National and state parks can be fantastic places to rent a vacation condo, especially if you're into outdoor pursuits. Come summer, you've got activities like hiking, biking, and fishing—or even just lounging on the beach. Winter breaks offer backcountry skiing, and some national parks even have their own winter sports resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding. And if you're looking for a little bit more luxury than you might get with a cabin rental or a campground, a rental condo could be the perfect way to enjoy a national park vacation.
Keystone condo rentals
If you're looking for winter park condos for rent, Keystone might just be the place. This huge ski resort is set across 3 mountains and 5 bowls, and is connected up by an extensive network of lifts and gondolas. Keystone is set in Colorado's White River National Forest—one of the most popular national forests in the States—and because it's a ski resort, Keystone condos tend to be a bit more upmarket than your average national park cabin rental, with a great range of amenities.
Estes Park condos for rent
Few wilderness areas conjure up images of adventure like the Rocky Mountains National Park, and the Colorado town of Estes Park is Rocky Mountains H.Q. An Estes Park vacation home rental will put you in the perfect spot for summer hiking adventures or backcountry skiing in the winter. Lake Estes is a popular spot to try your hand at kayaking or fishing, while for some of the best views in the park, you could take a day-trip from your rental condo and ride the Estes Park Aerial Tramway up to Prospect Mountain.
Vacation rentals in California's Redwoods
Set on the wild coast of California, the Redwood National and State Parks are home to massive old growth forests of the gigantic California Redwood. Conveniently enough, the Redwood Coast area is also full of great vacation homes within easy reach of the parks, from rustic cabin rentals to comfortable Redwood Forest condos. Popular activities include wildlife-watching, coastal kayaking, and hiking the hundreds of miles of trails. The park area's so huge that it's spread across 2 counties, but whether you go for Del Norte County or Humboldt County vacation rentals, you're in for something a bit special among these giant sequoias.
Hot Springs condo rentals
If you really want to soak away your troubles in a national park, you might want to head for the famous spa town of Hot Springs in Arkansas. Hot Springs National Park is one of the oldest in the U.S. (in fact, it was protected before the idea of a national park properly existed), and it includes part of the city, meaning that your Hot Springs condo rental might even be within the national park. Visitors love to hike, bike, or take scenic drives in the national park, though some of the biggest draws of a Hot Springs condo rental are the town's thermal baths, which have been in use since Native American times.
Yosemite cabin and condo rentals
There's something for everyone with a condo or cabin rental in Yosemite. This vast and iconic national park in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains is a hub for all kinds of outdoor pursuits, and it makes a great place to stay—whether you're looking to hunker down in a cozy cabin or live it up in a more upmarket Yosemite condo rental. A vacation rental near Yosemite makes the perfect base for hiking, wildlife-watching, scenic drives, or rock climbing, and the park sees literally millions of visitors every year.
Gulf State Park vacation rentals
If a beach break is more your style, then how about renting a condo near Gulf State Park? Set on the white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, this Alabama state park is one of the most laid-back spots to enjoy a vacation. More active visitors can hike the local trails, take to the water on a paddleboard, or play a few rounds of golf, but plenty of folk just come to lie back on the sand and soak up the sunshine. Gulf State Park condo rentals are also popular with anglers, and you've got both freshwater and saltwater fishing within easy reach.