California is home to nine national parks, with the state’s central and northern regions making for a perfect national parks road trip. Unless you’re camping, arranging accommodations near national parks can sometimes be a hassle, especially the more remote they are. We’ve taken the work out of the equation for you here, with this guide to the best Airbnbs near California national parks in the central and northern part of the state.
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Best Airbnbs near Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is an icon of the American national parks system, among the most stunning in terms of natural grandeur, epic views, and adventure potential. Everyone from climbers to hikers to stargazers comes here in droves, and while you could set up camp, there are many Airbnbs near Yosemite that offer easy access to get there before the crowds.
Loft inside Yosemite, minutes from Badger Pass
We actually misled you with the whole “Airbnbs near Yosemite” thing. This comfortable loft is actually inside Yosemite, eliminating the need to wake up before dawn and rush to the park gates. Not only that, it’s super plush, an entire condo for you and up to five others with the park’s beauty literally right outside the door. For the price, you save yourself commute time, gas, and a whole lotta stress — and when divided among your crew, that cost doesn’t sound so bad after all.
Six guests, one bedroom
Price $200 per night
Unique Yosemite micro-cabin
This micro-cabin is a cross between a backwoods cabin and actual camping. It’s cute and photogenic and even comes with a private bathroom. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more romantic lodging option near Yosemite. You could almost call it “glamping,” if you are into that sort of thing.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $149 per night
Starfall home w/ EV charger inside Yosemite
This house is where it’s at when it’s time to go all-out. Get the family or crew together, have everyone pack their finest outdoor gear, and secure a few nights in this epic house inside Yosemite. It’s got just about every amenity you could want, from WiFi and a full kitchen to easy access to the park’s highlights.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $900 per night
Buckingham Mountain House
If you’re visiting Yosemite, chances are you are the type of person who has dreamt of owning a mountain house. This is an excellent chance to live that dream, if only for a few nights. The Buckingham Mountain House is a restored cabin on 40 acres, just you and the woods (and the animals). Head into nearby Mariposa for dinner if necessary, but your best bet is to grill on the deck and plot the next day’s adventures in the park.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $254 per night
Best Airbnbs near Redwoods National Park
A stroll in Redwoods National Park is good for the soul, but may be tough on your neck. You might just find your neck stuck in place, eyes fixated upward, after a day staring at the world’s most beautiful, and very tall, trees. Fortunately, you’ll have one of these cozy Airbnbs near the park to come home to. You’ll either be in Klamath, north of the park, or near Trinidad and McKinleyville, south of it.
Klamath riverview apartment
Located within the Chinook RV Resort, this apartment offers picture-perfect views of the woods and the beautiful Klamath River. Getting to Redwoods National Park is a quick jaunt south, and you have the benefit here of a kitchen and restroom, with comfortable beds for up to six people (assuming double-sleepers). And the only noise you’ll hear at night is that of the water rushing over the rocks.
Six guests, one bedroom
Price: $145 per night
Oceanfront home with amazing views, hot tub and deck
All that is epic about Humboldt County can be summed up in this high-end home. The ocean is right there, the breeze blowing off it is cool and salt-tinged, and Redwood National and State Parks are just north. Relax, soak in the hot tub after exploring the park, and experience the best of the NorCal lifestyle. Plus, there’s plenty of hiking nearby to get you warmed up for the park.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $415 per night
Meadows and Woods cabin in McKinleyville
Stay in this quaint McKinleyville cabin just a half-hour south of Redwoods National Park and enjoy town amenities without sacrificing the natural surroundings you came for. The unit is a cozy studio with epic views and combines the best of boast coastal and interior Northern California — the park is not far away at all.
Four guests, studio
Price: $119 per night
Best Airbnbs near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are adjacent to one another, and have terrain every bit as exciting as Yosemite — as well as the largest tree in the world. To explore both, book an Airbnb in Three Rivers and take advantage of short drives to each park, or slightly further in Lemon Cove or Lindsay where there are more options available.
Private downstairs room and bathroom in Rista Ranch home
Staying on a ranch seems appropriate on a national parks trip. This one outside of Three Kings is a short drive from both Sequoia and Kings Canyon, with opportunities for even more adventure onsite. The host offers guided horseback riding, hiking, and cooking, and even has a Sequoia National Park bed set waiting for you once you arrive.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $155 per night
Tiny house at Lewis Ranch Olive Grove
Any excuse to stay at a tiny house is a good one, more so when that excuse is two nearby national parks. Located in Lindsay, this tiny home has an adjacent fire pit to chill at, with the inside offering loft sleeping above a small kitchen area and lounge space. The nearby town offers amenities including shopping and dining.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $239 per night
Luxury farm experience at Creekside Ranch
If you need an excellent surprise date night to follow a day at the parks, this is it. The stay is labeled as a “farm stay” but it’s a full-scale luxury, private accommodation on a working farm. Walk with the animals, cook a romantic meal in the modern kitchen, and stare at the stars on the deck. Date night, all planned out for you.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $193 per night
Best Airbnbs near Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park is among the state’s three least visited national parks, despite being within a two-hour drive of the Bay Area. It’s a shame this park doesn’t get more attention, given its collection of caves, volcanic rock structures, and incredible hiking. However, this works out well for you, as competition for lodging is far thinner. These are the best Airbnbs near Pinnacles National Park.
Silvio Home at Puma Road Winery
Wine toasts a good day of adventure as well as anything, and there’s plenty of it here at this private home at Puma Road Winery. You’ll be on the heart of the River Road Wine Trail, with room for four to splurge on a road trip experience as memorable as the park itself. This is the perfect spot to spend a couple nights before or after exploring the park, as it’s in close proximity to Salinas and Monterrey, as well as the Bay Area and central coast.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $342 per night
Cozy two-bedroom Airbnb near Pinnacles National Park with private bath
The closest Airbnb listing to Pinnacle National Park is also the most budget-conscious, coming in at a rate that will allow you and up to three travel companions to splurge on other parts of the trip. Sure, it’s a shared room in a home, but the park is just up the street and you’ll be in the town of Soledad with options for dining, groceries, and last-minute planning before hitting the park.
Four guests, private room
Price: $76 per night
Telegraph Office Cabin near Mercy Hot Springs
East of the park, near Mercy Hot Springs, is this historic “telegraph office” on a working dairy farm. After exploring the park, relax to the sounds of stirring animals, gaze up at the expansive views of the surrounding hills and open sky, and spread out around a campfire. WiFi is provided, as is one queen bed.
Two guests, studio
Price: $202 per night