I was privileged last week to spend a weekend in Yellowstone National Park at the Old Faithful Inn. What an amazing, historic place – the architecture alone is impressive, and then when you put it with the setting, oh my!
A little history lesson, first – the Old Faithful Inn (along with the dining room and kitchen wing) was originally built in 1903; an east wing was added in 1914, and 13 years later the west wing was constructed. The Inn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. I was SO excited, I got to stay in the east wing, and my room looked directly out to the geyser! I just sat in my room, with its fancy Keurig coffee maker and historic atmosphere, and watched Old Faithful go off.
I was also fortunate that I got one of the rooms that actually had its own bathroom… in the original building, folks who stay in those rooms (which are rustic and beautiful) have to share a hallway bathroom!
There are a couple of neat things that I liked about the Old Faithful Inn’s common area – number one, the HUGE fireplace and wrought iron clock in the middle of the lobby! Read More