The Wawona Hotel is a historic hotel located within Yosemite National Park. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
Wawona Hotel is one of the oldest mountain resort hotels in California and a classic of Victorian resorts. The hotel was built in 1876 to serve tourists visiting the Mariposa Grove. As tourism increased, so did the number of trails and hotels. The Wawona Hotel is still in use today and continues to be one of the few hotels located inside the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. The verdant meadows, rushing streams, and tranquility of its site make this a favorite of those who prefer a relaxed environment.
The hotel is located four miles from the park's south entrance and cradled between the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees and the Yosemite Valley. Most of the hotel's 104 guestrooms open onto one of Wawona's signature verandas and are reminiscent of European-style hotel rooms. Housed in six buildings constructed from 1876 to 1916, the rooms are furnished in period pieces and antiques, with steam heat in winter. No telephones or televisions are located in the hotel.
Across from the hotel is a nine-hole 3,035-yard, par 35 golf course, Yosemite's only course and one of the few in a national park. In operation since 1918, it is the oldest in the Sierra Nevadas. The course is open daily from spring to fall (weather permitting).