You don’t have to rough it in order to enjoy the crown jewel of the National Park System. Yosemite’s iconic landmarks rise straight up from easily accessible locations, and Yosemite’s historic AAA Four-Diamond hotel, The Ahwahnee, offers a refuge of culture and comfort in the heart of Yosemite Valley.

The Ahwahnee

Imagine exploring Yosemite’s marvels during the day and then relaxing in style in the park’s historic AAA Four-Diamond hotel, The Ahwahnee, in the evenings, taking advantage of the grand public spaces featuring giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries and elegant stained glass. Better yet, step into The Ahwahnee’s dining room, with its soaring 34-foot high ceilings and sugar pine trestles, to enjoy a delectable meal from award-winning chef, Percy Whatley.

Food and Wine Events

If you’re planning to visit during the fall or winter months, you can combine your taste for adventure with a series of food and wine events hosted at The Ahwahnee are sure to delight even the most discriminating palate.

Vintners’ Holidays

Rub elbows with vintners as colorful as their varietals while you explore Yosemite’s fall splendor. Vintner’s Holidays celebrates extraordinary winemakers and their exceptional wines, with Yosemite visitors. More than 30 acclaimed California vintners showcase their latest vintages and oftentimes rare and limited-release samples. Join them for a Meet the Vintners’ reception, expert-led wine tasting seminars, and a 5-course gala dinner crafted to highlight featured wines.

Bracebridge Dinner

Pull out your tuxedos and evening gowns as jesters, musicians and a full court of over 100 players roll out mirth and majesty at the famous Bracebridge Dinner. This rich Yuletide celebration featuring music and entertainment centers around a mouth-watering 7-course banquet.

Chefs’ Holidays

Experience cooking at its brilliant best – bold and in person – here in Yosemite during Chefs’ Holidays. This top-shelf culinary event allows guests to mingle with famous chefs, sharpen up on cooking techniques, and enjoy an astounding 5-course gourmet dinner prepared by our guest chefs, complete with expertly paired wines.