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Rush Creek Lodge, Groveland, CA

Rush Creek Lodge

4.3
4.3
80 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
The Restaurant at Rush Creek is the main place for you to relax and enjoy an authentic mountain lodge style breakfast or dinner in an atmosphere that is relaxed and friendly, vibrant and sophisticated. Lunch, Dinner and a Late Night Menu are also available in Rush Creek’s lively Tavern.
For more information, check out our website at:
https://www.rushcreeklodge.com/yosemite-dining/restaurant/

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 379-2373
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Lemens
  • Catering
    We are proud to offer a variety of options for your next event or large gathering. You can find more information on our website. Click the link!<br /> https://www.rushcreeklodge.com/yosemite-groups/yosemite-meetings-retreats-events/<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Rush Creek Lodge and Spa offers a private dining room with an outdoor patio for large groups and special events. Please inquire at groups@rushcreeklodge.com or call (209)379-2373 ext. 1551 for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite Valley
  • Cross street
    CA Highway 120
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    YARTS transportation stops on property
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Overall

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Food

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Value

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for groups

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Healthy

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for special occasions

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Lively

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Most Booked

80 Reviews
  1. KevinC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good, big portions. The waiters/servers were very attentive, fast and friendly.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great family friendly environment. Rooms were great staff was awesome and only a short drive to the Yosemite basin. While the food was O.K. I would recommend bringing snacks and lunch stuff if you’re planning an extended stay.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner here a few times during our stay at Rush Creek. We liked the food for hotel food. I would skip the breakfast buffet however. Service was hit or miss. It’s very busy so make reservations ahead of time.

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  4. susie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good, waitstaff were spread thin. Fewer gluten free options that I expected so even though we were only there 3 nights the menu got old quickly. A little pricey. Wish that breakfast was included for all overnight guests.

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  5. FloridaFoodie

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Clean. Great service. Will repeat

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  6. LisaZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Only option around and it’s okay. Service left much to be desired, especially the hostess. Ambiance in the tavern is much better than in the restaurant.

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  7. bobnotrob

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch food. Ambiance was classic sports bar type restaurant. They had everything for families, from kids to adults there were good options. Patrick the bartender was great too.

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  8. Bacchus

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rush Creek dining and service is exceptional, keep up the great work.

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  9. Tlamp40

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rush Creek is a great place to stay and the food es wonderful.

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  10. Katk30

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    i made reservations a week in advance to eat at the RushCreek Restaurant - however, when we checked in we were seated in the tavern instead and told it had the same menu as the restaurant. However, the tavern is noisy with TV's on and not the same vibe as the restaurant. We asked to be seated in the restaurant but were told again - it's the same menu. After requesting to sit where we made the reservation for (the restaurant) we were seated a super small table right by the door where it was very cold. We ordered our food and were asked if we wanted rice to go with it - we said yes and were charged $10 for two very very very small dishes of white rice (to accompany the poki and salmon dishes). We asked for tempura or teriyaki sauce to go with our food but they do not have either and no sauce of any kind except a bottle of soy sauce. All in all this was a big disappointing experience and we decided just to get sandwiches from another place and eat in our room the next night.

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  11. KathyN

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Quality of hamburger and steak were poor, and it has a cafe, not fine restaurant, ambience.

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  12. MaryaV

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty ban mhi, fish & chips and great drinks.

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  13. IanW

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an enjoyable family meal here as part of staying at the resort. The food was tasty (although not cheap) and the server was friendly and helpful.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there 3 nights in a row- our whole stay. We both got something different every night and it was all delicious. The service was always friendly and helpful. Recommend making a reservation if you have a large party as it is always busy.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Dinned 3 times here during our stay. The hotel and spa are AWESOME!! I guess I expected the lodge restaurant to be just as great, and it fell short. The dinning room served the same food as the tavern, and that is the missed opportunity for the dinning room to serve a better quality of food to its guest. Price was around $20 per item. The bill was about $170 including tax and 20%tip, each time, for 4 guests plus 1 alcoholic drink per meal.

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  16. BrettD

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Spent 1500.00 here in 3 days eating. Had breakfast reservations for 8:00 on the 4th day. People in front of us didn’t have. They got seated. Don’t bother with reservations. Then sat 30 min with not even water. Nobody even looked at us. Wasted an hour and got up left and made coffee in our room. Nice people, just not any employees and price isn’t worth the food.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We are at the restaurant for 3 nights. First 2 nights were OK. Last night was not good. We waited about 10 minutes for our waitress to greet us. She brought the wrong drink order. Our food order too 40 minutes to arrive snd she only came over once to say she was going to check on our food. The basil tomato flat bread was inedible. The bread was hard and burnt on the edges but the cheese was not even melted. It was cold snd the pesto did not taste like any pesto I have ever tasted. If left a horrible taste in my mouth. The Tuscan flatbread snd the chicken flatbread were both extremely spicy. I think you should have 2 separate menus in each restaurant. The choices are very limited. We were glad it was our last night so we didn’t have to eat there again.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. MarkC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Such unhappy staff, slow service and a general air of chaos. There is no sign of effective management and therefore the staff appear untrained and disorganised.

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  19. PAULAP

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hotel is amazing. Service if excellent. Food was a little disappointing

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service!! Waitress was amazing! Good food! We stayed at the resort and was disappointed that the QR codes (pamphlet in our villa) for the food menus were not accurate! Was looking forward to a few items on the QR CODE and online but were not available in the restaurant.

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  21. AdamS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service was quick, enjoyed our date night

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  22. RachelC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service in a lovely dining room.

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  23. LaurenN

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining in the Tavern at Rush Creek! As usual the meal was great! Love the king salmon & the cioppino. The guys were very happy with the burger & philly steak, & the cauliflower appetizer is always great! And, the professional servers are so friendly and helpful. Thanks Rush!

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  24. HelmutE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food and service for such a remote location. Best in the area.

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  25. BJGN

    Portland

    68 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very long wait… ended up sitting at bar and the wait was just as long .. we never did get served ..apparently severe understaffing from bar to restaurant?!?? Lots of empty tables 2 bus boys standing around For a first class , expensive place , this was awful …

    1 person found this helpful

  26. EleanorR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are no other restaurants close to Rush Creek, so eating there was an easy choice. There was an excellent variety of small plates, salads and entrees to satisfy most. Food was tasty, service was top notch, and the atmosphere could not be beat.

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  27. dab5519

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations for the main dining room but they didn’t have the space so they sat us at the tavern next door where we’d just had lunch so we didn’t dine where we’d thought we would. The next day we ate breakfast in the main dining room. $25 per person for cold eggs, stale and cold waffles, cold potatoes. Just thankful we did not get sick

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  28. Bobby

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food not great, expensive, and some people were just rude. Some staff are super nice while others have a horrible attitude

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  29. TonyH

    Naples

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very mediocre food quality and over priced - very good exploitation of captive audience

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is limited and haven’t had anything exceptional. But the views and vibes can’t be beat :)

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  31. LucyP

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and enjoyed the fresh air, nice view of landscaping and swimming pool, and sunny day. Our server was outstanding, and the food was delicious. Overall excellent experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited 25 minutes for our drinks, waited 45 minutes for our food. Appetizers delivered with the entrees!! Server was unapologetic about it and said kitchen is slow so have to do it. Food was subpar, except for the fried cauliflower. Would never go again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Rude wait staff. Clean facilities. Didn’t allow patio seating

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  34. DuelingCalifornia

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is very limited and that is the only complaint.. We ordered the hanburger and the fish n chips - both were excellent. Just wish that there were more items to choose from.

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  35. BuwaniG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation at the Rush Creek restaurant for 8.30pm on a Saturday night. We had to queue when we got there, despite it being the last dinner time slot of the night. We were told that there was no space in the restaurant despite having booked, so we agreed to sit outside not far from the pool which was a bit noisy, but we didn't mind that too much. The service seemed quite haphazard and our order was only taken at 9pm. I ordered the King Salmon which was okay, but the pulled pork rice bowl my husband ordered was so bland and he just couldn't finish it despite being hungry. We tried to order dessert but the waitress told us the kitchen was already closed. She didn't mention that the kitchen was closing soon when we first ordered our food, which is the standard practice of most restaurants. All in all, it was an underwhelming experience. The place looks like it's best suited for families with small kids. For anyone looking for a chilled out place with good food, it's best to look elsewhere.

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  36. JessicaW

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate at RCL twice this past weekend for dinner and twice for breakfast when we stayed there. Rush Creek Lodge is an attractive setting. The menu had an interesting diversity of items. The food overall was just okay. The hamburger didn't have much taste. The steak was under-seasoned. The price is somewhat understandable given the remote location, but I wouldn't say it's great value for pretty basic taste. The biggest problem thought was fairly poor service. The first night the two steaks ordered at our table were greatly undercooked. When the waiter brought my son's steak back, his fries had disappeared. To his credit, the waiter offered eventually more fries and another beer for our friend. But last night our different waiter seemed quite harried. the food took forever, our appetizer came at the same time as our entrees, and he forgot to put in my son's order. Also at breakfast they missed our drink orders yesterday and today the food (eggs and pancakes, pretty basic stuff) took about 30 minutes to come out. I would recommend the lodge and I would return myself, but I would advise people to not have high expectations for the restaurant.

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  37. MarshaW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food & wonderful service! Our waiter was great & my Raspberry Lemon Drop—excellent! Thank you

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  38. ILOVEDATENIGHT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. Really great to be able to have such a variety of great tasting and healthy food options.

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  39. Diana

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Lovely lunch, service & atmosphere. Cauliflower is to die for!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was priced rather high but the food was pretty good. There are two sides of the restaurant and we didn’t really care for the ambience on the side where we ate. But, our service was great and we enjoyed the evening overall.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rush Creek Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 379-2373.

Rush Creek Lodge is rated 4.3 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rush Creek Lodge

34001 CA-120, Groveland, CA 95321-9714

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    CA Highway 120
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    YARTS transportation stops on property
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Lemens
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (209) 379-2373
  • Catering
    We are proud to offer a variety of options for your next event or large gathering. You can find more information on our website. Click the link!<br /> https://www.rushcreeklodge.com/yosemite-groups/yosemite-meetings-retreats-events/<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Rush Creek Lodge and Spa offers a private dining room with an outdoor patio for large groups and special events. Please inquire at groups@rushcreeklodge.com or call (209)379-2373 ext. 1551 for more information.
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