CHECKING IN: REJUVENATE AT RUSH CREEK LODGE, YOSEMITE
I recently spent a lovely weekend exploring Yosemite National Park. Do you guys remember this cozy villa I stayed in last fall just outside Yosemite? A few weeks ago, I was invited back by Rush Creek Lodge to be one of the first to experience their newest Relaxation & Renewal Wellness Program! To say it was one of the most romantic and relaxing weekends is an understatement. The hubs and I are already dreaming of our next getaway here!
The last few months have been go-go-go without much time to stop and reflect or take time out for myself. Things at work ramped up, media campaigns & social events kept me busy and the holidays flew by in the blink of an eye. My schedule didn't really allow for much internal self-reflection and focus. If you too are in need of hitting the reset button and you're looking for a refreshing way to kick off the new year, I've got just the thing for you!
YOSEMITE RELAXATION & RENEWAL PROGRAM
My recent trip to Rush Creek Lodge was slightly different than the last, with every detail taken to the next level. Think plush bedding, cozy robes, relaxing massages, and other sweet surprises all weekend long! By the end of our stay, the Rush Creek team felt like family (and I was plotting how I could permanently move on in!).
Here's what the Yosemite Relaxation & Renewal Program looks like in a nutshell:
- 2 Nights of Lodging in their Coziest Villa decked out with special amenities like Fresh Spa Water, Teas and Aromatherapy Oils
- Snack Board & Welcome Basket in your room on arrival
- Private Yosemite Activities Consultation with your Wellness Guide
- Coffee or tea service in-room each morning (anyone who brings me coffee in bed has my heart!)
- Breakfast each morning of your stay
- Three-course dinner
- In-Room Rush Creek Signature Massage (more on this below!)
- Recreation Voucher ($50 value) to use for Guided Adventures, Equipment Rentals or Additional Wellness Treatments during your stay
- Turn Down Service & Late Night Snacks
- Happy Hour Beverages for two on one evening of your stay
- Guaranteed late checkout at 2pm
Our cozy villa was decked out with special amenities, from fluffy blankets to soothing aromatherapy, and breathtaking views. A warm fireplace at the foot of our bed, private deck with a perfect view for sunset and morning coffee delivery straight to our door are just a few perks of taking part in the Relaxation & Renewal Program.
If you're curious about additional lodging options, daily activities and standard amenities, check out my last post here for a full review of the property.
Our villa was so comfy, there were moments we didn't even want to leave the room! Should you decide to stay on the property during your entire visit (nobody's judging), there are a number of fun activities and games in the main lodge to keep you entertained. When we visited during the holidays, everything was lit up and decorated for a more homey and festive vibe!
Breakfast and dinner are included during your stay and the hearty homemade menu options are so delicious! We definitely indulged and even saved some room in our tummies for the DIY s'mores near the fire pit each night! I absolutely loved dining at Rush Creek's tavern and restaurant! Even after we checked out, we ended up returning for dinner on our way back to San Francisco.
RECREATION & WELLNESS
On arrival, Shahzeb and I met with our personal Wellness Guide to plan our activities for the weekend.
The Recreation Desk was available to help us plan out our hikes and adventures for the weekend. Since we explored a majority of Yosemite Valley the last time around, they suggested we head to Hetch Hetchy to hit the moderate 5 mile (roundtrip) trail to Wapama Falls, and it did not disappoint! The trail runs along the north side of the reservoir and offers views of stunning rock formations the entire way.
➳ Rush Creek Signature Massage: Included as part of the Relaxation & Renewal program, Shahzeb & I experienced the Rush Creek Signature massage. It combined hot stone, sound therapy and chakra crystal stones that I was gifted to take home. The best part was having the couples' massage experience right in our very own villa! They even surprised us with some floral tea & chocolate covered strawberries to enjoy the rest of our evening together.
➳ Aquatic Massage: While at Rush Creek, you should definitely consider opting for an Aquatic Massage (you can use your vouchers towards this!). OMG. You guys. It was undoubtedly the most memorable massage of my life! If you’re anything like me and you love the water, then you’ll LOVE this massage. The best part was floating on our backs at the end of our hour-long massage, slowly turning 'round in circles in the jacuzzi looking up at the night sky with the stars framed perfectly by tall, lush trees. Truly magical.
No matter what your massage style, the talented team of certified massage therapists at Rush Creek Lodge has a wealth of knowledge and knows exactly how to help you unwind at the end of a long day of hitting the trails!
➳ Yoga: If you enjoy Yoga, Rush Creek also offers on-site yoga sessions to help you introduce peace and balance back into your life. I can't resist starting my day with a little morning yoga session!
You can find a full list of massages & yoga services here!
Yosemite is such an incredible place to travel and trust me when I say that an accommodation can make all the difference in your trip! If you’re looking for a refreshing start to the new year, you must spend a weekend at Rush Creek and let them spoil you just like they spoiled me! Shahzeb and I have already vowed to spend at least one weekend a year here (two times makes it tradition, right?).
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Thank you, Rush Creek Lodge, for hosting me during my stay.
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