Where to Stay in Yosemite with Kids: 10 Options for the Entire Family

When vacation calls, Yosemite answers as one of the best destinations for families with kids of any age. If you’re headed there and looking for a family-friendly place to stay, discover a selection of cozy cabins or spacious lodge suites ideal for a family with kids at our Rush Creek, Evergreen, and Firefall Ranch lodges. 

Both properties are located near California’s Yosemite National Park and provide an all-access pass to their majestic surroundings, plus we offer lots of kid-friendly activities, on-site amenities, and in-room comforts. These sister properties sit just seven miles apart and feature unique offerings to make this vacation suit your family, whether you have teens or toddlers in tow. 

So if you’re looking for a place to stay in Yosemite with kids, see what makes each property special and start planning your Yosemite getaway today.

Family Lodging at Yosemite’s Rush Creek Lodge & Spa

Family Cabins at Evergreen Lodge Near Yosemite

Family Cottages at Firefall Ranch Yosemite

Frequently Asked Questions

Family Lodging at Yosemite’s Rush Creek Lodge & Spa

An aerial shot of rush creek lodge.Rush Creek Lodge & Spa offers a selection of family-friendly accommodations near Yosemite. The in-room and onsite amenities, relaxing views, and kid-appropriate entertainment make this a family-favorite destination. 

Each Rush Creek accommodation comes complete with a selection of games and books, plus a radio streaming device to enjoy the news or other entertainment during downtime. Television screens won’t be missed, thanks to our indoor game area, outdoor heated pool, and Tavern entertainment, plus parents appreciate the luxury spa and wellness center for fitness and relaxation. 

Explore the suite sizes and layouts that work best for your family, and get ready for a fantastic stay:

Family-Size Mini Suites

Rush Creek lodge rooms provide cozy, family-sized suites with convenient access to all the onsite amenities. Take in the incredible views from your 100-square-foot private deck and lounge comfortably in the seating area of your room. The convenient mini fridge keeps snacks and beverages handy for the kiddos, and the coffee brewer and kettle provide your morning caffeine kick. Free in-room and property-wide Wi-Fi make streaming your favorite shows and movies a breeze. 

Choose the Lodge Double Queen, a non-smoking, 400-square-foot lodge room that is outfitted with two queen beds and can accommodate up to four guests. Cribs are also available upon request for a nightly fee.

Large Lodge Suites for Families

Our lodge suites provide expanded accommodations within the main building for families who need a little extra space in a central location. A roomy 150-square-foot deck outfitted with chairs gives you a place to relax and enjoy the surrounding forest. 

Each spacious, 525-square-foot suite has a comfortable seating area with a queen pull-out sofa and the bedroom includes a king bedroom with sliding privacy doors. These non-smoking suites accommodate up to four guests, with plenty of space for relaxing, resting, and getting ready for your family’s next Yosemite adventure. Cribs are also available upon request for a nightly fee.

Hillside Family Villas

The Hillside Villas provide private family accommodations throughout the 20-acre Rush Creek property. Each villa is situated in a four-plex with its own private foyer and private 125-square-foot deck. 

The spacious rooms feature a large sitting area with a queen pull-out sofa, a separate primary bedroom with a king bed, plus a second bedroom with your choice of a king bed or double twin beds. Bathrooms have divided vanity and shower areas for morning multitasking, and rooms with twin beds also feature a bathtub to make bathing little ones easier. 

These non-smoking, 625-square-foot rooms accommodate up to six guests comfortably. The in-room amenities include a mini fridge, coffee brewer, tea kettle, daily paper delivery, and complimentary Wi-Fi, plus access to all of the lodge offerings and entertainment. Cribs are also available upon request for a nightly fee.

Family Cabins at Evergreen Lodge Near Yosemite

A group of kids and parents enjoying s'mores.At Evergreen Lodge, families will find a refreshing selection of private cabins across our 20-acre resort. Our rich history shows in each comfortable cabin and well-appointed amenity. 

Kid-friendly amenities include fun diversions for every age, from toddler to teen. A large outdoor pool and outdoor sports and entertainment options are family favorites, and the indoor game room is a lifesaver on a rainy day. The longstanding Yosemite lodge features dining options, a tavern, and a poolside bar so you can leave the cooking to us, or grab something to go from the General Store. We’re located near the west entrance of Yosemite for easy access to the best day hikes in Yosemite or day trips

After long hours of fun, enjoy a relaxing evening at your cabin playing games, or head to our Coyote Hill campfires for toasting marshmallows with fellow guests. Cabins are outfitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, but we’ve replaced televisions with Alexa devices and classic family games to encourage everyone to unplug and connect with nature and each other. 

Whether you’re a small or large family with young kids or middle schoolers, your getaway cabin at Rush Creek is waiting:

Cozy Family Cottages

Small families visiting Yosemite enjoy these cottages because they provide adequate space in a cozy atmosphere. The non-smoking, 450-square-foot cabin rental accommodates up to four guests with a separate king bedroom for parents and cozy queen sofa pull-out in the living area for kids. 

This cottage combines a rustic feel with modern amenities, including air conditioning, a single-cup coffee brewer, electric kettle, and a mini refrigerator. The 100-square-foot private deck is just right for marveling at the forest views morning, noon, and night.

Small & Large Family Cabins

We offer two-bedroom family cabins and single-room cabins. Our larger rentals are a popular choice for the family who needs extra space, while those who prefer a more communal experience choose our single-room accommodations. 

Both styles provide in-cabin games for quality family time, plus amenities to make your stay more enjoyable, including air conditioning, a single-cup coffee brewer, electric kettle, mini fridge, Wi-Fi, and Alexa radio entertainment.

Though the knotty pine paneling feels rustic, the modern amenities in our one-room cabins make every guest comfortable. These cabins offer 400 square feet of living space inside, plus a 100-square-foot covered porch outside. The combined living area and bedrooms give the space a charming, camp-like feel. The queen bed and a set of bunk beds can accommodate up to four guests. Seating off to the side provides an area for playing games and visiting. For outdoorsy families, this cabin provides the essentials for a good night’s rest and makes an ideal home base for snacks or a quick change before the next adventure.

Our two-bedroom cabins provide 600 square feet of space with two separate bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with a pair of twins, plus a pull-out queen sofa to comfortably sleep six guests. Sliding barn doors provide extra privacy for each bedroom. The dedicated living area features comfortable seating with space for playing family games or lounging. The private 100-square-foot deck is ideal for your morning coffee or evening wind-down, and the forest provides a serene backdrop any time of day.

Private Single-Family Lodging

Kay’s Nest is a two-story cabin for the family who needs more entertainment and amenities within their rental. This 1,500-square-foot, non-smoking cabin accommodates four guests in its single loft bedroom, which comes furnished with a king bed and queen sleeper sofa.

In the lower level of Kay’s Nest, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen for cooking, in-cabin laundry, satellite television, and a large bonus room with a pool table, game table, and bar area. This cabin’s slightly secluded location provides extra privacy for your downtime with easy access to Evergreen facilities and to Yosemite.

Large, Multi-Family Yosemite Lodging

The John Muir House is an exquisite, non-smoking, spacious lodge for a large family to get away and relax near Yosemite. This rental feels more like home than a rustic cabin and offers amenities not provided at our smaller cabins, including a gas barbecue grill, television and DVD player, and washer/dryer. 

The 2,500-square-foot living space can accommodate six to ten guests comfortably and features a primary bedroom with a king bed, two additional queen bedrooms, and a loft with two queen beds. A great room, full kitchen and dining room, plus a 1,000-square-foot deck and screen porch make entertaining and gathering—indoors or out—effortless and enjoyable. For a large family or relatives looking to gather at a vacation spot near Yosemite, this upscale lodge provides the comforts of home with ample space for everyone.

Family Cottages at Firefall Ranch Yosemite

Firefall Ranch Yosemite cottage outdoor covered deck.

At the brand new Firefall Ranch, families can expect luxury lodging paired with the unmatched natural beauty of Yosemite. The 300-acre mountain resort is home to 55 private villas and cottages, spaced out to give every guest the opportunity to experience the serenity of Yosemite and surrounded by rolling hills and lush meadowland. These private cottages and villas in Yosemite can accommodate families of many sizes, sleeping up to eight guests. 

Cottages for Small Families

One bedroom cottages at Firefall Ranch are the ideal cottages for small families visiting Yosemite. Enjoy picturesque views of the Ranch through floor to ceiling windows in the large living room and bedroom, cozy up with the family beside the indoor fireplace, or settle in beside the outdoor fireplace on your private covered deck. The one bedroom cottages at Firefall Ranch sleep up to four guests with a King bed in the bedroom and Queen sofa bed in the sitting area. 

Amenities at these Yosemite cottages for small families include heated bathroom floors, air conditioning, in-room Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker, a refrigerator and microwave oven, Keurig coffee brewer, separate shower and vanity areas for privacy and convenience, ceiling fans, eco-friendly bath products, an electronic safe, and more. 

Cottages for Families of All Sizes

Two bedroom cottages at Firefall Ranch can accommodate families of up to six with two different cottage options. The first options includes a single King bed in one bedroom, two Twin beds in the second bedroom, and a Queen sofa bed in the sitting area. The second option features a main bedroom with a King bed, a second bedroom with a Queen bed, and a sitting area with a Queen sofa bed. The perfect cottages for families of all sizes, these two bedroom retreats in Yosemite offer gorgeous forest and meadow views through large windows in the living rooms, bedrooms, and from their covered private decks. 

Accommodating to families of all sizes, two bedrooms allow ample room for families to spread out, giving parents the option to put the kids to bed and hang out in the living room, the private deck, or enjoy the peace and quiet of their own luxurious bedroom. The whole family can bond around the indoor/outdoor fireplace at the cottage, or venture out and take advantage of the many daily activities and Yosemite guided tours at Firefall Ranch. 

These two bedroom cottages in Yosemite offer thoughtful and lavish amenities to complement every mountain experience, like heated bathroom floors, microwave ovens and refrigerators, in-room Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker for entertainment, vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans, eco-friendly bath products, and more. 

Cottages for Larger Families

The perfect mountain resort for bigger families visiting Yosemite, the three bedroom villas at Firefall Ranch feature a main bedroom with a King bed, a second bedroom with a Queen bed, and a spacious loft with two Twin beds, sleeping up to eight guests with the addition of a Queen sofa bed in the inviting living room. 

These villas let you enjoy nature no matter where you are, with large windows in the living room and bedrooms and a breathtaking covered deck. One of the best touches in these villas for larger families in Yosemite is the two full bathrooms – everyone gets their space! 

One of the few places to stay in Yosemite with kitchenettes, these villas feature a kitchenette with a breakfast nook, a microwave oven and refrigerator, Keurig coffee brewer, and an electric kettle. Additional amenities include heated bathroom floors, air conditioning, in-room Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers, feather pillows, eco-friendly bath products, a hairdryer and an iron, an electronic safe, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you do Yosemite with kids?

Yosemite is kid friendly. The park has many easy hikes that include completely flat, paved paths that are easy on the kiddos. Kids can even become Junior Rangers and receive their own Junior Ranger badge. Plus, nearby resorts like Rush Creek Lodge, Evergreen Lodge, and Firefall Ranch offer many amenities and activities that are suited to kids of all ages.

Where should I stay for the first time in Yosemite?

If you and your family are visiting Yosemite for the first time, consider Rush Creek Lodge, Evergreen Lodge, and Firefall Ranch for your lodging. These resorts offer lodging, amenities and activities that can be enjoyed by all ages, including fireside s’mores, stargazing, on-site hiking trails, heated saltwater pools, and more.

If you’re heading to Yosemite with kids, the family-friendly accommodations at Rush Creek, Evergreen, and Firefall Ranch fit the bill. Whether you’re hiking enthusiasts, new to nature, or you’re simply looking for a great compromise for kids and adults, you’ll find our onsite amenities, entertainment, and restaurants are just what you’re looking for. The convenient locations of Rush Creek, Evergreen Lodge, and Firefall Ranch, and the comfortable accommodations for families of three, four, or more will put a trip to Yosemite at the top of your must-visit family vacation list.