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10 of the Best National Park-Adjacent Airbnbs

The ideal base camps for your National Park adventures.

After you’ve spent a day exploring the natural splendor of America’s National Parks, you’ll want somewhere equally beautiful to rest your head and reflect on everything you’ve just experienced. Whether you prefer the creature comforts of a place to stay or just don’t want to lug around all of your camping equipment, these Airbnbs will allow you to relax while still giving you easy access to the park.

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Private Sage Canyon Cliff House

WHERE: Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is, of course, famous for the Cliff Palace—an incredibly well-preserved network of dwellings that were carved into a stone cliffside and inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloans from approximately 1190 until around 1300 when they were abandoned. So why not stay somewhere that takes direct inspiration from this remarkable site? The design of this cabin in Cortez (approximately a 15-minute drive from the entrance of the park) beautifully evokes the Cliff Palace. This house is built directly into a red rock wall for a striking effect whether you’re relaxing in front of the fireplace or washing off the day. This alone would make it a remarkable base for your Mesa Verde National Park visit but, as an added bonus, the property also homes a collection of centuries’ old petroglyphs.

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PHOTO: Shiloh/Courtesy of Airbnb
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The Winnie A-Frame

WHERE: Yosemite National Park

This A-frame house is exactly the kind of place you want to come back to after a full day exploring Yosemite. It’s set among a verdant copse of trees (that looks like a literal dreamscape under a fluffy blanket of snow). The exterior is classic, A-frame style. But then the interior is contemporary and stylish with several spots to cozy up with a cup of tea in the evening.

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117-Year-Old Cabin

WHERE: Rocky Mountain National Park

This incredible and restored cabin that was originally built in 1914 puts you in the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park experience. Located in Estes Lake and walking distance from the boundary of the National Park, guests have easy access to fishing and wildlife spotting (as in elk and bears) as well as an incredible view of Hallet Peak from the deck. It’s the rare, welcome Airbnb experience where you’re not just getting back to nature, you’re stepping back in time.

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PHOTO: Marianne/Courtesy of Airbnb
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Blackfoot Cabin

WHERE: Glacier National Park

This rustic cabin is located just nine miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park. It’s an ideal setting for hunkering down amid the snow in the winter. In the summer, you can add Lake McDonald to your itinerary for a great spot to go for a swim and cool down during the day.

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PHOTO: Charmie And Aaron/Courtesy of Airbnb
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Casa Indian Cove

WHERE: Joshua Tree National Park

All National Parks are, of course, photogenic. But there’s something especially striking about Joshua Tree that can turn the most camera-adverse visitor into a full-blown shutterbug. So it seems fitting that your accommodations should be equally Instagram-friendly. This house, located just 15 minutes from the Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, is the stuff that all your stylish desert dreams are made of.

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PHOTO: Jeff/Courtesy of Airbnb
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Kūono at Volcano

WHERE: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

This stunning house is not far from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The design of the exterior is at once sleek and modern while not looking out of step with the natural beauty of the Ohia trees that make up its surroundings. It’s the perfect sanctuary for unwinding at the end of the day, whether you’re soaking in the hot tub, warming up by the fire pit, or gazing out at the forest from the comfort of a plush bed.

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Earth Haven Ranch

WHERE: Great Sand Dunes National Park

One of the great things about staying at an Airbnb is that you’re getting a unique experience, and this dome house turns up the novelty volume to a delightful degree. This house was designed using sustainable materials, intending to transport guests somewhere completely new and different. You’ll spend so much time enjoying this uniquely cozy space you might forget to head to Great Dunes National Park.

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Luxury Treehouse

WHERE: Congaree National Park

This Airbnb combines the whimsical playfulness of a treehouse with the luxe creature comforts of a luxury hotel—and all of it is a mere (approximate) half-hour from Congaree National Park. So after an exciting day exploring the park, you’ll be able to relax in well-appointed style, and maybe even enjoy a dinner beside the fire pit to boot.

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PHOTO: Alison/Courtesy of Airbnb
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The Coziest Log Cabin

WHERE: Lassen National Park

This log cabin near Lassen National Park fulfills every item on the cozy cabin checklist. Woodburning stove? Check. Hammocks? Check. Adirondacks chairs under twinkly string lights? Check! Plus, all of this is located on three private, picturesque acres so you can enjoy the tranquility of nature in perfect, quiet solitude.

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PHOTO: Britt And Michael/Courtesy of Airbnb
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A Convertible A-Frame

WHERE: Zion National Park

When you imagine leaving the hustle and bustle of modern life behind for a simpler, closer-to-nature existence, your dreams may look a lot like this Airbnb. This A-frame (which can be opened up to let light and fresh air in) is situated amongst a beautiful swath of nature where you’re close to wildflower fields, hiking trails, and incredible stargazing.

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