Where to Stay and Play in Yosemite. This Ahwahnee Hotel DVD Bonus feature is available on location in Yosemite National Park and from www.finleyholiday.com. Visit www.yosemiteparks.com for lodging information. Known for its magnificent façade, and architecture, The Ahwahnee was designed by renown architect Gilbert Staney Underwood to highlight its natural surroundings, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and Glacier Point. Underwood also designed Grand Canyon Lodge, Bryce Canyon Lodge and Zion Lodge. A National Historic Landmark, the Ahwahnee was completed in 1927 and is a prime example of National Park Service Rustic Architecture. The Ahwahnee is operated by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite.