Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park

The world's biggest log hotel, Old Faithful Inn provides unobstructed views of the world-famous geyser "Old Faithful" named because of the predictable nature of its eruptions. Designed by architect Robert Reamer, the building features a multi-story lobby with a massive stone fireplace flanked by long frame wings that house guest rooms. One of the country's finest examples of the "Golden Age" of rustic resort architecture, the inn joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as the centerpiece of the historic district that includes several other buildings and the geyser itself. Constructed using only local materials, the inn remains one of the last great park lodges of the American West, attracting as many visitors today as it did when it opened in 1904. Our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool makes visiting Old Faithful Inn and other Yellowstone National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We were only one night because we were on an organized Western Tour on a bus and a tour company. This lodge was built in 1903 using local logs & local stones. It is considered the largest log structur...  more »
  • A large imposing building constructed of wood. It fits beautifully in the environment. Inside, you will find cafeteria, bar, shops, toilets ed. I come on so's low score because the service is downright bad. The facilities are barely adequate for the large number of visitors that there is but the worst is that, without any notice a counter can close. It so happened that after half a hour in line, without explanation the ticket office was closed. All waiting stunned behind letting.
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  • One of the most beautiful lodges in the park, the inside looks like a movie set and they have live music most evenings. We had dinner there and while a bit expensive the food was very good. The meatballs were exceptionally good. They also offer a buffet option. Overall I would recommend their restaurant and if you can I'd recommend booking a night as well.
  • Old Faithful Inn is amazing. The architecture is so unique. The 3 sorry open foyer with the giant Stone fireplace just takes your breath away. This is the hotel that inspired Disney's Wilderness Lodge. And to top it off, there is live music playing most of the time (violin or piano). There are several eating options and one outdoor deck that over looks old Faithful geyser.
  • We stopped in to use the restrooms/showers and also have dinner. The water was extremely cold for the first 3 minutes of the shower, but eventually it warmed up and was fine. The shower stalls were pretty cramped though. As for dinner, it was delicious and the wait-staff were great.
  • Great time admiring the architecture in the lobby and hallways one morning. It was clean and well maintained. One of the best architectural sites I've ever been too! Didn't stay in the rooms myself, but just visiting was an experience of its own.
  • Place is great, access half of Yellowstone from here. My wife and myself got a room with a shower and a view of Old Faithful right outside the window really cool. Hotel was well staffed, everyone was very friendly. The room was clean and the sheets stiff just like I like them.

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Where to stay in Yellowstone National Park

As one of the U.S.'s most popular national parks, Yellowstone provides plenty of options for sleeping within its boundaries. Choose from lodges, inns, cabins, hotels, motels, and campgrounds throughout the park. Most of the structured accommodations lie in the park's most-visited areas, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls, Old Faithful Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Staying on the northern side of the lake puts you right in the heart of the park, making it relatively convenient to visit other areas. Resorts, lodges, and guest ranches line the road just outside the park's east entrance, and a cluster of motels and hotels fills the town of West Yellowstone near the west entrance. You can also opt for lodges and inns to the north in Gardiner, Montana, or find nearly every type of accommodation to the south in Jackson, Wyoming. Staying outside the park is fine if you plan to drive through in a day and catch the highlights, but you'll want to spend at least one night inside the park if you plan to explore it more thoroughly.
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