The first hotel opened in Yosemite National Park in 1864, the same year President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant, the harbinger of the national park system. The first-class Ahwahnee Hotel, the brainchild of Steven T. Mather, the National Park Service’s first director, opened in the summer of 1927.
Can I Fly to Yosemite from San Francisco? Well, sort of. Yosemite is 200 miles from downtown San Francisco. To arrive at the park in luxury and privately is more difficult than you think. Arriving at the national treasure by private driver takes 4 hours from San Francisco. Because of this, many luxury travelers ask: […]
Top Sights in Yosemite’s High Country Did you know there is much more to Yosemite National Park than the often-visited Valley? Unfortunately, a good portion of the tourism community ignores everything in the park but the Valley.