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Where To Stay in Yosemite With Kids: 7 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 and Evergreen 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

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

Family eating breakfast at Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite.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.

If you’re heading to Yosemite with kids, the family-friendly accommodations at Rush Creek or Evergreen 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 and Evergreen Lodge, 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.