Rush Creek Lodge
Rush Creek Lodge is a wonderful lodging option when traveling to Yosemite National Park especially for those traveling with children. Located right off Highway 120 outside the Yosemite National Park entrance, Rush Creek is a destination all on its own and a great place to base your visit to the park.
There are several different accommodation options at Rush Creek. The main hotel lodge is a three story building at the center of the resort overlooking the pool area. Within the main lodge are king rooms, double bed rooms and king suite rooms which have a separate living room and bedroom.
Scattered throughout the property are the Villas with one to two bedroom apartment style rooms. These are great option for parties traveling together.
The grounds of Rush Creek are a kid’s paradise! Boosting an outdoor playground, heated saltwater pool, large hot tub and hiking trails around the property, there is more than enough to keep everyone in your party happy during your stay.
Located outside the pool gates, the outdoor playground is equally stacked with entertainment. There are ziplines, a large metal slide and a hoop swing as well as life size checkers and connect four, a bocce court and cornhole.
Sprinkled throughout the property are seating areas with firepits. Some are in the center of everything and others are tucked away for privacy.
The play spaces don’t end with the outdoor areas! In the main lodge, you will find a large indoor game room complete with a climbing wall, rope jungle gym, pool table, shuffle board and foosball table.
Across from the indoor game room is the main guest lounge. Filled with sofas and chairs, there is a book shelf packed with family friendly board games and puzzles.
Make sure to check the daily activity board in the guest lounge. An example daily schedule during our stay included pool yoga at 10am, kid crafts from 10-3pm, geode-cracking from 3-5pm, family trivia at 6pm and s’mores from 7 to 9pm (complimentary to all hotel guests).
Rush Creek has two restaurants onsite in the main lodge. The Tavern is more of a relaxed feel with a bar spanning the back wall. The main restaurant is slightly more formal than the Tavern although the menus are the same. Highly recommend the fried cauliflower appetizer and the tune poke bowl!
At the Tavern, you can order food to go to eat in your room, at one of the many porch picnic tables on property or by the firepit.
The General Store is a great options for quick to-go options. If you are leaving early for the park, there are ready made breakfast sandwiches you can pick up on your way out the door. Moreover, the General Store has a decent supply of toiletries, snacks and adult beverages.