Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - lodges

Designers: Reamer, Robert C., Architect (firm); Robert Chambers Reamer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1903-1904

1 Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

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When opened in 1904, the rustic Old Faithful Inn contained 140 rooms and could house 360 visitors.

Building Notes

Parapetic, Ohio-born architect Robert C. Reamer (1873-1938) designed over 25 structures in Yellowstone National Park, both grand and utlitarian, but the Old Faithful Inn was his first; it set an important precedent for rustic hotel design in the U.S. National Park System.

Reamer referred to the Old Faithful Inn on project blueprints as the "Old Faithful Tavern." (See Ruth Quinn, Weaver of Dreams: The Life and Architecture of Robert C. Reamer, [Gardiner, MT: Leslie and Ruth Quinn, 2004], p. 11.)

PCAD id: 5017