A relaxed, yet sophisticated experience at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park — featuring Lodge Rooms, Suites and Hillside Villas, restaurant, tavern, saltwater pool, hot tubs, recreation guide service, daily activities, massage and wellness programs. For best rates and service, book direct online and receive two complimentary welcome drinks upon check-in. (209) 379-2373

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Rush Creek Lodge provides a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience in a hillside woodland setting at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park.


Rush Creek Lodge features a tastefully appointed mix of 143 rooms, suites, and hillside villas with extensive amenities.

Rush Creek Lodge is a superbly designed new ‘destination within a destination’ located at the doorstep of Yosemite National Park, California, that opened its doors on June 24, 2016.

The first new lodge in the area in more than 25 years, Rush Creek features a contemporary, rustic sensibility inspired by the breathtaking expanse of nature surrounding its 20-acre wooded hillside setting. Rush Creek Lodge marries an authentic, timeless feel with modern amenities for a consummate national park lodge experience that is both relaxed and sophisticated.

Overnight guests can choose from a mix of 143 tastefully appointed lodge rooms, suites, and hillside villas, all featuring a deck overlooking nature, the majority with sunset views. Rush Creek’s many amenities are designed to create an outstanding getaway for kids and adults alike.

A sister property to the nearby historic Evergreen Lodge, Rush Creek provides the same warmth and genuine hospitality, along with equally strong social and environmental missions.

The resort is just a 3 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area along scenic Highway 120, the most direct route to Yosemite from the Bay Area, and with year-round access to the Park.

Great Dining Awaits

Great food and drinks are key to a satisfying Yosemite adventure, so there are plenty of options at Rush Creek.

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.

At Rush Creek Lodge we take our cues from our surroundings, so our food speaks to our iconic location. You can look forward to American dishes with a California approach – sensibilities and ingredients that are fresh, thoughtful, delicious, and environmentally sound.

Both the Restaurant and the Tavern are ready to welcome you with warm and friendly service throughout breakfastlunch, and dinner.  The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes and having a fantastic time trying out all sorts of new items in our brick oven.  Take a look at our sample dinner menu for a general idea of what type of deliciousness you can look forward to.

If you have food allergies or other special food needs, please let your server know and they will be more than happy to work with the kitchen to cook up something wonderful that works for you.

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Rush Creek’s friendly and knowledgeable Recreation team is your backstage pass to Yosemite.

The Guided Recreation Program at Rush Creek Lodge has evolved from the expertise of the much-loved Recreation Program at our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite.  Our Yosemite hiking tours, camping tours, and other adventures are led by warm, personable guides who are excited to share their passion for and knowledge of Yosemite. We offer partial and full-day excursions for all experience and fitness levels, with trips varying seasonally to take advantage of current conditions. Many trips offer departures from both locations.

If you prefer to adventure on your own rather than join one of our guided Yosemite tours, our recreation team is always happy to provide guests with free planning advice and guidance. You may also check out some of our affordable adventure gear rentals such as trekking poles, backpacks, binoculars, bicycles, and more to perfectly complement your Yosemite adventures.

Whether you hike Yosemite’s scenic trails, bike on peaceful back roads, fish a clear mountain stream or savor Yosemite’s beauty on a naturalist tour, we’re here to make sure your trip is rewarding, meaningful and fun!

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