The Ahwahnee, located in Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, includes a National Historic Landmark hotel, guest cottages, an employee dormitory, and associated grounds and landscaping. Built in 1927, The Ahwahnee hotel is an iconic landmark and is used year-round by both overnight and day visitors to Yosemite Valley.
After more than 80 years in service, the hotel and associated structures were in need of rehabilitation because:
The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive plan for phased, long-term rehabilitation of The Ahwahnee National Historic Landmark and associated guest cottages, employee dormitory, and landscaped grounds in order to:
Public scoping for this project occurred from August 13 - September 26, 2009. After completing various studies (e.g., seismic study, cultural resource reports) and conducting a comprehensive design process, the environmental impacts of four proposed alternatives were presented in an environmental assessment released July 2011. On January 3, 2012, the National Park Service signed a Finding of No Significant Impact identifying Alternative 3 as the Selected Action.
Last updated: December 2, 2019