A day in Yosemite begins with going by the National Historical Landmark Wawona Hotel. The area of Wawona, an Indian term for “Big Trees” (giant sequoias), became part of Yosemite National Park in 1932. Wawona Hotel is a charming victorian hotel built over several decades in the late 1800’s. Close to it is also the 9 hole Wawona Golf Course, built in 1917 and the only golf course within the park. Badger Pass (Skiing) is close and Wawona Stable (Mule & Horseback Rides) is minutes away.