Virtual Tour of The Ahwahnee Hotel - The Gateway
As you drive up the narrow road from Yosemite Village to the Ahwahnee Hotel, you pass along the edge of a large meadow. At the far edge of the meadow, the road passes through the Ahwahnee's stone gates and narrows even more, as you plunge into an area where forest encroaches hard on both edges of the road. The road then curves to the right and through the trees you first glimpse the impressive center tower of the Ahwahnee Hotel.
Text, photos, and images by Jess Stryker, unless noted. Copyright © Jess Stryker, 2008. All rights reserved.