2023 holiday WEEK FESTIVITIESRush Creek Winter Pool Fun (Kim Carroll)

December 22nd – December 28th, 2023

From tree lighting to live music, s’mores to Santa, Yosemite adventures to Yoga sessions, you are in for a holiday unlike any other with the Rush Creek family. If you’re joining us for the holiday, check out our Christmas Activities Calendar!Chef Tony Lemens Presents Winemaker Dinner

Each night our restaurant will serve our classic menu along with memorable holiday specials. In the tavern, eggnog and hot specialty drinks will be flowing, in addition to a broad assortment of wines, beer, and spirits. Our talented executive chef, Chef Lemens, designs our menu to showcase the finest in seasonal, local and organic ingredients.

Click here to view this year’s thoughtfully curated Christmas Dinner.

NOTE: Christmas is a popular holiday in our area, so please book early to guarantee your spot. Reservations are required for Christmas Dinner as well, please email our Food and Beverage Director Rachel Tejeda [email protected] or call 209-379-2373 ext. 1551 to make dinner reservations.Rush Creek Snowmen Selfies (Kim Carroll)

After dinner, we will offer a variety of nightly activities, including campfires, s’mores, arts & crafts, and games. As always, you’ll always have the wonderful options of reading or playing board games by the fireside, or stargazing from your private deck.

New! This year we’re offering a new Christmas Bundle that includes Christmas Day Dinner and a holiday craft for each person in your party, plus some of our favorite sentimental gift items. You’ll see the option to add the Christmas Bundle to your reservation after you’ve selected your cabin and stay dates.

Call 209-379-2373 or email [email protected] to reserve or you can book online here:

Hot Tub Snowball Fight (Kim Carroll)

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Rush Creek Christmas Pajama Party (Chantea McIntyre)

Family Fun in the Guest Lounge (Kim Carroll)


Given the grand nature of Rush Creek Lodge, guests are often surprised to find out that it was created by two Bay Area dads who continue to operate the lodge in a way that they like to share with their own family and friends (while using business as a force for good).

Tunnel View in Winter Snow(Frederick S.)

That’s why you’ll find that your room reservation has what 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 use of the Fitness Center, 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.

That said, we know sometimes you want a few options to make things a touch more convenient, or a just hint extra.

Rush Creek Wintery Dusk (Kim Carroll)

Bed & Breakfast

This popular package provides the perfect kickstart to your day with a hearty mountain breakfast in our Restaurant, complete with freshly home baked good courtesy of our resident baker. See details on our B&B page or choose the “Bed and Breakfast Package Rate” when booking your room on this site.

Guided Tours

In keeping with Rush Creek’s values, you are encouraged to visit the Recreation Desk in the Guest lounge for free planning advice from our team of local experts. We’ve got plenty of maps and ideas for parties of all abilities and interests.

Or, maybe you’d prefer to let someone else take the wheel so you can kick back and enjoy the ride? Yes, you can!  Each day we offer an array of guided recreation trips tailored to the holiday season, including naturalist hikes, snowshoe trips to the Giant Sequoias and sightseeing tours of Yosemite Valley perfect for celebrating the Christmas Holiday. Visit our EXPLORE adventure planning page for guided recreation trips we’ll have available this holiday season.

Upgrades & Fun Extras

From Spa Day Use passes to day hiker basics to kid favorites, you can add on all sorts of fun extras as you complete your room reservation on this website.

Call 209-379-2373 or email [email protected] to reserve or you can book online here:

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