Yosemite Fall Fun Winners 2022

Our Fall 2022 Photo Contest, Yosemite Fall Fun, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming


1st Place: Marisol Z.Poolside Cup of Coffee (Marisol Z.)

1167 points
Poolside Cup of Coffee
Prize: 2-night stay

RCL: What a great way to spend the day! A hot cup of coffee and some Harry Potter socks are a great combination.

Runner Up: Erick T.Winter Wonderland Views (Erick T.)

814 points
Winter Wonderland Views
Prize: 1-night stay

ET: “First snow of the season turned Yosemite into a wondrous winter wonderland (and a snow globe for our kiddos)”

RCL: We love that you were able to visit Rush Creek to see the first snow of the season! From your pictures it looks like you got some great views of the park.

Runner Up: Mark V.Surprise Proposal (Mark V.)

475 points
Surprise Proposal
Prize: 1-night stay

MV: “I took this picture at 8:30am by propping my camera up on a rock and some sticks. There was absolutely no one in the park that day.”

RCL: Congrats on your proposal and thank you so much for choosing to share that special moment with us!


Spa Day Celebrations by Theresa C.Spa Day Celebrations (Theresa C.)

TC: “Celebrating the bride to be with a relaxing weekend getaway. An amazing weekend filled with messages, facials, the amazing spa, great food and activities.

RCL: We are delighted we were able to help celebrate your engagement with all of your friends.


Walking Through Trees by Mariya G.Walking Through Trees (Mariya G.)

MG: “You guys really need to let me take a photo of you here. It’s going to be amazing. Trust me, it’s secret guide knowledge.” — our awesome guide”

RCL: The guides always know all of the secret spots for the best pictures. Looks like a great picture for the 2022 holiday card!


Snow Covered Tunnel View by Erin C.Snow Covered Tunnel View (Erin C.)

EC: The proximity to the Yosemite NP entrance was lovely! Also the restaurant experience was excellent – delicious menu options and good variety for people with food restrictions (I am gluten free and the staff was very accommodating)”

RCL: We love that you were able to have an amazing experience and the food was able to work with your gluten free diet.


Visiting Big Red by Micki P.Visiting Big Red (Micki P.)

MP: My birthday hike to see the giant sequoias and we stopped to take a pic with Big Red! Best Thanksgiving birthday ever.”

RCL: Happy Birthday!! You will have to come back in the future to see if you can top this one.


Exploring the Snow Covered Valley by Christophe L.Exploring the Snow Covered Valley (Christophe L.)

CL: All the hotels should be like the Rush Creek !”

RCL: Christophe you definitely might be on to something there. We love that you were able to explore Yosemite in such a special time of the year with the snow cover.


Winter Photo Contest: Yosemite Winter Wonderland

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Winter Wonderland” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Winter Wonderland

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

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Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!