The Ahwahnee Hotel

The hotel alone was worth the trip. Built in the late 1920's, it is usually billed as a "luxury" hotel -- but it really defies being placed in a neat cubbyhole category. If you expect the Fairmont-in-the-Mountains, then you will be disappointed -- but if you expect a unique and stunning stay, then you won't be. For a more complete description of the hotel and its history, click here (but please come back!)

These five pictures were taken during our stay on December 24th and 25th, 2001. Click on a thumbnail for a large image; click your browser's return button to come back to this index.

Location, location, location.


The lobby and the gift shop.


The Great Lounge (from the mezzanine) and the dining room.

Return to the main page for the Bracebridge Dinner, playing in the snow, and Yosemite Valley winter scenes.