S’more Yosemite Fun Photo Contest 2023

Our Summer 2023 Photo Contest, S’more Yosemite 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: Carrie C.Carrie C. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

697 points
Family Spa Day
Prize: 2-night stay

CC: “Our family of six loved having the entire spa to ourselves one morning during family hours. It was our 2, 5, 6, and 9 year old’s first time at a spa. We enjoyed all of the amenities, especially the Aromatherapy Steam Room and Warm Waterfall Coves. Of course, taking four small children to the spa isn’t really relaxing for the parents, but we had fun sharing this unique resort experience with them!”

Runner Up: Natalie T.Natalie T. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

530 points
Nighttime View
Prize: 1-night stay

RM: “Staying at Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite proved to be an extraordinary experience for my family. It provided a perfect setting to create cherished memories and forge new friendships. The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the enchanting S’mores night, where laughter and joy filled the air as kids relished the sweet treats. The mini ziplines were an absolute hit, captivating the children’s hearts. Each day unfolded as a new adventure, with the resort offering an abundance of activities. From breathtaking hikes to tranquil moments in nature, Rush Creek Lodge truly had it all. It was an amazing haven for any family seeking a truly amazing getaway.”

Runner Up: Monica F.Monica F. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

505 points
Hetch Hetchy
Prize: 1-night stay

MF: “Hetch Hetchy on a cold and rainy Labor Day weekend!”


Swingin’ Siblings by Josh G.Josh G. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

JG: “My kids (11 and 13) absolutely LOVED being able to explore the Lodge on their own – jumping from zipline to swing to shuffleboard – without their parents watching them like hawks. And the setting was truly gorgeous.”


Basket Weaving by Gayatri B.Gayatri B. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

KL: “Perfect location, classic mountain architecture, but updated and modern amenities. Kids LOVED the outdoor and indoor play areas – helped offset the tough hikes in Yosemite 🙂 We were surprised by how good the food was – since there are few other food options in the area, this was important! Kids also loved the Alexa speaker in the room :)”



Relaxing Poolside by Chris B.Chris B. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

CB: “Absolute perfection for kids AND adults. We had a blast.”




Sunset Happy Hour by Julie V.Julie V. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

JV: “Fabulous sunset tour – and the wine and cheese tray were 👍”



Fourth of July by Katelyn S.Katelyn S. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

ST: “4th of July bonanza at the pool!”



Fall Photo Contest: Yosemite Fall Colors

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Fall Colors” 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 Fall Colors

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!