Formed by an ancient volcanic eruption, the craggy monoliths of the Pinnacles National Park rise out of the southern end of the Gabilan Range. Hiking, rock climbing, and exploring the talus cave systems are the key activities in this patch of Central California wilderness. Pay attention to the sky and you may catch a glimpse of a golden eagle or California condor. In terms of where to stay near the Pinnacles, vineyard digs dot the approach to the West Entrance while accommodation on the eastern perimeter is even more remote. These incredible Airbnbs near Pinnacles National Park include ranches, winery homes, and upscale glamping.
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Little Red Barn – convenient for beaches and canyons
A nondescript road delivers you to this enchanting cottage formerly used for stabling horses. Sliding barn doors are a subtle nod to the home’s origins, now fitted out with a modern kitchen, bathroom, and an eclectic fireplace. Comprising a first-floor king-size bedroom and twin beds in the loft, this top-rated Airbnb near the Pinnacles is perfect for families. The owners reside on the premises in a separate lodge and urge guests to pick their own veggies from the organic plot.
Surrounded by the wineries and homesteads of Salinas Valley, this unique Airbnb overlooks the vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands. You’ll sleep soundly in the queen-sized bed made up on a Tempur-Pedic mattress and appreciate the claw-foot tub, glass of wine in hand. Guests are welcome to use the shared kitchen in the main farmhouse and tackle the property croquet course. Thirty minutes down the highway and you’ll reach the West Entrance.
If you’re bringing the whole clan to the park, look no further than this hilltop estate in Paicines. Five bedrooms are housed within the main building while the detached apartment accommodates a solitude-loving solo traveler or couple. The kitchen is stocked with every utensil under the sun while the host has local caterers on speed dial. Sited on 2,200 acres of farmland, you’re encouraged to wander and pet the animals. A mere 6.5 miles from the Pinnacles National Park East Entrance.
Sixteen+ guests, six bedrooms Price: $870 per night
Awaken your sense of adventure at this mounted canvas tent pitched on a working cattle ranch. Powered by solar, the yurt has a mini kitchenette for preparing coffee and simple breakfasts. Wash off in the private outdoor shower where fluffy robes and towels bring a rustic spa touch. Available between April and October, this peaceful Airbnb glamping site is close to San Juan Bautista, just 45 minutes from the Pinnacles and Big Sur.
This three-bedroom ranch in Paicines is mere miles from the East Entrance. Triple-story windows in the open-plan lounge bring the mountains to the couch while even the most reluctant chef will be happy to cook with these views. In addition to two king-size suites, the loft bedroom is rigged with kid-friendly beds. Keep your eyes peeled for deer, bobcats, and California condors as you roam the grounds. It’s pretty remote, so remember to stock up.
Right down the road from the West Entrance, this two-bedroom winery stay is an easy 30-minute drive. Carefully preserved interiors are a throwback to the 1950s when the proprietor’s family called the unit home yet you’ll find all everyday conveniences covered. Swing by Gonzales and Soledad for groceries and bakery goods and look forward to evenings spent sky-gazing around the fire pit with a bottle of Puma Road merlot on the go.
Forty-five minutes from the West Entrance, this cute apartment is attached to an original cottage once inhabited by workers of the Spreckels Sugar Company. Beautifully turned out with a full kitchen and pristine tiled bathroom, the Airbnb is ideal for short and sweet stays or longer visits. If more than two guests stay, the cozy lounge has a sofa bed. The main building is occupied but tenants are welcome to sit out on the patio and tuck into local treats from Spreckels Emporium.
One for the Steinbeck fans out there, this countryside escape overlooks the Pastures of Heaven. Spread over two queen rooms and a twin, the rental is ideal for a family or group of friends seeking a mix of wine tourism and the Great Outdoors. The outside space includes a patio with a fire pit overlooking the vineyards. The one-hour drive to the Pinnacles West Entrance is sweetened by the fact that a complimentary bottle of wine will be awaiting you at check-in.
Cradled by the Gabilan Range, this 1930s bunkhouse is minutes from the Pinnacles National Park and Mercy Hot Springs. Inclusive of a full kitchen and slick Wi-Fi, the interiors are surprisingly modern. Perfect for stargazing nights, the “Stall” has its own grill and fire pit while there’s a steel cow primed for schooling yourself in cowboy craft. Chat with the hosts about hiking the property trains and feel free to invite yourself on a farm tour.
Join the scores of happy guests who have spent a night at this remodeled 19th-century Post Office. Humble yet homely, the rental has a private bathroom and coffee pot but no kitchen. A daily continental breakfast is provided on the house but you can always upgrade to an organic farm brunch. As a working dairy farm, you’ll be a fly on the wall at feeding times. Near Mercy Hot Spring, the Airbnb is an hour and fifteen minutes away from the Pinnacles East Entrance.
With the Central Coast of California only an hour from the national park, it’s feasible to choose seaside accommodation for your Pinnacles base. This luxurious oceanfront rental in Pacific Grove features Spanish-revival elements and a Talavera tiled patio from where you might spot whales, dolphins, and sea lions. After a day on the trails, unwind in front of the open fireplace while the ocean roars or pamper yourself in the soaking tub.