Avoid the hotel crowds by opting to stay at a private, peaceful Airbnb. Here are ten nature-inspired picks.
Joshua Tree: The Casita
Enjoy the desert aesthetic at the Joshua Tree Casita, just twenty minutes away from the western entrance to the park. Plus, there’s a hot tub and hammock for you to relax in once you’re back from exploring Joshua Tree.
Volcanoes: Tree Top Loft
Mt Rainier: Wooded Paradise
Escape to Mount Rainier in this cozy, rustic A-frame. It’s just a quick walk to reach the Nisqually River, and a short drive into the park.
Yosemite: Red Fox Retreat
Glacier: House on the Corner
This funky artist’s cottage is in the heart of Whitefish, with easy access to both Glacier National Park and the downtown neighborhood. Make sure to leave a doodle on the table before you leave, at the host’s request!
Rocky Mountain: Old Man Mountain Bunkhouse
Zion: Nama-Stay Home
Stay just a half-mile from the entrance to Zion National Park, while enjoying the sandstone formations from this zen Airbnb’s patio. There’s a shuttle into the park just a few minutes’ walk away, and you'll also be nearby the town’s grocery store and restaurants.
Arches: Desert Gardens
To visit Arches, the best town to stay in is Moab, and this Airbnb has both a central location and a quiet atmosphere. The property is shared with two other units, but the upside of that is it's got an extra spacious backyard with a hot tub, BBQ grills, and a hammock.
Crater Lake: Rogues’ Roost
Grand Canyon: Railway Station
Stay on Route 66 during your visit to the Grand Canyon. This Airbnb is just an hour's drive to the park, and steps away from the Grand Canyon Railway Station, an easy alternative means to visiting the national wonder.
This article first appeared on Sunset