The Ahwahnee

The Ahwahnee
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1 Ahwahnee Road
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
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Reviewed by David L. Scott and Kay W. Scott

Many veteran travelers consider the Ahwahnee to be America's finest national park lodging, and its setting, Yosemite Valley, the country's most beautiful place. That's a difficult combination to top. The hotel is historic, elegant, comfortable, and expensive. Yosemite Valley is absolutely stunning.

The Ahwahnee opened in 1927 as a fashionable, fireproof lodging facility designed to increase tourism and attract influential individuals who would, it was hoped, provide financial and

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Recreation & Amenities
Biking,Cooking Classes,Cross-country Skiing,Cultural Activities,Fly Fishing,Freshwater Fishing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Ice Skating,Photography,Rock Climbing,Sightseeing,Swimming Pool,Tennis,Wildlife/Nature Programs,Wine Tasting
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As a National Historical Landmark and one of the most distinctive resort hotels in North America The Ahwahnee is well known for its great granite fade striking beamed ceilings massive stone hearths richly colored Native American artwork and finely appointed rooms. Featuring 123 rooms comprised of 99 hotel rooms parlors and suites and 24 cottages The Ahwahnee offers a perfect balance of history hospitality and elegance. Its no wonder that for generations this grand hotel has been the destination of queens and presidents alike.

Expert Review of The Ahwahnee

Romance Review of The Ahwahnee

By Away Travel Expert : Christine Loomis
Romance Expert Favorite
Romance Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Anniversary,Honeymoon,Wedding,Weekend Getaway
Romance Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The hotel has three signature special events that make fall and winter perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway: Vintners' Holidays (November), the Bracebridge Dinner (December), and Chefs' Holidays (January).
  • Ask about the current romance package.
Built in 1927 on a sunny site with views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Glacier Point—three of the park's most recognized icons—The Ahwahnee is one of the most famed and beloved of national park hotels. From the start, it was designed to suit affluent and influential park-goers, and that hasn't changed. The 123-room Ahwahnee offers a level of service and grandness of design that sets it apart and makes it one of the nation's most coveted wedding locations. Summer is spectacular, but it's not the only season for love at this architectural masterpiece.