NileGuide Expert Says:
Taking a meal at the Ahwahnee is a special delight.
95389 Yosemite National Park,
tel: 209 372-1000
NileGuide Expert tip:
Breakfast is easy, but no less grand than dinner.
Most people wouldn't want to spend the money to stay at the Ahwahnee hotel, but you can enjoy this grand lodge by dining there. Dinner is fancy, with dress code expectations and reservations required. Lunch is more casual and breakfast is quiet and sedate - and more affordable.
Sunday brunch is a legendary feast. The Bracebridge Dinner is a unique event, with 8 presentations just before Christmas.
Take your time and take your camera. The interior is immense, with granite columns and timber beams; tall windows take in the trees and cliffs outside. Royalty, presidents and celebrities of many eras have had the experience of dining here; you can, too.