Old Faithful Inn!

Old Faithful Inn
What is it? The Old Faithful Inn is still hosting visitors to Yellowstone in style!
What makes it historical? This log and stone lodge was built from lodgepole pine and rhyolite in the winter of 1903-04, the first in an architectural style called National Park Service Rustic, or more colloquially, parkitecture! That style incorporates local stone and lumber to make the park’s buildings as local and authentic as possible!

The Old Faithful Inn was designed by Robert Reamer of the Yellowstone Park Company, an affiliate of the Northern Pacific Railway. That company was the park concessionaire charged with replacing the Upper Geyser Basin Hotel, which had burned down. Originally they were going to go with a more conventional Queen Anne style, but Mr. Reamer took it in a whole new direction, based on buildings in the Adirondacks of New York! Since then, two wings have been added to Mr. Reamer’s Old House structure!

How can I Help the Helpers? HERE’S HOW:

  • Spend a night at the Old Faithful Inn!
  • Apply for a job at the Old Faithful Inn!
  • Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
Where is this place? 1 Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

From Casper: ~316mi (509km) — 5.3hrs
From Cheyenne: ~469mi (755km) — 7.9hrs
From Evanston: ~287mi (462km) — 4.8hrs
From Jackson: ~97mi (157km) — 1.7hrs

When should I go? The Inn is open for lodging from early May until mid-October!

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