Mariposa, CA

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Mariposa which includes tranquil scenes and mountains

Experience the welcoming community spirit and Gold Rush history in this town at the edge of Yosemite National Park and all its natural wonders.

Visit the easygoing town of Mariposa, a popular layover for travelers on the way to Yosemite Valley’s spectacular wilderness. Mariposa got its start in 1849 as a gold mining settlement. At the heart of Mariposa County, it is the southernmost town on California’s historic Gold Rush Trail.

Wander along the streets of the Historic Old Town, which retains some appearances of the bygone Gold Rush era. Find hotels, restaurants and shops housed in 19th-century wooden buildings characterized by their colorful façades and shuttered windows. Spot architectural landmarks such as Mariposa County’s Old Stone Jail and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Inaugurated in 1854, Mariposa County Courthouse is California’s oldest courthouse still in operation.

Browse collections of mining artifacts and examples of indigenous dwellings at Mariposa Museum and History Center. The California State Mining and Mineral Museum delves deeper into the town’s mining history, offering an impressive display of gold, gems and minerals. See works of local artists at the Sierra Artists Gallery.

Enjoy a gentle stroll along Mariposa Creek Pathway, a scenic trail bordered by native California plants. It cuts through Mariposa Arts Park, which hosts free concerts during the summer. Spend an afternoon at Mariposa County Park, a wooded area with barbecue grills, picnic tables, tennis courts and a skate park. Ride amusement attractions, attend a rodeo and watch a demolition derby at September’s Mariposa County Fair.

Come to Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch for some family fun. Travel above the treetops on a zip line, challenge your agility on an aerial rope course, pan for gold and participate in a Wild West shootout. Experience California’s acclaimed viniculture with a tour and tasting session at Butterfly Creek Winery.

Reach Mariposa by flying to San Francisco International Airport, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) to the west, and renting a car. Mariposa County incorporates Yosemite Valley, the majestic heart of Yosemite National Park. Extend your trip to discover hiking trails, imposing granite cliffs and waterfalls, forming some of the most spectacular U.S. scenery.

The Monarch Inn
The Monarch Inn
2 out of 5
5059 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA
The price is $89 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in the heart of Mariposa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mariposa County Courthouse, Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail, and Mariposa Museum ...
4.1/5Very Good! (194 reviews)
"Everything is good"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

The Monarch Inn
AutoCamp Yosemite
AutoCamp Yosemite
3.5 out of 5
6323 CA-140, Mariposa, CA
The price is $239 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Butterfly Creek Winery and within 32 mi (52 km) of Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Arch Rock ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (215 reviews)
"Loved the cleanliness and the beautiful architecture! Staff all wonderful! Great options in the mini mart and loved the pool location!"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

AutoCamp Yosemite
The Yosemite Inn
The Yosemite Inn
2 out of 5
5180 Jones St. & Highway 140, Mariposa, CA
The price is $89 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mariposa County Visitor Center and Mariposa Museum and History Center. Mariposa ...
4.2/5Very Good! (293 reviews)
"Pleasant and well maintained property at the northern end of the main drag in Mariposa. Our room was quiet, despite there being a fair number of guests. It is just across the street from the town's visitor center and they provided helpful advice on a local hike that was just up the road."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

The Yosemite Inn
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Mariposa Fair Bungalow Tent Cabins - Caravan Park
Mariposa Fair Bungalow Tent Cabins - Caravan Park
1 out of 5
5007 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa, CA
The price is $120 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated in Mariposa, this campground is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from California State Mining and Mineral Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mariposa County's Old Stone ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (75 reviews)
"Shower was farther than expected, a little difficult to find first day . But it was fine"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Mariposa Fair Bungalow Tent Cabins - Caravan Park
AJ's Cozy Cabin Near Yosemite National Park
AJ's Cozy Cabin Near Yosemite National Park
Mariposa, CA
The price is $162 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Mariposa, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sierra National Forest and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Butterfly Creek Winery. California State Mining ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Father’s memorial weekend
"We were all gathering for a family memorial, after our father passed away. It was really nice to have a quiet place where we could all share time together. The house was perfect. It was cozy, quiet, and clean. We were able to cook and stay in."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

AJ's Cozy Cabin Near Yosemite National Park
Newly Restored Private Yosemite Mountain Getaway On 40 Acres!
Newly Restored Private Yosemite Mountain Getaway On 40 Acres!
Mariposa, CA
The price is $249 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
This family-friendly Mariposa vacation home is located on the waterfront, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Sierra National Forest, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mariposa Museum ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Lovely
"We had a lovely stay! Place was as described. So peaceful and gorgeous. I wish we had known the tap water was going to smell so strongly of sulphur (not a big deal but it was a surprise). Otherwise our stay was perfect."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Newly Restored Private Yosemite Mountain Getaway On 40 Acres!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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