The Wawona, being a 'Hertage Hotel', has loads of period charm but you have to accept the lack of modern en suite facilities. The hotel provides robes for the sprint along the veranda to the shared showers and wash/rest rooms which are well heated for the chilly mornings and evenings.
You can pay a lot extra for your own bathroom.
Our bedside tables had chocolates and ear plugs provided as the old wooden walls did not keep out the sounds of the folk next door. The hotel setting is fabulous, right in the National Park which is vast. Thepark is staggeringly beautiful, beyond description.The hotel is handy for the Mariposa grove of giant red woods.
It had a very good 'old time' feel about it and some people go every year. We will stay there again.
It is,as they say, 'all about the experience'!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Big Trees Lodge is cherished as one of the most respected and most frequently visited Yosemite hotels. Its authentic Victorian architecture features beautiful white buildings, classic verandas and lush natural surroundings. At the Big Trees Lodge, there's something for everyone-including golf, tennis, horseback riding, or fishing. Evenings are spent gathered around the piano for musical performances in the lounge. Big Trees Lodge dining is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wawona Hotel Yosemite National Park
- Wawona Yosemite National Park