Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ABC Wednesday: A is for Ahwahnee Hotel

Ahwahnee hotel in the Yosemite National Park is a National Historical Landmark and one of the most distinct resort hotels in the North America. It has been opened for business since 1927.

The wood structures at the outside of the hotel was actually made of stained concrete poured into a mold to make it wood-like. The purpose of it is for the fire prevention. The hotel has 99 rooms and 25 cottages with rates from over $400 to over $1000 per night.

One of the most impressive interior of the hotel is its great dining hall. We went to have breakfast during our visit to Yosemite last October.

This is another view of the dining room with windows open to the garden.

The outside garden is park-like with views to all the major landmarks of Yosemite valley. We met deers wondering casually in surroundings.

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18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful hotel! I have seen it when I've been to Yellowstone, but I didn't know these very interesting facts about its construction -- makes perfect sense though! Magnificent dining room! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Tumblewords: said...

Surely awesome. It looks like a Frank Lloyd Wright creation even though it isn't. :) Beautiful spot.

Dina said...

Beautiful place! Amazing how the concrete looks like wood.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful place! Love the 2 first pics:-)
Have a great evening!

Manang Kim said...

Wow this one is great place to visit and the dining hall it's fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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Vicki ~ FL said...

A most beautiful hotel and that dining room with such a high ceiling was magnificent.

Amy said...

I remember staying at the Awahnee when I was around 16 (early 60's) - I was so impressed because your shoes were polished if you left them in the hall, and, in the morning, you'd find a newspaper outside your door as well as your clean shoes.

photowannabe said...

What a lovely place. I haven't been there in quite a few years. So thanks for the memories.

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely. too bad that wasn't an antelope outside!

thanks from your ABC Wednesday Team.

fiziskandarz said...

my my.. the hotel is right smack in front a mountain/cliff!! and the interior is great too :) u must be having a time of urlife there. hmm. normally deer is very very shy object, how do u manage to get such close shot?

Carolyn Ford said...

That hotel is awesome...I have walked through it many times but never have checked in...Your photos are so good! And...the little deer is so sweet.

Jama said...

It's a gorgeous little hotel!

Andy said...

Your photo has made me want to add it as a place I should visit.

Janie said...

This is a beautiful hotel in an outstanding location. Interesting that the "wood" is really concrete. Thanks for the wonderful views.

Joy said...

What a unique hotel, the windows in the dining room are fabulous.

Elcmae said...

What a fabulous hotel in a wonderful place. Great photos - thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

That looks like a gorgeous hotel! If ever we get to Yosemite ... !

I'd love to have breakfast in that splendid room.

angelcel said...

What a treat it is to look through your site. The Hawaii shots above are stunning and all these shots of Yosemite make me determined to go back one day, soon. Last time we couldn't stay in the Ahwahnee because it was booked up over a year in advance but we made a point of visiting and having a walk around. Lovely building and it must be a treat to wake up in the park. :)

BTW, I found you by clicking on your name on another person's site. When I click on you from *my* site it takes me to a general blogspot page. I don't know how that happens but thought I should probably let you know.

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