Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, Sunday brunch

Ahwahnee Sunday brunch

Ahwahnee landscape views from the dining hall


Ahwahnee Sunday Brunch


This is not just any sunday brunch in Yosemite, it is the once a week Sunday brunch at the Ahwahnee hotel, and the finest dining restaurants in the park – the Sunday brunch is no exception. The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite, one of the grandest national park hotels is rustic and elegant within it gorgeous surroundings. Considering it’s in a national park with typical park concessions, the dining options and brunch is a level above the regular concessions in the park with spectacular surroundings. The dining room is set apart from the hotel with huge French window/doors overlooking magnificent park views with mature oaks and some dramatic views of Yosemite falls.


Ahwahnee Sunday brunch

Gorgeous oak tree views



Ahwahnee’s Sunday brunch is a casual affair compared to the more formal dinner, but the menu is just as extensive with various serving stations to cater to those interested in more brunch menus. The buffet area has many food stations including a seafood and sushi bar,  a custom-made omelet station, cold cheese and anti-pasta, a carving station with prime rib, ham and various hot meat entrees, a station just for home-baked breads, waffles and French toast and a very impressive dessert bar.


Ahwahnee Sunday brunch

Grand dining room

Ahwahnee Sunday brunch

Enjoying the brunch experience


Ahwahnee Sunday brunch



Prices are in line with other grand hotel brunches starting at $43 per person, so it is worth it if you are hungry and want to dine in a beautiful restaurant with gracious service and views. There is even a pianist playing on a grand piano tinkling jazz and classical tunes accentuating the dining experience. The service staff is very attentive and casual and keep at a distance when guests are eating.


Ahwahnee Sunday brunch

Classical and jazz tunes in the Ahwahnee dining hall


Ahwahnee Sunday brunch

Ahwahnee hotel – rustic and elegant details

Sunday brunch is a nice treat at the Ahwahnee with exceptional views of the park, enjoy your time here and walk around the historic hotel and grounds. Close-by, there are many of scenic photo areas and hiking spots to visit around the hotel grounds and surroundings.


The Sunday brunch times are from 7am to 2pm

Price is $43 for adults and $12 for children

Reservations are highly recommended, call the Ahwahnee Dining Room at (209) 372-1489

For sample menus at the dining hall click on this link.

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20 Responses to Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, Sunday brunch

  1. Stacey @ The Anonymous Blonde September 2, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Delicious and beautiful – what a great dining combination! Yosemite is on my bucket list so I’m happy to see there are some great dining options there. I wouldn’t have expected this at all in a National Park.

  2. Christine August 26, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Nice photos! I love Yosemite & brunch! Perfect combination!

  3. Deli August 22, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Nice! Lovely views to enjoy along with a great meal 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day!

  4. Synnöve August 22, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Wonderful impressions of this location and the brunch. Great !

  5. Sara Chapman in Seattle USA August 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Noel, I just love that oak tree image. Such beautiful lighting. The food I mostly skipped because I am hungry right now and it was making me salivate.

    • Noel August 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

      HaHa Sara, it must be close to dinner time! Thanks for connecting!

  6. Cathy Sweeney August 21, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    I love the Ahwahnee! Haven’t had brunch there, but did enjoy lunch a few years ago. The food and ambiance is wonderful. Beautiful place in an awesome national park!

  7. InsideJourneys August 21, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    Wow, what a gorgeous view! There’s much that can be said about how an environment like this helps in the enjoyment of a meal.
    I bet it was hard to leave, Noel.

    • Noel August 21, 2013 at 7:19 am #

      Totally, I love this hotel and the food/service was amazing, thanks for hosting Marcia.

  8. Mike August 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Fantastic pictures again, Noel! My mom goes to Yosemite every year and she told me about eating here! Finally I get to some pictures. That shot of the waffles is terrific! And the first looking out the window 🙂

    • Noel August 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Hi Mike,

      You should go visit with your mom, its worth a trip every year because of the changes in season.

  9. Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Not that we went to a big Sunday brunch all that frequently, but I do miss the option for one living in Italy! Breakfast is a cappuccino and pastry here. Looks like a wonderful one! And good thing you’re in Yosemite. You probably need to hike off all those calories after.

    • Noel August 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      When the quality and location add to the whole experience especially something unique its worth doing, thanks for commenting Jennifer

  10. Jan Ross August 20, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Interesting that they had such great food at one of the national parks – I had no idea! We are heading to Yellowstone in January so I’ll be sure to check out the food offerings.

    • Noel August 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      Usually on the older and more established hotels within a park will have better quality food and service and worth every part of the experience.

  11. She Judd August 20, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Certainly sounds quite a place…and views to die for! A little far for me from England (unless I come over to that area of the US, of course… 🙂

    • Noel August 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      It’s definitely worth the trip over from England to visit Yosemite and some of the wonderful places in California

  12. Marilyn Armstrong August 20, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    Have you a particularly large suitcase into which I might fit? It looks truly wonderful.

    • Noel August 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi Marilyn, I usually travel light with just hand carries, sorry. But thanks so much for connecting and commenting 🙂

  13. Irene August 20, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Brunch is one of my favorite meals. This one looks great!

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our discussion with any comment you would like to add

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