Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Inn

Millions of guests have been awed by the Old Faithful Inn—the play of light through the seven-storied lobby's windows mimics sunlight dappling the forest floor. Conceived by an ingenious architect, and ushered in by entrepreneurial spirit, early-day railroad support and skilled craftsmen, the Inn was the first grand hotel built in the national park system. Architect Robert Reamer's signature use of local rhyolite stone, lodgepole pine and quirky log ornamentation led to a new genre of park architecture. Near the famous geyser basin, Reamer created a rustic, charming and full-service hotel that has been a lasting legacy.

The visitor experience at the Inn has not changed that much over time. "Old House" (the Inn's original central portion) rooms' walls are still rustically finished with pine log or plank; antique furnishings grace guest rooms, lobby and dining room. There are still no phones in these original rooms, and most guests of these rooms use a "bath down the hall," echoing the early-day experience. Evening entertainment after the day's geyser rush of visitors varies between lounging in oak rocking chairs and appreciating the glow of the Inn's massive lobby fireplace, and relaxing on upper balcony sofas engaged in conversation. There is a special feeling one cannot help but sense while at the Inn—a connection to the people of long ago who have treasured the world's first national park and Old Faithful Inn.

The historic hostelry has touched the hearts and minds of many and will continue to thrill first time and repeat guests. For many, Old Faithful Inn is as important an icon of Yellowstone National Park as her namesake geyser.

While still open, the Old Faithful Inn is undergoing renovations in 2007. We apologize for any inconvenience.