December 29, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Stunning Yosemite Scenery
Yosemite sets the stage for a calming close to 2023 and an inspired launch into 2024.
This time of year you can often feel like you have the entire Park to yourself, and the sparkle of glistening snow on Yosemite’s scenic wonders is nothing short of magical. You really do have to see it for yourself in order to appreciate it fully.
With our location at Yosemite’s doorstep, right off the Highway 120 West entrance to the Park, Evergreen is the ideal basecamp for exploring Yosemite’s iconic attractions.
Upon arrival, you can visit our Recreation Desk in the Guest Lounge for insider tips and free planning advice for your ideal romp through the Park, or leave the driving and the details to us on one of our professionally guided excursions. We cover the gambit from light sightseeing such as our Range of Light Yosemite Valley Tour to exceptional seasonal treasures like our Giant Sequoia Hike/Snowshoe and much more. Oh, and did you know you can take a Flight Tour over Yosemite? Yes, you can!
Prefer to Plan Ahead?
We get it, and our Recreation team is here for you. Simply email [email protected] and one of our friendly Rec experts will reach out to you.
Our recipe for the best New Year’s celebration ever starts with a warm Evergreen welcome, a champagne toast, fabulous food, signature cocktails and late-night Tavern shenanigans with a live band!
You’ll have a ball in Tuolumne Hall stocked with fun and games like Pool, Shuffleboard, Foosball, and a fun and colorful play zone suitable for both kids and kids-at-heart.
We also really love a round of forest disc golf on our nine hole course sprawled across the property or an invigorating walk on our nature hiking trail.
After some outdoor recreation, chill out by a warm fire in our cozy Recreation Lounge filled with comfy chairs and couches, games and books, plus our friendly Recreation Desk staff who just love to talk about all things Yosemite.
Even better, take your New Year to a whole new level with some playful relaxation in our Massage Cabanas nestled amongst towering Evergreens.
One thing is for sure, we’ve got endless creative ways to celebrate and create a memorable holiday that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.
Make the most of the holiday
Given the grand nature of Evergreen Lodge, guests are often surprised to find out that it was created by two Bay Area dads who continue to operate the lodge in a way that they like to share with their own family and friends (while using business as a force for good).
That’s why you’ll find that your room reservation has what you need for a spectacular Yosemite adventure, with no hidden Resort Fees. From basics such as free parking and free Wi-Fi, to Pool Area access and Forest Disc Golf fun, to more robust delights like the Daily Activities organized by our onsite Recreation Team throughout our indoor and outdoor play areas, including everyone’s favorite – nightly fireside s’mores roasting!
That said, we know sometimes you want a few options to make things a touch more convenient, or a just hint extra.
This popular package provides the perfect kickstart to your day with a hearty mountain breakfast in our Restaurant, complete with freshly home baked good courtesy of our resident baker. See details on our B&B page or choose the “Bed and Breakfast Package Rate” when booking your room on this site.
In keeping with Rush Creek’s values, you are encouraged to visit the Recreation Desk in the Guest lounge for free planning advice from our team of local experts. We’ve got plenty of maps and ideas for parties of all abilities and interests.
Or, maybe you’d prefer to let someone else take the wheel so you can kick back and enjoy the ride? Yes, you can! We offer dozens of professionally guided excursions that will surprise and delight you. Visit our EXPLORE adventure planning page for ideas.
From romance to day hiker basics to kid favorites, you can add on all sorts of fun extras as you complete your room reservation on this website.
Prices are per night and do not include tax or gratuity. Advance reservations are required and subject to availability. Meals do not include alcoholic beverages. Book by calling 209-379-2606, emailing [email protected] or online here:
The fun begins with our December Recreation Calendar featuring daily activities for all ages, recommended Hikes & Tours, Massage Treatments, and there are plenty more surprises in store over New Year’s weekend.
Cozy up to a warm fire for guest favorites such as Beer Tasting, Bingo and Yosemite Trivia.
Then head over to our Tuolumne Hall game room for some pool, foosball, shuffleboard, or climb through our indoor tree house.
For outdoor fun, you’ll find plenty of games throughout our 20-acre forest property.
Giant Checkers and Connect Four, Bocce, Corn Hole, and Zip Lines abound.
Winter is an ideal time in Yosemite, when you can often feel as though you have the Park all to yourself. Yosemite’s scenery in glistening snow is positively magical.
You can relax and let our friendly professional guides do the driving on one of our Tours, or visit the Recreation Desk in the Guest Lounge for free planning advice and local insights for your ideal adventure on your own.
For New Year’s Eve, Chef has planned a gorgeous 3-course dinner designed to please every palate. Think Tuna Tartar, Roasted Duck, Lamb Shank Osso Bucco, Ratatouille, Vanilla Panna Cotta, and more deliciousness. See the full menu here.
Activities Available Every Day
Snowshoe & Trekking Pole Rentals are available at the Recreation Desk
Nature Trail: Try out our half-mile self-guided, fun and informative tour of our property. Trail sheets are available in the Recreation Center and at the Front Desk
Recreation Center Activities are available all day, and include games, puzzles, books, free internet, free trip planning advice, indoor and outdoor fireplace
Massage: After a full day of play in the great outdoors, enjoy an indulgent, full body massage treatment by one of our certified massage therapists. Day and evening massages available. Visit the Recreation Desk to reserve your treatment.
NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the week’s activities and times.