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Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn. (nps.gov)

It is said to be the largest structure of logs and boulders in the world. Old Faithful Inn, located in Yellowstone National Park near the famous geyser of the same name, is a landmark building that attracts visitors from around the world.

Old Faithful Inn was originally built to house rail passengers. The Northern Pacific Railroad supplied the financing, and the Yellowstone Park Association provided the planning. And Seattle architect, Robert Reamer, was commissioned to build it. Ground was broken and much of the construction took place in the cold, harsh conditions of a Yellowstone winter with a workforce of 40 skilled craftsmen. Cut-timber was taken from nearby forest land, and the stone is from the Black Sand Basin. In the spring of 1904, Old Faithful Inn was completed, and open for business and sightseeing.

Old Faithful Inn featured over 140 rooms. Rooms with electricity, plumbing and steam heat, wonderful luxuries in 1904. The exterior is absolutely stunning, and the interior is just as breathtaking. The signature feature at Old Faithful Inn is the spectacular lobby. It is four levels that surrounds a beautiful atrium. Knotted burl wood forms staircase bannisters, huge logs tower to the ceiling 90-feet up, and there are rich leather chairs placed about.

Old Faithful Inn is one of the premier wilderness lodges in the world, located in America’s first National Park.

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