The Sunroom at Lake Yellowstone Hotel

Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Yellowstone National Park - September 15, 2007

Lake Yellowstone Hotel is the oldest surviving hotel in Yellowstone National park and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The hotel is mentioned in the June 30,1894 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, “On this boat we took passage to the northern end of the lake near its outlet into the Yellowstone River.  We here found a good hotel, the Lake House, where we stopped for the third night of our tour through the Park.”

An 1887 report to the Secretary of the Interior says, “The Lake House has one wing completed, and this is all that is need until the tide of travel sets more in that direction. It is one of the pleasantest, best kept hotels in the Park, and deserves more patronage than it has yet received.  I regard it as the most desirable place in the Park for a prolonged stay.”

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  • We have not ever been there at that hotel and this year we are going with friends who have never been to Yellowstone so we will definately go check it out. Have a grat day & travel safe!
    .-= Donna´s last blog ..Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum =-.

  • We like to check out old hotels in national parks. The buildings often are quite interesting, even the old rustic ones. While we normally don’t stay at them, we’ve stayed at two, Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park and Prince of Wales Hotel in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park. Of course, now that we have our motor home, it’s less likely we’ll be staying in any other accommodation very often 😉

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