by Courtney Elko
Opened in June 2016, Rush Creek Lodge is Yosemite’s first new resort in more than 25 years. Families will love the large outdoor, seasonal saltwater pool and the large family hot tub (adults only hot tubs are available too) which are open year round. A fire pit overlooks the pool area and is a perfect spot to relax at the end of the day. There’s live entertainment, summer concerts and theme parties and daily, complimentary activities like tie dying, S’mores, nature crafts and family movie nights and plenty of indoor games like shuffleboard and bumper pool.
The lodge’s guestrooms, suites and villas offer modern amenities in a rustic decor and outdoor deck space. A sleeper sofa, gas fireplace and mini-fridge are available in many of the rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Families can enjoy meals poolside, in the tavern or in the restaurant.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor saltwater pool
- Yosemite National Park
- Daily family-friendly activities
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
We staying in a King room on the main building. Very comfortable room, bathroom, mini fridge, coffee with a patio with adirondack chairs and table to view the sunsets. Games supplied in the room, plus a game room, activities desk, play ground, pool, tavern/bar and restaurant. Beautiful setting to relax and yet only 5 minutes away from Yosemite entrance on 120 and easy access to Hetch Hetchy. If heading to Yosemite in the summer, suggest getting into the park by 7am, park at Yosemite Lodge Day Use Parking and then have breakfast at the lodge cafeteria to get a jump start for hiking in the valley.
Fabulous new lodge, perfect for all ages and / or family groups. We staying in a villa (4 units to a building) and loved it. They’ve really thought of everything. Comfortable, clean, fun - we will be back!