Ahwahnee Info & History
Provided As A Public Service
Yosemite News Research Staff
Open since 1927, The
Ahwahnee is one of America's most distinctive Registered
National Landmarks. The magnificent Ahwahnee is unparalleled in
magnificence and charm. The hotel was designated a National Historic
Landmark on June 2, 1987.
To read more about Ahwahnee history and the
annual Bracebridge Dinner visit the Official
Ahwahnee Hotel dedication page by clicking here.
The Ahwahnee Accommodations include 123 guest
rooms (99 in the main building and 24 cottage rooms) and 4 parlor
rooms. These rooms are the top-of-the-line in-park Accommodations.
Ahwahnee rooms feature comfortable furnishings including upholstered
chairs, televisions, refrigerators, bathrobes, hair dryers and bath
amenities. Some rooms have king-size beds.
Each room is accented with original Native
American designs and is ideal for those guests who desire more service.
An Ahwahnee Parlor is a sitting room (without a bathroom) adjoining
a hotel room. Guests may book a parlor in conjunction with the adjoining
room to create a suite, however, parlor rooms may not be booked separately.
Each parlor has its own unique decor. Ahwahnee Cottage Rooms are located
in a wooded setting on The Ahwahnee grounds. Guests enjoy all the
services and facilities of the Ahwahnee.
The Ahwahnee provides concierge service, bell
service, valet parking, turn-down service, room service, daily in-room
ice service and afternoon tea served in the Great Lounge. The Ahwahnee
Dining Room, Great Lounge and Solarium are just steps away from any
The hotel houses a unique gift shop, The Ahwahnee
Lounge, swimming pool, and a vast lawn. Evening activities also include
enlightening interpretive slide presentations. Also, a historic tour
of the public areas takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.