3. Yosemite Pines RV Resort
Glamping near Yosemite National Park gets the Old West treatment at Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging, where you can stay in an 18th century-style covered wagon. Unlike the original covered wagons that early Americans used to forge their way out West, these wagons (which sleep four or six people) feature air conditioning, heat, a fridge, a microwave, and king-size beds.
Each wagon also has its own adjacent picnic table and barbecue. If you’re looking for something slightly less antique (but just as fun), Yosemite Pines RV Resort has also converted a number of vintage Airstream trailers into luxury camping accommodations. Just the sight of them will induce some serious nostalgia for old-school family vacations.
4. Half Dome Village
If you’d like to stay at Half Dome Village, you better plan ahead — accommodations at the largest lodging facility in Yosemite Valley sell out 10 to 12 months in advance. Opened in 1899, the facility now features 70 cabins (some of which have private bathrooms), 18 standard motel rooms, and more than 300 canvas tent cabins for people who want an elevated camping experience just below glorious Glacier Point.
The property’s amenities make it a major draw for travelers. Splash in the outdoor swimming pool in the warmer months, or glide around the ice skating rink in wintertime. There’s also a pizza parlor, cafe, dining pavilion, and a bar where you can enjoy a nightcap with your fellow campers.
Ambitious hikers at Half Dome Village should take advantage of the property’s easy access to the famous Half Dome Trail, one of Yosemite’s “quintessential attractions” that covers over 17 miles and 4,800 feet of elevation. The views at the top make it worth every step of this rigorous trail.
5. Gorgeous Yurt
Glamping near Yosemite National Park finds its romantic side in this gorgeous yurt in Oakhurst, California. Located in a woody landscape in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the secluded rental gives travelers the opportunity to sleep in an architecturally interesting space, complete with curved walls and radial rafters.