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5 Amazing Vacation Rentals Inside National Parks

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Don’t want to leave the national parks after nightfall? Dreaming about sleeping inside a park, but not into camping? Book one of these amazing vacation rentals that will let you have an after-hours adventure (without roughing it).

The Cabin on Coney Island, New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia

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The Cabin on Coney Island fulfills two dreams: renting a private island, and sleeping inside a national park. Located inside New River Gorge, America’s newest national park, this vacation rental is a steal at just $332 a night. The cabin has three bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests, and you’ll have the entire island (including the sandy beaches) all to yourself.

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home, Yosemite National Park, California

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home, Yosemite National Park, California
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This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home is the perfect blend of architecture and nature. The thoughtfully-designed mountain vacation home features three decks to admire the views, two river rock fireplaces for unwinding after a day of exploring, and a game room with a pool table for any bad-weather days. The house is perfectly situated inside Yosemite National Park, and is just a short walk away from the banks of the Merced River.

Glacier Bear Retreat, Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier Bear Retreat, Glacier National Park, Montana
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Skip the lines at the entrance to Glacier National Park at the gorgeous Glacier Bear Retreat inside the park. This spacious cottage has four bedrooms and everything you need to relax—like hammocks, an outdoor firepit, hot tub, bicycles, and a fully-stocked bar. All this, just a 7-minute walk from Apgar Village.

Craighead Cabin, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Craighead Cabin, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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If you’re working from home anyway, why not work from Grand Teton National Park for a month? Craighead Cabin sits in the heart of the park, and offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Teton Range. Due to local restrictions, this vacation rental can only be booked for a minimum of 31-days at a time, but lower rates are often available if you call or message the host.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Book a traditional hotel room or your very own cabin at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins inside Yellowstone National Park. (Note that this property is currently closed for the winter, but will reopen in Spring 2021.) These rustic cabins were built in the 1980s, and offer easy access to Old Faithful (0.3 miles away) and the Grand Prismatic Springs (6.6 miles away).

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