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Cabins In Yosemite National Park, California - Updated 2020

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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 when you arrive here, take our advice – make your stay countable, do not stay in a hotel or village, rent a cabin instead. Our article will help you find a suitable cabin in Yosemite National Park, California.

1. A forest nest (from USD 191)

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
40 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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 275)

If you’re looking for a family-size cabin, 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
130 reviews
Entire cabin 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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 270)

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 THE PARK! UPPER CASCADE
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California, United States
164 reviews
Entire cabin 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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 250)

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
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
113 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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 250)

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
Yosemite National Park, California, United States
91 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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 150)

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
101 reviews
cabin 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet speed was upgraded to fair speed making our kids very happy
The valley was crowded and getting back to the cabin sitting on the deck with a glass of wine
; didn't use TV
In fact it became a highlight for us
And we saw the little lights of climbers on El Cap and Half Dome in the evening
Cleanliness:
Beautifully decorated and spacious house
Nicely decorated and beds were comfortable
The house is beautifully decorated and really close to the valley
The location was fantastic and the house was even better than the pictures
Host:
The owner Mr Alex Kennett was available always in case we needed something
The home is very comfortable and welcoming and the location very convenient for all the main areas of the park We will definitely recommend to others
This cabin gives you the best of all worlds
Toulomne Meadows and even Glacier Point
We loved how close the house is and to already be in the park and ahead of any traffic coming in each morning Just 6 miles from the valley and the best that Yosemite has to offer
Location:
It's a well supplied house in a great location
Being in the park makes a big difference close in proximity but away from the crowds AT&T service is pretty bad there
but you can get there easily with a 30 minute car ride
These sites can be accessed within 25-40 minutes Thanks for a great stay
Perfect place to relax at after an epic day of hiking
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7. Rustic décor cabin (from USD 75)

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
164 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 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 100)

This is a small studio cabin which 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
39 reviews
cabin 2 Guests 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 135)

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!
47 reviews
cabin 7 Guests 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 293)

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!
31 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 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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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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Nicknamed Bobby, Swadeep Singh is a businessman since 2013, but he has forever been a writer. Traveling places never makes him exhausted, that is why he never say no to any travel plan. If he’s not...Read more

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