Airbnbs near national parks: Our favorite summer stays – GearJunkie | Gmx Pharm

Here’s our pick of the top eight Airbnbs — with access to national parks — from which to launch your summer outdoor adventures.

Airbnb offers a diverse selection of properties around the world, from architecturally unique buildings to remote island idylls. Additionally, many are close to our national parks, making them a great lodging solution for hikers, tourists, kayakers and more!

Whether you’re looking for an intimate, affordable base or a quirky, quaint hiker’s cabin, our roundup of the best Airbnbs for summer 2022 is sure to have something for you.

Our favorite Airbnbs near national parks

Stargazing in Death Valley, Nevada

On the edge of Death Valley, nestled on 80 acres of the scorching Nevada High Desert lies a beautiful Three bedroom propertywhich at first glance seems to merge with its surroundings.

With spectacular, uninterrupted perspectives of the desert mountains by day and clear, star-studded skies by night, there are plenty of opportunities for stunning photography and serene contemplation.

If you’re specifically looking for a stargazing adventure, check out our guides for the next Night Sky Spectacle and guided stargazing trips.

  • Accommodation size: 6 guests/3 beds
  • Distance from the national park: Approximately 20 miles to Death Valley
  • Price/night: $500/night

Cottage & private beach in Maine

A waterfront cottage with a private beach

This intimate one bedroom Bass Harbor Retreat It is just minutes from some of the most distinctive coastal hiking trails, making it the ideal home base for exploring Acadia National Park.

With the option to spend your stay exploring the hills and headlands, or enjoying the quaint villages and wildlife, there is no shortage of culture or adventure here.

A great option for those seeking a balance of outdoor activities and romantic seclusion, this quaint property is the perfect choice for solitary explorers and couples alike.

  • Accommodation size: 2 guests/1 bed
  • Distance from the national park: Approximately 4 miles to Acadia NP
  • Price/night: $477/night

Yosemite at your doorstep in California

Spacious luxury with Yosemite on your doorstep

This attractive cedar cabin sits on the very edge of the hugely popular Yosemite National Park and offers some amazing mountain views and plenty of room for larger groups.

Sleeping up to 10 guests, this property offers a combination of modern comfort and convenient access to one of the most breathtaking regions in the world. Enthusiastic hikers should take a look at our hiking guide The 10 best hikes in Yosemite.

  • Accommodation size: 10 guests/6 beds
  • Distance from the national park: Less than a mile to Yosemite
  • Price/night: $1,030/night

Family friendly treehouse in Montana

A unique and family friendly treehouse

Whether you are traveling with children or not, staying in a tree house always brings some joy. That Raven’s Nestwith two living trees growing through them is no exception!

This two bedroom property sits on 5 wooded acres and is just 30 minutes from Glacier National Park. Glacier offers quiet meadows, turquoise waters and maybe even the chance to do so spot a grizzly or two.

  • Accommodation size: 4 guests/4 beds
  • Distance from the national park: Approximately 17 miles to Glacier NP
  • Price/night: $601/night

Double Header Excavations in Utah

Affordable access to two national parks

It is nestled in a private desert oasis between Utah’s Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Angel’s Landinga quiet, cozy and well maintained small property with many sights and activities.

Angel’s Landing and its surrounds offer serene desert views and local fishing ponds, as well as some great canyon hiking and river swimming. If you are looking for affordability and access to not one but two national parks, look no further.

  • Accommodation size: 6 guests/3 beds
  • Distance from the national park: Approximately 25 miles to Zion National Park; 50 miles to Bryce Canyon NP
  • Price/night: $141/night

Next generation glamping in Idaho

Some next level glamping

With a king-size bed, space for additional guests, wooden floors and beautiful mountain views, this tent site represents the level of glamping. And it’s nestled amongst towering pines with access to Yellowstone Park.

Light, airy and fresh, this property offers privacy, views and plenty of activities nearby. It also welcomes those with pets. If you are particularly interested in luxury camping, check out our recommendations on some of the best glamping in the US.

  • Accommodation size: 3 guests/2 beds (*shared toilet on the property)
  • Distance from the national park: Approximately 29 miles to entrance of West Yellowstone NP
  • Price/night: $232/night

View of the Olympic Mountains in Washington

Comfort and privacy with a view of the Olympic mountains

The enchanting Compass Rose House occupies a secluded spot on 25 acres of private land just minutes from Olympic National Park. And it’s still within easy reach of all the city’s amenities.

Because Olympic encompasses a range of ecosystems, from soaring peaks to ancient forests, it’s a fantastic choice for those who appreciate variety.

The Compass Rose House offers a place to relax after a day exploring the meadows and hillsides of Olympic. From the hot tub you have mountain views and you might even see a bald eagle!

  • Accommodation size: 8 guests/6 beds
  • Distance from the national park: Approximately 7 miles to Olympic NP
  • Price/night: $329/night

Group luxury lodge in Idaho

Ideal for group adventures

With 10 beds and 3,500 square feet of gorgeous wood paneled space, this luxury lodge is perfect for larger groups of explorers.

With attractive rustic furniture, cozy fireplaces, and all the space you need (inside and out), this eatery is perfect for large groups.

Located on an idyllic riverfront near Yellowstone National Park, the Riverfront will delight hikers, kayakers and those seeking relaxation alike!

  • Accommodation size: 13 guests/10 beds
  • Distance from the national park: Approximately 20 miles to West Yellowstone NP
  • Price/night: $799/night


There is nothing quite like having great accommodation to return to after a day exploring everything our national parks have to offer – somewhere to kick off your boots, relax and rejuvenate. Hopefully these highlight properties will inspire your next national park summer stay!

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