Location: Groveland, California
Go: A sister resort to Evergreen Lodge, Rush Creek Lodge is a fresh new take on the Yosemite experience, opening its doors in 2016. Being designed as a “destination within a destination”, Rush Creek Lodge offers contemporary, rustic comforts by maintaining the authentic, timeless feel of the Yosemite area.
Overnight guests can choose from 143 tastefully appointed lodge rooms, suites and hillside villas. All accommodations offer a private deck, providing guests with the opportunity to experience the expansiveness and beauty that Yosemite National Park offers. Save room for food, as The Restaurant at Rush Creek Lodge, The Tavern and on-site pool bar offer locally-sourced cuisine that will be sure to please.
Sign up at Rush Creek Lodge for a guided Yosemite tour, choosing from options like Yosemite Flight Tours to Tuolumne River Whitewater Rafting. Focus on wellness at the indoor/outdoor Spa at the Lodge, filled with innovative amenities and treatments inspired by Yosemite’s natural wonders.
And Do Good: Rush Creek Lodge is a social enterprise, focusing on its social impact to its community beyond just its business goals. Through their social mission, Rush Creek Lodge opens doors for promising Northern California youth seeking job and life skills through their Youth Program.
Rush Creek’s staff includes a group of high-potential young adults from urban backgrounds who work as paid seasonal interns. They leave the city and their normal lives behind and come to live and work in the mountains. Not only do they learn a specific trade, they are also able to live in a supportive community and enjoy outdoor experiences that challenge, motivate and inspire them.
The Youth Program has been in operation since the acquisition of the Lodge in 2002 and guests can feel good knowing that, by staying with Rush Creek Lodge, they are helping young people to gain experience they would not otherwise have access to.