Ahwahnee Design

The Ahwahnee® Hotel Design

Completed in 1927, The Ahwahnee® design uniquely blends an array of influences including Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern and Arts & Crafts Movement. These elements can be seen in the stenciling, woodwork, lighting fixtures and china patterns. Some of the most well loved aspects of The Ahwahnee are its grand public spaces featuring giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries and elegant stained glass.

The Ahwahnee Dining Room - The dining room is the site of some of the most remarkable culinary events in the country: The Bracebridge Dinners, Vintners' and Chefs' Holidays.  The dining room features a 34-foot high ceiling with large sugar pine trestles and ceiling-to-floor windows framed with stained glass.

Great Lounge - A study in size and grace, the Great Lounge is 77 feet long and 51 feet wide with 24-foot-high ceilings. Ten floor-to-ceiling windows topped with original, hand-stained glass panels bathe the lounge in light during the day. A massive stone fireplace offers an inviting setting for couples or families. A display of Native American hand woven baskets further decorates the interior and wrought-iron chandeliers provide a warm glow in the evenings. During our Vintners' and Chefs' Holidays, the Great Lounge is transformed into a large "classroom" where one will learn about the art of winemaking and  the secrets of some of the country's best chefs.

Solarium - Abundant natural light floods the room from windows on three sides offering a view of the majestic Glacier Point. Adding to the room's sunny ambiance are an indoor fountain of local jasper and a profusion of beautiful plants. This room offers the perfect setting for a wedding reception or other special events.

Winter Club Room - A cozy comfortable sitting room offers floor to ceiling display cases, a winter sports theme, vintage photographs and large windows create a relaxing mood that's particularly comforting in winter.

Mural Room - A spectacular mural of Yosemite's flora and fauna overlooks this elegantly paneled room. A copper-hooded fireplace and French doors looking out on the landscaped grounds make it the perfect place to read a good book, write or entertain a small group.

The Solarium, Winter Club Room, and Mural Room are frequently used for special functions and may not be accessible during those times.

Colonial Room, Tresider Room and Tudor Lounge - These rooms offer private meeting spaces with rich dark wood appointments, large screen TV’s, Wi-Fi access, and balconies overlooking Half Dome, Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls, the perfect location for your next retreat.