Chef Tony Lemens Presents Winemaker DinnerChef Chad Hendrickson, Hess Collection NapaAlison Rodriguez, Hess CollectionHappy Snowshoeing at Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias (Kim Carroll)Hot Tub Snowball Fight (Kim Carroll)Relaxing Massage at Rush Creek (Kim Carroll)On Saturday, January 25th we are thrilled to put the exclamation mark on California Restaurant Week with this collaborative wine dinner with our friends from the Hess Collection winery in Napa.

This four-course adventure in food and wine is being created for you by Rush Creek’s very own Chef Tony Lemens along with Hess Collection’s delightful Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson and talented Winemaker Alison Rodriguez. Get to know a little more about them here.

Rush Creek’s Private Dining Room will open at 5:30pm for a light splash of a tasty welcome wine, and we’ll dive into dinner at 6:30pm with both Chefs and Alison there to lead us on an entertaining flavor journey.

Click here for the official Hess Wine Dinner Menu. The price of $125 per person includes four delicious courses all expertly paired with a variety of Hess wines. (tax not included)

To reserve your seat at the table, simply use the dropdown menus above to select your stay dates, and you’ll see the option to add the January 25th Wine Dinner after you finalize your room selection.  

You’ll also see that we have some amazing room rates this time of year, with Lodge King Rooms starting as low as $198 per night (plus tax).

You’re also welcome to call Jalasia Jensen at Rush Creek directly at (209) 379-2373 extension 1515, or email and she will happily help with your arrangements.

Meanwhile, feel free to peruse all the Daily Activities you’ll get to enjoy while you’re here, like our nightly tradition of fireside s’mores.

Explore Yosemite while you’re here!

Rush Creek’s friendly and knowledgeable Recreation team is here to help you make the most of your free time during your weekend.  They provide professionally guided trips, free planning advice for those who prefer to adventure on their own, therapeutic massage, and yoga.

Some of our favorite winter adventures include our Giant Sequoia Hike/Snowshoe and our Wonders of Yosemite Hike & Tour.  You can reach out to the Recreation team directly for details and reservations at (209) 379-2373 extension 3, or .

Whether you choose to venture into the great outdoors, relax at the lodge, or both, we look forward to welcoming you for a truly rewarding Yosemite experience.

Cheers!