April 21-April 23
If I were to imagine "the perfect trip", it would not even come close to this beautiful experience at this sanctuary. We felt welcome from the moment we drove up. We were warmly greeted by Grant and his wonderful dog Kamena.
I booked this B&B because I fell in love with the magnificent architecture .....I was very attracted to the beautiful WOOD and the way it was used on each wall to present a "masterpiece". I love the mountains...that's where I go to rejuvenate my soul. I don't want to be around crowds, so we seek beautiful places away from all the crowds of the Valley Floor. The B&B fits that requirement to a tea !! Magnificence surrounded by the forest.
However the true beauty of this B&B are the hosts, Grant and Beth, and of course their dog Kamena. They seemed to anticipate our every need. Each morning they put a beautiful tray of coffee or tea and the weather report for the local area, for the day. On our last day they thoughtfully put the weather report for our home town.
We had wonderful spa treatments at the Tenaya Lodge (across the highway), and when we returned Grant had a big roaring fire, soft music and Beth's guitar, waiting for us!! How perfect is that? They had remembered my husband mention that he had wished he brought his guitar....and there was Beth's guitar.
We choose to stay in the Sugar Pine Suite because I loved the extensive woodwork in the bathroom...plus it has a DEEP soaking bath tub. The tub is so heavenly, it just melts away all your stress. We arrived a little stressed and worn out from babysitting grand-kids during their spring break. Our first morning we woke up to rain...it was so mystical, to watch it rain in the forest through the extensive windows. The whole lodge has the feeling like the outside is inside. So we just stayed in our soft robes (provided) read books in our room all day and enjoyed watching and listening to the rain. Our suite had TWO decks so we had a wonderful full view of the forest surrounding us.
Each night they ask what time would you like your coffee tray and what time would you like your breakfast. Both of our breakfasts were just great. They were not only delicious, and creative, but served with a beautiful presentation. While we were enjoying our breakfasts, we really enjoyed chatting with Grant and Beth, as they were preparing. It quickly felt like we were talking to part of our family. I really felt sad to leave them and are very eager to return and maybe enjoy another season in Yosemite.
We who are lucky to live in California should enjoy YOSEMITE in all of the four seasons. It's so beautiful, no matter what time of year !! People come from AROUND THE WORLD to visit Yosemite, and we basically have it in our backyard.
I was SO IMPRESSED with Grant & Beth's extra special efforts to detail, and making us feel so welcome and at home in their inn, that I awarded them the TRIP ADVISOR PIN FOR EXCELLENT SERVICE !! Very well deserved !! We've stayed in MANY inns and B&Bs through the years and this one is by far THE TOP OF OUR LIST !! We left with our souls rejuvenated and big smiles on our face.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Little Ahwahnee Inn Yosemite is only 2 1/2 miles (4 km) from Yosemite National Park's southern entrance. The Inn is a majestic custom chateau crafted of rare heart redwood and native granite stone. The massive granite fireplace and 32 ft (10 meter) cathedral ceilings create a rustic elegance for an unforgettable experience. Little Ahwahnee Inn Yosemite is the perfect setting for all seasons. You can relax in the great room and enjoy the large sit inside fireplace, talk about your day and plan your next excursion in Yosemite. While enjoying the private forested surroundings and the peacefulness the Inn provides, guests are pleasantly surprised to have a variety of restaurants from casual to fine dining only 1/2 mile (0.8 km) away. ... more less
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