May 27, 2004

It's a five-story tall log cabin

I've stayed in this hotel during both of my visits to Yellowstone. It is an incredibly cool place. I love to just hang out in the lobby. Settle into one of the comfy chairs, read a book, watch the other visitors, occasionally wander out onto the second floor balcony, overlooking a field of geysers, and see how Old Faithful is doing.


First-time visitors often twirl, openmouthed, as they take in the lobby. The ceiling soars 76.5 feet high -- the height of a seven-story building -- with stairs leading to near the top. There are two levels of balconies, with railings made of branches, and a dozen dormer windows set into the sloping roof. A "tree house" or "crow's nest," where musicians once played, perches near the top, and a clock, nearly 20 feet tall, overlooks the lobby from a looming, stone fireplace.

Posted by jackhodgson at May 27, 2004 06:02 AM