If you love the venerable National Park lodges as I do, you’ll want to put a visit to Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Inn on your list. This year, not only is it the National Park Service Centennial, it’s the 100th Anniversary of Paradise Inn.
The lobby has two open levels. If you look up, you’ll no doubt be intrigued by the huge hanging lamps with wildflower-design shades. They are replicas of the original shades that were hand-painted by park employee’s wives. There are 64 lampshades in Paradise Inn representing the wildflowers so many visitors come to see on Mt. Rainier each Spring.
The National Park Inn located in the Longmire Historic District of Mt. Rainier National Park is open year round. The Inn has 25 simple rooms, a casual restaurant and general store located in a vintage 1911 log cabin.
fall hikes at Mt. Rainier.
In Elbe you’ll find the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum. In fall, the railroad schedules special events such as The Great Pumpkin Patch Express and The Washington Wine Express.
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