On July 1, 1917, a rustic and romantic park hotel, the Paradise Inn, located in Mount Rainier’s beautiful Paradise Valley, holds its grand opening and the many attendees have the opportunity to examine what is one of the Pacific Northwest’s first high-elevation mountain resorts –which is also among America’s very first ski resorts. That same day, the Seattle Daily Times reports that “although much snow still remains in the valley, arrangements have been made to sleigh tourists over the snow from Longmire Springs where cars may be parked.” An unusually deep snow-pack for the month of July undoubtedly makes the summer excursion all that much more fun. (Peter Blecha, 2009 HistoryLink.org Essay 9223 and shared under a Creative Commons License.)
Paradise Inn has witnessed a lifetime of changes – inside as well as outside its walls but still retains the rustic features the first visitors found so stunning. Join us in celebrating 100 years of Paradise Inn, a National Historic Landmark and one of the “Great Lodges of the West”.
Paradise Inn – Mount Rainier National Park – July 1, 2017 11 a.m.
Join the party as we celebrate 100 Years of the Paradise Inn! Immerse yourself in the history of this grand mountain lodge and learn about the vision for its future. Meet artists in the park as they share their passion for Mount Rainier, authors who have published books and spent years researching historic inns so they could share with others, and enjoy a display of historic photos of the inn and visitors from a much earlier era. Plan a day in Mount Rainier National Park and join the celebration!
We invite you to join us as we step back in time and celebrate 100 years in the Paradise Inn.Book Now