This National Historic Landmark was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, the same architect who designed the lodges at other national parks of the west. Once a village of the native Miwoks, the site of the venue was chosen because of its exposure to the sun and stunning views of Yosemite's icons such as Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. Dating back to 1927, the hotel is within walking distance from all the attractions that the park has to offer and guests can find plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking or fishing in the surrounding area. They can start their day with a refreshing swim in the heated outdoor heated pool and then enjoy a light breakfast from the poolside snack bar. Those who fancy a little more fulfilling dish can visit the restaurant and try its specialities made with fresh local produce or explore its extensive wine list, if it is that time of the day.