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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  • Even if you're not staying here, pop in to see how beautiful this building is. You can also get a good view of Old Faithful from it's viewing balcony. And they have a little restaurant too.  more »
  • Old Faithful Inn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The beautiful and rustic log cabin is an iconic symbol of Yellowstone. It's definitely worth a visit; don't dine or stay here. My ...  more »
  • We ate dinner in the reservation only restaurant. Food was okay, wine menu was okay, service was okay. The building was beautiful and definitely lived up to and exceeded my expectations. We arrived a ...  more »
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  • Classic lodge. Original section has enormous lobby. Stunning architecture. Decent restaurant, snack bar. Amazing deck on second floor to watch Old Faithful. Some rooms have no bath in the original section. But bathrooms are convenient. Parking lot not quite big enough, find a spot early.
  • Old Western charm. This beautiful hotel with all its wooden structures was the inspiration for Disney World's Wilderness Lodge. Very beautiful and centrally locate for visits to different areas of the park. Star gazing from here is spectacular on clear nights.
  • Horrible. Now don't get me wrong this building is amazing to look at inside and out. But inside is pure chaos. Hundreds of people shoulder to shoulder staring at things. You are always bumping into people. And trying to take a picture is hard since everyone is wanting to get by and bumping into you. As for staying there I wouldn't know, we didn't get a room. But it looked way to busy and noisy to want to stay at.
  • My fiance and I visited Yellowstone for a week after Labor day. We went to the Old Faithful area to see the geysers and eat dinner at the Old Faithful Inn. This area of the park is extremely crowded, even late in the season. Hundreds of people assembled to see the geysers erupt. I recommend finding a seat an hour before the erruption. If you want to eat at the Inn, make a reservation days or weeks ahead if possible. We made our reservation day of and we're only able to reserve for 845 pm. You may also arrive at 5pm when the restaurant opens to sign up for a waiting list. We were able to eat at 520 by doing so. You may either order of the menu, for $15-$35 per plate or choose the prime rib buffet. We choose the buffet for $30/each. The food was delicious. The staff was very polite, and the atmosphere was nice. Highly recommend this area and restaurant/inn.
  • Absolutely beautiful. The architecture is amazing! We had wanted to go there anyways, but our yellow bus tour began here. We got there two hours early and had coffee, hot chocolate, and ice cream in the lobby, went out to watch Old Faithful erupt, and took in the scenery. The rooms looked small and bathrooms might be communal, but the place is absolutely beautiful.
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