Where to Stay for Your Yosemite Elopement


Wondering where to stay for your Yosemite elopement? I’ve got ya covered! As a Yosemite elopement photographer, I have tons of recommendations for you. Keep reading to learn all about the best hotel & Airbnb options out there!


Tenaya Lodge

This award-winning lodge is located right near the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. This is a full-service resort, and it’s just minutes away from Giant Sequoia Grove! Tenaya Lodge has a few different room options: hotel rooms, suites, cottage rooms, and 2-bedroom cabins. This hotel also has an amazing spa, multiple pools and hot tubs, and tons of outdoor activities for all ages!

Mariposa Hotel Inn

This historic hotel in Mariposa has all the character you could dream of. If you stay here, you can choose from 6 uniquely decorated hotel rooms! It’s about 45-60 minutes from the main Yosemite entrance of Yosemite National Park. You also have easy access to Downtown Mariposa, which is only walking distance away. 

The Ahwahnee

This unique hotel located inside Yosemite is actually a historic heritage, listed as a National Historic Landmark! The Ahwhanee also offers hotel rooms, suites, and cottages to stay in. If you want to stay at the heart of Yosemite, this is the spot for you! You won’t have to worry about traveling very far for your Yosemite elopement when staying at The Ahwahnee.

Autocamp Mariposa

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite lodging spots near Yosemite! They have adorable air streams and glamping tents as well as tons of nearby amenities. It’s great for couples who don’t want to stay in a traditional hotel, but still want something luxurious. It’s right near the entrance to Yosemite, so again, you won’t have to travel very far for your elopement!

Where to Stay for Your Yosemite Elopement


Inside Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Loft Condo

This Yosemite Loft Condo is located in Yosemite West, which is about 16 miles from the Valley. It’s a beautiful cabin that can house up to 6 guests, so it would be perfect if you have a small group of elopement guests with you! You’ll be 6,000 feet up at the top of a mountain, and keep in mind that cell service and wifi are basically nonexistent. 

As of March 2022, this Airbnb goes for $229/night.

Yosemite’s Eagle’s Nest

This Airbnb is located just past the South Gate entrance to Yosemite National Park. This spot does have satellite wifi, so you’ll still be able to catch up on your favorite Netflix shows! You’ll be able to enjoy a wraparound deck where you can have your morning coffee surrounded by Mother Nature.

As of March 2022, this Airbnb goes for $360/night.

Yosemite’s Chinquapin Retreat

The Chinquapin Retreat is a modern, one bedroom mountain home that can hold up to 4 guests. Inside, the spacious living room has a west-facing window where you can watch the sunset with your love! It’s about 30-40 minutes away from Yosemite Falls, and bonus: there’s free wifi.

As of March 2022, this Airbnb goes for $360/night. 

Where to Stay for Your Yosemite Elopement

Outside Yosemite National Park

The Beechwood Suite

Listed as a “Modern Mountain Sanctuary” on Airbnb, The Beechwood Suite is nestled in the serene setting of the Sierra foothills. It was built in quite recently back in 2021, and offers the perfect combination of comfort and style. This simplistic lodging spot would be perfect for you and your boo after your elopement!

As of March 2022, this Airbnb goes for $114/night.

The Winnie A-Frame

This A-frame cabin is located about 30 minutes from Yosemite National Park, and right on the edge of Sierra National Forest. If you stay here, you’ll be surrounded by oak, pine, and manzanita trees for the ultimate, secluded getaway! There’s also tons of local bard, shops, and restaurants for you to try out if you’re in the mood to go out. 

As of March 2022, this Airbnb goes for $314/night.

Among the Stars Tiny Home

This cute little tiny home is perfect for just you and your partner after your Yosemite elopement! Although small in size, the views from this Airbnb are to die for. You get 180 panoramic views of the High Sierras, which you can enjoy while chilling in the hot tub. This spot is about 10 minutes away from Bass Lake, and 10 miles from Yosemite National Park!

As of March 2022, this Airbnb goes for $257/night.

River Cabin

If you’re looking to splurge on a luxurious, spa-like retreat, then the River Cabin would be perfect for you! This one bed, one bath cabin sits on a 10 acre lot and has a quarter-mile river running through the property. If you stay here, you’ll experience all the modern amenities it has to offer. It was built back in the 90’s, but recently renovated for couples to enjoy! 

As of March 2022, this Airbnb goes for $425/night.

Where to Stay for Your Yosemite Elopement

Where to stay for your Yosemite elopement 

Those are all my top recommendations for where to stay for your Yosemite elopement! If you need more Yosemite elopement tips, I would highly recommend checking out my full guide here. Or if you just want some inspiration, you can view this YNP wedding!

If you want to get in touch with me about shooting your elopement, you can fill out my contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. 

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