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Like so many things in your backyard, the national park system is easy to take for granted. However, the 63 parcels of protected land across the country are among America’s greatest treasures – a showcase of true natural beauty that can so easily go unnoticed right here on our soil. And while some national parks are decidedly harder to get to than others (looking at you, Gates of the Arctic), many are easily accessible and more than worthy of planning an entire summer road trip.
If you want to rough it, you can find places to camp in or near many popular parks. But for those of us who prefer a slightly elevated experience (and a particularly comfortable respite after a long day of hiking), there are also plenty of exceptional vacation rentals that are easily bookable. Airbnb has just unveiled its Summer 2022 release, featuring a new search feature that lets you explore different rental categories, including a National Parks category. This makes it easier than ever to find homes near your favorite natural wonders.
To help you plan your big getaway in the great outdoors (while sleeping indoors), we’ve selected some of the most fun and inviting Airbnbs in and around 17 of our favorite national parks.