1 / 12Harbour Cottage Inn, Acadia National ParkThe Harbour Cottage Inn provides elegant lodging in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Guests can choose from 11 rooms and suites featuring private baths, modern amenities, and a full breakfast each morning. This historic Maine B&B offers an authentic New England experience.Courtesy of Airbnb
2 / 12The Bayview, Acadia National ParkJust minutes from Bar Harbor, which neighbors Maine's Acadia National Park, The Bayview listing is a 1930's estate with magnificent views, enormous rooms, and a lawn that reaches the shores of Frenchman Bay. This Airbnb listing includes nine bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, multiple bathrooms, a poolroom, a kids' wing, and more.Courtesy of Airbnb
3 / 12Teepee Under the Stars: Pine Ridge, Badlands National ParkThis old-school teepee in South Dakota's Badlands National Park has space for up to five adults in sleeping bags—though cots for up to three people are available upon request. All fees collected from your stay at this listing are used to support local community projects in the area.Courtesy of Airbnb
4 / 12Vintage Airstream, Everglades National ParkThis Aluminum-bodied, retrofitted caravan, located near Everglades National Park, houses two twin beds, a bathroom, a small refrigerator, and a beautiful wooden deck.Courtesy of Airbnb
5 / 12Hip Modern Loft: Downtown Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National ParkLocated in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, this cozy, modern two-bedroom loft is walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and all of Flagstaff's downtown amenities (and it's just a stone's throw from Grand Canyon National Park).Courtesy of Airbnb
6 / 12Sheep Herder Wagon: Teton View B&B, Grand Teton National ParkThis Wagon Airbnb listing is part of Teton View Bed & Breakfast, located in Jackson Hole (close to both the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park). The insulated, canvas-covered wagon has a queen bed, two sheep-skin covered benches, a pull-out table, electric lights, and an electric heater.Courtesy of Airbnb
7 / 12Golf & Tennis Modern Cabin, Grand Teton National ParkThis modern cabin in Jackson Hole offers the convenience of proximity to downtown without sacrificing the luxury of plentiful space and exquisite surrounding nature.Courtesy of Airbnb
8 / 12Luxury Camping, Olympic National ParkThe quiet location of this luxury camping listing in the woods of Washington—just 10 minutes from downtown Port Angeles near Olympic National Park—allows for a relaxing stay and unique experience with incredible surrounding views.Courtesy of Airbnb
9 / 12Mountainside Luxury Vacation Home, Rocky Mountain National ParkThis Airbnb listing in Rocky Mountain National Park is built with local stone and glass, creating the experience of staying in an "edgeless home" surrounded by mountains. The property offers luxurious amenities on four levels, and is perfect for large, nature-loving groups.Courtesy of Airbnb
10 / 12Modern Luxury Riverfront Cabin, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National ParksSet against the backdrop of Sequoia National Park, this riverfront property includes a main cabin, a Mongolian yurt, and a treehouse. The unique property features an eclectic mix of modern furnishings, a huge open kitchen, and access to private hiking trails and swimming holes.Courtesy of Airbnb
11 / 12Grand Pine Lodge, Shenandoah National ParkGrand Pine Lodge is a custom log retreat in Shenandoah National Park's Massanutten Resort. This property listing boasts seven bedrooms and a large outdoor deck with surrounding mountain views.Courtesy of Airbnb
12 / 12Convertible A-Frame, Zion National ParkThis Airbnb listing, known as the "A-Frame", "brings the outdoors inside, and the indoors outside". The property borders Zion National Park—it's located just 140 feet from the Zion East Rim Trailhead.Courtesy of Airbnb
National parks are some of the most iconic travel destinations in the United States—they’re even commonly referred to as “America’s Best Idea.” This summer, the country’s national park sites will be easier than ever to access thanks to Airbnb’s newly announced partnership with the National Park Foundation.
As part of the collaboration between Airbnb and the National Park Foundation (a nonprofit partner to the National Park Service), the home-sharing service announced that this summer, it will dedicate a page on its site to distinct accommodations—among them, Airstreams, tepees, and mountain lodges—located in close proximity to select national parks across the country.
The exciting partnership supports the National Park Foundation and National Park Service’s ongoing mission to make the United States’ national parks accessible—and appealing—to everyone, by providing easier ways for travelers to find accommodation in and near the parks, particularly during the season with the highest visitation.
“Our national parks preserve the natural beauty, culture, and history of our nation,” Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, said in an official statement released by Airbnb. “Our partnership with Airbnb will help us connect more people all over the country to these national treasures.”
Last year, the NPF and NPS launched the “Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque” campaign in an effort to encourage millennials to be the next generation of national park supporters and visitors. This summer’s partnership between the National Park Foundation and Airbnb—a home-sharing service that is popularly used among the millennial demographic—aims to be part of a larger move toward connecting future generations with America’s national parks in an overall attempt to conserve them.
Because Airbnb’s revenue model directs tourism profits toward local hosts (and maintains travelers’ spending in the places they visit), this partnership between Airbnb and the National Park Foundation is also expected to directly support—and positively impact—national parks’ gateway communities across the country.
These 10 national parks will have featured nearby accommodations on Airbnb’s site:
- Acadia National Park
- Badlands National Park
- Everglades National Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
- Shenandoah National Park
- Zion National Park