Lodging Near Yosemite National Park

Whether you are planning your first, second or twentieth trip to Yosemite National Park, picking where to stay is one of your most important decisions. Beyond the price, you have to consider the accommodations, their proximity to the park and the on-site amenities. 

Three of the best options for lodging near Yosemite National Park are Rush Creek Lodge, Evergreen Lodge, and Firefall Ranch. Both offer beautiful rustic contemporary lodging, a wealth of insider tips and the breathtaking Sierra Nevada views. Best of all? Rush Creek and Evergreen are located less than 2 miles from Yosemite National Park. Firefall Ranch is located less than a mile from Yosemite’s Hwy 120 entrance. 

Evergreen Lodge is nestled in the woods bordering Yosemite National Park, just 1.9 miles from the Hetch Hetchy Entrance. Celebrating its 100th year, this newly expanded historic resort combines a timeless feel with modern comforts such as full-service dining, professional recreation and wellness programs. 

Rush Creek Lodge sits just 1 mile from the Big Oak Flat Entrance. Following in the tradition of its sister property, Rush Creek Lodge provides a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience in a hillside woodland setting with an indoor/outdoor spa, family-friendly tavern and loads of outdoor activities.

Both of these Yosemite hotels go beyond the typical and exceed the expected, receiving many notable honors like TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and Traveler’s Choice Award. Rush Creek Lodge and Evergreen Lodge are excited to provide you with an award-winning Yosemite experience. 

Firefall Ranch, Yosemite’s newest hotel, offers guests Yosemite’s finest lodging options. From the one and two bedroom cottages to the three bedroom villas, travelers will find no shortage of space to unwind.

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Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite

Firefall Ranch Yosemite

Lodging Near Yosemite National Park

The main sign at Evergreen Lodge. Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite

33160 Evergreen Road

Groveland, California 95321 


(209) 379-2606 

Step into a piece of Yosemite’s history at the Evergreen Lodge. Established in 1921, the lodge was originally developed to facilitate the building of the O’Shaughnessy Dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley. In its early years, the Evergreen was a post office, restaurant and general store. It is even rumored that moonshine was brewed in the basement of the lodge during Prohibition. 

In 2001, the Lodge was bought by its current owners who have since renovated and added 75 new cabins and communal buildings. While certain traditions have become things of the past (like bootlegging and poor shower pressure!), the Evergreen is still a meeting spot for all walks of life to come and enjoy a classic Yosemite experience. 

Today, guests to the Evergreen Lodge can enjoy year-round lodging and an experience that is unparalleled in the Yosemite area. With fully-furnished Yosemite cabins, diverse recreational activities and year-round Yosemite events, the Evergreen is a truly timeless experience. Guests can expect gracious and friendly service, quality products, private and communal settings and endless opportunities to learn about the area. 

Let’s dive in and see how a stay at the Evergreen Lodge can help you to make your Yosemite dreams come true. 

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One of the beautiful cabins at Evergreen Lodge.

Yosemite Lodging at The Evergreen

From humble beginnings, the Evergreen has matured into what Frommer’s calls “The classic Yosemite experience.” Guests can truly escape from the crowds and enjoy the serenity and mountain charm of a Yosemite hideaway. With 5 different types of cabins (including ADA Accessible cabins) and 20 custom camping sites, couples, families and individuals alike can easily find their ideal way to enjoy nature in comfort. Evergreen also boasts two uniquely designed dwellings that are perfect for larger families and more privacy. 

Scattered across 20 acres of towering pines, each of the Evergreen’s lodging options is thoughtfully maintained to provide a sense of connection to nature, wilderness and history. Evergreen’s goal is to respect the surrounding natural resources while still affording guests the modern comforts they desire.

Yosemite Cabins

Each of the Evergreen’s cabins has its own deck offering beautiful views of its picturesque surroundings, yet all are within easy reach of the main lodge, tavern and recreation areas. They are warmly furnished and feature comfy beds with feather pillows, spacious bathrooms with showers, Ecossential bath products, hairdryers, air conditioning units, historic artwork, Alexa devices for in-room entertainment and music, complimentary wifi, electronic safes, gourmet coffee brewers, electric kettles, mini-fridges and more. 

  • Deluxe Cabins accommodate 2-3 guests and are ideal for couples or individuals. These spacious cabins feature a king bed, a large sitting area with a queen sofa bed and a charming cast iron gas fireplace. 
  • Family Cabins are offered in two sizes. 
    • One-room Family Cabins accommodate up to 4 guests and are ideal for smaller or more budget-conscious families. These quaint cabins feature a queen bed, a set of bunk beds, a comfortable sitting area and a covered, big timber front porch. 
    • Two-bedroom Family Cabins accommodate 4-6 guests and are ideal for families of all sizes. These family-friendly cabins feature a master bedroom with a king bed, another bedroom with two twin beds, a comfortable living room with a queen sofa bed and a private deck off the living room. 
  • Vintage Cabins accommodate 2 guests and are ideal for more budget-conscious travelers. These modest cabins feature a cozy room with a queen bed, a small reading area and a covered, big timber front porch. 
  • One-Bedroom Cottages accommodate 2-4 guests and are ideal for couples seeking more space or for small families. These standalone cottages feature a cozy bedroom with a king bed, a comfortable living room complete with a queen sofa bed, a gas fireplace and a private deck. 
  • ADA Accessible Lodging is available in the Vintage Cabins and the two-bedroom Family Cabins.  Each of these cabins has reserved accessible parking, an accessible entryway (including a ramp and door latch), an accessible bathroom (including a roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down bench and hand-held showerhead), accessible doorways and compliant clear space throughout guest rooms. These specially-designed cabins also feature braille and tactical signs where required, telephones with volume control and flashing lights, visual notification doorbell devices and fire/smoke alarm systems (including emergency strobe light). 

One of Evergreen Lodge's custom camping sites. Custom Camping 

Custom Camping Sites offer all the fun of ordinary camping without the hassle and discomfort. They are a memorable alternative to staying in one of the Evergreen’s cabins. These modern tents accommodated 2-4 guests and are ideal for those who enjoy getting a bit closer to nature. 

Camping guests have exclusive use of the bathhouse and are provided with a fully set-up tent site, mattresses, sleeping bags and liners, pillows, towels, toiletries, camping chairs and lanterns. The custom camping area also features a guest laundry facility with a coffee maker, electric kettle and microwave, bear boxes, several relaxing hammocks and a large campfire ring. Evergreen Lodge also offers ADA-compliant tent sites. 

The back deck of the John Muir House, one of Evergreen's private cabins. Private Cabins

Beyond the 88 rustic cabins found around the property, Evergreen Lodge boasts two completely unique cabin options that provide even more privacy and space for guests.  

  • The John Muir House is a 2,500-square-foot cabin-style home that accommodates 6-10 guests and is ideal for large families, multi-family getaways or special group events like bridal parties. This magnificent home features a master bedroom with a king bed, two additional bedrooms with queen beds, a spacious loft with two queen beds, a spectacular great room with floor to ceiling windows, a kitchen and connected dining room, two and a half bathrooms (one with a shower/tub, one with a shower), a screened porch and an expansive private deck with large hot tub. Other amenities include a fully-outfitted kitchen with dishwasher, air conditioning, an outdoor gas barbecue, a plasma TV with DVD player, a stereo, complimentary wifi, a gas fireplace, a laundry/mudroom, historic artwork, Ecossential bath products, hairdryers, electronic safe and much more.
  • Kay’s Nest is a one-of-a-kind private home that accommodates 2-4 guests and is ideal for small families or for a romantic couples getaway. This two-story structure features an upper-level loft with a king bed, a sitting area with a queen sofa bed, a full bathroom with a shower/tub, a kitchen and dining area and a private deck. The large ground-floor bonus room has a pool table, a game table, couches, a bar area, a mini-fridge, a stacked washer/dryer and a half bath. Other amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, air conditioning, complimentary wifi, Alexa device for in-room entertainment and music, historic artwork, gourmet coffee brewer, electric kettle, Ecossential bath products, electronic safe, vaulted ceilings and more. 

Forget to pack a toothbrush, sunscreen, batteries or another essential vacation item? The Evergreen’s General Store has what you need conveniently located next to the Reception Desk. 

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A group of visitors enjoying dinner at the outdoor dining area of Evergreen Lodge restaurant.

Delicious Yosemite Dining at The Evergreen

Evergreen Lodge takes traditional meals to an entirely new level with creative flavor profiles, local organic produce and natural meats. Guests can expect not only great food and wine but also a relaxed mountain atmosphere and warm friendly staff. The Evergreen’s classic mountain cuisine with a California twist tastes great no matter where you chose to dine. Check out the delicious Yosemite dining options at the Evergreen.

  • The Main Lodge is the heart and soul of the resort. It houses the main restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Guests can choose from a variety of settings to enjoy their meals including a cozy dining room, an old-west front porch or an open-air covered and heated patio. 
  • The classic all-wood Tavern is a focal point of the property and has been a local gathering place for over 90 years. Combining a rich sense of history, friendly people, great drinks and a relaxed atmosphere, the Evergreen Tavern is more than a bar. It serves as a hub of lodge activity and is sure to be a place you’ll long remember. A carefully crafted lunch and dinner menu are served daily plus signature cocktails and mocktails, an extensive wine list and several local brews on tap. 
  • Evergreen Lodge’s Pool Bar is not your average Yosemite pool bar. Next to the pool is the new Cedar Room and Terrace. The upper level features a bright and airy 55-square-foot event room with an adjoining covered terrace overlooking the pool. This room is great for watching sporting events or hosting a private party, and yoga classes are hosted here regularly by the wellness team. Poolside drinks are served from the lower-level Pool Bar. Also during the summer, a classic Poolside BBQ with menu selections that rotate nightly is served buffet style. 
  • Evergreen Lodge’s General Store has everything you need for a grab-and-go breakfast or meal to-go. Start your day off right with a freshly brewed coffee or made-to-order coffee creation served alongside a scrumptious breakfast sandwich. Easily pack a picnic lunch for a day of trail exploration with freshly made deli sandwiches, trail mix, cheeses, fresh fruit, chips, snacks and freshly baked desserts. 

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A view of Evergreen's pool and deck from the Cedar Terrace.

Adventurous Amenities at Evergreen Lodge

Wandering through the Evergreen 20-acre resort, you’ll discover all sorts of surprise diversions for play and relaxation. From ping pong and ziplining to swimming pools and massage treatments, there’s a full spectrum of fun for everyone. 

  • We’ve sprinkled activities throughout the Evergreen. Some of the Outdoor Fun you’ll discover are hammocks, horseshoes, bocce, geocaching and ziplining. There’s also a nature-oriented playground located in Lupine Village, a 3,000-square-foot outdoor event area used for nightly guest activities, and a ¾ mile trail in the woods surrounding the property. 
  • In addition to all the open play areas throughout the Evergreen, every day you’ll find a series of Daily Activities to choose from that are designed to add fun and variety to your stay. A few of the activities include s’mores by the outdoor fire, stargazing, campfire sing-alongs, nature crafts, tie-dye classes and bingo. 
  • Beyond the Evergreen Restaurants, the Main Plaza is the hub of activity and fun at Evergreen Lodge. The Recreation Center hosts evening activities and boasts relaxing seating areas, shelves of books and games and a large fireplace. Outside you’ll find a 1,200-square-foot sun deck, a firepit where s’mores are made nightly and plenty of cozy hang-out spots. Across from the Rec Center, Tuolumne Hall offers a variety of activities for guests of all ages including a parlor game area with ping pong, foosball and shuffleboard tables, a colorful toddler play zone, an arts and crafts area and a 25-seat theater.  
  • The Wellness Program seeks to better the mental and physical health of guests. Enjoy a soothing or revitalizing massage treatment in one of the peaceful Massage Cabanas in the woods. Join a Yoga Class held in the Cedar Room overlooking the pool or book a full day of pampering at the indoor/outdoor spa at the Evergreen’s sister property.  
  • The Swimming Pool Area at the Evergreen boasts a 2,000-square-foot heated saltwater pool, a 14-person hot tub, a large pool deck and a two-story pool bar and event space.

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A group touring Yosemite National Park on one of Evergreen's guided tours.

Guided Tours of Yosemite

To help guests make the most of their time in Yosemite, Evergreen Lodge organizes over 20 guided tours and hikes of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Recreation Department’s professional guides are filled with knowledge about the landscape, the traditions and the history of the area. The Evergreen has even partnered with several local companies to provide their guests with as many exciting Yosemite experiences as possible. Here’s a list of the Yosemite hikes and tours offered by Evergreen Lodge. 

  • Guided Hikes & Tours
    • Cloud’s Rest Naturalist Hike
    • Rancheria Falls Naturalist Hike
    • North Dome Naturalist Hike
    • Yosemite High Country Naturalist Tour
    • Glacier Point & Yosemite Valley Tour
    • Hetch Hetchy / Wapama Falls Naturalist Hike
    • Wonders of Yosemite Hike & Tour
    • Range of Light Yosemite Valley Tour
    • South Rim of Yosemite Valley Naturalist Hike
    • Big Trees Hike & Swim
  • Yosemite Flight Tours
  • Yosemite Overnight Backpacking Adventure
  • Private Fly Fishing Trips
  • Whitewater Rafting the Tuolumne and Merced Rivers

Looking for hiking gear to rent? Look no further than Evergreen Lodge. They have bike rentals, hiking equipment rentals, snowshoe rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, and fly fishing equipment rentals.

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There is loads of fun to be had at Evergreen Lodge including breathtaking sunset views every evening.

More Fun at The Evergreen

Beyond all the great Family Fun already mentioned, here are a few more activities and amenities guests can experience at Evergreen Lodge: 

Looking for the perfect souvenir to remember your Yosemite vacation and take a piece of the experience home with you? Stop by the Gift Shop at the Evergreen to pick up the perfect keepsake. They have historic artwork, locally made crafts, cool kid’s items, nature exploration kits, walking sticks and more. 

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A view of one of Evergreen Lodge's cabins during the winter holiday.

Specials & Packages at Evergreen 

Evergreen Lodge created a number of packages and specials that will allow you to have the most fun and variety during your Yosemite adventures. These packages are also convenient and a great value! Packages vary by season.

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The main sign at Rush Creek Lodge.

Rush Creek Lodge & Spa at Yosemite

 34001 Highway 120

Groveland, California 95321


(209) 379-2373

Rush Creek Lodge opened in 2016 just 1 mile from Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat Entrance. Her ties to the Yosemite area reach back to 2001 when the owners purchased the nearby Evergreen Lodge, but the property’s history goes back even further to the California Gold Rush.

Gold was discovered in California in January 1848 just 125 miles north of Rush Creek. By 1849 hundreds of thousands of immigrants – now known as 49er’s – were flocking to California’s Gold Country in search of their fortunes. Historical records say the Rush Creek property was used for gold prospecting, mining and processing. Eventually, wagon trails crisscrossed the area, and in 1874 the Big Oak Flat Road into Yosemite Valley was completed, passing through Crocker Meadow immediately southwest of the Rush Creek property. Before Highway 120 was constructed in the 1960s, the main road into Yosemite actually passed right through Rush Creek Lodge’s property. 

Today, Rush Creek Lodge stands as a superbly designed new ‘destination within a destination.’ The Lodge features a contemporary, rustic sensibility inspired by the breathtaking expanse of nature surrounding its 20-acre wooded hillside setting. This Yosemite lodge marries an authentic, timeless feel with modern amenities for an experience that is both relaxed and sophisticated. Read on to discover more about the fun and adventure that can be had with a vacation to Rush Creek Lodge, Yosemite’s first new lodge in over 25 years. 

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A view of the hillside villas at Rush Creek Lodge. Yosemite Lodging at Rush Creek Lodge

Overnight guests to the Rush Creek Lodge can choose from a mix of 143 tastefully appointed lodge rooms, suites, and hillside villas that are spread throughout our forested acres. All rooms have been thoughtfully designed with your comfort and enjoyment as key considerations.

Rush Creek’s many amenities are designed to create an outstanding getaway for kids and adults alike. Every room includes a private balcony with views of the forest and surrounding nature, most also provide a front-row seat for stunning Sierra sunsets. Other amenities include comfy beds with feather pillows, custom artwork and furnishings, gourmet coffee brewers, mini-fridges, Earth Therapy bath products, Alexa devices, complimentary wifi, games, books, electronic safes, air conditioning and cast iron gas fireplaces.

  • The Lodge Rooms are mini-suites designed to comfortably fit parties of up to 4 people.  All Rooms feature a stylish sitting area, a private deck with forest and sunset views and a private bathroom with a shower. Choose from rooms with a king bed and queen sofa bed or rooms with two queen beds.
  • The spacious Lodge Suites are designed to comfortably fit parties of up to 4 people. All Suites feature an entry foyer, a bedroom with a king bed and sliding barn doors and a separate living room with a queen sofa bed.
  • The spacious two-bedroom Hillside Villas were designed with families and parties of up to 6 people in mind. Every Villa features an entry foyer, a private bathroom with divided vanity and shower areas, a master bedroom that includes a king bed and a large sitting area with a queen sofa bed. The second bedroom in our Villas features either a second king bed or two twin beds. The bathrooms in Villas with two twin beds also have a tub. 
  • The quaint One-Bedroom Villas were designed for guests seeking a slightly more private Yosemite lodging experience. Every Villa features an entry foyer, a private bathroom with divided vanity and shower areas, a master bedroom that includes a king bed and a large sitting area with a queen sofa bed. 
  • Rush Creek Lodge offers ADA Accessible Lodging options with ADA-compliant mobility and communications features for guests with special needs. Rush Creek has Lodge Rooms, Lodge Suites and Hillside Villas available with reserved accessible parking, accessible entryways (including ramps, peepholes and door latches), accessible bathrooms (including roll-in showers, grab bars, fold-down benches and hand-held showerheads), accessible doorways and compliant clear space throughout guest rooms. These specially-designed suites also feature braille and tactical signs where required, telephones with volume control and flashing lights, visual notification doorbell devices and fire/smoke alarm systems (including emergency strobe light).

Forget to pack an essential vacation item like toothpaste, shampoo or a flashlight? Rush Creek’s General Store is well-stocked with anything you may have forgotten at home.

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The outdoor terrace at Rush Creek's restaurant offers plenty of room for social distancing and endless Sierra Nevada views.

Decadent Yosemite Dining at The Lodge

The culinary team at Rush Creek Lodge is eager to satisfy your hunger and tempt your taste buds with their hearty mountain lodge cuisine. With food that speaks to the iconic location, the Lodge creates classic American dishes with a California approach – sensibilities and ingredients that are fresh, thoughtful, delicious and environmentally sound.

  • The Restaurant at Rush Creek is the main place for you to relax and enjoy an authentic mountain lodge-style breakfast or dinner in an atmosphere that is relaxed yet sophisticated. The Restaurant offers an expansive dining area with a variety of seating, including intimate booths and areas for larger groups, as well as a spacious outdoor terrace, where you can take in the beauty of the surrounding forest and glorious sunsets. Dinner reservations are highly recommended. 
  • Lunch, dinner and snacks are served daily at the Rush Creek Tavern and are prepared by the Restaurant culinary team. Options change with the seasons to incorporate the finest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Be sure to check out the selection of local craft brews, signature cocktails, distinctive wines and decadent desserts. The Tavern is also your friendly hub for late-night entertainment, including themed parties, karaoke and all sorts of fun that you just won’t find at most Yosemite restaurants.  
  • The walk-up Pool Bar serves an assortment of tasty libations throughout the day, including beer, wine, spirits and refreshing blended drinks.
  • The General Store at Rush Creek Lodge is filled with trail-ready food and drinks for all of your Yosemite adventures. Grab breakfast to-go or stock up on fresh house-made sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit and build-it-yourself trail mix. There are also plenty of sweet treats like freshly made soft serve ice cream cones, baked goods and candy.

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The outdoor portion of the Rush Creek Spa.

Awesome Amenities at Rush Creek

Beyond all the fun you’ll have on the trails of Yosemite National Park, Rush Creek Lodge is filled with all sorts of diversions for discovery, entertainment, and relaxation. From the giant outdoor play area to the brand new indoor/outdoor spa, Rush Creek Lodge provides families with a balanced experience of enjoyment and tranquility.

  • The Rush Creek Spa is filled with innovative amenities and treatments inspired by Yosemite’s natural wonders. The covered and heated outdoor lounge offers a Granite Waterfall Mineral Hot Tub, Hanging Daybed, Warm River Rock Beds and plenty of comfy lounge chairs. Inside the Spa, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find plenty of unusual spaces for playful relaxation and quiet contemplation, all with ties to transformative Yosemite experiences.
  • The Main Lodge, where the Restaurant, Tavern and General Store are located, is the central hub for resort activities. There’s a game room filled with board games, game tables and a custom-designed treehouse play structure. The guest lounge boasts cozy couches and a roaring fireplace. 
  • Daily Activities at Rush Creek include nature crafts, wilderness talks, games on the poolside terrace and their nightly tradition of s’mores around the firepit. 
  • The fantastic Swimming Pool Area includes a 2,400-square-foot heated saltwater pool, a large family-friendly hot tub, plus another hot tub just for the grown-ups. The poolside terrace features comfortable seating for lounging and a variety of games such as shuffleboard and bumper pool. Don’t forget to grab a cool cocktail or mocktail at the walk-up Pool Bar. 
  • The Outdoor Fun is endless at Rush Creek Lodge.  They’ve got kids’ zip lines, a giant hillside slide, a massive rope swing, a little explorer’s tunnel and a one-of-a-kind nature-oriented playground. Scattered throughout the property, guests will also discover hammocks, bocce ball, life-size checkers and horseshoes. In addition to all the outdoor fun you can have at Rush Creek Lodge, there are three new hiking and nature trails available in the forest adjacent to the property. 

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A group on a guided tour of Hetch Hetchy with Rush Creek Lodge.

Guided Yosemite Park Tours 

The Guided Recreation Program at Rush Creek Lodge has evolved from the expertise of the much-loved Recreation Program at their sister property, the Evergreen. All of Rush Creek’s Yosemite hiking tours are led by warm, personable guides who are excited to share their passion for and knowledge of Yosemite. They offer partial and full-day excursions for all experience and fitness levels, with trips varying seasonally to take advantage of weather conditions. 

  • Guided Hikes & Tours (Visit the website for a full list of tours and the complete tour schedule.)
    • Granite Gorge & Preston Falls Naturalist Hike
    • Giant Sequoia Hike or Snowshoe
    • Yosemite Valley Explorer
    • Upper Yosemite Falls & Columbia Rock Hike 
  • Yosemite Flight Tours
  • Whitewater Rafting the Tuolumne and Merced Rivers
  • Private Fly Fishing Trips
  • Yosemite Overnight Backpacking Adventure

Looking for affordable hiking gear to rent? Rush Creek Lodge rents bikes, snowshoes, trekking poles and more.

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A yoga class at Rush Creek Lodge with a beautiful Sierra Nevada View.

Fitness Classes & Family Fun at Rush Creek 

If all this wasn’t enough, here are even more family-fun activities and fitness classes to take your Yosemite vacation to the next level at Rush Creek Lodge: 

  • Yoga at Rush Creek Spa: morning and evening yoga classes against the backdrop of mountain and sunset views
  • Boga Fit at Rush Creek Spa: seasonal Boga board workout classes incorporate strength, balance, and fun
  • Yosemite Painting Party: make a one-of-a-kind Yosemite creation to take home and plenty of great memories
  • Glass Blowing Experience: expert-led class with your own piece of glass art to take home
  • Stargazing: gaze through their reflector telescope observing stars, planets, constellations and glittering galaxies
  • Sunset Vista Happy Hour Tour: a two-hour tour and happy hour while viewing the sun setting over the Tuolumne River Canyon

Looking for a way to take a piece of your Yosemite Vacation home with you? Stop by Rush Creek’s Gift Shop for unusual souvenirs, branded apparel, nature exploration kits, kid’s toys and more. 

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Specials & Packages at Rush Creek Lodge

Rush Creek Lodge offers a number of packages and specials that will allow you to have the most fun and variety during your Yosemite vacation. These packages are convenient and provide the best value! Packages vary by season.

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Firefall Ranch Yosemite cottage outdoor covered deck.Firefall Ranch Yosemite

24025 Highway 120

Groveland, California 95321


(209) 379-6820

Brand new in Spring 2024, Firefall Ranch Yosemite provides lodging near Yosemite National Park that blends the incomparable natural beauty of the landscape with luxurious accommodations and modern touches. The 300-acre property features 55 private cottages and villas, spread out to give every guest the feeling of a secluded experience in the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest. 

Home to a gorgeous pool area, restaurant, tavern, wine tasting room, and an event center in addition to offering guided Yosemite excursions through sister properties Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge, this resort near Yosemite National Park is the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation in Yosemite.

Firefall Ranch Yosemite cottage lodging.

Firefall Ranch Yosemite Lodging

Firefall Ranch is home to 55 private cottages and villas, spread across 300 acres. Each cottage and villa features a private deck, indoor/outdoor gas fireplace, and large windows, giving guests around the clock access to the beautiful landscape surrounding the ranch and a blended feeling between indoors and out. Firefall Ranch is home to three cottage and villa types, with ADA accessible versions of all three layouts. 

  • Couples and smaller families love the one bedroom cottages, which offer plenty of space to enjoy each others company and views of the great outdoors through large windows in the spacious living room and bedroom
  • Two bedroom cottages at Firefall Ranch near Yosemite National Park sleep up to six guests, with space for parents to put their kids to bed and spend time together on the private deck, spacious living room, or in their very own bedroom
  • Sleep up to eight guests in the three bedroom villas at Firefall Ranch, standalone cabins near Yosemite National Park with 1450 square feet of rest and relaxation that includes a kitchenette and breakfast nook, two full bathrooms, and a large covered deck

Firefall Ranch On-Site Activities

There are plenty of things to do in Yosemite, and some are right in your backyard when you choose Firefall Ranch. The on-site activities at Firefall Ranch near Yosemite National Park include 

  • A daily activities calendar (updated often!) full of activities designed to enhance your Yosemite experience and add a little variety for all ages
  • Heated saltwater pool and hot tub for stargazing, family fun, and post-hike relaxation
  • Outdoor fun like bocce ball, horseshoes, and a hammock area 
  • A guest lounge with a fireplace, cozy seating, and games 
    • Visit the Rec Desk nearby for free Yosemite trip planning tips and advice from locals!
  • General Store stocked with essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste, plus trail snacks, ready-made meals, souvenirs, apparel, artwork, and more
  • Free and low-cost Arts & Crafts for kids of all ages as part of Firefall’s No Hidden Resort Fees initiative
  • Daily wine tastings so guests can experience new varietals, local favorites, and more
  • Nightly fireside s’mores, a hit with all guests

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Yosemite Hotel Collection Location Map 2023

Lodging Near Yosemite National Park

As you begin to consider how long you should spend in Yosemite and what the best time of year is to visit, allow our Yosemite hotels to help. Rush Creek Lodge, Evergreen Lodge, and Firefall Ranch each provide helpful planning information including local travel updates, weather and seasonal conditions and packing lists. 

What are you waiting for? Book your Yosemite hotel today!

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