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Best Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

Select Registry - March 10, 2022

The Adventure of a Lifetime

When you stay with us at one of the best places to stay near Yosemite, you'll enjoy incredible hikes and big adventure in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is nothing short of breathtaking, and we think a visit to this incredible National Park deserves nothing but the best. If you find yourself looking for the best places to stay near Yosemite, let us introduce you to the finest collection of lodging around the country; Select Registry. 

2022 is shaping up to be another year of big adventures in our own backyard, without outdoor adventures in places like our National Park system leading the way. Yosemite National Park, best known for its beautiful waterfalls, ancient Sequoia trees, and towering granite cliffs, is located around three hours from three major cities in northern California: Sacramento, San Franciso, and San Jose. 

There’s an unbelievable range of things to do at Yosemite National Park, not to mention in the nearby growing wine-city of Murphys, California. Each year, millions of visitors flock to these fabled lands to soak up the dramatically wild beauty. 2022 is the perfect year to check this park off your bucket list. 

You’ll need multiple days in the area to appreciate the variety of things to do in Yosemite National Park, and for that, you’ll need high-quality accommodations. Our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in the town of Murphys is just 90 minutes away from the park entrance and is, without a doubt, one of the best places to stay near Yosemite National Park. 

Finding exceptional lodging is the very foundation of a memorable vacation, and you’d be hard-pressed to find something better than Select Registry.  Our Inns are located in the top destinations around the country, including across Northern California. If you truly want to find one of the best places to stay near Yosemite National Park, you need not look any further. 

When you stay with us at one of the best places to stay near Yosemite, you'll enjoy incredible hikes and big adventure in Yosemite National Park

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

We’ll go into more detail as to why Select Registry properties in Northern California should be considered the best places to stay near Yosemite National Park. In the meantime, however, let’s discuss all of the exciting things to do in Yosemite National Park!

If you’ve been dreaming of visiting Yosemite National Park, then you’re probably already familiar with the top attractions, including the stunning waterfalls, towering cliffs, jaw-dropping valley views, and more. Even so, here are the top things to do in Yosemite National Park this year. 

  1. You shouldn’t make the trip to Yosemite National Park without visiting the Yosemite Valley.  Here, you’ll find some of the top views in the park, including Tunnel View Overlook, views of top waterfalls like Vernal Falls, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Falls, not to mention breathtaking views of the famous monolith El Capitan. 
  2. Take in the sweeping views at Glacier Point, which offers panoramic views of Yosemite Valley. 
  3. If you’re in good shape and want to plan an epic hike during your time at Yosemite National Park, don’t miss the trip up Half Dome. It’s also a legendary place attracting rock climbers from around the world. 
  4. Hiking is, of course, one of the most popular things to do in Yosemite National Park. Consider the John Muir Trail and the Mist Trail for more great hikes.
  5. If you’re looking for some off-the-beaten-path experiences, head to Tuolumne Meadows, which is one of the largest high elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevadas 
  6. Commune with the giant Sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove – the trees here are more than 1,000 years old. 
  7. Take in the views at Tenaya Lake – a place where you’re far less likely to encounter the heavy crowds of summer, like those you’d see in the Yosemite Valley. 
  8. If you’re looking for a scenic drive through the park, consider the Tioga Road Drive. It’s the perfect way to admire the park’s beauty without exerting too much effort. 
  9. For an easy hike with a rewarding waterfall at the end, consider the trek to Bridalveil Fall. Don’t miss the Yosemite Falls Hike for an exceptional view of Yosemite Falls Falls. 
  10. Don’t miss the Ansel Adams Gallery, whose stunning photographs are intricately linked with this breathtaking national park. 

If you’re interested in exploring more National Parks in California, consider putting together an unforgettable road trip with other nearby parks.  Select Registry properties are nearby each of them, which means not only will you enjoy the best places to stay near Yosemite National park, but others as well!

When you stay with us at one of the best places to stay near Yosemite, you'll enjoy incredible hikes and big adventure in Yosemite National Park

Top Places to Stay Near Yosemite in 2022

There are many reasons to consider our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts in Northern California as the best places to stay near Yosemite National Park.  It starts, of course, with the exceptional accommodations they offer.

The diverse Select Registry collection of Inns holds the distinction of offering top-rated lodging around the country for the past 50 years. We offer far more than a comfortable bed at the end of the day, though. Here, you’ll find each property exudes a unique sense of space, which adds an air of authenticity to your stay.  Our Inns also excel in hospitality, far exceeding what you’d find in traditional hotel stays. 

Apart from this, what truly makes our Select Registry Inns the best places to stay near Yosemite National Park are the other things you can do while here.  For example, the Inn closest to Yosemite National Park is located in the exciting town of Murphys, a newly burgeoning wine region in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. 

Moreover, if you want to extend your trip to include more than Yosemite National Park, you can also explore the famed wine-tasting region of Napa Valley and relax in the charming seaside community of Half Moon Bay without having to step out of the comfort afforded to you by Select Registry. 

Finally, Select Registry stands behind its properties, so you can take comfort in knowing they truly are the best places to stay near Yosemite National Park. Each of our Inns has passed the most comprehensive inspection in the hospitality industry, offering you a level of excellence that’s hard to find. We also offer rewards for our loyal Select Registry guests.

With all of these things combined, is it any wonder that our Inn is the best place to stay near Yosemite National Park? 2022 is well underway – start planning an epic adventure through some of the most storied lands in the country, and make sure to partner with Select Registry wherever you go. Book your getaway today!

Best Places to Stay Near Yosemite

Courtwood Inn

Courtwood Inn Bed and Breakfast is a recently constructed log lodge. The public areas and guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, with expansive views. Each mini-suite has a Jason Microsilk hydrotherapy tub, double sinks, a California king bed, luxury linens and a private outdoor deck, patio or balcony.

Located in Murphys, aka “Queen of the Sierras,” the quaint historic gold country town is known for its award-winning wines produced in the area. There are excellent restaurants, shopping experiences and many tasting rooms on Main St.  Murphy’s is an up-and-coming bed and breakfast California destination, not to mention it’s one of the best places to stay near Yosemite National Park.

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Churchill Manor

Churchill Manor, a historic and romantic Napa California bed and breakfast inn, is the perfect retreat for visits to the Napa Valley wine country. From our location, the Napa Valley wine regions of Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, Saint Helena, and Calistoga are just minutes away.

Downtown restaurants, wine tasting salons, outdoor activities, and massage and spa services are within an easy walk. Built in 1889 by Napa County’s elite, the mansion offers a charming 19th-century ambiance for your next vacation to the Napa Valley. Our location also makes an ideal setting for a wine country wedding.

Mill Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast

An unforgettable Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast experience from the vibrant gardens to the breathtaking California views, the Inn offers nothing less than the finest accommodations. Scattered throughout the Inn are valuable antiques and watercolors, magnificent decor, and period furnishings, which create an ambiance of soothing refinement. 

Half Moon Bay maintains the flavor of its farming heritages amid the sophistication of a developing resort. Within minutes of the B&B are several secluded beaches, one-of-a-kind shops, hiking and biking trails in redwood forests, wine tasting venues, and amazing art galleries.

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