“In contrast to its seemingly unalterable granite walls, giant Sequoias and waterfalls, Yosemite National Park’s manmade features saw major changes in 2004, with more coming this year.
The grand Ahwahnee Hotel’s flurry of remodeling, from carpets to bedding to coffee-makers, continues in 2005 with renovation of the costly Mary Curry Tresidder and Library suites. The Yosemite Lodge, located at Yosemite Falls, got a new name, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, along with new paint, carpets, drapes and mattresses. Work continues on 122 more guest rooms.
Many cabins at Curry Village have been redecorated, including poster art and bedside lanterns; the rest get makeovers this year, along with the Stoneman House motel rooms. Southern Yosemite’s 125-year-old Wawona Hotel is scheduled for a face lift that will include a new foundation as well as amplified Victorian elegance for the guest rooms.”