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 Yosemite Inn
The Yosemite Inn
2 out of 5
5180 Jones St. & Highway 140, Mariposa, CA, 95338
The price is $150 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (500 reviews)
"Stayed for a couple days while I hiked Half Dome and was completely satisfied with Yosemite Inn. The room was upgraded, extremely clean and more than met my needs. Teresa checked me in and went above and beyond by helping me with my bags to the room and also checking in on me after my Dome hike. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Mariposa Lodge
Mariposa Lodge
2 out of 5
5052 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA, 95338-0733
The price is $154 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (945 reviews)
"Very nice and clean, great location, would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

AutoCamp Yosemite
AutoCamp Yosemite
3.5 out of 5
6323 CA-140, Mariposa, CA, 95345
The price is $161 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3.5-star lodge in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (291 reviews)
Worth the hype
"We enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to be back in cooler weather! Plenty of amenities, dog friendly and a great option to stay close to Yosemite."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

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.
Newly Restored Private Yosemite Mountain Getaway On 40 Acres!
Newly Restored Private Yosemite Mountain Getaway On 40 Acres!
Mariposa, CA
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Mariposa. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (59 reviews)
Quiet restful place
"This home is tucked away in the foothills with easy access to Mariposa, hiking and fishing. It was obvious to me that the hosts were thoughtful about the amenities included throughout the home. The seating was ample and varied. The beds were very comfortable. The AC units were efficient and effective! ..."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

 New Construction Aug. 2019 Sugar Pine Cabin in beautiful Mariposa Pines
New Construction Aug. 2019 Sugar Pine Cabin in beautiful Mariposa Pines
Mariposa, CA
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Beautiful secluded getaway!
"Clean, spacious home on beautiful secluded lot. Safe environment but quite remote from Yosmite park entrance. Carmel was an excellent communicator! Well appointed house but owner needs to install interior bug zappers as there was an abundance of annoying gnats."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Stunning 'Treetop Villa' - 1 Mi to Dtwn Mariposa!
Stunning 'Treetop Villa' - 1 Mi to Dtwn Mariposa!
Mariposa, California
Stay at this family-friendly cottage in Mariposa. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail and Mariposa ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Lovely place to stay. Lots of helpful notes and information left in the property."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

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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