Since 1927 the world renowned AHWAHNEE HOTEL has played host to American presidents, foreign dignitaries and thousands of park visitors. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
During World War II until the end of 1946 The Ahwahnee hosted the United States Navy as an R&R site; re-opening to guests after a renovation, Christmas 1946.
Unique Native American designs are evident throughout the massive structure; with high ceilings and rare photographs of Yosemite life in bygone eras; some by famed photographer Ansel Adams.
Cocktails in the bar, and meals (read restaurant review), are served in the 34 ft. high ceiling dining room – light and airy. Dinner at night becomes a romantic event, with the flickering of tall tapers on every table and the beauty of Yosemite outside. Piano music is featured most nights.
This is truly an experience to savor and should be reserved months in advance for both hotel and dining room.