If you are looking for unique historic vacation destinations, Old Faithful Inn is as much of an attraction in Yellowstone National Park as some of the most beautiful geysers and pools. An imposing building nearly 700 feet in length, the inn was constructed from massive wooden logs.
The core is seven stories high and features a giant fireplace, rustic balconies with rocking chairs, and a visitors center in the lobby. The central building was constructed in 1903, while the east and the west wings were added in 1913 and in 1927, respectively. Hundreds of people pour in and out of the lobby in the summer, as tour buses stop for a view of the Old Faithful Geyser, one the world's most famous geysers. The main dining room with its rustic touches is also a regular stop for tours.
If you want to avoid the crowds, the best time to visit is spring and fall. In the summer, be sure to book a room well in advance. Room rates range from $96 for a double to $350 per night for a suite. For reservations, call 307-344-7311 or visit www.travelyellowstone.com. Tours of the inn are offered at regular intervals in the summer, commencing at the giant fireplace in the lobby. Stop by the visitors center in the lobby to check on road conditions and receive geyser eruption predictions.
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