On a crisp Spring weekend, I drove to Yosemite Valley Lodge for a night. Due to icy conditions, many of the hikes were closed. Nonetheless, we were able to get out there and enjoy the amazing views Yosemite is known for.
Formerly known as The Ahwahnee, this was the hotel where Stanley Kubrick's The Shining was filmed. At least the indoor portions of the movie. It's quite old and has a slightly creepy vibe to it. Nontheless, The Majestic has a huge dining room, a warm lobby with live piano, and spectacular views of its surroundings. It's definitely worth seeing.