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Rush Creek Lodge is the first new resort in the Yosemite National Park’s area in 25 years. There are 143 rooms; including a mix of suites and hillside villas. Glamping enthusiasts from around the world will have plenty of accommodation choices that don’t involve sleeping on the ground.

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Situated on 20 acres, this resort is a destination within a destination. Some of the unique features include: main lobby, general store, separate lodge with game room and living room lounge type set up, a tavern and restaurant, hot tub and pool, event and meeting space, and various recreation activities for all ages.

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Location

I can confidently give this a 10/10 rating. This is the ideal home base, being situated just half a mile from the park’s entrance. Once you’re in the park, the most popular sites and hikes are within 30 minutes to two hours driving from the entrance – keep in mind the park is 761,000 acres, so there’s a lot of land to cover!

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Rooms

Clean rooms with contemporary decor. My favorite feature – the fire place!

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Balconies

Sunset view decks come with every room

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Activities

There are fun things to do for all ages; from a star gazing party, to nature crafts, to trivia night. Every day is full with different activities. The resort also offers different guided tours throughout the park (for a fee).

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S’mores please!

Who doesn’t love gooey marshmallows inbetween graham crackers and chocolate. With their outdoor firepit, there’s s’more making every night from 7-9pm.

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General store

A mix of local products for souvenirs and food for your time in the park

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Pool + hot tub

Love at first dive

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Dining

The dining options on site are a tavern and restaurant. The restaurant side can be a bit noisy and more family orientated. I preferred the tavern, which has a bar and a mix of picnic tables, tables and booths. The food was nothing to write home about, and found it was best to stick to basic items. When visiting in Mid-October of 2016, we were told a new chef had started, so fingers crossed the food improves in the future.

PRICE: Rooms starting at $200 – depending on the season

LOCATION: 34001 CA-120, Groveland, CA 95321

WEBSITE: http://www.rushcreeklodge.com

Couldn’t stop drinking, so sips and trips has continued!

 

1. Chateau Marmot in Los Angeles, CA

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2. Mango daquiri at The St. Regis Saadiyat, UAE

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3. Irene serving us a Sex on the Beach welcome drink in Markos Village, Ios, Greece

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4. Mint Lemonadae at Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar

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5. Riesling in Mykonos, Greece

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6. Chai Tea Latte at Brew Urban Cafe, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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7. Nutella Latte at Sambalatte in Las Vegas, NV13933355_10154365596292442_1583866673_n

8. Prosecco Pops at Loopy Doopy, New York City

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9. Merlot at Steak 954, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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10. Fresh Orange Juice at Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai, UAE

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