National Park Lodges And Inns

national park lodges and inns
    national park
  • A scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife
  • The national parks of Israel are declared historic sites or nature reserves, which are mostly operated and maintained by the National Nature and Parks Authority. Today, the national parks of Israel encompass 67 protected areas.
  • a tract of land declared by the national government to be public property
  • National Park is a band that was formed in 1997 by John Hogarty and Scott Walker, and is based in Glasgow, Scotland. The band's music has been described as having some similarities to Velvet Underground, Galaxie 500 and Yo La Tengo "without sounding like anything else."
  • (lodge) English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
  • (lodge) club: a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
  • Leave money or a valuable item in (a place) or with (someone) for safekeeping
  • (lodge) be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in Paris?"
  • Present (a complaint, appeal, claim, etc.) formally to the proper authorities
  • Make or become firmly fixed or embedded in a particular place
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Great Lodges of the National Parks: The Companion Book to the PBS Television Series
Great Lodges of the National Parks: The Companion Book to the PBS Television Series
Stand amid soaring Douglas fir in the great hall of Glacier Park Lodge or sit in the setting sun and gaze into the Grand Canyon at El Tovar. This beautiful gift book will transport you to the majestic lodges of our national parks to relive the glory of past vacations or plan adventures anew. This book and the PBS television series of the same title (to air in spring 2002) take armchair travelers into these architectural wonders and explore the surrounding natural beauty of our national parks. Lodges, wildlife, and stunning vistas are showcased in 175 full-color and black-and-white photographs, along with historical documents from the PBS series. In his introduction, Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers a call to preserve this national heritage, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book go toward the rehabilitation of these magnificent buildings.

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Our Room at the Inn
Our Room at the Inn
Yellowstone National Park, July 2006 Nothing remarkable about this shot, but I wanted to include one to show the location of our room at the Old Faithful Inn. See the note on the photo for the location. We didn't have a view of Old Faithful, but were instead treated to a wonderful view of the Upper Geyser Basin.
Montana 051
Montana 051
Dining Room of Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. (We were too early for lunch, so we bought sandwiches in the hotel deli to eat later.) The management and food service of all of the national park lodges in Montana and Wyoming were outsourced to Xanterra Parks and Resorts.

national park lodges and inns
national park lodges and inns
The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges, 4th (National Park Guides)
This book is an insider's guide to finding the best lodges throughout the country and securing a reservation well in advance to beat the crowds. The authors, national park experts, tell readers how to leave behind the hassles and headaches and make trip planning painless. Having visited nearly every national park area and lodge in the country, they share their sage advice on how to choose a lodge that will best suit an individual's taste and needs.

Every single lodge accommodation run by the National Park Service is featured, ranging from luxurious inns to rustic cabins. Each entry includes firsthand information about the property; room rates; reservation phone numbers; exact location within the park; availability of food or meals; transportation details; facilities; activities; and detailed maps.

The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges is utterly comprehensive, describing lodgings from the Ahwahnee in California's Yosemite National Park to Zion Lodge in Utah. Fine hand-sketched illustrations show travelers exactly what their dollar will buy them. The Scotts provide essential information on rooms, rates, locations, seasons, food, facilities, and activities for each entry in long, detailed passages, as well as in bullets for quick reference. Consider it the Lonely Planet of park guides: "North Rim or South Rim? The two sides of the Grand Canyon are so different that they share little other than the same canyon and river. The more popular South Rim has easier canyon access, more facilities, and many more visitors.... Vistas from the North Rim seem more intimate, and fewer people will be standing next to you straining for the same view." Going far beyond the dry, encyclopedic style one might expect, this guide offers descriptions of furnishings and amenities--so you'll know if your room will have a TV and a sofa bed, or if you'll need to bring your own wood for the fireplace. Whether you're planning to view geysers at the Old Faithful Lodge Cabins in Yellowstone or take a gander at Kilauea from Volcano House, the oldest continually operated hotel in Hawaii, The Complete Guide will tell you everything you need to know, and more.
An added bonus: The Globe Pequot Press will donate one dollar from the sale of each copy of this book directly to the National Parks Foundation to help repair trails, clean up waterways, protect animal populations, conduct research, and preserve historical and cultural sites. --Jhana Bach