See the tallest trees on Earth with a visit to California’s coastal redwoods in Redwood and Sequoia National Parks. The Golden State is the only place in the world where you can view groves of these ancient conifers, and it’s worth traversing the northern part of the state to see a variety of these giant trees. Instead of pitching a tent in a national park, stay nearby in private luxury at these Redwoods and Sequoia National Park Airbnb properties for couples, friends, and families.
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1. A rustic underground hobbit house built into the mountainside
Adventurous travelers who aren’t afraid of roughing it will love this underground hobbit hole for two. Located in a remote, off-grid eco-village in Del Norte County’s Smith River Canyon, the property is accessible via the scenic Redwood Highway (CA-199). While running water is available, electricity is not, but candlelit nights make for a romantic outdoorsy getaway. The common kitchen and bath are shared with the community, but you’ll have a private sleep sanctuary on the round love nest bed.
This rugged experience isn’t for everyone, as roads to reach the destination are winding and rough to navigate. But if you make the trip, you’ll love exploring the forest, streams, and waterfalls of the surrounding forested land. Unwind after a day outdoors in the wood-fired sauna, or hang with the chickens, goats, dogs, and woodland creatures that call this commune home.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $61 per night
2. Old-school Airstream Trailer with beach access
Enjoy easy access to the beach and magical redwoods with a coastal stay in this 1968 Airstream trailer near Arcata, one of the most charming Airbnbs near Redwoods National Park. Quirky styling and modern comforts make this Globetrotter trailer a comfortable place to hang your hat, and the small but robust kitchen is great for fixing home-cooked meals. There’s WiFi if you’re working from home, and an outdoor deck to relax on when the sun goes down.
The trailer is permanently parked near sandy dunes and a beach — a 30-minute drive to Redwood National and State Parks. While tiny, this retreat includes a queen and twin bed plus a private bathroom and shower. You can even bring along Fido for a $25 pet fee.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $99 per night
3. A tiny home among the redwoods
Why just see the redwoods when you can sleep among them? Hunker down amid towering coastal redwoods at this tiny house built from salvaged redwood and upcycled materials. Just follow a winding path through ferns, huckleberries, and giant trees to reach this woodland hideaway. Take in the sunshine on the reclaimed redwood deck, or warm up inside around a cozy propane stove. Thoughtfully designed to maximize space, this little house includes a kitchen, bathroom, little living room, and comfortable bed in the sleeping loft. This forest sanctuary is located in Crescent City, the gateway to Redwoods National Park and three state parks that protect these old-growth trees.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $113 per night
4. Sequoia National Park Airbnb for two
Take in views of the Great Western Divide and famous Sequoia National Park sights from this cozy Mineral King Guesthouse located just four miles from the park’s main entrance. Set among oaks and manzanita, the quiet property welcomes human and horse guests (just in case you’re bringing Mr. Ed along). Big bay windows showcase garden and mountain views, or stroll around the property to see the horses and rescue pups that call this ranch home.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $185 per night
5. Cabin for a crew near the town of Three Rivers
Treat your crew to a view at Sequoia Heights, a three-bedroom cabin that sleeps up to six. Located 10 minutes from the town of Three Rivers, the modern home is the perfect retreat after a day of redwood exploration in Sequoia National Park. This modern retreat is perched on a hill, and its second-story deck offers prime sunset vistas over the Main Fork of the Kaweah River. Cabins near Redwood National Park rarely offer such a striking sky view.
Once night falls, stare up at the Big Dipper through the provided telescope. Or head inside to Netflix and chill, or jam out to tunes blasting from the home’s Bluetooth speaker. If you’re “working from home” during your vacay, this cabin’s free WiFi is helpful since cell service is sparse. Little bonuses like included coffee, spices, and condiments make cooking for your crew a cinch. Brand new washer and dryer available if you need to launder clothes dirty from tromping through woods and waterfalls.
Four guests, two bedrooms
6. Kaweah Riverfront Airbnb near Sequoia National Park
Bringing a crowd to Sequoia National Park? You’ll love this recently renovated riverfront home for groups of up to eight people. Take in nature through glass walls overlooking the Kaweah River, or enjoy dinner with your group on the breezeway around a table made from a local redwood tree. Splash or fish in the river when the weather is warm, or play a round of volleyball at the net set up along the water. Enjoy s’mores and storytelling around the fire pit when the sun goes down. The four-bedroom three-bathroom space offers privacy and upgraded everything: new flooring, heating, cooling, beds, and accessories.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $415 per night
7. Dog-friendly Sequoia getaway
Bring Rover along to Sequoia National Park for a stay at this dog-friendly space just three miles from the park entrance. It’s set amid oak trees with a fenced-in yard where your doggo can play worry-free. Note: dogs are not allowed on park trails, but you can leave your pup behind while you play in the park. Or the host can point you to dog-friendly trails beyond Sequoia. Take a break from outdoor exploration and walk to the quirky town of Three Rivers to visit breweries, coffee shops, and stores. The guest suite includes a plush bed, fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee bar, and private bathroom.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $133 per night
8. Creek Hideaway with Jacuzzi bathtub and hot tub
Stay in the heart of the California redwoods, just a mile from the ocean, at this creekside retreat in the town of Orick. Expect comfortable temperatures, fresh air, and beautiful beaches near this six-acre property nestled between mountain peaks and towering trees. After a day of adventuring, relax in the Jacuzzi bathtub, sweat in the sauna, or simply roast s’mores around the outdoor fire pit. Inside the home, gather your group in the modern kitchen and dining areas, or find privacy in three private bedrooms that sleep eight.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $232 per night
9. A private river ranch retreat
Live the ranch life along the river at this spectacular river ranch cabin fit for two couples or families. Reachable only by a dirt road, Sequoia National Park’s gigantic trees are just 15 minutes away, but you can also go waterfall hiking, swimming, and boating on the ranch’s 380-acre property. Guests also get access to a mile of Kaweah River frontage for swimming and fishing. The private cabin has a full kitchen for dinners in, laundry machines for washing grubby clothing, and peaceful disconnection from the outside world.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $219 per night
10. Popeye’s cottage in the redwoods
Spend a night in this cozy cottage nestled on four-and-a-half acres of beautiful second-growth redwoods outside the town of Trinidad. It’s a small and simple cottage with three beds and everything you need to cook meals. There’s no TV, but WiFi is available if you’re WFH. Instead of sitting inside, explore outdoors on the property’s trails along the creek, grill on the barbecue, or just roast s’mores around the fire pit. Perfect for a family as it features a sleeping loft with a queen-size bed and a pull-out Murphy bed.
Five guests, one bedroom
Price: $156 per night
11. Hip house with large-group amenities
Experience modern luxury for your group at this luxurious redwood retreat that sleeps seven. Located two miles from the town of Trinidad and 20 minutes from Redwood National Park, it’s an excellent family basecamp for recharging after a day spent exploring outdoors. Relax your muscles post-redwood hike with a soak in the hot tub, or burn off extra energy shooting hoops on the basketball court. Inside the home is filled with books, a piano, and three TVs to keep everyone entertained. If you’ll be venturing onto the water during your stay, there’s even parking for a boat. Parents can rest their heads in a private master bedroom with ocean views while kids have a sleepover in a room full of trundle and twin beds.
Seven guests, three bedrooms
Price: $450 per night