2017/2018 New Year’s Celebration

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 – Monday, January 1st, 2017

Celebrate New Year with us, and experience New Year Yosemite style, as we focus our energies and activities creating a memorable holiday experience. Your New Year’s Holiday Package would include:

  • Lodging,
  • New Year’s Eve dinner and party (three-night package includes an additional three-course dinner on another evening of your stay),
  • New Year’s Day breakfast specials,
  • Hearty homemade mountain breakfast in our full-service restaurant each other morning of your stay,
  • An exciting welcome basket including party accouterments and other goodies,
  • Evening activities including roaring campfires, s’mores, movies, bingo and other games.
2-Night Package 3-Night Package
Couples Package 2 adults,
Lodge Double King
$447 per night $507 per night
Family Package  2 adults, plus 1-2 children or a third adult,
Villa King Double Twin
$433 per night $457 per night

Prices are per night and do not include tax.  Advance reservations are required and subject to availability.  Meals do not include alcoholic beverages.  Call 209-379-2373 or email  to reserve or you can book online here:

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2016/2017 Bringing the new year Details

2017/2018 new year details coming soon… 

Kick off the 2017 New Year in style at the brand new Rush Creek Lodge mountain retreat outside of Yosemite National Park. A week long celebration of the new year is complete with a masquerade ball, live music and a champagne toast. You cannot go wrong as you sit back and let us do the planning of a New Year that you and your family will remember for a lifetime.

Wednesday (28TH)

  • College Football Bowl Games:  11am kickoff, Tavern.
  • Owls! Nature Craft: 3-5pm, Game Room. Paint, color and decorate your own paper bird of prey, complete with feathers and googly eyes!
  • Rim Fire Talk: 6:30pm, Guest Lounge.  Hear the story behind the smoke. Learn about the events leading up to the 2013 Rim Fire– the fire that left a lasting impression in both the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.
  • Festive New Year S’mores:  7-8pm, Outdoor Fire Pit.  A festive spin on the traditional ooey gooey campfire tradition.

Thursday (29TH)

  • College Football Bowl Games:  2pm kickoff, Tavern
  • Chalkboard New Year Resolution Wood Cookies: 3-5pm, Game Room. Create your very own chalkboard wood cookies signs to write your New Year’s Resolution on!
  • Intro to Yosemite: 6:30pm, Guest Lounge. Join our knowledgeable desk staff for information about our favorite hikes, advice on the best sights to see and directions to our local treasures. Get updated weather and road conditions, plus details on our guided hikes and tours during your stay.
  • Festive New Year S’mores:  7-8pm, Outdoor Fire Pit.  A festive spin on the traditional ooey gooey campfire tradition.

Friday (30TH)

  • College Football Bowl Games:  12pm kickoff, TavernSnowman at the LodgeEvergreen Lodge Rec Center - Kim Carroll Photograqphy
  • Snow Painting: 2:30-4:30pm, Game Room. Help us mix up our secret snow paint, then paint a wintery picture of your own.
  • Happy Hour California Beer Tasting: 5-6pm, Sign up at Recreation Desk. California is placing itself at the helm of the recent craft beer movement, so when in Rome… Try a regional sampling of different beer styles, learn beer basics and keep a Rush Creek Lodge tasting glass as a souvenir! ($20, advance reservation required. Ages 21 and older)
  • Festive New Year S’mores:  7-8pm, Outdoor Fire Pit.  A festive spin on the traditional ooey gooey campfire tradition.
  • Rush Creek’s First Ever Game Tournament:  7pm, See Recreation Desk for Details and to Sign Up.  Ping Pong, Pool, Foosball, oh my! Grab a partner and join us for the 1st Rush Creek Game Tournament for your chance to win prizes to make sure you’re ready to celebrate the New Year in style!

Saturday – NEW YEAR’S EVE!

  • New Years Eve Feast:  5-9pm, make reservations at the Front Desk.
  • New Years Eve S’mores:  7-8pm, Outdoor Fire Pit.  A festive spin on the traditional ooey gooey campfire tradition.
  • Kids Masquerade Party:  6pm – 9pm, Game Room. Our young party goers are invited to bring in the New Year with crafts and group games. Festive s’mores will be available throughout the night, as well as a kid-friendly countdown so that everyone has celebrated before bedtime (lightly supervised).  Note: babysitting service not provided.
  • Masquerade New Year’s Ball:  9pm-1am, Events Hall.  Add an err of mystery to your New Year’s Celebration. This is sure to be a classy affair, so dig out your favorite ball gown, dust off your suit and mask up! Trekking Through SequoiasThe ball kicks off at 9PM and will feature live music from the Afrofunk Experience.  Put on your dancing shoes and have some fun!
  • New Years Toast:  Midnight, Events Hall. Complete with Champagne and a Balloon Drop to really kick off 2017 right.
  • New Year’s Raffle: 12:30am, Events Hall.  Our General Manager, Joe J. will be handing out raffle tickets throughout the night for great costumes, dancing, gaming and more!  Make sure you are around at the raffle drawing time to claim your prize!
  • After Party: 12:30am-?, Tavern.  Dance on over to the Tavern to keep the party going with drinks, music and more.

 Sunday (1ST)

  • New Year’s Day Brunch:  9-3pm, Restaurant. Come out and started the New Year off right with a hearty mountain breakfast served late into the day so that you can sleep in after bringing in the New Year.
  • Make your own Snowflakes! 3-5pm, Game Room. Create beautiful paper snowflakes to hang up or take home!
  • Winter Wildlife Talk: 6:30pm, Guest Lounge. Learn how Yosemite’s wildlife adapt and strategize to survive the winter season in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Festive New Year S’mores:  6-8pm, Outdoor Fire Pit.  A festive spin on the traditional ooey gooey campfire tradition. 

Activities Available Every Day

 Snowshoe & Trekking Pole Rentals are available at the Recreation Desk

Guided Tours and Hikes availablity and booking at the Recreation Desk

 Recreation Center Activities are available all day, and include games, puzzles, books, free internet, trip planning, comfy furniture, indoor and outdoor fireplace…

NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the week’s activities and times.