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These Yosemite National Park Vacation Rentals Get 5-Star Reviews from Renters

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Crowning Glory

Yosemite is one of America’s crown jewels. What better way to enjoy 5-star scenery than with a 5-star rating on a Yosemite National Park vacation rental home? Our list includes some vacation rentals inside the park boundaries. However, even outside the park, there are still highly rated rentals with advantages like stellar views and a short drive to the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains playground.


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Half Dome Views
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Half Dome Views

Foresta, California | Sleeps 6

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This Yosemite National Park vacation rental home has a pleasant interior with high ceilings, a game room, and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms (three and three, respectively). The real selling point is the outdoor area. With no neighbors nearby, you can sit on the deck and drink in unmatched views of Half Dome and El Capitan. 


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Riverfront Retreat
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Riverfront Retreat

El Portal, California | Sleeps 8

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See Yosemite in style when you stay at this luxury four-bedroom, three-bath mansion on the riverfront. The home has a large outdoor living area with views of the Merced River and the mountains beyond. It also comes with an outdoor copper tub and an 800-square-foot yoga studio so you can connect with nature. 


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Modern Vacation Rental Inside Yosemite
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Modern Vacation Rental Inside Yosemite

Yosemite West, California | Sleeps 2

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This is one of the few rental homes situated inside the gates of Yosemite National Park. Skip the lines to get in each morning and head straight to the action. The one-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental combines modern design with a natural feel perfect for the surrounding area. 


Family-Owned Cabin
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Family-Owned Cabin

Foresta, California | Sleeps 4

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When you stay at this family-owned cabin, you aren’t supporting another mega-tourist operation. You’ll notice the homey feel and love the views of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Clouds Rest Mountain. Best of all, you’ll be right inside the park and just a short drive from the center of Yosemite Valley. This two-bedroom, two-bath Yosemite National Park vacation rental is in a truly prime location. 


Aspen Room at Yosemite Peregrine Lodge
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Aspen Room at Yosemite Peregrine Lodge

Yosemite West, California | Sleeps 2

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Save some money by renting a room with a private bathroom in this Yosemite vacation rental home. The room has a king-size bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and its own private outdoor deck. Guests don’t have access to a kitchen and aren’t allowed to cook in the room, so only stay here if you want to enjoy the local restaurants. 


Alpine Escape
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Alpine Escape

Yosemite West, California | Sleeps 4

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This one-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental is inside Yosemite National Park, so guests don’t have to deal with the up-to-an-hour-long wait to get into the park each day. The home features wood flooring, granite countertops, and a cozy fire to curl up by in the evenings. There is also a covered outdoor porch area. 


Yosemite Copper Bear Lodge
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Yosemite Copper Bear Lodge

Yosemite West, California | Sleeps 8

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Copper Bear Lodge certainly deserves its 5-star rating. The three-bedroom, two-bath home is nestled in the forest and its warm wood interior feels like an extension of the outdoors. There are floor-to-ceiling windows that provide plenty of natural light. Guests might even spot some wildlife right from the large deck. 


Cedar Star at Yosemite
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Cedar Star at Yosemite

Yosemite West, California | Sleeps 8

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Cedar Star, yet another cleverly named Yosemite vacation rental home, boasts many 5-star reviews. The tri-level home — with three bedrooms and three baths — is built into the hillside but includes off-street parking for up to five cars. This makes it an ideal rental for a multi-family or -friend gathering place. The upper deck offers views of Henness Ridge. Wildlife sightings are also possible, so bring binoculars. 


Mystic Views
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Mystic Views

Yosemite West, California | Sleeps 8

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Vaulted ceilings and large windows in the living room make this the perfect place to chill with friends or family after a day of adventures in Yosemite. The three-bedroom, two-bath home is on a quiet, wooded lot but it comes with air conditioning — a luxury not always found in the area — and an electric vehicle charging station. 


Yosemite Inverness House
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Yosemite Inverness House

Yosemite West, California | Sleeps 8

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Near the intersection of a major park crossroads, you’ll have easy access to hop on the road to Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, or Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias from this three-bedroom, two-bath rental. The house is at the end of a private road and guests can access some smaller hiking trails right from the neighborhood. 


Yosemite’s River House
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Yosemite’s River House

Mariposa County, California | Sleeps 8

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With over 200 5-star reviews, you know you’ll love your stay at this Yosemite vacation rental that features three bedrooms and two baths. Just 5 miles from the park, it has amenities like an in-ground swimming pool, outdoor gas BBQ grill, and more. From the backyard, there is also a view of the Merced River and the craggy peaks beyond. 


Yosemite Gold Rush Ranch
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Yosemite Gold Rush Ranch

Midpines, California | Sleeps 6

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Located just 22 miles from Yosemite, you’ll enjoy panoramic views from this two-bedroom, three-bath vacation rental in the mountains. You’ll definitely want to wake up early to catch the sunrise from the backyard. There is also a large great room, electric vehicle charging station, and high-speed internet. 


Park Ranger’s Retreat
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Park Ranger’s Retreat

Mariposa County, California | Sleeps 6

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Although this vacation rental is a little further from Yosemite’s entrance (31 miles), there are many reasons to stay here. You’ll have a more affordable trip while taking advantage of the same 5-star reviews. The home is warm and inviting, with plenty of space for the entire family. Best of all, the owners are former Yosemite park rangers, so they can give you insider information on all the best places to visit. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 


Yosemite Mountain Vistas
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Yosemite Mountain Vistas

Midpines, California | Sleeps 6

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Even after you leave Yosemite at the end of a day adventuring, you don’t have to say goodbye to the scenery. This two-bedroom, two-bath home overlooks the mountains and offers beautiful sunrise views. You’ll have everything you need inside, plus fun additions like horseshoes, board games, and books. 


Juniper Crest
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Juniper Crest

Mariposa County, California | Sleeps 5

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A stay at Juniper Crest gives guests 5-star ratings coupled with affordability — at least more so  than with most locations that are within driving distance of Yosemite. With two bedrooms and one bath, there also is a kitchenette and access to the above ground saltwater pool during the summer months. When you stay here, mountains and trees will surround you and you’ll likely see some wildlife, too. 


Sunset Roost
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Sunset Roost

Midpines, California | Sleeps 6

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There is plenty of room to hang out with friends and family in the living room of this three-bedroom, three-bath rental, but the outdoor living area is where the real magic is. The backyard provides a peaceful retreat, complete with a hammock and covered seating area. A soak in the private hot tub after a long day of hiking or rock climbing is exactly what you’ll want. 


Custom Mountain Chateau
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Custom Mountain Chateau

Mariposa County, California | Sleeps 8

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This two-bedroom, two-bath home offers a true mountain escape. Nestled along a creek on 56 acres of private land, guests can experience true relaxation. The Sierra National Forest is the closest neighbor when you stay here. There is also a pool table, dart board, and — if you’re feeling brave and the weather is right — you can even sleep on a pullout couch on the screened-in porch.


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