Giant Checkers and Connect Four (Kim Carroll)Yosemite Summer Road Trip

We’ve set the stage for the ultimate Summer Road Trip by taking care of the details of your stay so that you can focus on enjoying your epic summer adventure in Yosemite. Whether it’s a planned girls’ getaway or a last-minute weekend adventure with your family, there is no special occasion required!

Available from May through November 2020

Tree Ring Fun with Woman Posing (Kim Carroll Photography)Right now it’s all about the ultimate Summer Road Trip, and Yosemite’s got the wide-open spaces, trails, rivers, and swimming holes for a classic California road trip.

Keep scrolling for our ideal Yosemite itinerary. We know the key to a successful road trip is planning all the details which is why we’ve taken care of that part for you! Our Yosemite itinerary includes activity suggestions and fun insider tips to enjoy the park, even without a Day Pass!

Group of Friends Sitting doing Yoga on Sunset Deck (Kim Carroll Photography)the Yosemite summer road trip PACKAGE INCLUDEs:

  • Lodging in a Lodge King or Hillside Villa
  • Delicious dinner for each person in your party on two evenings of your stay
  • Hearty mountain breakfast for each person in your party every morning of your stay
  • Trail Lunches for each person in your party on two days of your stay
  • Two complimentary Tavern beverages per person
  • One T-Shirt per person from our General Store
  • Reusable water bottles for each person in your party
  • A welcome gift bag upon arrival
  • Evening activities including pool stargazing, fireside s’mores, games and moreYosemite Valley View Selfies (Kim Carroll Photography)

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 Package Room Type 3-Night Package 4-night Package
2 adults Lodge King Room Starting at $634 per night Starting at $638 per night
2 adults, 2 children Hillside Villa Starting at $941 per night Starting at $949 per night
Additional Adult $94.07 per night $99 per night
Additional Child $57 per night $58 per night

Ideal Yosemite Road Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: FUN AT THE LODGE

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!

Rush Creek Vista Point Trail (Matthew F.)Nature Trails

Stretch your legs on one of our 3 Hiking Trails in the forest adjacent to Rush Creek. The Nature Trail, The Vista Trail, and The Adventure Trail offer something memorable for all ability levels, including fresh mountain air and stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Pool Time

Our saltwater swimming pool and pool bar are open for good, clean fun, with social distancing and enhanced protocols.  Relax poolside with your party in the shade of one of our umbrellas or catch some sun rays.

Dinner Poolside

With our new Poolside Café menu, you can casually roll into the evening with tasty hot meals including grilled Caesar salads, turkey melts, Caprese paninis, and more.

S’mores & Stargazing

As the sun begins to set, 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.

DAY 2: YOSEMITE VALLEY OR HIGH COUNTRY

Time to explore the wide-open spaces of Yosemite!

Breakfast

Fuel up for the day’s adventures with a hearty mountain breakfast from our Restaurant served in our outdoor dining areas.  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 or High Country

These days you have several different options for entering one of the most iconic areas of Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley.

Tenaya Lake High Country TourIf you’ve already been to Yosemite Valley and would like to visit the pristine and magnificent Yosemite High Country and Tuolumne Meadows, you can join one of our professionally guided adventures, or drive your own vehicle with your Day Use Entry Ticket from recreation.gov.

Fun at the Lodge

After an amazing day exploring Yosemite, enjoy the amenities at Rush Creek specifically designed to relax you after a long day.

Let your competitive side out with our wide array of outdoor games like shuffleboard, table tennis, giant connect four, bocce ball, and more. 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.

Wood Fire Oven (Kim Carroll)Dinner

Rush Creek’s culinary team continues to serve delicious menu items you can enjoy in any of our outdoor dining areas or back at your room in the privacy of your own deck. The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes to end your day on a high note with freshly prepared items like our Smoked Trout Melt with Harvarti and Pepperoncini’s on Rye, or Grilled King Salmon with Bok Choy, Soy Glazed Shiitake Mushrooms and Yuzu Ginger Butter. Believe it or not, our Crispy Fried Cauliflower with Sweet Chili Sauce and Sesame Seeds is always a hit!

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 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.

DAY 3: YOSEMITE’S HETCH HETCHY RESERVOIR

After a refreshing night’s sleep, get excited to begin the journey to a lesser-traveled part of Yosemite, the Hetch Hetchy region.

Breakfast

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. From freshly-made yogurt parfaits to house-made breakfast burritos and coffee cakes, we’ve got all your favorite grab-and-go breakfast fixings to make even the pickiest of eaters satisfied.

Yosemite Hetch Hetchy View (Kim Carroll 3-17.77)Hetch Hetchy Day Hike

Hetch Hetchy is one of Yosemite’s hidden gems, offering a variety of options from easy day hikes to strenuous backpacking excursions. The easy 2.5 miles (each way) trail to Wapama Falls is a favorite for adults and children alike. This trail, which runs through a rock tunnel and then along the north side of the reservoir, allows visitors to experience the true power and majesty of the Hetch Hetchy waterfalls. Hetch Hetchy does not require a Day Use Entry Ticket. Adjusted daily hours are 8am – 5pm.

Evergreen Lodge

On your way back to Rush Creek, you’ll pass through the historic Evergreen Lodge where you can stop in their General Store for snacks and beverages as a tasty way to round out your afternoon. You’re welcome to wander freely and play around – try out the new Forest Disc Golf Course!

Dinner

We know firsthand how Yosemite activities create robust appetites, and the culinary team at Rush Creek Lodge 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 menu items and maybe try something unexpected like our Smoked Salmon Rillette or Thai Coconut Curry Veggies.

 Paint Party Family PhotoEvening Activities

By now you’ve fallen in love with your favorite Rush Creek activities, but why not try something new to wrap up your time with us with an activity you can put on your shelf and be reminded of forever! Glassblowing with our resident expert or having a Paint Party is a great way to close out your time with us and the best part is, you get to take your creation home with you!

DAY 4: CARLON FALLS DAY HIKE OR SWIM

Explore like a local on your last morning with us at Carlon Falls, just a few miles down the road and a local favorite.

Breakfast

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 FallsCarlon 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 lush foliage, pools, 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 by a locally loved coffee shop, Mountain Sage Coffee & Nursery, where you can sip on lovingly prepared beverages and home-baked goods in their enchanting gardens. You’ll also love the art gallery featuring incredible images and stories created by local photographer, naturalist, and all-around great guy, Robb Hirsch, who also leads our photography workshops in Yosemite.

For information on our lodge’s enhanced cleaning and service protocols, visit our Clean & Safe program page.

Advance reservations required. Certain restrictions may apply. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.  You can book this package online, by calling 209-379-2373 or emailing us at .

Rush Creek Outdoor Play Areas (Kim Carroll)20% Off End of Summer

Late summer makes room for special discounts and lower rates.
August 23rd – October 8th you can save up to 20% off weekday room rates.
The sooner you book, the more you save!

Half Dome View from Glacier PointRush Creek Lodge Villa Deck Cheers (Kim Carroll)Yosemite S'mores at Sunset (Stephen G)Rush Creek Outdoor Play Areas (Kim Carroll)Late Summer Savings – Up to 20% Off

The Sooner You Book, The More You Save!

As the summer gives way to fall in Yosemite, you can find some surprisingly nice deals on lodging and enjoy access to an amazing array of amenities and activities at Rush Creek.

August 15th to October 7th save up to 20% off weekdays (except Labor Day).

The details for this Yosemite End of Summer discount are simple:

Book direct with us online, by emailing us at , or call (209)379-2373 to reach our Front Desk team.

No promo code is needed.

You’ll see the option to choose the “End of Summer Savings” rate when making your room reservation on our web site. Or ask for the “End of Summer Savings” rate when calling or emailing us.

The Fun is Just Beginning

We offer an array of guided recreation trips tailored to the season, including naturalist hikes and sightseeing tours of Yosemite. The best part is that when you book one of our guided trips, you’ll have guaranteed access to the park with your guide leading the way to the best-hidden gems of Yosemite.

No park pass?  No problem!  If you’d like to drive your own car into Yosemite, talk to our Recreation Desk or see our insider tips here…

Treat yourself to a personal ‘reset’ with the help of our professional massage therapists in our new open-air massage cabana on our sunset deck. To learn more about what we’re doing to help you feel safe in your home-away-from-home at Rush Creek, take a look at our new Enhanced Clean & Safe Program.

We have fun activities for kids and adults alike that vary slightly day to day, including:

  • Socially-distant campfires and free s’mores!
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Bingo!
  • Educational nature talks
  • Stargazing
  • Glass blowing
  • Board games to take back to your room or enjoy in our Guest Lounge

Our Pool Bar and heated saltwater swimming pool are open responsibly, and there are plenty of outdoor spaces to relax or play.

We hope to welcome you to Yosemite for some fresh air, inspiring scenery and warm hospitality.

Happy Trails!

Naturally, this offer is subject to availability, has no cash value, and may not be combined with other offers. We do not charge additional hidden Resort fees.  You'll receive free parking, free Wi-Fi and free access to all lodge amenities.

Yosemite Olmstead Point Sunset (Curtis K.)25% off Yosemite Fall Getaways

The ultimate Yosemite Staycation includes free Wi-Fi, daily activities for all ages, colorful displays of changing leaves, and quiet moments on the roads and trails throughout the region. No Resort Fees.
The sooner you book, the more you save.

Yosemite Fall SunriseHetch Hetchy Reservoir (Matthew J.)Fall Leaves in Yosemite (Sugar & Stamps)Rush Creek Hillside Villa Sleeping Area (Kim Carroll)Relaxing Massage at Rush Creek (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Poolside Sunset (Takashi Y.)Rush Creek Pool Area by Night (Kim Carroll)Save up to 25% off Yosemite Fall Getaways

The Sooner You Book, The More You Save!

October 12 – November 23, 2020

Fall is a favorite time of year in Yosemite for visitors who like to experience crisp, clean air, colorful displays of changing leaves, and quiet moments on the roads and trails throughout the region.

If you’re looking for the ultimate Staycation, this is the place.  Not only do we offer Fall discounts, we also provide free Wi-Fi, free parking, free access to all our outdoor play areas (even the ziplines and our new Nature Trails), and free daily activities for all ages.  No Resort Fees or other hidden fees.  So you can ‘work from home’ or do your ‘distance learning’ in the morning, then head out to play in the afternoon and evening.

Discounts vary depending on room type and time of stay:

  • October 12 – 31, save up to 20% weekdays
  • November 1 – 23, save up to 25% weekdays

The details for this Yosemite Fall discount are simple:

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Reset in Yosemite.

Yosemite is the perfect place to hit the reset button. Fall is one of the most peaceful times of year in Yosemite. You can often feel like you have the park all to yourself. With both the Merced and Tuolumne Groves of Giant Sequoias just a few minutes’ drive from the lodge, it’s easy to find serenity and peace of mind on any trail.  Or visit the lesser-traveled section of Yosemite National Park, Hetch Hetchy, to hike along the reservoir to Wapama Falls to drink in more of nature’s refreshing qualities.

And of course, our friendly Recreation team is here to help you find the way. Whether you’d like to explore on your own or try one of our entertaining and informative professionally guided adventures, our team is ready to help. Consider us your backstage pass to Yosemite!

Relax at Rush Creek

Take it easy by the fire in our cozy Guest Lounge, play around in our Game Room, or hang out and keep an eye on sports on the big screens in Rush Creek’s Tavern.

Our heated saltwater pool is open year-round unless of course, Mother Nature tells us otherwise.  Watching the sunset from the comfort of our saltwater hot tub is a guest favorite!  Don’t forget our daily activities, including our nightly tradition of roasting s’mores by the outdoor fire.

At our new Spa you have access to massage treatments, and options for Private Day Use of the innovative amenities inspired by Yosemite’s natural elements. You’ll be sure to return from your Yosemite adventure refreshed and ready for whatever daily life may throw at you.

It’s Easy, We Promise.

No strings attached!

You don’t need a promo code.

You’ll see the option to choose the “Fall Savings” discounted rate when making your room reservation on our website. Or ask for the “Fall Savings” discount when calling us at (209)379-2373 or emailing us at .

Naturally, this offer is for discounts off of our standard rates,  has no cash value, may not be combined with other offers, and does not apply to groups of 10 or more.  As our rooms fill up, the discounts dwindle, so book early for the best rates possible.

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By the way, our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge, also has Yosemite Fall discounts and is an equally great base camp for an awesome Staycation.  They’re just down the road near the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park.  Click here for Evergreen Lodge details…

Yosemite Valley View at Sunrise (Marcus C.)Bed & Breakfast Package

Start each day of your Yosemite adventure with a hearty mountain breakfast as part of our convenient Bed and Breakfast packages. Packages include lodging and the freedom to order any entree from our full breakfast menu plus your choice of juice and custom brewed coffee or tea.

Glacier Point High Five (Shabanova T.)Rush Creek Lodge Villa Balcony (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Lodge Breakfast (Kim Carroll)

bed & breakfast package

the perfect kickstart

Add a hearty mountain breakfast to each morning of your stay, as the perfect kickstart to your Yosemite adventure. After enjoying a cup of custom brewed coffee as you take in the mountain views from your balcony, you can join us in our full-service Restaurant (or Tavern) where Chef Lemens has crafted a menu sure to satisfy your tastebuds and fuel your day’s adventures.

You’re free to order your choice of entrée, juice, and custom brewed coffee or tea from our main breakfast menu. A child’s breakfast includes a child-sized entrée portion and juice, hot chocolate or hot apple cider.

Our seasonal menus include everything from Country Style Eggs Benedict to Avocado Toast, freshly baked Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee Cake right from the hearth of our wood-fired oven. From savory to sweet, appetites of all varieties will be satisfied and ready to hit the trail for whatever adventure awaits you in Yosemite.

As always we’re happy to accommodate a wide variety of special food needs. You’ll find vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items, and you’re welcome to talk to your server about modifications to fit your needs at each meal.

To book this package, no promotional code is needed and there are no blackout dates.  Simply reserve the room or villa that fits your party best, then select the Bed & Breakfast Package option as you complete your reservation.

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Packages start as low as $325 per night for two adults. Package components apply to all members of the party included in the lodging reservation.

Rush Creek Holiday Night Poolside (Ash & Co)Yosemite Holiday Breakaway – 50% Off Between the Holidays

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas take a break in Yosemite and save up to 50% off your room rate. Rates start as low as $133 per night. The sooner you book, the more you save!

El Capitan Merced River Reflection (Kim Carroll)Happy Snowshoeing at Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias (Kim Carroll)Yosemite Hetch Hetchy View (Kim Carroll 3-17.77)Relaxing Massage at Rush Creek (Kim Carroll)Family Fun in the Guest Lounge (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Giant Outdoor Checkers (Chantea McIntyre)Rush Creek Christmas Fireside (Chantea McIntyre)Rush Creek Christmas Pajama Party (Chantea McIntyre)Rush Creek Holiday Night Poolside (Ash & Co)Yosemite Holiday Breakaway – 50% Off Between the Holidays

The Earlier You Book, the More You Save!

The Holiday season is a wonderful time of year, but let’s face it, things sure can get a bit hectic sometimes.

We think it’s OK to treat yourself to a little getaway between the holidays to relax and recharge with us up in Yosemite.  Gorgeous scenery, crisp clear days, stunning sunsets and warm cozy fires every night. You’ll love it!

Conveniently located at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park, Rush Creek Lodge is just minutes away from two Giant Sequoia Groves and the lesser-traveled Hetch Hetchy region of the Park.

So your Holiday Breakaway can include anything from an invigorating hike (or snowshoe) among Giant Sequoias or Yosemite’s stunning waterfalls, or simply a classic mountain lodge getaway complete with massage treatments, great meals, and hot tub sunsets.

As always, our friendly Recreation team is here to help you find the way. Whether you’d like to explore on your own or try one of our entertaining and informative professionally guided adventures, our team is ready to help.

Consider us your backstage pass to Yosemite!

RUSH CREEK LODGE OFFER DETAILS:

  • November 28th – save up to 20%
  • November 29th through December 17th – save up to 50%
  • December 18th through December 23rd – save up to 20%

No promo code is needed when you book directly with us on this site, by email at , or by calling us at (209) 379-2373.

Rates do not include tax.  There are no additional hidden Resort fees.  You’ll receive free parking, free Wi-Fi and free access to all lodge amenities.

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*Offer subject to availability, not valid on holidays or special events, has no cash value, and may not be combined with other offers.  Additional details available at the bottom of this page.

Relax at the Spa at Rush Creek

If you’re looking to make the most of your Holiday Breakaway, you can always take advantage of our Wellness offerings available on property.

In June 2020 our Wellness team moved into our new Spa, where they’ve expanded on our signature approach to personalized treatments that incorporate natural elements reflecting Yosemite’s richness: stone, sound, scent and warmth.

With small group yoga classes and therapeutic massages, you’ll be sure to return from your Yosemite Breakaway refreshed and ready for whatever the holiday season may throw at you.

Lodge Amenities Galore!

Even with these amazing discounts, you have full access to a wealth of lodge amenities, at no extra charge.

Take it easy by the fire in our cozy Guest Lounge, play around in our Game Room, or hang out and keep an eye on sports on the big screens in Rush Creek’s Tavern.

Our heated saltwater pool and hot tubs are open year-round unless of course, Mother Nature tells us otherwise.  Watching the sunset from the comfort of our saltwater hot tub is another guest favorite.

Then there are all of our daily activities, including our nightly tradition of roasting s’mores by the outdoor fire.

It’s Easy, We Promise.

No strings attached!

You don’t need a promo code.

You’ll see the option to choose the “Holiday Breakaway ” discounted rate when making your room reservation on this website.

Or ask for the “Holiday Breakaway” rate when calling us at (209)379-2373 or emailing us at

Naturally, this offer is up to 50% off of our standard rates,  has no cash value and may not be combined with other offers.  As our rooms fill up, the discounts go down, so book early for the best possible rates.

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By the way, our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge, also offers Holiday Breakaway discounts.

They’re just down the road near the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park, and share our same sense of warm hospitality.  Click here for Evergreen Lodge details…

Rush Creek Romantic Bubbles (Pui Yin L.)Yosemite Romantic Getaway

Romance is alive and well year-round at Rush Creek Lodge, but if you’re looking for a particularly memorable Yosemite experience you’ll love the special elements of our Romance Getaway Package.

Rush Creek Lodge Winter Sunset from Guest Lodge (Kim Carroll)Yosemite Romantic GETAWAY

Available throughout 2020

Yosemite is the ideal setting for a romantic getaway any time of year.  Each season brings a new take on Yosemite’s breathtaking scenery, and with the changing seasons come fresh opportunities to enjoy romantic moments with your loved one.

We’ve set the stage for your idyllic mountain retreat, starting with the warm hospitality that awaits you here at Rush Creek Lodge.

Active days, relaxing nights, cozy spaces and delicious food and drink provide the perfect mix for happiness, romance, and rejuvenation.

TWO-NIGHT ROmANCE GETAWAY PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • Lodging in a Lodge King, Lodge Suite, or One-bedroom Villa
  • Delicious dinner for each person in your party on one evening of your stay
  • Hearty mountain breakfast for each person in your party both mornings of your stay
  • A romantic welcome gift with a bottle of Champagne*
  • One complimentary Tavern or Restaurant beverage per person
  • Evening activities including hot tub stargazing, fireside s’mores, games and more

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 Package Room 2-Night Package
Yosemite Romance Getaway Package 2 adults,
Deluxe King Room
Starting at $268 per night

Pouring Wine (Kim Carroll)Advance reservations required. Certain restrictions may apply. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.  You can book this package online, by calling 209-379-2373 or emailing us at .

*Non-alcoholic Champagne available upon request. Must be 21 years or older to purchase alcoholic champagne in Romance Getaway Packages.

Yosemite Wapama Falls Fun (Kim Carroll 3-17.83)20% Off Spring Getaways

Spring is Yosemite’s greatest season for epic waterfalls, spectacular displays of spring wildflowers, snowcaps on the Sierra mountaintops, and plenty of room to roam Yosemite’s great outdoors! It’s yours for the taking with this rare Yosemite deal for up 20% off Spring getaways.

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Super spring savings for the perfect Yosemite getaway

tHE sOONER YOU bOOK, tHE MORE yOU sAVE!

Spring is Yosemite’s greatest season for epic waterfalls, spectacular displays of spring wildflowers, snowcaps on the Sierra mountaintops, and plenty of room to roam Yosemite’s great outdoors!  It’s yours for the taking with this rare Yosemite deal for up to 20% off Spring getaways.

You’ll see the Spring Savings discount presented when you book on this site. Or you can call (209)379-2373 or email us at and ask for the Spring Savings discount.

Rush Creek Lodge Offer Details:

  • April 18th through April 29th — save up to 20% off weekdays, and up to 10% off weekends*
  • April 30th through May 27th — save up to 10% off weekdays*
  • May 31st through June 3rd — save up to 15% off weekdays*
  • Rates do not include tax.  There are no additional hidden Resort fees.  You’ll receive free parking, free Wi-Fi and free access to all lodge amenities.

No promo code is needed when you book directly with us on this site, by email at , or by calling us at (209)379-2373.

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*Offer subject to availability, not valid on holidays or special events, has no cash value, and may not be combined with other offers.  Additional details are available at the bottom of this page.

BACK AT THE LODGE

Back at the lodge, we’ve got plenty of daily activities planned for you, including our nightly tradition of s’mores by the outdoor fireplace, and fun for all ages in our game room. Our saltwater pool and giant hot tubs are heated and open for added fun, relaxation and the ultimate stargazing.  As always the Restaurant and Tavern are open for eating and drinking to your heart’s content.

Rush Creek’s friendly Recreation Guides are ready to take you on professionally guided adventures and tours ranging from quaint local hikes to all-day excursions.  Depending on how long the snow lasts you might also have a chance to go snowshoeing at the higher elevations or among Giant Sequoias.

If you prefer to venture out on your own our Recreation team is also more than happy to help you plan a route that suits your party’s interests most.  Free planning advice is one of our specialties too!

You can also meet our guides and get ideas from our interactive trip planner in the Explore section of this web site.

So pack your bags and join us for the splendor of spring at Yosemite!

OFFER DETAILS

You don’t need any special booking code to redeem this Spring Savings discounted rate.   The usual terms apply…the discount may not be combined with other offers, has no cash value, and is subject to availability.  Discounts vary based on room type selected, and those who book earliest get the biggest discounts – as we start filling up, the discounts dwindle.  Yes, it’s true, the early bird gets the worm!

Simply enter your dates in the boxes above and your discounted Spring Savings room rate will appear as an option in your search results.

You can also call us at (209)379-2373 or email us at  for answers to questions or to make your reservation.

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By the way, our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge, is just down the road near the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park, and they’ve got some great deals too!  Click here for Evergreen Lodge details…

Happy Snowshoeing at Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias (Kim Carroll)Yosemite Winter Road Trip

Convenient packages for couples or families to experience Yosemite’s serene, majestic winter wonderland in ways that few people ever will.

November – March
starting at $347 for two adults per night

Starting the Snowshoe (Kim Carroll)Merced Grove Trailhead Goofballs on Snowshoes (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Lodge Winter Sunset (Kim Carroll)

Available for non-holiday stays through November 29, 2020 – March 23, 2021

Winter is a magical season in Yosemite. It tends to be a Yosemite fan favorite because there are far fewer park visitors and the snow-covered scenery is absolutely stunning. Oh, and we can’t forget endless snowshoeing adventures. Escape the crowds and set out on an epic winter adventure with us here at Rush Creek Lodge!

Keep scrolling for our ideal Yosemite itinerary. We know the key to a successful road trip is planning all the details which is why we’ve taken care of that part for you! Our Yosemite itinerary includes activity suggestions and fun insider tips to enjoy the park and some lesser-known vistas outside the park entrance gates as well.

Our convenient two-night winter adventure package makes it easy to take advantage of extraordinary recreational opportunities during this serene, majestic season. After a delicious breakfast you’ll join one of our friendly Recreation Guides for one of our most popular tours, including a freshly made trail lunch from our General Store.  At the end of the day you’ll celebrate the day’s adventure with a beverage in our lively Tavern.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Nights of Lodging
  • Hearty homemade breakfast each morning of your stay in our full-service Restaurant or Tavern (depending on the season)
  • Full-day Guided Wonders of Yosemite Naturalist Hike or Snowshoe
  • Freshly made trail lunch for your guided adventure
  • Happy Hour Beverage* on one evening of your stay

*Guests under the age of 21 will be able to get one of our Signature Mocktails or a Tasty Hot Chocolate! 

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 Package  Room Type 2-Night Package
Couple’s Winter Adventure Package 2 adults
Lodge King Room
starting at $359 per night
Family Winter Adventure Package 2 adults and 2 children
Two Bedroom Villa
starting at $484 per night
Additional Adult $114 per night
Additional Child $56 per night

El Capitan Merced River Reflection (Kim Carroll)Advance reservations required. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Pricing does not include tax. For reservations or more information, call (209) 379-2373 or email us at , or book online today!

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Ideal WINTER Yosemite Itinerary

DAY 1: FUN AT THE LODGE

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!

Rush Creek Vista Point Trail (Matthew F.)Nature Trails

Stretch your legs on one of our 3 Hiking Trails in the forest adjacent to Rush Creek. The Nature Trail, The Vista Trail, and The Adventure Trail offer something memorable for all ability levels, including fresh mountain air and stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Pool Time

Our heated saltwater swimming pool and pool bar are open for good, clean fun, with social distancing and enhanced protocols.

Dinner Poolside

With our new Poolside Café menu, you can casually roll into the evening with tasty hot meals including grilled Caesar salads, turkey melts, Caprese paninis, and more.

S’mores & Stargazing

As the sun begins to set, bundle up in your favorite sweater to 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.

DAY 2: YOSEMITE VALLEY OR HIGH COUNTRY

Time to explore the wide-open spaces of Yosemite!

Tavern Toast to Safe Dining Options (Kim Carroll)Breakfast

Fuel up for the day’s adventures with a hearty mountain breakfast from our Restaurant served in our outdoor dining areas.  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 or High Country

These days you have several different options for entering one of the most iconic areas of Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley.

Tenaya Lake High Country TourIf you’ve already been to Yosemite Valley and would like to visit the pristine and magnificent Yosemite High Country and Tuolumne Meadows, you can join one of our professionally guided adventures, or drive your own vehicle with your Day Use Entry Ticket from recreation.gov.

Fun at the Lodge

After an amazing day exploring Yosemite, enjoy the amenities at Rush Creek specifically designed to relax you after a long day.

Let your competitive side out with our wide array of outdoor games like shuffleboard, table tennis, giant connect four, bocce ball, and more. 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.

Wood Fire Oven (Kim Carroll)Dinner

Rush Creek’s culinary team continues to serve delicious menu items you can enjoy in any of our outdoor dining areas or back at your room in the privacy of your own deck. The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes to end your day on a high note with freshly prepared items like our Smoked Trout Melt with Harvarti and Pepperoncini’s on Rye, or Grilled King Salmon with Bok Choy, Soy Glazed Shiitake Mushrooms and Yuzu Ginger Butter. Believe it or not, our Crispy Fried Cauliflower with Sweet Chili Sauce and Sesame Seeds is always a hit!

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 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.

DAY 3: YOSEMITE’S HETCH HETCHY RESERVOIR

After a refreshing night’s sleep, get excited to begin the journey to a lesser-traveled part of Yosemite, the Hetch Hetchy region.

Breakfast

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. From freshly-made yogurt parfaits to house-made breakfast burritos and coffee cakes, we’ve got all your favorite grab-and-go breakfast fixings to make even the pickiest of eaters satisfied.

Yosemite Hetch Hetchy View (Kim Carroll 3-17.77)Hetch Hetchy Day Hike

Hetch Hetchy is one of Yosemite’s hidden gems, offering a variety of options from easy day hikes to strenuous backpacking excursions. The easy 2.5 miles (each way) trail to Wapama Falls is a favorite for adults and children alike. This trail, which runs through a rock tunnel and then along the north side of the reservoir, allows visitors to experience the true power and majesty of the Hetch Hetchy waterfalls. Hetch Hetchy does not require a Day Use Entry Ticket. Adjusted daily hours are 8am – 5pm.

Evergreen Lodge

On your way back to Rush Creek, you’ll pass through the historic Evergreen Lodge where you can stop in their General Store for snacks and beverages as a tasty way to round out your afternoon. You’re welcome to wander freely and play around – try out the new Forest Disc Golf Course!

Dinner

We know firsthand how Yosemite activities create robust appetites, and the culinary team at Rush Creek Lodge 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 menu items and maybe try something unexpected like our Smoked Salmon Rillette or Thai Coconut Curry Veggies.

 Paint Party Family PhotoEvening Activities

By now you’ve fallen in love with your favorite Rush Creek activities, but why not try something new to wrap up your time with us with an activity you can put on your shelf and be reminded of forever! Glassblowing with our resident expert or having a Paint Party is a great way to close out your time with us and the best part is, you get to take your creation home with you!

DAY 4: CARLON FALLS DAY HIKE OR SWIM

Explore like a local on your last morning with us at Carlon Falls, just a few miles down the road and a local favorite.

Breakfast

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 FallsCarlon 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 lush foliage, pools, 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 by a locally loved coffee shop, Mountain Sage Coffee & Nursery, where you can sip on lovingly prepared beverages and home-baked goods in their enchanting gardens. You’ll also love the art gallery featuring incredible images and stories created by local photographer, naturalist, and all-around great guy, Robb Hirsch, who also leads our photography workshops in Yosemite.

Rush-Creek - Hillside Villa Deck (Kim Carroll)Valentine’s Sweetheart Getaway

No time to plan the ideal getaway for your Valentine? We’ve got you covered with our awesome Valentine’s package that covers everything from a delicious dinner to an incredible massage.

February
Starting at $318 per couple a night

Rush Creek Lodge Winter Sunset from Guest Lodge (Kim Carroll)

VALENTINE’S SWEETHEART GETAWAY

Available February 2020

Valentine’s Day is a magical time in Yosemite. Throughout the Park you’ll find endless moments of peaceful inspiration, while back at the lodge we have cozy fires, tasty beverages and fabulous food.

Even better, you’ll fall in love with our heated pool, hot tubs, and incredible massage therapy program.

Plus, nothing beats our mountain location for stunning sunsets and endless stargazing.

TWO-NIGHT VALENTINE’S SWEETHEART PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • Lodging
  • Delicious dinner
  • Hearty mountain breakfast for each person in your party on each morning of your stay
  • Freshly made trail lunches for each person in your party on one afternoon
  • Happy Hour Cocktails or Specialty Coffee Drinks on one evening
  • A romantic Valentine’s welcome gift with a bottle of Champagne*
  • Evening activities including roasting s’mores by the outdoor fire, movies, games and more.
  • One 80-minute Swedish Massage for each adult
 Package Room 2-Night Package
Sweetheart’s Package 2 adults,
Deluxe King Room and a 80-minute Swedish massage for 2
starting at $483 per night

Pouring Wine (Kim Carroll)Advance reservations required. Certain restrictions may apply. Pricing does not include taxes.  Package requires advance massage booking and is subject to availability. Massages are individual, not simultaneous. You can book this package online, by calling 209-379-2373 or emailing us at .

*Non-alcoholic Champagne available upon request. Must be 21 years or older to purchase alcoholic champagne Valentine's Sweetheart Packages.

Local Brew Pack (Kim Carroll)Upgrades and Fun Extras

Enhance your stay with our fun, memorable reservation upgrades and add-on packs. Surprise a loved one with a bottle of wine or a selection of local brew. Delight your children with a cozy stuffed animal or cool explorer gear. Add-on packs will be delivered to your room or villa the evening of check-in and are a welcome treat after a long journey.

Enhance your stay with our fun, memorable reservation upgrades and add-on packs. Surprise a loved one with a bottle of wine or a selection of local brew. Delight your children with a cozy stuffed animal or cool explorer gear. Add-on packs will be delivered to your room or villa the evening of check-in and are a welcome treat after a long journey.

If you’re interested in purchasing one or more of these upgrades, simply add them to your reservation when booking online or mention them to our reservationist if booking via phone or email. You can purchase any of the add-ons for other lodge guests as well by contacting our front desk by phone at 209-379-2373 or email at .


Hiker’s Trail Pack $50  

Explore Yosemite and its surrounding areas with our Hiker’s Trail Pack! Our hiker’s pack takes the guesswork out of your preparation because we’ve put together all the essentials for hitting the trail for you. Pack includes A trail mix container to fill in our general store with the items of your choice, 2 logoed reusable Rush Creek water bottles, 2 nature identification cards, and a map & guide to Yosemite Valley.


Snuggle Time Pack $35

Make Rush Creek Lodge home away from home with this cozy sleepy time package. Your junior adventurer will be able to snuggle in for the night with a plush 12″ stuffed animal, relevant to our surroundings, and a beautifully illustrated children’s book about the area. Specific stuffed animal and children’s book may vary depending on availability.


Kids Adventure Pack $35

Jumpstart your kiddo’s adventures with various field essentials to discover the exciting outdoor world of Yosemite! Contents vary dependent on current available items.


California Wine Pack (Kim Carroll)California Wine Pack $50

Calling all wine lovers! Our wine pack gives you a taste of local Yosemite wine grown by our favorite vineyard right down the road in Groveland; Yosemite Cellars.  Pack includes a bottle of red wine and two logoed Rush Creek Lodge wine glasses and a fine chocolate bar.  White wine or rosè available upon request, will not be Yosemite Cellars.

Please note you must be 21 or older to purchase this pack.


Local Brew Pack $45

California is at the epicenter of the beer revolution, so with our Local Beer Pack, you get to kick back with your feet up, and enjoy a California Craft Beer as you take in the mountain views right from your room. Our brew pack includes 2 – 22oz beers, two Rush Creek logoed pint glasses & snack mix.

Please note you must be 21 or older to purchase this pack.


Romance Pack $45 

Looking for a romantic gift for your loved one? Romance is in the air the moment you enter your room here a Rush Creek Lodge with this package. Discover chocolates, a chilled bottle of bubbly, logoed glasses and a special note to kick your romantic weekend off.

Please note you must be 21 or older to purchase this pack.


Happy Snowshoeing at Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias (Kim Carroll)Discounted Winter rentals $20

Winter is a beautiful season in Yosemite and one that few visitors get to experience. This season tends to be a Yosemite fan favorite because there are far fewer park visitors and the snow-covered scenery is absolutely stunning. Oh, and we can’t forget endless snowshoeing adventures. Escape the crowds and set out on an epic winter adventure by planning ahead with a discounted snowshoe or bicycle rental. You can also check out our season rentals for adventure gear.

Please note rentals are redeemed upon arrival to lodge and cannot be reserved in advance. Rentals are based on availability. Price is valid on one rental. Only available from October through March.

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*All prices listed are before tax. Packages are only available for purchase prior to arrival. 

Rush Creek Snowmen Selfies (Kim Carroll)Yosemite Black Friday & Cyber Monday Flash Sale

2019 Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are all gone! Look for our email this Fall announcing our 2020 offer.

Rush Creek Lodge Hot Tub Snowball Fight (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Lodge Therapeutic Massage (Kim Carroll)Hetch Hetchy Picnic (Kim Carroll)The 2019 Flash Sale has Expired – 2020 Offer Coming Soon!

Please visit our Packages & Special Offers page for more great savings on Yosemite adventures!

Conveniently located at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park, Rush Creek Lodge is just minutes away from some of the most unique attractions you can only find in Yosemite in the Fall, Winter and Spring.

With the 120 West Entrance open year-round, this is the perfect opportunity to join our friendly recreation guides on an exciting snowshoeing voyage through Giant Sequoias or through a winter wonderland in Yosemite Valley.  You’ll have wide-open trails and unobstructed sightseeing.  With the right timing you might witness Firefall off of El Capitan in February, or crazy Frazil Ice flowing through Yosemite’s winter creeks.

Back at Rush Creek you’ll enjoy a classic mountain lodge getaway complete with massage treatments, great meals, and hot tub sunsets (or snowball fights)!

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Yosemite Firefall Off El CapitanVernal Fall Rainbow (Cory H.)Happy Snowshoeing at Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias (Kim Carroll)Happy Hour in the Tavern (Kim Carroll)Yosemite at its Best

These amazing rates allow you to easily visit Yosemite when it’s showing off an array of spectacular seasonal attractions.  From the wildflowers and waterfalls of Spring, to the changing colors of Fall, to the pristine sparkle and shine of Winter, Yosemite always has something to inspire and delight you.

And of course, our friendly Recreation team is here to help you find the way. Whether you’d like to explore on your own or try one of our entertaining and informative professionally guided adventures, our team is ready to help. Consider us your backstage pass to Yosemite!

Relax at Rush Creek

Take it easy by the fire in our cozy Guest Lounge, play around in our Game Room, or hang out and keep an eye on sports on the big screens in Rush Creek’s Tavern.

Our heated saltwater pool and hot tubs are open year-round unless of course, Mother Nature tells us otherwise.  Watching the sunset or stargazing from the comfort of one of our saltwater hot tubs is the best!  You’ll also have full access to all of our amenities and daily activities, including our nightly tradition of roasting s’more by the outdoor fire.

If you’re looking to make the most of your Yosemite getaway, you can always take advantage of our Wellness offerings available on property. With small group yoga classes and therapeutic massages, you’ll be sure to return from your Yosemite getaway refreshed and ready for whatever daily life has in store for you.

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By the way, our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge, also has amazing packages and special offers throughout the year.  They’re just down the road near the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park.

RUSH CREEK LODGE AT-A-GLANCE

Rush Creek Lodge is a superbly designed ‘destination within a destination,’ located ½ mile from the Highway 120 West entrance of Yosemite National Park, California.

The first new Yosemite lodge in more than 25 years, Rush Creek provides a relaxed yet sophisticated experience inspired by the nature surrounding its 20-acre wooded hillside setting. Rush Creek features a mix of 143 Lodge Rooms, Suites, and Hillside Villas, all with private decks, most with sunset views.

Amenities throughout the property are designed for kids and adults alike:

A sister property to the nearby Evergreen Lodge, Rush Creek provides the same warmth and genuine hospitality, and equally strong social and environmental missions. The resort is a 3-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area along scenic Highway 120, the most direct year-round route to Yosemite from the Bay Area.