Yosemite Holiday Breakaway

Exclusive savings between the Holidays
We think it's OK to treat yourself to a little getaway between the Holidays to relax and recharge with us in Yosemite.

That's why we created the Yosemite Holiday Breakaway, where you can take a break between those big holiday events and getaway to Yosemite for some gorgeous scenery, crisp mountain air, stunning sunsets and warm cozy fires every night.  You'll love it, especially with some of the lowest rates of the year!

Insider Tip: did you know that Lodging rates throughout the Yosemite region are the lowest during the Winter season? Even more so between the Holidays, and if you’re one of the first to book your mid-Holiday stay you’ll save even more!

Let's not forget that there's nothing better than the quiet of Winter to make you feel like you have the Park all to yourself.
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  • The sooner you book the more you save
  • Daily on-site activities for all ages
  • No hidden Resort Fees
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With Rush Creek as your base camp for your Yosemite Winter getaway, you'll be exploring Yosemite in style! Upon arrival you'll receive your Recreation Calendar outlining all the amazing activities available during your stay, including our nightly tradition of fireside s'mores.  Head to the heated saltwater pool and hot tub, stretch your legs on one of our local trails, or wander into any of our extensive indoor or outdoor play areas.
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In the Main Lodge you'll find our Rec Desk, where our friendly Rec Team is happy to help you plan adventures that are ideal for your party's interests.  This expert planning advice is free to all guests, and full of local insights gleaned from our professionally guided excursions.

Back at your cabin relax on your deck to enjoy fresh air among the trees, a charming box full of games and an Alexa smartspeaker for entertainment - instead of TV's -  because we're hoping you'll unplug and reconnect with loved ones, nature and self.

That said, Wi-Fi is complimentary, and if you need to catch a big game you'll find it on the big screen TV in our Tavern.
For our Best Rate Guarantee remember to book directly with us on this site, call our local reservationists at (209) 379-2373, or email us at info@rushcreeklodge.com.
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Your lodging reservation is all you need for a spectacular Yosemite adventure, with no hidden Resort Fees.  From basics such as free parking and free Wi-Fi, to Pool Area access and Forest Disc Golf fun, to more robust delights like the Daily Activities organized by our onsite Recreation Team throughout our indoor and outdoor play areas, including everyone’s favorite – nightly fireside s’mores roasting! Plus, miles of nature trails in the adjacent forest.

*Rates do not include tax. Discount offer is valid only for new reservations booked direct with the lodge and subject to availability; not valid for third party reservations or parties of 10 or more, has no cash value, may not be combined with other offers.

Your Ideal Yosemite Itinerary

Here is your backstage pass to Yosemite!  We've put together a collection of our guide and guest favorites for you to pick from, so you can explore like a local.
With your scenic drive to Yosemite in the rearview mirror, it's time to settle in at the lodge and let the good times roll!  There are fun surprises around every corner for play, relaxation and discovery.  There's also nothing quite like cozying up on your cabin's deck amid the trees and just chillin'.  Take some time to look through your Recreation Calendar to see what's happening on your arrival day.
Pool Time or Walkabout?

How's the weather?  Could be cold, and there could be snow, but our 2,000 square foot heated saltwater swimming pool and two hot tubs provide ample space for adults and children alike to relax and refresh after the day's journey. If it's just too chilly for you to jump in, then have a property walkabout.  There are plenty of local trails and so many delightful surprises throughout our 20-acre wooded property.  Check in with our friendly Rec Desk - they'll have all the best ideas for you based on current conditions.
Dinner in the Tavern

Keep it casual on your first night and roll into our Tavern for some good times with fellow travelers and colorful local characters.  You'll love our seasonal menu that includes classic mountain lodge favorites alongside some surprising twists on modern dishes.  We're also known for our signature beverages, craft beer, and a wine list to please any palate.
S'mores & Stargazing

As the sun sets, enjoy our nightly tradition of complimentary s’mores by our outdoor fire pits, and watch the night sky begin to reveal a spectacular display of stars, unlike anything you’ll ever see among bright city lights. Check with the Rec Desk to see if we're getting the telescope out!
Time to explore the wide-open spaces of Yosemite!

Fuel up for the day’s adventures with a hearty mountain breakfast from our Restaurant.  Then head over to our General Store to pack your trail lunch for the day with our freshly-made sandwiches and wraps, delicious salad medleys, and other tasty provisions.
Yosemite Valley

Winter is the best season to enjoy wide open access to the iconic Yosemite Valley.

    • To drive your own vehicle, be sure to stop by our Rec Desk for the latest updates on best routes, timing and Park access.

Fun at the Lodge

After an amazing day exploring Yosemite, enjoy the amenities at Rush Creek is specifically designed to relax you after a long day.  Nothing beats hanging out on comfy couches by the warm fire in our Rec Center.

Or maybe you’d like to indulge in a massage to soothe your muscles so you’ll be ready for your next day of adventures? Visit Rush Creek Spa to book a treatment and indulge in our heated indoor/outdoor Day Spa with Yosemite inspired amenities.

Just want to keep having fun?  We get it.  Make your way to our Game Room in the Main Lodge for classic games like pool, shuffleboard, foosball, and more.

Rush Creek's culinary team serves freshly prepared delicious items you can enjoy in our Restaurant, Tavern, or back at your room in the privacy of your own room. The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes to end your day on a high note with classic mountain lodge cuisine plus some unexpected twists on more modern dishes.
S’mores & Stargazing

Individually packaged s’mores await you to end your day in Yosemite the sweetest way possible. Once the sun sets, our heated saltwater pool and hot tub is the perfect place for stargazing with an unobstructed view of the night sky. Insider Tip: Check in with the Recreation Team to see which stars or planets are particularly visible during your visit!
After a refreshing night's sleep, get excited to begin the journey to a lesser-traveled part of Yosemite, the Hetch Hetchy region.

Our General Store is brewing up your favorite coffee order along with seasonal specials to get you energized for your day of hiking and exploring. We’ve got all your favorite grab-and-go breakfast fixings to make even the pickiest of eaters satisfied.
Snowshoe Among Giant Sequoias

You can visit the Rec Desk for snowshoe rentals and free trip planning advice, or join one of our professionally guided adventures.  While we can't predict whether or not there will be snow during your visit, we can guarantee that whether you snowshoe or simply hike among these giant trees, the largest living species on earth, you will be forever changed for the better!

We know firsthand how Yosemite activities create robust appetites, and the culinary team at Rush Creek is eager to satisfy your hunger and tempt your taste buds with fresh and hearty California mountain lodge cuisine. Tonight is your night to fill up on favorite seasonal items and maybe try something unexpected.  You can keep it casual in the Tavern, head to the Restaurant for a slightly elevated scene, or order food and drinks to take back to your room.  Wherever you choose to dine, you'll have access to the same delicious food and drink menus.
Evening Activities

By now you’ve fallen in love with your favorite Rush Creek activities and will make yourself at home with s'mores roasting, games in the Main Lodge, or mellowing out by the fire under a starry winter sky.
You're part of the Rush Creek family now! Explore like a local on your last morning with us at Carlon Falls, just a few miles down the Evergreen Road right off of Highway 120.

After you’ve grabbed one of your favorite hot breakfast items or your usual coffee order from our General Store, you’ll be ready to squeeze in one last hike.
Carlon Falls

Once on the trail, you’ll actually be walking right into Yosemite National Park, making this a true hidden treasure that few Yosemite visitors ever see. You can choose to do a short and easy 1-hour walk along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River, or make a day of it and hike all the way up past the series of waterfalls and swimming holes. The trail follows the South Fork of the Tuolumne River, taking you through a variety of terrain, historic remnants, swimming holes, and cascading falls.
On the Road Again…

If you’re leaving Rush Creek Lodge using Highway 120 West, you’ll pass through the charming Old West town of Groveland. You may want to stop in at one of our favorite spots, Mountain Sage Coffee & Nursery, where you can sip on lovingly prepared homemade beverages and home-baked goods in their enchanting gardens. You’ll also love the art gallery featuring seemingly impossible images and stories created by local photographer, naturalist, and all-around great guy, Robb Hirsch, who also leads our photography workshops in Yosemite.

Until next time, happy trails!

Your friends at the Rush Creek Lodge and Spa