The Ahwahnee Hotel
Local Experience

Yosemite Village, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

Set smack in the middle of Yosemite National Park, this grand, 1920s-era lodge has hosted its share of high-profile guests over the decades, from Lucille Ball to John F. Kennedy. But apart from the posh accommodations and award-winning restaurant, it's the lodge's woodsy backdrop and access to the park's nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails that are the real selling points here. Nature lovers can step outside and hike straight to Yosemite Falls, ski in the winter, and explore wildflower fields in spring. And those looking for pure relaxation in any season may choose to hunker down with a good book by the fire in the lodge's great room or in one of its four cozy parlors.

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