room is amazing perfect place to chill and read with a fireplace
the beds were very comfortable
the only thing i wish is that the cabin had wifi
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and cozy
a beautiful and clean place
clean and well equipped kitchen
cabin was clean and cozy
it was clean and comfortable
Host:
management is very responsive and pleasant
the host is responsive we didn't meet him but he called to make sure everything is ok
Location:
great location
nice location and cute place
great location - so close to yosemite valley
fantastic location yosemite is absolutely magic
great location in the park with easy access to yosemite's hikes
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6. Pet-friendly cottage (from USD 450)

Those looking for pet-friendly Yosemite cabin rentals will be interested in this listing. This spacious cabin is situated in the woods, very close to Yosemite Valley. The cabin has two bedrooms and up to eight can sleep here. There are two bathrooms and one has a hot-tub equipped. The entertainment amenities include the usual, but interestingly, you’ll have a classic video library with lots of DVDs and VHS. You can book this cabin if you’re planning to stay three nights at least. This cabin is pet-friendly and smokers can also smoke, provided they do so on the decks. There will be cleaning charges and a refundable damage deposit.

The Ahweanee in Foresta, Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA, US
118 reviews
cabin 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean all sanitized in this pandemic era
Host:
alex was a wonderful and flexible host
all the directions from the owner were clear and detailed
owner was responsive and welcomed questions easy check in and out process
alex our host and home owner was extremely easy to work with
will do it againthis was easy and the owner was very accommodating
Location:
it is relatively close to many of the park's great sites
this place is ideally situated inside yosemite national park
it was the perfect location to enjoy all yosemite has to offer
beautiful home in a specular location
location was perfect for getting around to see beautiful yosemite national park
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7. Rustic décor cabin (from USD 285)

Now, this looks like a classic cabin from the movies. The rustic cabin décor at Sage Cabin will provide an authentic Yosemite experience. The cabin is located in the Foresta community and Yosemite Valley is 15 minutes away. Winters are heavenly here. This is a little cabin, with one bedroom and one bathroom, but four can stay. The television doesn’t have a cable network, so guests are advised to bring their favorite DVDs. The minimum stay is two nights and there are cleaning charges.

Yosemite Hilltop Cabins, Sage Cabin,15 min to the Valley floor, Wifi
222 reviews
cabin 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
A wonderful cabin to make your time in Yosemite
A little tricky getting there
The Lodge itself is excellent a great place to be able to return to each night and extremely peaceful Facilities
Just what it needed to be A comfy place to put our feet up rest and have a meal while not busy traipsing around Yosemite
We were able to spend a lot of time in the park hiking because Foresta is so close to the trails
Host:
He was also very responsive to any and all inquiries I had
Steve is so great to work with
Very nice unit Great location
The owner provided detailed instructions on how to get to the cabin
are great and made full use of the BBQ each night Hope to return to Yosemite one day and would only stay in this Lodge as this no doubt enhanced the whole National Park experience Communication fr...
Location:
Hit the grocery store on the way in there are not many options at the market near by
The location is superb just a short drive from the Valley and very central to all the other main sites
Place is great and 30 minutes to the visitor center Comfy bed
Outstanding location close to Yosemite National Park( less than 5 miles)
A lovely little home and a nice break from the city
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8. Small studio cabin (from USD 250)

This is one of the best Yosemite National Park cabins for a couple. It is a small studio cabin that can accommodate only two adults. This rental is ideal for a couple because children are not allowed as per the owner’s note. This cabin is also located in the Foresta community, within the park boundary, and Yosemite Valley is just 10 minutes from here. The cabin has a queen-size bed, central heating, and air conditioning. Entertainment services include a TV, DVD, books and board games. The age of the primary renter should be 25+ to book this cabin and the minimum stay is three nights.

INSIDE YOSEMITE! Ten minutes from Yosemite Valley
51 reviews
cabin 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The TV was a bonus as were the porch and chairs outside
The refrigerator had crud in the corners of the compartments
I was impressed with the fully stocked kitchen supplies
The bed was surprisingly very comfortable (my husband likes a softer bed and can be picky
but we are very private people and did not want anyone in the cabin during our stay
Cleanliness:
Cabin was clean and well appointed
The cabin was super clean and had everything we needed
look back over your shoulder and bam
Host:
Restful and quiet fantastic dark skies with millions of stars on display Book with confidence and enjoy
She did offer to come and take care of things
so we were able to pack up and hit the trails really quickly each day Everywhere we drove was absolutely breathtaking
Rick and Annie were very responsive great communicators
I sent pictures of everything and was told that the housekeeper may have overlooked a few things I asked to have our cleaning fee refunded since we assumed the cabin would be cleaned for us befor...
Location:
Great little cabin nestled in a very convenient quiet location
The location is quiet and peaceful
Great cabin in the perfect location just minutes from valley floor
This is a great little cabin to stay in the peace and quiet yet very convenient to Yosemite Valley
The distance to the valley was also a real plus
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9. Spacious cabin in Foresta Community (from USD 400)

Another Foresta property on our list, this one is spacious. This classic-style cedar wood cottage overlooks the Foresta Valley in all sides. It’s a two-story cottage and it can accommodate eight adults. There are two bedrooms and three baths, including a half bath. The cottage has a satellite tv and internet connectivity. For extra entertainment, it has a DVD and VCR player with an interesting video library.

INSIDE Yosemite! Incredible VIEW into Yosemite Valley, Log Cabin Home!
50 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an adequate kitchen and plenty of beds
The cabin is pretty old and dingy
The couch in the living room was super comfortable to hang out on
and then a small single bed
The downstairs has a bedroom with the main bathroom (shower/tub) as well as the kitchen and living area All spacious and comfortable
Cleanliness:
The water pressure (especially in the kitchen) is extremely low
great decks (which we didn't use in winter)
Host:
We had a wonderful time here Great local hiking as well
So peaceful and quiet I would definitely return when we're in the area again
On our final morning 3 deer ran through the property as if to say 'good-bye'
Very convenient to all the Yosemite attractions especially Yosemite Valley right inside the park Good communication with Annie
Great setup easy to find and perfectly situated for a morning trek in yosemite
Location:
A great cabin in a wonderful location
This is the perfect location in the park for exploring throughout the park
The area around the cabin has experienced a forest fire in the past few years and there are minimal trees in the view now
The open area has two queen beds
The tranquility and views are really amazing
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10. Peaceful family cabin (from USD 400)

This two-level cottage lies within the park boundaries inside the Foresta community. It’s a perfect base camp for Yosemite hikers as the beautiful cliffs and mountain trails are all within 5 to 10 minutes’ drive. This rental can accommodate up to four guests, the bathroom is just one and bedrooms are two. We feel it is suitable for a family with kids since the kids can have the attic level which has plenty of board games, and the owner has also provided a high-chair in the dining area. The cottage is also equipped with a satellite TV and wireless internet. Smoking and pets are not allowed inside this rental.

INSIDE YOSEMITE! FORESTA! Peaceful, Artistic, the Place to be!
Mariposa, CA, US
31 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hot water heater works very well
the chairs are comfortable and the setting is so relaxing
even though it was cold outside the fireplace and heater worked great
the beds were very comfortable with plenty of extra blankets if needed
the kitchen has all the comforts of home
Cleanliness:
the property was clean and well maintained
the cabin was clean warm comfortable and cozy
the cabin was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed
Host:
host was great to work with on directions and offering suggestions for supplies before coming into the park
owner had suggestions for other things to see and do was really helpful
also enjoyed the artwork by the cabin owner
Location:
location is great
great location inside the park definitely 5 stars
the location is great with easy access to all parts of yosemite national park
loved the cabin loved the location
great access to the park without having to wait in line for park entrance daily
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11. A-frame cabin with stunning river views (from USD 455)

Stay in this charming cabin with stunning river views right inside Yosemite National Park. The two-story cabin is family-friendly and fully furnished. It has an A-frame design that boasts high ceilings and big windows. The living room features a new custom-made coffee table and the loft is available for extra sleeping arrangements. Head to the back deck to relax and admire the view of Merced River. This cabin is a peaceful retreat and is quite distant from the bustling valley area. However, it isn’t entirely far from the hiking trails in Wawona, something nature enthusiasts can look forward to during their stay here.

River View A-Frame Cabin in Yosemite National Park
69 reviews
cabin 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had three couples stay and it was cozy and perfect
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
the place was clean
it was clean and well appointed with everything you need
as always comfortable and clean
the house was well stocked and clean
Host:
interacting with the owner was easy and she was very responsive
it is easy to communicate with the manager or owner
the owner and manager were courteous and helpful before check in and when they learned of the power outage
we really enjoyed our stay susan was very helpful and we had a great time
Location:
the location was great
love the cabin and location
the house is by wawona it has two small store near by and is in a great location
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12. Rustic cabin retreat with a game room (from USD 1100)

Experience a relaxing getaway in this beautiful rustic cabin. It features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The open-plan dining and kitchen area has a long dining table made of reclaimed wood. There is also a game room on the upper level, which leads to the balcony. There, you will find two loungers with a view of Wawona Dome. Those who want to maximize their vacation can head to the lower deck for a relaxing dip in the jetted spa tub. Mariposa Grove, famous for its towering sequoia trees, is just 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the cabin.

1R Rustic Retreat - Inside Yosemite National Park
5 reviews
cabin 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Location:
we were very comfortable in this beautiful home in yosemite national park
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13. Cozy cabin close to hiking trails (from USD 425)

Enjoy your stay in this cozy cabin nestled among the towering pine trees of Yosemite National Park. It comfortably sleeps 10 people and boasts massive windows and skylights. This cabin is very close to some of the best hiking trails at Yosemite and offers a variety of beginner-friendly walking paths too, including Meadow Loop Road and Swinging Bridge Trail. Other highlights of the cabin are an expansive shaded deck with a dining set up and ample seating. There is also a propane gas barbecue with refillable tanks for those who want to grill some steaks.

Log Cabin Nestled in the Pine Trees in Yosemite National Park
35 reviews
cabin 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outside dining table and grill were great
the cabin was furnished perfectly for the kids to watch netflix and the wifi worked continuously
Cleanliness:
it was charming clean comfortable and contained everything we needed
other than that it is a clean rustic cabin
clean and spacious and flexible sleeping options
Host:
after 30 mins on the line support told us that they can't get hold of our host
Location:
it was very well stocked and convenient to the park
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14. Bright and spacious cabin with scenic forest views (from USD 502)

During the holidays, stay in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin retreat. It’s big enough for nine people and also has a loft space. It boasts cathedral ceilings and custom-built cabinets made from rough sawn cedar. The cabin is fully furnished and very family-friendly. It features a high chair and a travel crib for those traveling with a small child. A deck with a barbecue grill is also available on this property. Nature lovers will appreciate the seasonal stream that can be spotted just a few steps away from the cabin. Yosemite Falls is also just 16.5 km (10 mi) away.

Yosemite's Sierra Haven
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
139 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 4 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but good news the guest building has free wifi
***extra bonus: heated master bathroom floors***
no wifi but short walk to guest home gets you free wifi to contact the outside world
the property had all the necessary kitchen supplies which was perfect for us
great space cabin feels excellent heating (heated floors in bathroom) nice tall ceiling
Cleanliness:
very clean and had everything we needed
the house is beautiful very clean
lovely clean house in the big forest of yosemite
this house is very clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and each of the rooms were quite spacious
Host:
the staff were so helpful
thank you to the hosts for all their help
isaac was a great host and was very quick to respond to any questions i had
ideally the owner should upgrade this area of the house
isaac was very helpful with directions and his place is wonderful
Location:
amazing location for exploring yosemite
great location and peaceful area
great location highly recommended
great cabin in a perfect location in yosemite
great location and great place to stay
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15. Sunny cabin escape with two outdoor decks (from USD 396)

Spend a few days in this sunny cabin retreat. It features two outdoor decks for sunbathing and admiring the beauty of nature. The living room has a stylish interior with an attractive gas fireplace that opens out to the deck with a barbecue oven and ample seating. The newly remodeled kitchen highlights the wooden beam ceilings of the open-plan cabin. The master bedroom also features a gas fireplace and is connected to the upper deck. Yosemite Village is just 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away from this cabin.

Yosemite's Muir House
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
103 reviews Superhost
Entire cabin 0 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of amenities and beds for a decently large party
well sited small log cabin that required general updating but in particular better quality sofas carpets & beds
the cabin was very spacious and comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable and cozy
very clean home with all you need
nice house pretty clean and silent
house was clean and well-cared for
professionally managed home and spotlessly clean
Host:
hosts provided good directions
nevertheless it's nice that the hosts provide the book at all
the host was great to communicate with and always got back to me straight away
great communication from the host the instructions and itinerary were all very clear
isaac was always very responsive and was very helpful
Location:
we love the location
great house in excellent location close to the village
great place with great location
great location inside the park very convenient
it's an ideal place to stay if you choose to stay outside of the park
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Book a cabin in advance

Be sure to book one of the above cabins in advance in order to get the best possible accommodation. Since Yosemite National Park is a popular tourist destination, early preparation is imperative. With our choices above, you are bound to have a very memorable vacation in one of the world’s most renowned park.

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