2023/2024 New Year’s Celebration
December 29th, 2023 – January 2nd, 2024
Stunning Yosemite Scenery
Yosemite sets the stage for a calming close to 2023 and an inspired launch into 2024 with this amazing celebration for the New Year!
This time of year you can often feel like you have the entire Park to yourself, and the sparkle of glistening snow on Yosemite’s scenic wonders is nothing short of magical. You really do have to see it for yourself in order to appreciate it fully.
With our location at Yosemite’s doorstep, next to the Highway 120 West entrance to the Park, Rush Creek is the ideal basecamp for exploring Yosemite’s iconic attractions.
Upon arrival, you can visit our Recreation Desk in the Guest Lounge for insider tips and free planning advice for your ideal romp through the Park, or leave the driving and the details to us on one of our professionally guided excursions. We cover the gambit from light sightseeing such as our Range of Light Yosemite Valley Tour to exceptional seasonal treasures like our Giant Sequoia Hike/Snowshoe and much more. Oh, and did you know you can take a Flight Tour over Yosemite? Yes, you can!
Prefer to Plan Ahead?
We get it, and our Recreation team is here for you. Simply email [email protected] and one of our friendly Rec experts will reach out to you.
Rush Creek Food & Fun!
Our recipe for the best New Year’s celebration ever starts with a warm Rush Creek welcome, and includes a fabulous dinner, a champagne toast, and late-night shenanigans hosted by our party DJ in the Tavern.
We top it off with breathtaking Yosemite adventures, daily activities for all ages back at the lodge, including free fireside s’mores every night – with no hidden Resort Fees!
Check out the full list of fun here in our December Recreation Calendar.
You’ll have a ball in our classic game room stocked with Billiards, Shuffleboard, Vintage-inspired Bubble Hockey, a sprawling indoor Tree House climbing gym suitable for both kids and kids-at-heart, to name a few.
We also really love an invigorating walk on one of our local hiking trails, then chilling out by a warm fire in our cozy Guest Lounge filled with comfy chairs and couches, games and books, plus our friendly Recreation Desk staff who just love to talk about all things Yosemite!
Did someone say Spa?
Oh yes, we did.
As if Yosemite and the Lodge itself weren’t enough, you can take your New Year celebration to a whole new level with some playful relaxation in our Yosemite-inspired Spa.
Yes, we just said “playful relaxation” and you will understand it if you choose some Spa Day Use or Treatments. We’ve literally seen grown-ups giggle, and kids love the Family Friendly Day Spa time from 9am – 11am daily.
From the Granite Waterfall Mineral Hot Tub in the Spa’s heated outdoor lounge, to the Warm Waterfall Coves, Himalayan Salt Block Sauna, Aromatherapy Steam Room and soothing Sensory Room, prepare to be amazed! (Keep scrolling for a lovely video that does so much more than words can do.)
One thing is for sure, we’ve got endless ways to celebrate and create a memorable holiday that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.
Your New Year’s Holiday Package includes:
- New Year’s Eve dinner (three-night package includes an additional dinner on another evening of your stay)
- Hearty homemade mountain breakfast in our full-service Restaurant each morning of your stay
- An exciting welcome gift, including a bottle of sparkling wine or cider
- Evening activities including s’mores by the outdoor fire and fun games for all ages
|2-Night Package||3-Night Package|
|New Year’s Package||2 adults,
Lodge King Room
|starting at $633 per night||starting at $642 per night|
|New Year’s Family Package|| 2 adults, plus 2 children,
2-Bedroom Villa (King/Double Twin)
|starting at $900 per night||starting at $919 per night|
|Pricing for additional options for varying party sizes or other room types are presented when making your reservation on this site.|
- Prices are per night and do not include tax.
- Advance reservations are required and subject to availability.
- Meals do not include alcoholic beverages.
- To avoid wait times for dining, we recommend making reservations directly on our website. Click here for restaurant reservations.
For best service, please reach out to us directly by calling 209-379-2373 or emailing [email protected] for answers to any questions or to make your reservation.
You can also book online here on our website:
Note: In addition to indoor dining, the kitchen offers great food for takeout, and the Tavern and General Store provide terrific beverage service, all to be enjoyed in a variety of outdoor settings, in your room or on your private deck. You are welcome to wander freely!
2023/2024 New Year’s Eve Details
The fun begins with our December Recreation Calendar featuring daily activities for all ages, recommended Hikes & Tours, Spa Day Use and Wellness, and there are plenty more surprises in store over New Year’s weekend.
Cozy up to a warm fire for guest favorites such as Yosemite Trivia, Bingo, Nature Talks and Storytime.
Then head over to our classic game room for some billiards, foosball, shuffleboard, or climb through our indoor tree house.
For outdoor fun, you’ll find plenty of games throughout our 20-acre hillside property.
Giant Checkers and Connect Four, Bocce, Corn Hole, and Zip Lines abound.
Plus we’ve got several miles of local hiking trails in the forest surrounding the lodge.
Winter is an ideal time in Yosemite, when you can often feel as though you have the Park all to yourself. Yosemite’s scenery in glistening snow is positively magical.
You can relax and let our friendly professional guides do the driving on one of our Yosemite National Park Tours, or visit the Recreation Desk in the Guest Lounge for free planning advice and local insights for your ideal adventure on your own.
For New Year’s Eve, Chef has planned a gorgeous 3-course dinner designed to please every palate. Think Pan Fried Crab Cake, Maple Brined Berkshire Pork Chop, Wild Rice Risotto, Cassoulet, Winter Citrus-Champagne Panna Cotta, and more deliciousness. See the full menu here.
Our midnight champagne toast will be followed by late-night fun with our party DJ in the Tavern.
At some point in your stay, you’ll want to take a look at our one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor Spa, filled with innovative amenities inspired by our favorite Yosemite experiences.
From our Warm Waterfall Coves and Granite Waterfall Hot Tub, to the Aromatherapy Steam Room and custom Sensory Room, we’ve created surprising spaces for playful relaxation and quiet contemplation.
We offer an enticing menu of Spa Treatments and luxurious enhancements.
Our sense of adventure continues in the Spa this month with Colorpuncture, a new non-invasive combination of light, color, crystal, sound and induction therapy to improve your physical and mental state.
Click over to our Spa pages to see options for individual massage treatments and private day use that will make this your best New Year yet.
With Yosemite as the star of the show this New Year, you’ll want to talk with our Recreation Team about the best adventures for your party. You can visit the Recreation Desk in the Guest Lounge any time for free planning advice on everything from easy local hikes to epic Yosemite explorations.
You can also check out dozens of professionally guided adventures in our Explore planner. We’ve got everything from leisurely tours of Yosemite’s iconic sites to snowshoe adventures among groves of Giant Sequoia trees.
Our Rec Team is also happy to help you with daily rental of gear like snowshoes or trekking poles.
For expert advice from the team ahead of time, it’s great to email them at [email protected], and they’ll get back to you promptly.
NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the week’s activities and times.