Yosemite Summer Favorites Winners 2021

Our Summer 2021 Photo Contest, Yosemite Summer Favorites, let 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


Weiching L. Starry Night

1st Place: Weiching C.

2,104 points
Starry Night
Prize: 2-night stay

WC: “Enjoy stargazing with family in the back of the resort and make a wish when seeing meteor across the night sky.”

Back at the lodge… “A resort with everything you need for a vacation with family and friends in Yosemite.”

Runner Up: Janet M.Summit El Capitan by Janet M.
695 points
Summit El Capitan
Prize: 1-night stay

: “Summit El Capitan to celebrate my birthday- This is our third stay with you and each time we tacked a different summit ( Half Dome and Cloud’s Rest) Your hotel is great place to celebrate and reward after these strenuous Hikes!”

“Sitting out on the deck of our room and watching the sunset- hiking the trails around the location- your staff is incredibly friendly and the food is always great! We usually do long hikes in Yosemite and really a relaxing end to our day to arrive back at the hotel and order a drink from the pool bar!”Summer through the Tree Ring by Jane M.

Runner Up: Jane M.
490 points
Summer through the Tree Ring
Prize: 1-night stay

JM: “Beautiful location, well set out, great customer service!”

“The staff was amazing, very polite, and friendly. The amenities were great, loved the kids’ play area and game room. I can go and on that’s how much we loved our stay. Best vacation ever!”


Full Moon by Zoila Vanessa P.


Full Moon, by Zoila Vanessa P.

ZVP: “This was the most beautiful backdrop to an amazing wedding.

We were there for a wedding and the staff was more than accommodating to our group! Thank you for making a special occasion even more amazing for everyone.”

Summer Silhouettes, by Chooyon K.
CK: “The sunset deck provided us to create a great family photo. It was a hidden gem at Rush Creek!

Sunset Silhouettes by Chooyon K.

Best amenities for families with children with pool, jacuzzi, game rooms, camp fire s’more nights and spa! We had a blast enjoying both hiking all day at Yosemite and comfortable stay at Rush creek. Great location being 2 minutes to the Yosemite entrance, and super friendly staffs are other reasons to come back.”


Sliding into Summer by Lindsay L.

Sliding into Summer, by Lindsay L.

LL: “Sliding into a warm summer night

Rush Creek lodge gave us an opportunity to fully enjoy spending time with the family, with all the games and amenities all of us had a smile on our faces the entire time.”

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.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

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

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!