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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  • It is worth staying here, if you can secure a room. The OFI has an amazing lobby and really good restaurant. Also, can beat the crowds in the am and pm to see Old Faithful erupt.  more »
  • You need to see this at least once! I feel you can get in on the informative tour, it is well worth it. And the coffe cart (lattes upstairs) is great.  more »
  • We enjoyed a lovely dinner here, but even if you are not eating you need to see this impressive lobby! Go up to the second floor and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine and just relax.  more »
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  • Beautiful lodge! So much history and rustic charm. Stay in the old portion of the lodge. Yes, you have to share a bathroom, but they are clean and usually mostly free! The charm of the old rooms with their heaters, wooden cabin like feels are amazing. The food in the restaurants are mediocre at best. Make sure to make reservations. There are few rooms where you can view Old Faithful Geyser, but make the trek out and catch it from the observation point or from the benches surrounding the site. Overall enjoyed our stay at the Old Faithful Inn.
  • Really amazing place to stay at. The views of old faithful and other geysers were amazing and the interior of the building is really beautiful. There is pretty good food and many cool places to sit down and eat it. The rooms aren't as great being pretty small and some with mice and it takes about 2 years to book one. The central location of the lodge in relation to the park makes it very easy to move around the park without that much driving. Overall it was a beautiful place and I hope to stay there next time I visit the park.
  • Absolutely breathe taking. Staying at the inn is a completely different atmosphere than just going to see old faithful. Having a fire in the lobby and meeting new people and every turn. Very little cellphone reception, if any. Making everyone or down the phone and talk to each other. No television keeps everyone together. Bring a book, start a night or two and reconnect with nature. You will not regret any minute.
  • We stayed in an Old House 2 queen room. So lovely! We didn't mind that the bathroom was down the hall. It was so nice and clean. Fluffy towels and shampoo, conditioner, bath gel provided. We were very close to the lobby but couldn't here the noise. My only complaint is that the window opened to the main roof and was noisy and hot so we had to keep it closed. Thankfully a fan was provided.
  • We love stopping in here to enjoy the ambiance of the lobby. During the summer there is live music. In the evening it is an idylic place that conjures up a feeling of relaxation from a time gone by. Families play cards, music plays, artists discuss their world, and couples sit and talk. During the summer you can also get an adult beverage and sit on the second floor deck to watch Old Faithful erupt about 1,000 feet away. This beats sitting in the hot sun with a large crowd!
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