Explore the Top Boutique Hotels Near Yosemite National Park

Deep in the wooded California wilderness lies Yosemite National Park. The nearly 1200 square foot park has been protected since 1864 and is home to over 400 species of animals. It’s famed for its towering Sequoia trees, waterfalls, mountains and massive rock formations which draw climbers and adventure lovers from all over the world.

Camping, hiking, biking, birdwatching, fishing, and rafting are some of the popular summer activities, while winter sports like skiing dominate the colder months. All throughout the year, the lack of pollution makes the night a magical nighttime stargazing spot. Don’t wait to experience all of Yosemite’s natural wonders and unique hotels nearby!

Find Relaxation and Recreation at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa 

Unwind after a long day of hiking at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa, a rustic-chic resort located at the Highway 120 West park entrance. The property is 20 acres and features a variety of accommodations: lodge rooms and suites, hillside villas, one bedroom villas, and ADA accessible rooms.

The onsite Restaurant and Tavern serve a combined total of 3 meals a day– 4 including the Tavern’s late night menu– and can easily accommodate all diners from picky children to vegans. Stop by the social Tavern after dark for some late night entertainment and refreshments.

Just like the park, Rush Creek itself offers lots to do during the day. The heated saltwater pool and hot tub are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year– weather permitting of course. Enjoy the full-service pool bar until 9 pm daily! There’s a variety of daily activities for guests of all ages; from guided hikes to ping pong tournaments to nightly s’mores, everyone is sure to find something to enjoy.

The knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you plan park excursions and gear rental is available on site. Don’t forget to book an appointment at the brand new indoor/outdoor spa and wellness center. Offerings include massages, skin care treatments, yoga classes, a wellness program, and more.

Sleep in an Airstream at AutoCamp

Like the idea of camping but not the actual camping part? Discover the perfect combination of nature and luxury at AutoCamp, where guests can choose to sleep in an Airstream van, luxury tent, basecamp, cabin, or accessible suite. Situated around 40 minutes from the Arch Rock park entrance, this unique lodging is perfect for travelers looking for a memorable stay.

The hotel’s restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner; there’s also a general store fully stocked with ingredients, snacks, and necessities. The hotel offers a daily shuttle to the park, as well as a host of their own experiences.

Adrenaline junkies can check out adventures such as skydiving and skiing while others indulge in activities like orchard tour & cider tastings. Complementary mountain bikes and firepits are among the things to check out on the property. There’s definitely something for everyone at AutoCamp.

Hannah Seiken

By Hannah Seiken in National Parks , Road Trips , Adventure , Solo Travel , Agrotourism