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
This hotel was great. The restaurant was good, the rooms were good, the location was great. However, the service was very in accommodating. The staff seemed to have a bad attitude. If you needed something they made you feel as if you were interrupting their day. My stepdaughter left some very expensive earrings in here room. She didn’t realize until we had left. She called and asked them if they had found them. They told her they did. When we went to pick them up, they weren’t the right earrings. So they told us several stories on why they weren’t. My wife spoke to the GM, after a very heated discussion (as well as several lies that she caught him in), my wife gave up. Oh well. I did not recommend this hotel.
Our first time staying outside of the park. Loved it! Staff is excellent, room was great (we were upgraded - woohoo!). Lodge is rustic, quiet, charming but has all of the amenities and more of a real lodge. Will go back again!