Famed for its massive, ancient sequoia trees, Yosemite National Park is one of California’s most beautiful national parks. Yosemite is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the local village is bustling with shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums. If you’re interested in staying in the Yosemite area with your pet, you’ll discover countless outdoor activities that you can do together.
In addition to creating an itinerary for your trip to Yosemite, you’ll also want to consider where you’ll be staying. While there’s no shortage of amazing lodging options in the area, many do not welcome pets or offer pet-friendly amenities. That is why many pet owners choose to stay in an Airbnb rental. Here’s a look at our top selections for pet-friendly lodging in Yosemite.
1. A-Frame Cabin Near Yosemite & Bass Lake
Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Perched at the edge of the Sierra National Forest, this cozy A-frame rental offers all the comforts of home and so much more. The interior has been completely modernized with comfortable furniture, linens, and an open kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals.
Start each morning with a velvety smooth cup of coffee from the family-owned coffee shop and roastery, Mariposa Coffee Company. After that, head over to Bass Lake where guests can experience fishing, boating, and a range of other outdoor activities.
2. Mountain Retreat in Yosemite West
Fees: $50 pet fee per day.
Policies: Pets are not allowed on furniture or bedding. Pets cannot be left unattended.
This charming A-frame home offers incredible views from the living room and deck, as well as a variety of amenities, like a jacuzzi tub and air conditioning. The kitchen and dining areas are open to the living room which offers a wood-burning stove fireplace. There are also two bedrooms on the ground floor, a laundry room, and sliding doors that open up to a deck.
After a good night’s rest at the house, head off for an adventure with Fido. Head to Vernal Fall where you’ll discover a magnificent 317-foot waterfall on the Merced River. The waterfall is clearly visible from a distance but visitors can also climb the “giant staircase” to get close-up views.
3. Creekside Home in Wawona
Fees: $50 per day.
Policies: Maximum of two dogs.
While staying in Yosemite, consider staying at this rugged Creekside home. Located on a large private lot, this custom-built cabin is nestled on over an acre of land with Yosemite National Park in your own backyard. The cabin is equipped with memory foam mattresses, flat screen TVs, a fully-equipped kitchen, large dining room, wood burning stove, and a large deck where families can BBQ and enjoy a game of horseshoes.
One of the best ways to explore the local area with a pet is by taking a hike. Guests of the Airbnb have access to more than 750 miles of trials situated throughout Yosemite National Park. Start your adventure at Yosemite Valley which offers a combination of easy, moderate, and strenuous trails.
4. Cozy Studio Located Inside the Park
Fees: $30 per day per pet.
Policies: No pets on the furniture. No using bowls from the kitchen for your pet. Clean up after your pet. When outside, pets should be leashed at all times. Guests must inform the owners about any pets staying before checking in.
Traveling to Yosemite solo, with just your pet? This cozy little studio apartment is just what you need. The apartment with private full bathroom and attached kitchenette offers a private entrance, yard, and free parking on-site. There is also an outdoor sitting area.
The home is located near many of the area’s top attractions. Consider a tour to see the beauty of the park up close and personal. The Glacier Point Tour is a four-hour round-trip tour to Glacier Point which has a 3,200-foot evaluation gain. Bring along your camera and capture breathtaking photos of the area’s mountains and waterfalls.
5. Secluded Cabin in Wawona
Fees: $50 per day.
Policies: None listed.
Reserve your stay at this two-bed, one-bath cabin, located in Wawona. The home sleeps up to six guests with a queen size bed in one bedroom and a double bed in the other. There is also a sofa bed in the living room. Guests can also enjoy the large deck with gas grill, wifi, and convenient laundry facilities.
The home is equipped with a modern kitchen where guests can prepare meals. There are also many local eateries that are pet-friendly, such as the Village Grill. Enjoy a tasty breakfast on the dog-friendly patio, while breathing in the fresh mountain air.
6. Charming Cabin with Hot Tub
Fees: $75 non-refundable fee per pet. An additional $250 fee is charged if homeowners are not notified prior to visit.
Policies: Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pet. There is a $150 pet waste cleanup fee. Any damage done by a pet is the responsibility of the owners. Pets left in the home must be crated when the owners are gone.
Located just two miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park, this charming cabin offers cozy accommodations for couples, groups, or families with pets. The home offers a loft bedroom, spacious living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchen, home theater system, four-person hot tub, large patio, and garden area.
There are so many amazing sights to see in Yosemite, you likely won’t have time to see them all. However, you’ll want to make time to see Yosemite’s Tunnel View with Half Dome. The Half Dome is a world-renowned 8,800-foot landmark that was formed more than 65 million years ago.
7. Mountain Chalet Near Pine Mountain Lake
Fees: None listed.
Policies: Pets should not be left attended on the property. No pets on the furniture or beds.
Located in the gated community of Pine Mountain Lake, this charming chalet offers guests complete privacy and relaxation. The three-bedroom, two-bath home easily accommodates families with pets. The main floor offers a living and dining room, full kitchen bedroom, bathroom, and a deck with propane BBQ and patio furniture. The upper flow has two more bedrooms and a bathroom.
When you’re not relaxing at the chalet, head out and explore the local village. Yosemite Valley is where you’ll find Degnan’s Kitchen, an updated deli that serves delicious breakfast and lunch options like egg muffins and biscuits and gravy. There is also outdoor seating that welcomes leashed pets.
8. Lake House with Private Dock
Fees: $75 fee per stay.
Policies: None listed.
This vacation rental offers lavish features and amenities both inside and out. The four-bedroom, four-bath home possesses unique architecture, a gourmet kitchen, wood-burning stove, pool table, wet bars, banquet-style dining, stone-wall fireplaces, jetted tub, breakfast bar, complimentary toiletries, workout machine, and much more.
Spend your day on the private dock enjoying the weather or set off to an adventure elsewhere. Leash up your pet and walk along the giant Sequoias at the boardwalks of the Mariposa Grove. Be sure to stop and see the Grizzley Giant tree.
9. Little Creek Cabin 4 Miles from Park
Fees: $25 per pet per day.
Policies: Maximum of two pets.
The little cabin in Yosemite is a mere four miles from the southern entrance of the park at the base of Chilnualna Falls. The two-bedroom, two-bath home offers a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, family room with fireplace, free wifi, and a large private deck with gas BBQ and covered area for grilling and dining.
The area offers many great activities for travelers, such as wildlife watching. You don’t have to go far to find a wide array of wildlife, such as black bears, Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and little brown bats.
10. Newly Remodeled Mountain Retreat
Fees: $50 per pet.
Policies: Quite hours from 10 PM to 8 AM.
Experience incredible sunset views and a peaceful setting when you book your reservation for this newly remodeled mountain retreat. The private home is just five minutes from downtown Mariposa and is within close proximity to Lake McClure, Merced River, and Yosemite’s Arch Rock Entrance.
When at the house, enjoy the 7-seat hot tub, fire pit table, outdoor seating, and mountain views. If you want to learn more about the local area, consider going on a ranger-led activity with your leashed pet. The park offers regular Ranger Programs that offer guided walks and nature trips.
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