Indulge in Luxury: My Review of Rush Creek Lodge and Spa

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Are you looking for a getaway that will transport you to a world of relaxation and luxury? Look no further than Rush Creek Lodge and Spa. It’s a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing all the lodge offers and here is my honest review.

It boasts stunning natural surroundings, indulgent spa treatments and exquisite dining options. I have to say, I was blown away by the level of attention to detail and care that the staff put into every aspect of the guest experience.

I’m going to take you on a journey through my own personal experience at the lodge and spa. I will give you a taste of what makes it such a special destination. So sit back, relax, and prepare to indulge in luxury at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa. This review will help you decide if it’s the right wellness resort for you.

Natural artwork on the wall

The Tranquil Vibe at Rush Creek Lodge

From the moment you arrive at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa, you’ll be greeted with a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. The lodge is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, with the Sierra Nevada mountains serving as the backdrop for your stay.

The accommodations are designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and luxury. From their plush bedding to modern amenities, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

While conveniently located near Yosemite, we’ll get to that later, you are transported to an oasis in the wilderness as soon as you arrive at Rush Creek.

The Spa, aka My Favourite Part

One of the highlights of my visit to Rush Creek Lodge was the spa. They offer a wide range of treatments designed to soothe the mind, body, and soul. From massages and facials to body scrubs, the spa is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate.

At this spa, they only use Eminence Organic Skin Care for all of their skin care treatments. Eminence products are high-quality and have been certified by the non-profit B Lab®.

During my visit, I created a bespoke aromatherapy roll. As shown above, they have a variety of different mixtures to choose from, or you can create your own.

Essential oil blend at Rush Creek Spa

After creating my own aromatherapy blend, I indulged in their many saunas and steam rooms. My only complaint is that I wish I had more time to spend here. I would have loved to spend some time lounging by the pool. It is the perfect spot to soak up the sun while taking in the stunning views.

In addition to the spa, Rush Creek Lodge also boasts a variety of other luxurious amenities, including a heated saltwater pool, a hot tub, and a fitness center. Whether you’re looking to relax or stay active during your stay, the lodge has something for everyone.

Waterfall shower at a spa in California

The Rooms at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa

The rooms are spacious and luxurious. Fitted with comfortable king-sized beds, a modern bathroom, and a balcony with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. They have a variety of different-sized cabins, ideal for couples or families.

The grounds are quite large so the staff will escort you to your room in one of their golf carts. You needn’t worry about lugging around your suitcase. They take care of everything for you.

Review of the dining at Rush Creek Lodge

I didn’t have a chance to dine at the lodge’s restaurant, but I wish I did! They offer a farm-to-table dining experience with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. That is right up my alley. And the bar area is stunning. It’s the perfect place for a post-hike beverage. After all, you’ll have earned it.

Rush Creek Lodge Bar

The dining experience at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa is not just about the food, however. The restaurant itself is a warm and inviting space, with a cozy fireplace and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Activities at Rush Creek Lodge

Whether you’re looking to relax or stay active during your stay at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. The lodge offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking, all of which allow you to explore the stunning natural beauty of the area.

For those who prefer to stay indoors, the lodge has a variety of other activities on offer, including board games, puzzles, and a library stocked with books and magazines. There’s also a fitness center and yoga studio, which offer the perfect opportunity to stay active and energized during your stay.

No matter what your interests are, Rush Creek Lodge and Spa has something for everyone. The staff are always happy to recommend activities and help you plan your itinerary, ensuring that you make the most of your time at the lodge.

Rush Creek Spa and Lodge pool

A luxury getaway at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway that will transport you to a world of relaxation and tranquillity, Rush Creek Lodge and Spa is the perfect destination. Here are a few recommendations to help you make the most of your stay:

– Book a spa treatment: The spa at Rush Creek Lodge is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. Be sure to book a treatment during your stay, whether it’s a massage, facial, or body wrap.

– Dine at the restaurant: The farm-to-table dining experience at Rush Creek Lodge is not to be missed. Be sure to make a reservation at the restaurant during your stay, and try the seasonal vegetable risotto or the grilled ribeye steak.

– Explore the outdoors: The natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains is truly breathtaking. Be sure to take advantage of the lodge’s outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and kayaking. In the photo below, I was enjoying the views during the Hetchy Hetch Hike at Yosemite.

– Relax by the pool: The heated saltwater pool at Rush Creek Lodge is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. Be sure to bring a good book and spend some time lounging by the pool during your stay.

Hiking is an excellent self care activity for men and women

Where is Rush Creek Lodge located?

A short 3-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area along scenic Highway 120 is the most direct route to Yosemite from the Bay Area, offering year-round access to the Park.

If you’re looking for a place to stay that is close to Yosemite National Park but without the crowds, Rush Creek Lodge is it!

Various driving directions can be found on their website.

How far is Rush Creek Lodge to Yosemite entrance?

Rush Creek Lodge is conveniently located half a mile from Yosemite National Park’s Highway 120 west entrance. This makes it an ideal starting point for your adventures into all parts of Yosemite.

Location is always an important factor when choosing where to stay. If you plan to visit Yosemite, this is the ideal place to stay. My review of Rush Creek Lodge took this into consideration and is one factor why I am recommending them.

Check current prices at Rush Creek Lodge & Spa! 🤩

Conclusion: Rush Creek Lodge and Spa Review

In short, do I recommend Rush Creek? Absolutely, yes! If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway that will transport you to a world of relaxation and tranquillity, Rush Creek Lodge and Spa is the perfect destination.

From the stunning natural surroundings to the indulgent spa treatments and exquisite dining options, every aspect of the guest experience is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and luxury.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat or a fun-filled family vacation, Rush Creek has something for everyone. It’s the ideal place for a weekend getaway from San Francisco, or the perfect addition to extend after an ideal weekend in San Francisco.

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Press Trip Disclosure: Note that my visit to Rush Creek Spa was paid for by SF Travel and Visit Tuolumne County through DCI. All opinions expressed are my own and were not swayed by this Press Trip visit. I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post.

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