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Ahwahnee, The

Yosemite National Park, California
County of Mariposa.
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park
National Register Number: 77000149
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CA-19 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: hotel; www.yosemitepark.com/html/accom_ahwahnee.html.
Web Site: www.nps.gov/yose.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 28, 1987):
This resort hotel at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley is named with a local Indian word meaning "deep, grassy meadow." The epitome of rustic monumentality and luxury, with rough granite piers and concrete formed and stained to imitate wood, the Ahwahnee open in July 1927. Wrought-iron fittings, stained-glass windows and murals in geometric Indian/Deco designs on the interior enhance the structure's intentionally rustic atmosphere.

The overall structure is in good condition and we are in the beginning stages of planning for a complete renovation of the structure scheduled for 2012.

In the past two years six rooms in main structure have been upgraded for ADA accessibility.

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