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25% off yosemite winter escapes

Wild Waterfalls, Snow-bombing Sequoias, and wide open spaces

Yosemite’s waterfalls are running wild right now, and this winter has given us the gift of mountains of sparkling snow.

Winter is also the most peaceful time of year in Yosemite, when you often feel like you have the park all to yourself.

Located at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park, Rush Creek Lodge is just minutes away from two Giant Sequoia Groves and the lesser-traveled Hetch Hetchy region of the Park.  Which means you now have the wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to a winter escape that can include anything from a spectacular snowshoe adventure among Giant Sequoias, to an invigorating hike among Yosemite’s best waterfalls of the year, or a classic mountain lodge getaway complete with cozy fires, great meals and hot tub sunsets.

We say, why not do it all?

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Snowshoe Among Snow-bombing Giant Sequoias!

We’ve been having a ton of fun lately, snowshoeing to the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias.  When the sun comes out and warms up the snow along the tree tops, you get to play “Dodge the Snow-bombs” along the trail, which has everyone laughing pretty much the entire way.

The Merced and Tuolumne Groves of Giant Sequoias are easily accessible just a few minutes’ drive from the lodge. You can bring your own snowshoes or rent them from us.  Either way, our friendly Recreation team is here to help you find the way, whether you’d like to explore on your own or try one of our entertaining and informative professionally guided adventures.

Stroll Like a Local in Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Hideaway

If you’re looking for a more leisurely walk through the park, the Hetch Hetchy hike to Wapama Falls is a local favorite for those who prefer a crowd-free Yosemite. Hetch Hetchy is a lesser-known, lesser-traveled section of Yosemite National Park, and is a High Country counterpart to the more famous Yosemite Valley.  This season you’ll be amazed by the display of waterfalls and waterways spilling out of the granite cliffs and into the reservoir, creating an astonishing array of living colors and textures along the way.

After a satisfying day hiking Hetch Hetchy, you drive right through our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge, where everyone loves to stop for a break at the historic Tavern.  They serve an impressive selection of craft beers, signature cocktails (and mocktails), and fine wines by the glass (or bottle). It’s a warm, inviting environment filled with loving history that you won’t want to miss.

Back at Rush Creek

Back at Rush Creek Lodge, some guests prefer to take it easy by the fire in our cozy Guest Lounge, play around in our Game Room, or hang out and keep an eye on sports on the big screens in Rush Creek’s Tavern.

Our heated saltwater pool and hot tubs are open year-round, unless of course Mother Nature tells us otherwise.  Watching the sunset from the comfort of our saltwater hot tub is fast becoming a guest favorite!  Don’t forget our daily activities, including our nightly tradition of roasting s’more by the outdoor fire.

Whether you’re up for a fun adventure or just want to relax, we’re making it easy for you to escape to Yosemite this winter with 25% off all room rates through March 30th, with no strings attached!

You don’t need a promo code.

You can book your discounted room right here on our web site, or email us at , or dial (209)379-2373 to talk with one of our friendly Front Desk reservationists.

(Naturally, the discount is 25% off our standard rates and not to be combined with other offers.)

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