The Ahwahnee Lodge, Yosemite National Park
Many of the large National Parks have "Great Lodges." Whenever we visit a park (in the US or Canada) with a Great Lodge
we try to have a special dinner in these grand and beautiful lodges. They are mostly rustic but very
grand in décor and 4 star dining.
The Ahwahnee is the Great Lodge of Yosemite NP. It is named in honor of the Ahwahneechee Indians that inhabited the area before the Americans moved west. Ranchers, cattlemen, and miners took over the land and the Indians slowly disappeared.
The Ahwahneechee Indians had a very distinctive pattern in their woven cloth, baskets, and jewelry. The Ahwahnee Lodge uses this pattern through out the lodge in its furniture, drapery, and china.
We are sure that Rosa and Frank will remember these sights.
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