Yosemite Winter Magic Photo Contest

Our Winter 2023-24 Photo Contest, Yosemite Winter Magic, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Olivia S.

1st - Jumping for Joy (Olivia S. 3-19-24)

1,243 points
Jumping for Joy
Prize: 2-night stay

OS: “Thank you Rush Creek for an incredible weekend! It was my boyfriend’s first time in the park and this trip quite literally had him jumping for joy!”

RC: Thank you so much for sharing this spectacular image to our photo contest. We are so happy we could be your basecamp for your Yosemite adventure and can’t wait to welcome you back!

Runner Up: Christopher S.2nd - First Winter Snow (Christopher S. 1-5-24)

975 points
Snow Day
Prize: 1-night stay

CS: “First visit to Yosemite was snow worth it!”

RC: Love the pun, and so happy you all got to enjoy a Yosemite snow day!

Runner Up:  Haley J.3rd - Ahwahnee Fireplace (Haley J. 3-15-24)

858 points
Sitting by the Fire
Prize: 1-night stay

HJ: “our family had a great time in yosemite. we loved being able to warm up by one of the gigantic fireplaces in the Awahanee”

RC: This looks so cozy! Thank you for sharing!

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Sledding by Alexa A.Rush Creek Snow Play (Alexa A. 1-5-24)

AA: “We loved staying at Rush Creek because it was so close to the entrance of Yosemite and our favorite place to play in the snow!”

RC: What a blast!

 

Spa Day by Elizabeth T.Dinner at the Spa (Elizabeth T. 3-8-24)

ET: “No dinner reservation? No problem! The spa has your back. Me and my fiancé LOVE ordering food while we sit back and relax. It’s truly a wonderful experience. Plus the Food here is the BEST!”

RC: Everyone take note! This is a genius idea, and such a great tip for others.

 

Sequoia Ninjas by Kim V.Giant Sequoia Ninjas (Kim V. 12-23-23)

KV: “Tyler took us and April (Evergreen Lodge employee) to the Giant Sequoia trees where we learned a lot and practiced our Ninja warrior skills, haha!”

RC: Who knew Tyler was a ninja instructor!? He continues to surprise us with his knowledge, and we really appreciate you giving him a shoutout.

 

Firefall by Stephen W.Firefall (Stephen W. 3-5-24)

SW: “Taken on March 5, when no one was on Yosemite’s valley floor. It’s not quite “Firefall,” but the natural phenomenon continues for a few days more. No crowd, no traffic and great hotel rates including at Rush Creek, which you can get to before dark after taking a photo like this.”

RC: Thank you for sharing your beautiful Firefall image!

 

 

Winter Photo Contest: The Magic of Spring in Yosemite

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “The Magic of Spring in Yosemite” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

The Magic of Spring in Yosemite

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest 2023

Our Fall 2023 Photo Contest, Yosemite Fall Colors, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Olivia S.

Sunrise from Glacier Point - First Place Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest (Olivia S. 10-15-23)

4,084 points
Sunrise from Glacier Point
Prize: 2-night stay

OS: “Spectacular morning at Glacier Point in late September. First time in the park did not disappoint!”

RC: The saying always holds true that the early bird catches the worm. In this case the worm being this view!

Runner Up: Eric M.Jack the Service Dog - Second Place Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest (Eric M. 10-30-23) 1200

1,106 points
Jack the Rush Creek Ranger
Prize: 1-night stay

EM: “Jack is my service dog, but he’s also a local guide and certified junior explorer! He was ready to show other guests around Rush Creek Lodge & Spa while we were there. He highly recommends the roasted marshmallows while warming up next to the fire pits.”

RC: What a privilege it was to meet a certified junior explorer. He can now add a Rush Creek Ranger badge to his vest!

While we are all pet lovers at Rush Creek, we only allow registered service animals (like Jack!) in or around guest rooms, in vehicles or on property.

Runner Up:  Jacob  A.Sunset at Rush Creek Lodge - Third Place Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest (Jacob A. 9-15-23) 1200

850 points
Sierra Sunset
Prize: 1-night stay

JA: “Sunset on last day of family trip”

RC: Nothing beats a Sierra sunset. Thank you so much for sharing!

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Best Friends by Alexis P.Best Friends - Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest (Alexis P. 9-26-23) 1200

AP: “Having fun at rush creek lodge with my Bestfriend”

RC: It makes us so happy seeing two friends making life-long memories here at Rush Creek, and we love the matching outfits!

 

Happy! Happy! Happy! by Aimee R.Happy Baby in front of El Cap - Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest (Aimee R. 10-17-23) 1200

AR: “We had so much fun at the lodge and at Yosemite! The lodge is a gem. We loved the s’mores, the hot tub, play ground and the game room. Can’t wait to return.”

RC: Thank you for sharing this contagious smile!

 

Overlooking Yosemite Valley by Joshua A.Overlooking El Capitan - Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest (Joshua A. 10-9-23) 1200

JA: “It wasn’t just a nice place to stay, it was an experience. The focus on pure family fun was evident in the amenities AND daily activities.”

RC: Thank you for letting us be your basecamp for epic Yosemite adventures!

 

Just Hanging Out by Jameson M.Fun at the Outdoor Play Area - Yosemite Fall Colors Photo Contest (Jameson M. 11-15-23) 1200

JM: “I know it’s not obvious but both of our kids had a BLAST at the hotel. 😂 My husband and I actually had long overdue, mini date nights playing shuffle board and cornhole while the little ones played happily nearby.”

RC: We love hearing how much fun you and your kids had, and hope you were all shuffleboard champs by the end!

 

 

Winter Photo Contest: Yosemite Winter Magic

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Winter Magic” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Winter Magic

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

S’more Yosemite Fun Photo Contest 2023

Our Summer 2023 Photo Contest, S’more Yosemite Fun, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Carrie C.Carrie C. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

697 points
Family Spa Day
Prize: 2-night stay

CC: “Our family of six loved having the entire spa to ourselves one morning during family hours. It was our 2, 5, 6, and 9 year old’s first time at a spa. We enjoyed all of the amenities, especially the Aromatherapy Steam Room and Warm Waterfall Coves. Of course, taking four small children to the spa isn’t really relaxing for the parents, but we had fun sharing this unique resort experience with them!”

Runner Up: Natalie T.Natalie T. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

530 points
Nighttime View
Prize: 1-night stay

RM: “Staying at Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite proved to be an extraordinary experience for my family. It provided a perfect setting to create cherished memories and forge new friendships. The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the enchanting S’mores night, where laughter and joy filled the air as kids relished the sweet treats. The mini ziplines were an absolute hit, captivating the children’s hearts. Each day unfolded as a new adventure, with the resort offering an abundance of activities. From breathtaking hikes to tranquil moments in nature, Rush Creek Lodge truly had it all. It was an amazing haven for any family seeking a truly amazing getaway.”

Runner Up: Monica F.Monica F. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

505 points
Hetch Hetchy
Prize: 1-night stay

MF: “Hetch Hetchy on a cold and rainy Labor Day weekend!”

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Swingin’ Siblings by Josh G.Josh G. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

JG: “My kids (11 and 13) absolutely LOVED being able to explore the Lodge on their own – jumping from zipline to swing to shuffleboard – without their parents watching them like hawks. And the setting was truly gorgeous.”

 

Basket Weaving by Gayatri B.Gayatri B. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

KL: “Perfect location, classic mountain architecture, but updated and modern amenities. Kids LOVED the outdoor and indoor play areas – helped offset the tough hikes in Yosemite 🙂 We were surprised by how good the food was – since there are few other food options in the area, this was important! Kids also loved the Alexa speaker in the room :)”

 

 

Relaxing Poolside by Chris B.Chris B. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

CB: “Absolute perfection for kids AND adults. We had a blast.”

 

 

 

Sunset Happy Hour by Julie V.Julie V. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

JV: “Fabulous sunset tour – and the wine and cheese tray were 👍”

 

 

Fourth of July by Katelyn S.Katelyn S. - Summer Photo Contest 2023

ST: “4th of July bonanza at the pool!”

 

 

Fall Photo Contest: Yosemite Fall Colors

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Fall Colors” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Fall Colors

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Wonderful Waterfalls and Wildflowers Photo Contest 2023

Our Spring 2023 Photo Contest, Wonderful Waterfalls and Wildflowers, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Mayra D.Blackbird Pond (Mayra D.)

1186 points
Blackbird Pond
Prize: 2-night stay

MD: “The day after a snowfall, the weather was amazing, air crisp, and sun was shining. It was perfect”

RCL: Your words beautifully pair with this picture. Those early spring days are magic!

Runner Up: Rachel M.Just Married (Rachel M.)

528 points
Just Married
Prize: 1-night stay

RM: “We had the most amazing wedding experience. While we had a couple people break ankles, and I thought I broke my toe, we had THE BEST weekend! We can’t wait to spend our anniversary here next year!”

RCL: We are so happy to hear how much fun you all had! We can’t wait to welcome you all back next year and hope your toe doesn’t suffer this next time around!

Runner Up: Robert T.Yosemite Fun (Robert T.)

356 points
Yosemite Fun
Prize: 1-night stay

RT: “This was my family’s second trip to Rush Creek Lodge in January. We love visiting Yosemite and Rush Creek Lodge! We always have so much fun coming here.”

RCL: Thank you for sharing such a sweet family photo! We can’t wait to welcome you all back this coming January!

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Spring Break by Merian H.Spring Break (Merian H.)

MH: “Traveling, Learning and Exploring! What an unforgettable spring break!!”

RCL: We can get behind this! There’s so much to be learned from Yosemite.

 

Vernal Fall by Katarina L.Vernal Fall (Katarina L.)

KL: “We visited Rush Creek Lodge and Yosemite in early April of this year. In a last minute change of plans we decided to go on the Mist Trail but took the much more challenging (and snowy) winter route because of the snow. I am so glad we did, because it was our favorite hike 😊 And you can’t top this view of Vernal falls once we reached Clarke’s Point!”

RCL: We love when a challenging hike has an epic reward like this! We’re so proud of you for making it all the way!

 

Crack a Geode by Erica C.Crack a Geode (Erica C.)

EC: “My son had the time of his life opening a geode with his dad. We love Rush Creek, and all of the fun activities the Lodge offers!”

RCL: What’s more fun than smashing rocks with your dad!?

 

Hetch Hetchy by Jamie A.Hetch Hetchy (Jamie A.)

JA: “This was taken on April 11 on the Wapama Falls Trail on the north side of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. There was some kind of red flower in the moss beds that really made this already exquisite setting pop! We only saw a few dozen people the whole time and in the late afternoon felt like we had the whole place to ourselves!!”

RCL: The colors in this picture are captivating! We’re so happy you were rewarded with a quiet trail. This is what Hetch Hetchy is known and loved for!

 

Rainbow by Scott T.Rainbow (Scott T.)

ST: “Under the rainbow Wampa Falls, Hetch Hetchy!!”

RCL: This is magical!

 

Summer Photo Contest: S’more Yosemite Summer Fun

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “S’more Yosemite Summer Fun” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

S’more Yosemite Summer Fun

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Yosemite Winter Wonderland 2023

Our Winter 2023 Photo Contest, Yosemite Winter Wonderland, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Dennis G.Birthday Celebrations at Rush Creek (Dennis G.)

655 points
Birthday Celebration
Prize: 2-night stay

DG: “My daughter and I , for my 46th birthday!”

RCL: We love that you chose to ring in 46 years at Rush Creek Lodge! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you, and congrats on first place!

Runner Up: Jordan G.Relaxation and Adventure (Jordan G.)

632 points
Relaxation and Adventure
Prize: 1-night stay

JG: “The epitome of relaxation and adventure blurred together as one.”

RCL: There’s nothing better than kicking your shoes off and taking in the Sierra Nevadas from the balcony. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

Runner Up: Dennis S.Rush Creek at Dusk (Dennis S.)

580 points
Home Away From Home
Prize: 1-night stay

DS: “Rushcreek has been our “home away from home” where some of the best family memories were crafted. From amazing food in the restaurant to spa treatment, star gazing or nature talk experiences, s’mores and celebration of our son’s 21st birthday – are just a few lifelong memories we will always cherish. Thank you.”

RCL: We are honored to be a part of those special memories! Cheers to many more to come!

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

First Snow by Jasmine S.First Snow at Rush Creek (Jasmine S.)

TC: “First time visiting Yosemite and seeing snow! The weather was perfect and the changing colors of the leaves were beautiful”

RCL: Cuteness alert!!! We hope you all had fun playing in the snow, this picture beautifully captures the transition between fall and winter.

 

Snowy Views by James P.Romance in Yosemite (James P.)

MG: “A short hike with a breathtaking view.”

RCL: Talk about romance in Yosemite!

 

Lounging by the Pool by Nathan P.Winter Sun Bathing (Nathan P.)

EC: “pool all to ourselves”

RCL: Just looking at this photo makes us cold! Your bravery was worth it for this photo. Our team got a kick out of it!

 

Tunnel View by Frederick S.Winter at Tunnel View (Frederick S.)

MP: “Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Early morning after fresh snow with a touch of brilliant blue sky. Magic.”

RCL: You know what they say, early bird gets the best Tunnel View picture!

 

Jumping For Joy by Rebecca A.Jumping For Joy (Rebecca A.)

CL: “Pure joy at Rush Creek Lodge”

RCL: Sierra sunsets make us this happy too!

 

Spring Photo Contest: Wonderful Waterfalls and Wildflowers

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Wonderful Waterfall and Wildflowers” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Wonderful Waterfalls and Wildflowers

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Yosemite Fall Fun Winners 2022

Our Fall 2022 Photo Contest, Yosemite Fall Fun, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Marisol Z.Poolside Cup of Coffee (Marisol Z.)

1167 points
Poolside Cup of Coffee
Prize: 2-night stay

RCL: What a great way to spend the day! A hot cup of coffee and some Harry Potter socks are a great combination.

Runner Up: Erick T.Winter Wonderland Views (Erick T.)

814 points
Winter Wonderland Views
Prize: 1-night stay

ET: “First snow of the season turned Yosemite into a wondrous winter wonderland (and a snow globe for our kiddos)”

RCL: We love that you were able to visit Rush Creek to see the first snow of the season! From your pictures it looks like you got some great views of the park.

Runner Up: Mark V.Surprise Proposal (Mark V.)

475 points
Surprise Proposal
Prize: 1-night stay

MV: “I took this picture at 8:30am by propping my camera up on a rock and some sticks. There was absolutely no one in the park that day.”

RCL: Congrats on your proposal and thank you so much for choosing to share that special moment with us!

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Spa Day Celebrations by Theresa C.Spa Day Celebrations (Theresa C.)

TC: “Celebrating the bride to be with a relaxing weekend getaway. An amazing weekend filled with messages, facials, the amazing spa, great food and activities.

RCL: We are delighted we were able to help celebrate your engagement with all of your friends.

 

Walking Through Trees by Mariya G.Walking Through Trees (Mariya G.)

MG: “You guys really need to let me take a photo of you here. It’s going to be amazing. Trust me, it’s secret guide knowledge.” — our awesome guide”

RCL: The guides always know all of the secret spots for the best pictures. Looks like a great picture for the 2022 holiday card!

 

Snow Covered Tunnel View by Erin C.Snow Covered Tunnel View (Erin C.)

EC: The proximity to the Yosemite NP entrance was lovely! Also the restaurant experience was excellent – delicious menu options and good variety for people with food restrictions (I am gluten free and the staff was very accommodating)”

RCL: We love that you were able to have an amazing experience and the food was able to work with your gluten free diet.

 

Visiting Big Red by Micki P.Visiting Big Red (Micki P.)

MP: My birthday hike to see the giant sequoias and we stopped to take a pic with Big Red! Best Thanksgiving birthday ever.”

RCL: Happy Birthday!! You will have to come back in the future to see if you can top this one.

 

Exploring the Snow Covered Valley by Christophe L.Exploring the Snow Covered Valley (Christophe L.)

CL: All the hotels should be like the Rush Creek !”

RCL: Christophe you definitely might be on to something there. We love that you were able to explore Yosemite in such a special time of the year with the snow cover.

 

Winter Photo Contest: Yosemite Winter Wonderland

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Winter Wonderland” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Winter Wonderland

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Yosemite Fun in the Sun Winners 2022

Our Summer 2022 Photo Contest, Yosemite Fun in the Sun, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Stephanie  H.

Rush Creek Sunset (Stephanie H.)

665 points
Patio Sunsets
Prize: 2-night stay

SH: “Indescribable beauty on the Back Deck- This was our first night at Rush Creek Lodge on July 4th, 2021. As the sun started to descend for the evening, the colors and backdrop put on a spectacular show for this incredible photo.”

RCL: Congrats on winner the Yosemite Fun in the Sun contest! Nothing compares to the summer sunsets that you see.

Runner Up: Jennifer U.Poolside Drinks (Jennifer U.)

661 points
Poolside Drinks
Prize: 1-night stay

JU: “This was an amazing getaway for my husband and I! BEAUTIFUL spa, so many fun things to do! We loved just relaxing and playing cribbage. The pool was my favorite though so fun. We loved the s’mores too! Cant wait to bring the family!”

RCL: A day of drinks and relaxing at the pool and spa sounds amazing!

Runner Up: Madonna K.Sunset Deck Sunset (Madonna K.)

638 points
Sky Burning Orange
Prize: 1-night stay

BS: “Beautiful sunset photo taken from room 309. Perfect end to a perfect day!”

RCL: Such a pretty sunset.

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Dip in Tenaya Lake by John K.Fun in the Sun at Tenaya Lake (John K.)

DS: “Everything about Yosemite is amazing, but at Tenaya Lake, the world stands still.

RCL: What an amazing view!

 

Braving the Heat in Hetch Hetchy by Jim A.Fun in the Sun at Hetch Hetchy (Jim A.)

JP: “Hot hike at Hetch Hetchy!”

 

 

S’mores and a Sunset by Eymie R.Fun in the Sun Smores (Eymie R.)

AT: “S’more summer fun at Rush Creek Lodge!”

 

 

 

Summer Photo Contest: Yosemite Fall Fun

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Fall Fun” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Fall Fun

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Yosemite Waterfalls and Wildflowers Winners 2022

Our Spring 2022 Photo Contest, Yosemite Waterfalls and Wildflowers, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Marty B.

809 points
Rush From Up Above
Prize: 2-night stay

MB: “Captured an image of the complex as I was up there to show people the beautiful surroundings. There was a little bit of snow around the grounds from a past storm”

RCL: Rush Creek nestled among the snow covered trees looks amazing!

Runner Up: Mackenzie G.Spring 2022 Runner Up - Mackenzie G. (1200)

798 points
Rushing Rivers
Prize: 1-night stay

MG: “Take a moment to breathe in the day. Being in Yosemite in the early hours of the day is our favorite.

RCL: The water looks so refreshing! Definitely a great spot for the upcoming hot summer days.

 

 

 

 

Runner Up: Bob  S.

744 points
Magical Fire Falls
Prize: 1-night stay

BS: “Fire fall 2022 – long walk with kids to get there but worth the trek”

RCL: Such a rare but magical view of Horsetail Fall. No better time to see it than the one week span in February when it burns red.

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Surprise Proposal by Dustin S.

DS: “I think the photo says it all. We stayed 3 days and built memories that will last forever!!! We cannot wait to come back

RCL: Congratulations on your proposal! We are looking forward to your return to the lodge to create even more memories.

 

Clouds Over El Capitan by Jennifer P.

 

JP: “A beautiful day in Yosemite with friends before a great night at Rush Creek.”

RCL: We love that your experience the entire time was great and your picture of El Capitan truly captures the beauty of Yosemite National Park.

 

Tunnel View Gazing by Jana M.

AT: “Taking time to enjoy the beauty of nature!”

Summer Photo Contest: Yosemite Fun in the Sun

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Fun in the Sun” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Fun in the Sun

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

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Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Colors of Yosemite Winners 2021

Our Fall and Winter 2021 Photo Contest, Colors of Yosemite, lets us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

1st Place: Erik T.Sleepy Backpacker by Erik T.

2,155 points
Sleepy Backpacker
Prize: 2-night stay

ET: “Power nap on the Pohono Trail between Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. I wish these carriers came in adult sizes!”

Back at the lodge… “We love the facilities and the service!”

Runner Up: Sonya W.Sentinel Bridge by Sonya W.

1280 points
Little Adventurer Running up Slide
Prize: 1-night stay

LC:Beautiful in every way!”

Runner Up: Emily G.Yosemite Elopement by Emily G.

1108 points
Yosemite Elopment
Prize: 1-night stay

EG: “Breathtaking elopement at Yosemite National Park at Taft Point !! Brandon and Emily 2021″

“Beautiful lodge to stay as we prepped for a incredible elopement!!!”

 

 

Noel S.

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Jack Frost on Black Bird Pond by Noel S.

NS: “It snowed a little last night!

All of your staff were so friendly and really went out of their way to be helpful. Everything was wonderful! We had so much fun!”

Rush Creek Rainbow by Joanne K.

Rush Creek Rainbow by Joanne K.

JK: “I was a little bummed that the weather forecast for one of the two days that we were scheduled to stay at Rush Creek called for rain. I stepped out onto our balcony and was treated to the biggest, most dazzling rainbow I had ever seen. Just goes to show that you should always look on the bright side – that rainbow and a relaxing afternoon spent in your spa was one of the best rainy days I’ve had in a long while. Thanks!

Loved the property and proximity to Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite can’t be beat. Rooms were well appointed and the front desk and tavern staff were friendly and attentive. We had a fantastic stay!”

Starry Night by Ali T.Starry Night by Ali T.

AT: “The place where stars feel like they are within reach. ❤️

Rush Creek holds a special place in our hearts. I still remember the smell of the air when we stepped out of our vehicle. We checked in close to midnight, after a long day of traveling and the moment we arrived I knew it would be nearly impossible to leave. Everything about our trip was perfect!”

Spring Photo Contest: Yosemite Waterfalls and Wildflowers

RCL: Thanks for all the love everyone!

Our new contest is underway – “Yosemite Waterfalls and Wildflowers” is open to all who are dreaming of their next Yosemite visit.  If you have a favorite Yosemite image and a memory you’d like to share, feel free to join in the fun.

Yosemite Waterfalls and Wildflowers

You just might win a free stay at Rush Creek Lodge!

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!

Yosemite Summer Favorites Winners 2021

Our Summer 2021 Photo Contest, Yosemite Summer Favorites, let us experience the best of Yosemite through the eyes and hearts of your fellow travelers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and for the unforgettable memories behind each photo that help keep us all #YosemiteDreaming

THE WINNERS WITH THE MOST VOTES:

Weiching L. Starry Night

1st Place: Weiching C.

2,104 points
Starry Night
Prize: 2-night stay

WC: “Enjoy stargazing with family in the back of the resort and make a wish when seeing meteor across the night sky.”

Back at the lodge… “A resort with everything you need for a vacation with family and friends in Yosemite.”

Runner Up: Janet M.Summit El Capitan by Janet M.
695 points
Summit El Capitan
Prize: 1-night stay

: “Summit El Capitan to celebrate my birthday- This is our third stay with you and each time we tacked a different summit ( Half Dome and Cloud’s Rest) Your hotel is great place to celebrate and reward after these strenuous Hikes!”

“Sitting out on the deck of our room and watching the sunset- hiking the trails around the location- your staff is incredibly friendly and the food is always great! We usually do long hikes in Yosemite and really a relaxing end to our day to arrive back at the hotel and order a drink from the pool bar!”Summer through the Tree Ring by Jane M.

Runner Up: Jane M.
490 points
Summer through the Tree Ring
Prize: 1-night stay

JM: “Beautiful location, well set out, great customer service!”

“The staff was amazing, very polite, and friendly. The amenities were great, loved the kids’ play area and game room. I can go and on that’s how much we loved our stay. Best vacation ever!”

 

Full Moon by Zoila Vanessa P.

SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS WE LOVED:

Full Moon, by Zoila Vanessa P.

ZVP: “This was the most beautiful backdrop to an amazing wedding.

We were there for a wedding and the staff was more than accommodating to our group! Thank you for making a special occasion even more amazing for everyone.”

Summer Silhouettes, by Chooyon K.
CK: “The sunset deck provided us to create a great family photo. It was a hidden gem at Rush Creek!

Sunset Silhouettes by Chooyon K.

Best amenities for families with children with pool, jacuzzi, game rooms, camp fire s’more nights and spa! We had a blast enjoying both hiking all day at Yosemite and comfortable stay at Rush creek. Great location being 2 minutes to the Yosemite entrance, and super friendly staffs are other reasons to come back.”

 

Sliding into Summer by Lindsay L.

Sliding into Summer, by Lindsay L.

LL: “Sliding into a warm summer night

Rush Creek lodge gave us an opportunity to fully enjoy spending time with the family, with all the games and amenities all of us had a smile on our faces the entire time.”

Book Your Next Yosemite Adventure

When you’re ready to plan your next trip, remember to check our Packages & Special Offers section for great seasonal deals and convenient bundles for a variety of occasions.   Also remember that when you book with us directly on this website, by calling us at (209) 379-2373, or emailing us at info@rushcreeklodge.com, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Book Now

Can’t get enough of these amazing guest photos and stories?

Visit the Gallery and keep #YosemiteDreaming until we meet again.

Happy trails from your friends at Rush Creek!