A grand hotel dating back to 1927, the age of the Great Gatsby, Flappers and Prohibition, The Ahwahnee is a Yosemite landmark in and of itself. With views of some of the park’s most famous destinations—Half Dome, Glacier Point, and Yosemite Falls—you may never even have to leave the hotel.
The Ahwahnee Hotel with its striking granite façade, magnificent log-beamed ceilings, massive stone hearths, richly coloured Native American artwork, and finely appointed rooms is a shining example of what is consider to be a shining example of the Roaring Twenties premier destination lodge in the Yosemite area.
The Ahwahnee Hotel is located in the majestic, jaw-dropping main valley inside Yosemite Park near the base of Half Dome and Glacier Point. This hotel, built in 1927 is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most distinctive resort hotels in North America. You will find the Ahwahnee Hotel in the centre of the Yosemite Valley, an ideal location to explore one of Americas premier destinations.
The indigenous natives of the Yosemite are called themselves Ahwahnechee, which means “dwellers” it was logical to name this grand property after them.
Completed in 1927, The Ahwahnee Hotel features a unique blend of design influences including Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern, and Arts & Crafts Movement. These elements can be seen in every aspect of the hotel including stenciling, woodwork, lighting fixtures, and china patterns. Every room is designed for comfort and visual delight and reflects the natural surroundings and Native American influence of Yosemite’s past.
Some of the most well-loved aspects of The Ahwahnee Hotel are its grand public spaces featuring giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries, and elegant stained glass.
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