The Paradise Inn is a beautiful old lodge in a national park, built high on the slopes of Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. It was recently closed for a few years and underwent a massive $35 million remodel and restoration.
It’s been a few years since my last visit to the Paradise Inn and I haven’t visited the historic lodge since its restoration. I looked around a bit before writing this to find out what I could about the restoration.
After 90 years of resisting Mount Rainier’s record-breaking snowfall, the majestic old lodge was in need of a little tender loving care. Really looking forward to visiting the Paradise Inn again soon.
Opened in 1917, the wonderfully rustic Paradise Inn sits high on the slopes of Mount Rainier with sweeping views of the summit, Paradise Valley.
And the distant Tatoosh Mountains. Built-in the classic post and beam style with a steeply pitched. Multi-gabled roof to help shed against record snowfall.
The lobby and dining room are certainly. The most memorable areas in the lodge. The expansive interior beams and flower-painted posts, along with the many unique handcrafted furnishings. Add real character to the building.
This beautiful lodge in a national park has a historic past as one of the oldest ski resorts and lodges in the high mountains of the country.
Many notable guests and dignitaries have visited over the years. President Harry Truman, the Crown Prince of Norway.
Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power. Cecil B. DeMille. And Shirley Temple to name a few.
So If you are looking for breathtaking high mountain scenery.
And love historic park lodges.
This is one you will definitely want to add to your shortlist.
The Paradise Inn. has more than a hundred rooms available. Comfortable suites: with a room and a private bathroom.
A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are now available.
The Paradise Inn is open seasonally from early May to early October.
Sandra Stacey is not a travel agent.
But a simple traveler who has enjoyed repeat visits to many of this country’s great national park lodges over the years.
And traveled untold miles to explore the beautiful hinterland of the parks in which they reside.