Friday Happy Hour: Awanhee Hotel

I’m on vacation!  And the views are spectacular.  We are “roughing it” at The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Park.  Completed in 1927, this 4 star diamond hotel successfully blends the design styles of Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern and the Arts & Crafts Movements.  And to protect the hotel from fire, the wood-like exterior is actually concrete, lured into rough-hewn wooden forms and stained to look like redwood. Rooms and food are incredible.  This place is truly an attraction in itself.

{1}Ahwahnee Dining Room with impressive 34-foot high ceiling with large sugar pine trestles and windows in stained glass {2}  Built right into the mountain of majestic views of Yosemite’s Best:  Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point.{3} The Great Lounge with massive stone fireplace and ten floor-to ceiling windows topped in hand-stained glass panels  {4} The facade of concrete


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