America's Best Mountain Resorts
Courtesy of The Ahwahnee
The Ahwahnee, Yosemite, CA
This 1927 historic landmark in Yosemite Valley is surrounded by forest, waterfalls, and towering cliffs and near the trailheads to El Capitan and Half Dome. The property underwent a renovation in 2010 that gave interiors an English country-house vibe: hand-loomed fabrics, stenciled walls, and hundred-year-old rugs. iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs provide 21st-century comforts—not that they hold a candle to that view of Half Dome out your window.