Rush Creek Lodge is the “coming soon” hotel on Hwy 120 after the Evergreen turn-off of Hwy 120. Maybe 8 miles from the Yosemite Gate. (That’s the Hetch Hetchy road). This hotel is being built from the ground up. It’s the first new hotel near the park in years.
They have announced that they are now taking reservations for stays commencing June 15, 2016. Earlier indications were for a Spring ’16 opening…I guess that delays tend to happen.
The website gives artist conceptions of the facility and also ENTRY rates for three classes of rooms. Off-peak prices are $215 a night for Lodge Rooms, $240 for Lodge Suites and $265 for Hillside Villas. Add more gold doubloons for prime season. The “cheaper” rooms can sleep four and the villas can hold 6…so if you divide it out – it’s do-able.
As a promo, they are taking $100 off a 2-night stay – good through December 2016.
At least we can stop by for a drink on the way to Yosemite – they will also have a restaurant and a tavern. Oh yeah – karaoke too! (“Pretty woman walking down the street….”)
I plan to take the missus there to check it all out. HOWEVER – they don’t allow pets. Not even little Yosey (as in Yosemite). Boo.
Set your GPS for 34001 Highway 120, Groveland, California.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “ It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain
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