Hotels Near Big Oak Flat Entrance

Those who want hotels near Big Oak Flat Entrance have the right idea – who wouldn’t want the fastest access to Yosemite’s hiking trails, observation sites, and more?  Spend less time in the car and more time getting to know your wild side – when you’re ready to strike out on an adventure off the property, Big Oak Flat Entrance is only 1.7 miles away from Rush Creek Lodge.

Rooms, Suites, and Villas Near Big Oak Flat Entrance

Hillside Villas at Rush Creek Lodge.

Rush Creek Lodge, 1.7 miles from Big Oak Flat Entrance, offers deluxe Lodge Rooms and Suites in the Main Lodge, or Hillside Yosemite Villas located on their 20-acre property. 

Every room, suite, and villa at Rush Creek Lodge features a private balcony, feather pillows, gourmet coffee, games, books, and other touches to elevate your mountain getaway. Most rooms offer sunset views if you happen to be at “home” during golden hour. 

Rather than televisions and other electronics, Rush Creek Lodge provides games and radio streaming for in-room entertainment. Play music with Alexa, visit the big screen in the family-friendly Tavern, or stay completely unplugged – it’s up to you. 

Lodge Suites at Rush Creek Lodge provide a living space separate from the sleeping quarters and include a cast iron gas fireplace, as well as expansive private decks with forest views. 

Yosemite Villas at Rush Creek Lodge are duplexes, designed with up to 6 people in mind. The Villas are spread throughout Rush Creek Lodge’s 20-acre property with private decks and Sierra sunset views.

Rush Creek also offers ADA-Compliant rooms with mobility and communication features for those who need them, including but not limited to ramp access, reserved parking, visual alarm systems, and a fully-accessible bathroom.

Activities at Rush Creek Lodge

Father and Son on Local Nature Trail at Rush Creek Lodge.

Rush Creek Lodge offers a variety of amenities and activities that ensure every vacationer’s piece of paradise. Three biking, hiking, and nature trails guide guests through the Stanislaus National Forest at varying lengths and difficulties. Indoors boasts a world class spa that includes Warm Waterfall Coves, a Himalayan Salt Block Sauna, and more.

Rush Creek Lodge provides a full schedule of daily activities, from property-wide scavenger hunts and geode cracking to bingo and trivia. 

Ready to get out and move? Book a guided hiking tour in Yosemite National Park to visit the area’s most gasp-worthy waterfalls, Sequoia trees, and landscapes. 

Take advantage of the heated saltwater pool and aromatherapy offerings in the spa to thank your body for a job well done, and finish the evening stargazing on the Recreation Deck.

Sights Closest to Rush Creek Lodge

Carlon Falls near Rush Creek Lodge.

The sign for Yosemite National Park is about three minutes, 1.5 miles, away from Rush Creek Lodge. A photo with your group posed in front of the sign makes a great memory!

Also 1.5 miles away is Carlon Falls, and the Carlon Falls Hiking Trail. The trail follows the South Fork of the Tuolumne River, and is a relatively easy hike. 

Tuolumne Grove and Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias are 15-20 minutes from Rush Creek Lodge. Tuolumne Grove contains over two dozen mature Giant Sequoias, including one with a tunnel that you can walk through. 

Merced Grove is the smallest of Yosemite’s three Giant Sequoia groves, and the least crowded. Pack a lunch in and enjoy a meal at the trailhead before the 2-4 hour hike. 

Yosemite Valley is the most well-known area of the Park. See Half Dome and El Capitan tower over the rest of the landscape, follow the Mist Trail, and take in the overhead view of Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point, all about 40 minutes away from Rush Creek Lodge. 

During peak season, the Valley’s 7-mile loop road can be busy. Rush Creek Lodge says getting around is easiest when you park your car and use the Hybrid shuttle, walk, or ride a bike.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotels Near Big Oak Flat Entrance

Where is Big Oak Flat Entrance in Yosemite?

Big Oak Flat Entrance in Yosemite National Park is located at 6107 Big Oak Flat Rd., Groveland CA. 

Rush Creek Lodge is just a five minute drive from Big Oak Flat Entrance and the Visitor Information Center, making it the perfect home base for your Yosemite adventure. From Rush Creek Lodge, turn right onto Big Oak Flat Road.

If your visit falls between May 15 and September 29, take advantage of Rush Creek Lodge’s official YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) stop. Hop aboard and let someone else take the wheel while you take in the views. Rush Creek Lodge recommends booking in advance to secure your spots. 

Be aware that GPS units can be unreliable in this area, and make concessions beforehand to ensure that your journey to Big Oak Flat Entrance goes smoothly. If you have questions, Rush Creek Lodge encourages you to give them a call or email before your trip. 

What Yosemite Entrance is Closest to San Francisco? 

Big Oak Flat Entrance is the closest Yosemite National Park Entrance to San Francisco. Rush Creek Lodge is easily accessible from San Francisco.

From the Bay Area, take I-80 to I-580 East. Merge onto I-205 East toward Tracy/Stockton. At I-205 East and I-5 North, take CA-120 East and follow the signs to Manteca. At Manteca, take CA-99 North and immediately exit to stay on CA-120 East. 26 miles past Oakdale, turn right at Yosemite Junction and stay on CA-120 East through Groveland. The entrance to Rush Creek Lodge is on the right, 22 miles outside of Groveland. 

From the San Francisco International Airport, take US-101 South toward San Jose. Merge onto CA-92 East and cross the San Mateo Bridge. Merge onto I-880 North toward Oakland, then merge onto I-238 East to Castro Valley/Stockton. In 3 miles, merge onto I-580 East. Follow I-580 East to I-205 East toward Tracy/Stockton. At I-205 East and I-5 North, take CA-120 East and follow the signs to Manteca.

Take CA-99 North and exit immediately to stay on CA-120 East to Oakdale. Turn right at Yosemite Junction in 26 miles and continue on CA-120 East through Groveland. Rush Creek Lodge is on the right, half a mile before the entrance to Yosemite. 

With Rush Creek Lodge’s endless amenities and activities to complement the views, you almost don’t have to leave the grounds – but when you’re ready, adventure in Yosemite National Park is at your fingertips. Book your stay at our Yosemite resort to get your mountain getaway underway!